Accelerate - Register Your Interest

Management Development

Register your interest for this management development programme. Accelerate is available for businesses trading over 18 months.

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Accelerate Management Development Programme - Driving Your Business Forward

The aim of this professional development programme is to provide owner/managers of small businesses in Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown with the management, leadership business skills and knowledge to achieve sustainability and growth in their business.

Accelerate is aimed at businesses who have been operating for 18 months or more, and will help participants to address business challenges directly which in turn will lead to business growth and development.

This 7 module programme will help business promoters to:

  • Gain an understanding of why they are in business and where the business is going.
  • Market their businesses effectively.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.
  • Develop themselves and their entrepreneurial capabilities.
  • Improve their sales and sales techniques.
  • Manage the finances.
  • Establish their business needs and develop a pathway to address these.

Module Outline

  • Module 1 - Why am I in business? Create a vision for your business and a route map to achieving it
  • Module 2 - Finding and Keeping Customer: Understand practical marketing and promotional tools and be able to use these tools effectively to sustain and grow your business
  • Module 3 - How can my business do better? Identify opportunities for innovation in your business
  • Module 4 - Managing Your Money: Understand your financial position and how to improve the profitability of your business
  • Module 5 - Selling For Profit: Use the appropriate selling models for your business and therefore sell more effectively
  • Module 6 - Being the Boss Self: Management in order to achieve your business goals


Each participant will be allocated a mentor as part of the programme.

Peer Review

An integral part of the programme allows the participants an opportunity for idea exchange. Continual progress will be reviewed by all of the members of the group.

Programme Duration and Cost

The programme will be delivered over a 6 – 9 month timeframe, and will comprise of 6 workshops and 6 mentor meetings. The cost is €400 per person – which includes all tuition, course materials and the overnight residential.

At the moment, we are taking registrations of interest and will be in touch with further information about the Accelerate Programme when it becomes available.