Local Enterprise Week 2018


Local Enterprise Week commences on Sunday, 4th March with the National Final of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) in Dublin.  Organised by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country, the Local Enterprise Week events are aimed at anyone thinking of starting a business, new start-ups and growing SMEs.

Throughout the week LEO Cork City has organised events covering retail / customer service / digital / GDPR / food / finding customers / funding  ... and more.... which will be of interest to those involved in the micro business sector in the city.  The week will also be a good opportunity for people to learn from the experiences of others, get practical advice and make new contacts. More information on events can be viewed below.

Sunday, 4th March

Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) FinalThe Google Foundry, Dublin12.00 Invite only

Local events ...  

Monday, 5th March

Customers First - Setting Cork ApartClayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City  08.30 Free Event - Book Here

Entrepreneurs of the Future (for northside secondary schools in the city)

The Commons Inn, New Mallow Road, Co. Cork.

12:30  Invite only
Food Service - Meet the BuyerMaryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork14:00Free Event - Book here
Growth in a Digital WorldAIB, 66 South Mall, Cork18:00Free Event - Book Here

Tuesday, 6th March

Be inspired by 'Design and Innovative Thinking'                Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire,
Co. Cork
09:15 €30 - Book Here
Building Your Brand: Seven Steps to SuccessBank of Ireland Workbench, 70 St. Patrick's Street, Cork12:00Free Event - Book Here
Finding Your First Customer!Board Room, Port of Cork, Custom House
Street, Cork
17:30Free Event - Book here

Wednesday, 7th March

Business Advice Clinic                           LEO Cork City, City Hall,
Anglesea Street, Cork    
09:30Free Event - Book Here
Trading Online Voucher (TOV) Information SeminarClayton Hotel Silver Springs,
Tivoli, Cork.
09:30Free - Book Here
Funding Opportunities with InterTradeIreland

Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas,

09:30Free - Book Here
Partnership and EnterpriseImperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork11:00Free Event - Book Here

Being 'Customer Ready' rather than 'Investor Ready'

Creative Zone, Q.Floor,

Boole Library, UCC

13:00Free Event - Book Here
Books for Business: Titles to InspireCentral Library, Grand Parade,
18:00Free Event - Book Here

Thursday, 8th March

International Women's Day 2018 
'Push for Progress'
Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork09:30  €30 - Book Here        

UCC CUBS Conference 2018
'Workforce of the Future'

Cork Opera House09:45

€50 (for the business


Launch of the Lord Mayor's Multi Generational
Family Business Awards

Lord Mayor's Chamber, City Hall,
Anglesea Street, Cork.
15:00Invite only

 The Entrepreneurial Mystery Tour

Starting at New Civic Offices, City Hall,
Anglesea Street, Cork.

Free Event - Book Here


Friday, 9th March

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- a simple guide for small businesses           

Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork    09:30 Free Event - Book here
CIT Prize for InnovationNexus Centre, CIT Campus, Bishopstown, Cork11:00Invite Only