Let 2018 be your business year – Training & Development Opportunities

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Carlow County Council has announced a brand new training programme schedule for Spring/Summer 2018.

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in Carlow delivers a comprehensive range of business training programmes, designed specifically for small businesses.

Included in the programme are a range of courses on offer in the area of business start-up and development.

According to Pauline Hoctor, Business Advisor with the Local Enterprise Office "Our training and development programmes are subsidised, making them very affordable.  Group sizes are small and courses are practical and geared specifically towards owners and employees of small businesses, giving you the skills and knowledge in a short course, which can be applied immediately to business.

We have designed a range of daytime and evening training courses and modules to cover a variety of topics to help prepare owners and managers for the challenges in today's business environment and we constantly review the topics to stay up to date with what is important, so our course schedule is very relevant."

LEO Carlow can help to establish and develop new and existing enterprises provided that the enterprise is capable of becoming commercially viable. These financial supports include priming grants, business expansion grants, feasibility study grants and subsidised specialist training and development.

Whether you are interested in a 'Starting Your Own Business' course or want to develop your skills in order to grow your business, LEO Carlow has a training course to suit your needs

In 2017, over 1000 individuals participated in Training, Development & Networking opportunities provided by Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office and Head of Enterprise Kieran Comerford said 2017 had been a positive year for business growth across the county.

"It has been an interesting year for business and our office is seeing growing activity on the ground. Our supports are practical. There are positive stories in relation to new business and expansions. We need these stories. Our work is about supporting expanding businesses also" he said.

"These projects will enable people to live, work and develop businesses in their own communities thereby contributing to rural development in a tangible way. We continue to have an excellent response to our programmes.”


For further information contact Pauline Hoctor on 059/9129784 or e-mail phoctor@carlowcoco.ie