Local Enterprise Week to showcase enterprise talent

Carlow County Council’s – Local Enterprise Office unveiled its plan for Local Enterprise Week 2018.

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Carlow will host more than 5 events in the areas of finance, online trading, student enterprise, female entrepreneurship and networking which is just part of a series of inspiring events around the country. The focus of Local Enterprise Week is to increase awareness of the range of LEO supports and services available to micro and small enterprises.

Running from March 4th – 9th, all 31 LEOs will be celebrating Local Enterprise Week with a range of events for start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in their area. Entrepreneurs of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, advice clinics and one-to-one mentoring on every aspect of business, including: starting a business, trading on-line, finance, tendering, growing a business through digital marketing, cyber security, intellectual property, and being Brexit-ready.

Speaking at the launch of the week, Kathleen Holohan, Chief Executive with Carlow County Council said “We have many innovative and enterprising business people who contribute to employment, tourism and the economy across County Carlow and in many cases further afield too and Enterprise Week provides us with a platform to increase the opportunities for our business community”. Holohan continued to say “Carlow County Council value and support local businesses and entrepreneurs because we believe in the importance of investing in our local economy” she concluded by saying “We have a highly educated, skilled and diverse population and workforce who with the right resources and supports can contribute hugely to progressing County Carlow and we would encourage them all to engage in Local Enterprise Week”.

Commenting on the value of Local Enterprise Week, Head of Enterprise Kieran Comerford said “Entrepreneurs are continually looking for opportunities to grow and opportunities to network and learn. Owner/managers support each other, they work cooperatively with each other and they inherently like to see each other succeed.

'In Carlow Local Enterprise Office we have a role to play to ensure that our business community is provided with a supportive environment in which they can network, explore opportunities and one in which they can learn how to run their businesses more effectively.'

For further information on how to book your place on local enterprise week log onto www.localenterprise.ie/carlow or call 059/9129783


For further information contact Kieran Comerford on 086/8252037 or e-mail kcomerford@carlowcoco.ie