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26/07/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 26th July, 2017 Book online
09/08/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 9th August, 2017... Book online
16/08/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 16th August, 2017... Book online
30/08/2017City Retail Support Programme Book online
06/09/2017Start Your Own Business Book online
06/09/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 6th Sept, 2017 Book online
13/09/2017Business Advice Clinic - Wednesday 13th Sept, 2017 Book online

Latest News

  • 16/06/2017

    Be part of Showcase 2018

    Showcase 2018 will take place from 21st – 24th January 2018 at the RDS, Dublin. (www.showcaseireland.com). This strictly trade-only event is recognised as the annual leading Gift Show in Ireland with more than 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent. The four –day event attracts over 5,000 domestic and overseas buyers. ...

  • 30/05/2017

    Brexit SME Scorecard’ now available for LEO clients– Minister Breen ...

    Local Enterprise Offices will be the “first-stop-shop” for micro and small businesses for Brexit guidance and supports Minister Breen urges LEO clients to be Brexit ready and announces suite of Brexit supports for micro and small businesses totaling €3.4 million 30th May 2017 ...

  • 18/05/2017

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches InterTradeIreland’s Brexit Advisory Service...

    A dedicated InterTradeIreland advice service aimed at helping SMEs navigate the challenges of Brexit was unveiled by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (15/5/17). ...

  • Rebel Chilli

    09/05/2017

    Rebel Chilli, Cork City Finalist at National Enterprise Awards - 25th May, 2017...

    Rebel Chilli, representing LEO Cork City, has been officially announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. as a finalist in this year’s National Enterprise Awards....

  • Student Enterprise Awards

    04/05/2017

    Local students win enterprise award at National Final...

    Teenage entrepreneurs from Cork City have won 2 awards at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals this week, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) for secondary schools. ...

  • Student Enterprise Awards

    28/04/2017

    Cork City students ready for Croke Park National Final...

    The Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D., met with several enterprising teenagers ahead of the National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme next Wednesday, which is organised and run by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) across the country. Now in its 15th year, an estimated 22, 000 pupils from 620 secondary schools nationwide participated this year. The aim of the LEO-run programme is to develop links between the education system and the real economy, so that school leavers gain the skills and practical knowledge of running a business, enabling more of them to consider self-employment as a future career option. ...

  • 25/04/2017

    Prepare for Brexit .... upcoming Breakfast Seminar

    Join Enterprise Ireland on 3rd May (08:00-10:30) in the Maryborough Hotel, Cork, for a panel discussion to include Jim Woulfe, CEO of Dairygold and Katherine O'Sullivan, General Manager, O'Donnell Furniture. Hosted by Jonathan Healy, Broadcaster, this event will focus on identifying exposure to Brexit, winning international sales and other strategies to address Brexit challenges and opportunities. With contributions from Anne Lanigan, Manager of the Enterprise Ireland Brexit Unit; Marina Donohue, Manager of Enterprise Ireland Northern Europe and UK and the opportunity to pose your own questions, it promises to be a must attend for those serious about preparing and planning for Brexit. This event is suited to companies who may have an exposure to Brexit on the export or supply side or are concerned about competition in the market place. Attendance is free but registration necessary. To register, please click here Queries to: Brexit Unit Enterprise Ireland T: +353 (0) 1 727 2727 E: Brexitunit@enterprise-ireland.com www.enterprise-Ireland.com ...

  • 25/04/2017

    Aged Living Technology Competition

    Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway Initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance launched the €80k Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland on 13/4/17. Through this Challenge call, Cork County Council wishes to explore low cost, innovative and accessible solutions that will help all of its older citizens to maintain a good quality of life and enable them to remain and feel secure in their home. Solutions sought should address one or more of the effects of being / feeling isolated and insecure and in particular increase the resilience of older people to respond to the impacts of critical events. The competition is open to any organisation, university and service providers. Interested parties can apply on eTenders, closing date 2/6/17. For details of the information session on 28/4/17 and other queries, contact claire_davis@corksmartgateway.ie ...

  • 04/04/2017

    Prepare for Brexit with the Enterprise Ireland Brexit SME Scorecard...

    Early planning and preparation is a critical factor in a company's ability to respond to the business challenges that Brexit presents. ...

  • 20/03/2017

    Local Enterprise Week 2017 “a big success” in Cork City

    Local Enterprise Week (5th-10th March) has been a big success in the city, especially in raising awareness of supports for small businesses, according to Local Enterprise Office, Cork City....

  • 03/04/2017

    Almost 3,700 new jobs created in businesses supported by LEOs in 2016...

    A net total of 3,679 new jobs were delivered in 2016 by the 6,846 small businesses from across the country that have been supported by Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), according to the results of the latest LEO annual jobs survey published by Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD...

  • 09/03/2017

    Rebel Chilli to represent LEO Cork City at National Enterprise Awards 2017...

    Cork company, Rebel Chilli, has been selected to represent LEO Cork City at the National Enterprise Awards on May 25th in the Mansion House, Dublin. Founder of Rebel Chilli, Paul Moore, will be in with a chance of winning one of 12 Awards on offer and his share of the €40,000 national prize fund for his company that produces fresh chilli sauce in Cork city. Passionate about chilli sauce, Paul now has five sauces and is selling to 300 stores in Ireland, including 50 Dunnes Stores outlets, Supervalu and Fallon & Byrne to name but a few, as well as exporting to the UK and Dubai. ...

  • 20/02/2017

    Local Enterprise Week 2017

    A wide range of events are scheduled in Cork city, covering retail / food / Brexit / digital / franchising / succession planning and many others which will be of interest to those involved in the micro business sector in the city....

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