Building a Better Business: Increase Efficiency, Reduce Costs & Increase Profits

19th October 2023
Management Development

This highly interactive online workshop is Phase 1 of the LEO Building a Better Business program. During this hands on workshop, you will be introduced to a way of Thinking in your business, that has helped 100’s of Dublin businesses save time, money, and add value to their customers.

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Building a Better Business:  Increase Efficiency, Reduce Costs & Increase Profits



Delivered online by:

Stuart Nelson, founder and Managing Director of Jigsaw Better Business.


In the last 2 years, 92 Dublin Businesses completed the Local Enterprise Building a Better Business with Lean Thinking Program reporting savings of €3,884,269.  That’s an average of €50,445 per company and reported capacity increase of between 5% & 400% in their processes.


What is the Building a Better Business program?


The program is about taking what you do in your business and finding ways to do it Faster, Better, and Together as a team. It’s about more than cash savings to small business owners though. For many it is about building a stable, secure, and sustainable business that is agile enough to face economic challenges.For many it is about liberating themselves from Non-Value adding activities through questioning and re-designing their processes, allowing them to focus on business growth and Value-Adding activities.


For many, the program has given them the ability to get home on time, work less at the weekends, while still getting the work done. All these businesses achieved these outcomes by focusing on the elimination of waste from their processes, creating standards, implementing visual management, and by accepting that what has taken us this far in the business, may not take us where we want to go. Through the Building a Better Business Program, Jigsaw helps great businesses like yours BE BETTER!


Owners and managers of small businesses are invited to take part in Phase 1 of the Build a Better Business with Lean Thinking Programme on Thursday October 19th 2023 @ 09:30.

This highly successful programme will be of interest to any small business looking for ways to improve profits, efficiency, customer service and employee engagement by employing principles of LEAN Thinking and with a strong focus on teamwork to eliminate wasteful processes and ineffective procedures.

Stuart Nelson & Eamon McKenna of Jigsaw Better Business are providing an introduction to the principles of LEAN Thinking and will illustrate how the one to one guidance you will receive in Phase 2 can transform how you run your business for the better!

Is this program for you? 

Of the 2000 business that have taken part in the program nationally these were the primary reasons:

  1. Increase competitiveness
  2. Improve delivery times
  3. Work faster
  4. Improve productivity
  5. Understand and reduce waste
  6. Improve data & admin processes
  7. Layout improvement
  8. Process and efficiency improvement
  9. Reduce congestion
  10. Streamline process
  11. Brexit


What happens after Phase 1?


Companies that take part in Phase 1 are invited to compete for a place in Phase 2*. Here, they will be assigned a Lean Coach that will work with them on a 1 -to -1 basis for 5 x ½ days.  During this phase, companies will be supported to apply the learnings from Phase 1 and deliver a cost saving project or improvement like other participants before them.


*Phase 2 is a competitive process and a place in not guaranteed. It is significantly subsidized but a nominal charge will apply.



Please note: Zoom links will be issued the night before/morning of the event.

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