Chair Yoga, Cybersecurity and TikTok to feature in LEO Cork City's Local Enterprise Week 2022

Local Enterprise Week 2022 has been launched by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Cork City. This year the schedule is packed with events from Wellbeing to TikTok workshops.

 Local Enterprise Week will take place from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March. All of the events throughout the week will be operating online again this year.  

There will be panel discussions, training courses, networking sessions, Business Advice Clinics, and fun workshops such as Chair Yoga throughout the week.  

The week kicks off on Monday 7th March with “Tips and Tools for Entrepreneurs for Minding your Mental Health and Wellbeing”. On Tuesday there will be a Food and Drink Starter Programme. Also, on Tuesday, “Retail and Foodservice 2022 - Expert Views” is scheduled, facilitated by James Burke, a leading retail and foodservice expert. The Guest Speakers are Domini Kemp of Itsa Café and Rachel Doyle of Arboretum, and they will be joined by Weran Tahir of Bocelli Kitchen & Wine Bar and Joan Lucey of Vibes and Scribes for a panel discussion on “What is the Winning Formula for 2022”.

 There will be a “TikTok for Business” workshop on Wednesday, and the afternoon will feature “Simple Cybersecurity for the Small Business”. Lunchtime Thursday, there will be a talk on “Responding to Tenders and Quotes” with “Re-invigorate with Digital” to follow. Finally, the week will finish with a discussion and information session on “Building a Better Business”, focussing on the LEAN for Micro Programme. 

 Local Enterprise Week is a highly anticipated national event organised by Local Enterprise Offices around Ireland. As part of this, LEO Cork City will be running its own series of business-related events for Cork city businesses and budding entrepreneurs.

 Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Colm Kelleher added, “As a business owner, I know how important the work of the Local Enterprise Office can be to entrepreneurs as they grow and scale their businesses. Local Enterprise Week is an opportunity to highlight the kind of supports on offer and to help foster a sense of community amongst small business owners right across Cork city. Whether in the city centre or the suburbs, these businesses take all shapes and forms. However, we are united in hoping that they will succeed, reach their full potential and create jobs and revenue from which we all benefit.” 

Cork City Council Chief Executive Ann Doherty said: “Local Enterprise Week is always a highlight in the business calendar for us. Businesses all around Cork city have had a difficult two years, and for many, it is time now to regroup and focus on the future. The week is jam-packed with online events and opportunities. Small businesses are vital to our local economy, and we must continue to support them and help them grow. So I am delighted to see such a varied and interesting list of events for Local Enterprise Week 2022.

 Dr Niall O’Keeffe, Head of Enterprise, LEO Cork City said: “ We are delighted to see so many entrepreneurs and businesses participating in Local Enterprise Week 2022, the schedule of events reflects the changing environment businesses and business owners find themselves in. Events vary from Cybersecurity to Wellbeing, whilst also encompassing the more traditional business and finance supports, supporting businesses at all stages of their development.” 

Overall the week is packed with informative online workshops and webinars aimed at supporting owners and managers of small/ micro businesses in the city and those thinking of starting a business. 

For further information on the LEO Cork City’s complete programme of events for Local Enterprise Week and to book your place online, visit city