LEW 2023 - Start Your Own Business Programme (Evenings-online) 7.03.23

Virtual/Online (login details will be circulated for each workshop)
6 x evening workshops with 1-1 follow-up clinic to follow
6.00pm - 8.30pm
Start Your Own Business

Whether starting or growing your business, this programme will give you a good understanding of the processes involved in planning and developing your business, from idea to market research, financial planning, legal requirements, sales and promotion.


Start Your Own Business Programme

Explore your new business idea in this active learning environment. Define how it will create value and take it’s place in the market you have decided to enter as you map out how it will create value for your customers and outperform competitors. Put the relevant support structure in place and get moving to bring the business into being in a quick and agile fashion.

Start Your Own Business Programme

This 6 evening programme will give you a good understanding of the processes involved in starting or growing your own business. A one-to-one follow up clinic is included.


Duration: 6 x evening (Online) workshops (2 evenings per week for 3 weeks) & 1 to 1 follow-up clinic will be arranged after the workshops are finished.


Week 1:  Tue 7th + Thur 9th March

Week 2: Tue 14th + Thur 16th March

Week 3: Tue 21st + Thur 23rd March

Time:   6.00pm - 8.30pm

Format:  Virtual - Online login/password details will be circulated to participants by the Trainer for each workshop (please check spam/junk folders). 

The Course includes:

• Introduction to entrepreneurship.
• Defining your market.
• Finding your product/market fit.
• Building a resilient business model.
• Writing a strategic business plan.
• Lean start up.
• Marketing for start-ups.
• Registering your business and legal compliance.
• What you need to know about bookkeeping and accounts.
• Marketing for start-ups.
• Launching and presenting your business.
• Support available for start-ups.

The Trainer:

The course is delivered by Dermot O’Reilly, a specialist in innovation and entrepreneurship, who has been working with start-ups and small businesses in Ireland for the last ten years. It will be a participative environment that will concentrate on the business ideas of the participants, applying the learning as the course progresses.