Local Enterprise Week 5th-11th March 2017

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Fingal Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is one of 31 across Ireland that has announced a series of exciting initiatives aimed at stimulating business activity locally.

Fearless 2017 - The Entrepreneur's Journey: Thur 9th March 18.30 - 20.30

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Join us for the highlight of Local Enterprise Week as we recognise the “Fearless” drive, determination and tenacity of Fingal’s entrepreneurs.
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Brexit Seminar: Tue 7th March 07.30-09.30

Brexit

In this Brexit breakfast, we bring you some of the leading thinkers on Brexit. They will share their insights and expertise and advise on currency risk, export challenges and the opportunities that Brexit also presents.
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Monday 6th March

07.30 - 09.30

Wellness at work - Improving staff productivity

Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Co. Dublin

€10

Howth Sutton Baldoyle Chamber will kick off Local Enterprise Week with a valuable breakfast briefing featuring psychologist Allison Keating and Occupational Health specialist Rita Gilsenan. They will explore how you can introduce simple initiatives in your business to improve both yours and your employees’ health and well-being, leading to greater productivity.

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10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

First Floor, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

 

Sorry the Business Advice Clinics on Monday are Booked Out.

If you would like to attend the clinics on another day this week please contact:

Local Enterprise Office Fingal : 
01 8900 800  info@leo.fingal.ie

17.00-19.45

Doing Business with Dublin Airport - Hosted by Dublin Food Chain and DAA

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Stockhole Lane, Swords, Co. Dublin

€10

Sorry this event is Fully Booked

Tuesday 7th March

07.30-09.30

Brexit: The Real Implications for Business

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport - Old Airport Rd - Cloghran - Co Dublin

€10

In this Brexit breakfast, we bring you some of the leading thinkers on Brexit. They will share their insights and expertise and advise on currency risk, export challenges and the opportunities that Brexit also presents.

This lively panel discussion will feature Julie Sinnamon CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Patricia Callan Director of the Small Firms Association, John McGrane of the British Irish Chamber, Simon MacAllister of EY, economist Dr Edgar Morgenroth of the ESRI, Anne Reilly CEO of PaycheckPlus and Stephen Malone CEO of Malone Group.

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10.00 – 16.00

Enterprise Centre Open Day

BEaT Enterprise Centre, Stephenstown Industrial Estate, Balbriggan

BASE Enterprise Centre, Damastown Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15.

Free

Are you looking for space for your new or growing business?

Visit two of Fingal’s leading enterprise centres during our Open Day. No appointment necessary, just drop in on the day to see the space available. The Enterprise Centre managers in both BEaT in Balbriggan and BASE in Mulhuddart will be delighted to meet you and talk about your business needs.

Contacts

Ria Stubbs of BEaT Enterprise Centre: 01 8020400 rstubbs@beat.ie

Paul Murtgatroyd of BASE Enterprise Centre: 01 820 30 20, paul.murgatroyd@base-centre.com

10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

BASE Enterprise Centre, Damastown Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15.

 

If you are looking to start a small business or already have a business in Fingal, North County Dublin and need advice and support, we can help!

Contact

Local Enterprise Office Fingal :  01 8900 800  info@leo.fingal.ie

10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

BEaT Enterprise Centre, Stephenstown Industrial Estate, Balbriggan

 

If you are looking to start a small business or already have a business in Fingal, North County Dublin and need advice and support, we can help!

Contact

Local Enterprise Office Fingal : 01 8900 800  info@leo.fingal.ie

10.00 – 15.00

Becoming a Green and Lean Business SME

Red Cow, Moran Hotel

Free

Learn more about the opportunities in Green Enterprise for your business. Terms such as green enterprise, efficiency and CSR are often linked to large corporations only but the speakers and workshops on the day will help all businesses understand that they can benefit from becoming a green enterprise.

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14.00 – 17.30

Innovation by Design Workshop

Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire

 €10

With so much choice available in an ever-changing marketplace, companies must ensure their products and services are meaningful and relevant for their customers. Design Thinking is an approach that uncovers the needs of your customers and enables you to turn those insights into more successful products and services and better customer experiences. This interactive workshop will get participants to explore creative methodologies and mindsets to solve business challenges and drive future growth in your business. 

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Wednesday 8th March

08.30 - 11.00

Raising Finance for your Business

The Linc, ITB, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Free

There are many funding options available for start-up companies and SMEs. In this seminar hosted  you will hear from the perspective of a number of local entrepreneurs who have successfully raised funding for business start-up and expansions.

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10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

First Floor, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

 

If you are looking to start a small business or already have a business in Fingal, North County Dublin and need advice and support, we can help!

Contact

Local Enterprise Office Fingal :  01 8900 800  info@leo.fingal.ie

12.00-14.00

The Business of Tourism: Opportunities and Trends

Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords

Free

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries and is recognised as one of the fastest growing business sectors globally. Tourism in Ireland is equally dynamic and this creates unique and exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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18.00 - 20.30

International Women’s Day Celebration - Connection and Inspiration for Women

Davenport hotel 8-10 Merrion Street Lower 

 Free

This event is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin Region (Fingal, Dublin City, South Dublin and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown) and Dublin Chamber of Commerce,  and the Enterprise Europe Network and is sponsored by HerMoney.ie. Over 200 female entrepreneurs and business women have attended in previous years, and it is always an outstanding networking opportunity

This year’s event will feature talks by the keynote speaker Carolann Lennon, MD of Open Eir as well as Emma Manley of Manley, Niamh Hogan of Holos Skincare, Sarah O’Connor of Cool Foods, Joanne Hession of Entrepreneurs Academy and Carol Brick of HerMoney.  The event will finish with networking over wine and finger food.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Barbara Moynihan of On Your Feet.

This event is restricted to members of LEO Women in Business Networks or Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Sorry this event is Fully Booked

Thursday 9th March

07.30 - 09.30

Business Breakfast with Aer Lingus, hosted by Fingal Dublin Chamber

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

Free

The Aer Lingus business breakfast will explore different perspectives on the theme of customer journey mapping, including understanding and reacting strategically to customer experiences.  

A range of expert speakers across a variety of industry sectors, including Aer Lingus representatives, will share insights and expertise on best practice customer service and maintaining positive customer experience during challenging times.

The event will include a Q&A session where panellists will provide practical advice that attendees can implement in their own businesses to improve customer experience. 

Aer Lingus will also launch key findings of new research conducted among Fingal Chamber members concerning customer journey mapping.  

RSVP events@fingaldublinchamber.ie  by close of business onMonday 6th March 2017

08.00 - 10.00

Data Protection - What Your Business Needs To Know – Hosted by Plato Dublin

IBM, Ballycoolin Industrial Estate, D15

€15

This event is a must for any businesses that handle personal information, either through manual or computer-held records. The Data Protection Act applies to any business or individual that uses or holds personal data and there can be severe penalties if the legislation is not adhered to.

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10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

Blanchardstown Library

 

If you are looking to start a small business or already have a business in Fingal, North County Dublin and need advice and support, we can help!

Contact

Local Enterprise Office Fingal : 01 8900 800  info@leo.fingal.ie

09.30 - 17.00

Smart Selling – The Best Sales techniques for you and your business.

Drinan Enterprise Centre, Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords

 €10

Sorry this event is Fully Booked

18.30 - 20.30

"FEARLESS 2017" The Entrepreneur's Journey

Riasc Centre, Swords

Free

This showcase event will feature eight of Fingal’s best up and coming entrepreneurs who will reveal the fascinating stories of the successes of their recently established businesses.

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Friday 10th March

07.30 - 09.30

Protecting your Online Reputation hosted by
the Balbriggan Chamber

Bracken Court Hotel, Bridge St, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

€10

Businesses attending this event will learn how to get the most out of using social media for their business while at the same time protecting their businesses online reputation.

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10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

First Floor, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

 

If you are looking to start a small business or already have a business in Fingal, North County Dublin and need advice and support, we can help!

Contact

Local Enterprise Office Fingal :  01 8900 800  info@leo.fingal.ie

09.00 - 16.00

Public Procurement for Small Businesses

Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Centre

 €25

This Seminar is essential for sole traders, small businesses and SMEs who wish to secure a share of the €90 billion in public works, supplies and services that will be procured by the Irish Government over the next five years.

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Saturday 11th March

09.30 - 16.30

Start Your Own Business Boot Camp

GM - Guiness Open Gate Brewery St. James Gate, Dublin 8

€10

This action filled day is designed to inspire you to take your start up plans to the next level. 

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Events organised by Blanchardstown Area Partnership &
Clann Credo & Dublin Rural Local Action Group

Wed 8th March 

18.00 - 21.00

Funding Opportunities & Community Loans and Finance Workshop

Hosted by Clann Credo & Dublin Rural Local Action Group

Council Chamber, Fingal Co. Co., Swords

 Free

Dublin Rural LEADER in association with Clann Credo and the support of the Fingal Public Participation Network (PPN) are coming together to host a unique information session in Swords on LEADER business grant aid and matching funding opportunities (Clann Credo) for promoters, individuals, start-up’s, community groups and medium sized businesses.

 

This event, includes an update on the newly launched Dublin Rural Leader Programme as well as a key note address from Clann Credo who recently launched a new €25 Million Community Fund. This event will also include practical tips on how to access these funds and short case studies.

 

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Friday 10th March 2017, 09.00 - 13.00

Blanchardstown Area Partnership: Promotion and Marketing - what works and what doesn't

Blanchardstown Area Partnership, Dillon House, 106 Coolmine Business Park, Clonsilla, Dublin 15

€5

Start-Ups are often lacking in two areas when it comes to marketing – knowledge of marketing techniques and the size of the budget. “What works and what doesn’t” looks at marketing techniques and where to concentrate your marketing efforts. It helps you to figure out how to get bang for your buck from your marketing budget. Back to Work Enterprise Allowance applicants are encouraged to sign up for this workshop. This seminar will be delivered by Joe Wilde of Mac Digital, a leading digital marketing strategy and training agency. 

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8th, 9th and 10th March 2017, 09.00 - 13.00

Blanchardstown Area Partnership: Start-Up (Start Your Own Business)

RIASC Centre, Swords Enterprise Park, Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin 

€15 

This 3 day course is designed for anyone considering starting their own enterprise. Run by Blanchardstown Area Partnership and SICAP, this course will give you a great insight into what is involved in running a business. It is ideal for anyone considering starting a business but unsure where to begin and an excellent starting point for unemployed people considering self-employment, who need their questions answered. Conventional business (such as hairdressers, shops, taxis etc) are welcome to attend. This really practical workshop will take place over three mornings and will be delivered by John Dempsey of Dempsey Professional Services. 

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(To print the schedule click the link: Event Schedule Local Enterprise Week 5th-11th March)

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Chief Executive of Fingal County Council - Paul Reid, Anne Lannigan - Enterprise Ireland, Deputy Mayor of Fingal - Cllr. Eithne Loftus, Simon MacAllister - Partner at Ernst and Young and Head of Enterprise in Fingal - Oisin Geoghegan 

 

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