Local Enterprise Week 5th-9th March 2018

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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.

Show Me The Money: Finance options for SMEs:
Mon 5th March 09.00 - 12.00

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Securing finance can be the greatest challenge for SME’s seeking to grow. Join us for the launch of Local Enterprise Week 2018 as we decode the mysteries of finance.
This highly engaging seminar, moderated by Ian Guider of the Sunday Business Post, will put the finance needs of SMEs at the heart of the conversation.

Monday 5th March 2018

09.00 - 12.00

Show Me The Money: Finance options for SMEs

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

Free

Securing finance can be the greatest challenge for SME’s seeking to grow.

Join us for the launch of Local Enterprise Week 2018 as we decode the mysteries of finance.

This highly engaging seminar, moderated by Ian Guider of the Sunday Business Post, will put the finance needs of SMEs at the heart of the conversation.

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14.00 - 17.00

Investigating Your Business Idea

Drinan Enterprise Centre

Free

Got a business idea but don’t know what to do next? Looking for new idea? Looking for a new way of thinking? This Investigating Your Business Idea programme is designed as a first step for those thinking of setting up a new business, but don’t know where to start. This interactive workshop will assist by helping you to identify good business ideas and investigate their viability.

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17.15 - 19.00

Network & Learn:
Driving Sales on Social Media with Noel Davidson

Bracken Court Hotel

€10

Everyone keeps saying that “Social Media” is a driver of sales. But how does that relate to your business? And how can you make it happen?

In this Network and Learn event expert Noel Davidson will give a taster of how social media can work for SMEs, local retailers, service providers and what practical steps you can take.

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Tuesday 6th March

07.30 - 09.00

Network & Learn:
Health Insurance for Business & Life

Marine Hotel

€10

Howth Sutton Balydoyle Chamber, in conjunction with Local Enterprise Office Fingal, are delighted to welcome Health Insurance expert and consumer champion Dermot Goode.

Dermot is the leading expert on healthcare benefits in Ireland. He has 25 years of experience in healthcare having worked in VHI and BUPA Ireland among others. He is a regular contributor to radio, television and print media advising individuals and corporate consumers how to save money on their healthcare cost. Dermot is a leading speaker on health care developments and trends at various industry forums across the country.

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10.00 - 12.00

In the Shark Tank (Pitching Competition)

Linc, ITB

Free

Have you ever pitched for money for your business? Do you want to be ready to ask Dragons & Sharks for their money? Can you WOW them in just 2 minute?

The LINC at IT Blanchardstown(’s) becomes “The Shark Tank” as local entrepreneurs step in front of the judges and practice their pitch for investment.

To register your interest to pitch, email: Colm.omaolmhuire@itb.ie & theLINC@itb.ie 

You can also attend the event as a spectator by contacting Colm.omaolmhuire@itb.ie & theLINC@itb.ie 

10.00 - 16.00

Open Day with Business Advice Clinics

Open Day & Business Advice Clinics at BEaT, BASE and Drinan Enterprise Centres

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

Fingal Enterprise Centres will host an Open Day & Business Advice Clinic during Local Enterprise Week. Visit BEaT Centre (Balbriggan), BASE Centre (Mulhuddart) and Drinan Enterprise Centres (Swords)to meet the team, see the space and talk about how locating in one of Fingal’s enterprise centres can help your business grow.

No appointment necessary, just drop in on the day to see the space available.

Use the opportunity to book an appointment in the Business Advice Clinic too. Local Enterprise Office Fingal Business Advisors are taking appointments throughout the day all 3 locations so call 01 8900800 or email: info@LEO.fingal.ie to book your place.

17.30 - 20.00

Dublin Food Chain Doing Business with BWG

Castleknock Hotel & Country Club

€10

Spar is part of the wider BWG Group which includes Londis, Mace and BWG Foodservice. This Dublin Food Chain Enterprise Week Event will focus on how to maximize the chance of a successful listing with the group, or grow your sales if you are already listed. Hear first-hand from the Spar trading team and increase the chances of getting a commercial listing at this event.

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Wednesday 7th March

07.30 - 09.00

Network & Learn:
Scaling your Business Faster & Smarter
David McKernan, Java Republic

Portmarnock Hotel and Country Club

€10

David McKernan is a persistent, passionate and high-spirited entrepreneur, who has inspired and irritated in equal measure throughout a successful career in coffee. Established in 1999, his company Java Republic Roasting Company, aimed to raise awareness of real coffee quality, and to challenge abysmally low ethical standards in the coffee business. Both goals were soon achieved and Java Republic quickly became one of Ireland’s most successful brands, and one of Europe’s leading coffee companies.

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10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

Local Enterprise Office, First Floor, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

Need business advice? Attend one of our Business Advice Clinics. Book an appointment with one of our Business Advisors as part of Local Enterprise Week Fingal.

Clinics are open across the Fingal region throughout the week. To book a free appointment.

Contact

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

15.00 - 17.00

GDPR: Essential Information for SMEs - 7th March

BEaT Enterprise Centre, Balbriggan

Free

Join us in the BEaT Centre Balbriggan for a highly informative and timely presentation on GDPR. Coming into effect on 25th May, GDPR has a variety of impacts on SMEs and being informed and staying ahead is crucially important.

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Thursday 8th March

09.00 - 12.00

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Successful Pitching

Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords

€10

Pitching is defined as an entrepreneur describing their idea to prospective investors. Well you may not be pitching to an investor, but as leader of your business you may well be responsible for pitching to new clients, potential collaborators or banks.

Catherine Moonan is best known as the pitch coach to RTÉ’s Dragon’s Den. In this Pitch Perfect Fingal workshop, Catherine will coach you on reaching your audience, developing your content and excelling in your delivery.

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10.00 - 16.00

Business Advice Clinics

Blanchardstown Library, Dublin 15

Free

Need business advice? Attend one of our Business Advice Clinics. Book an appointment with one of our Business Advisors as part of Local Enterprise Week Fingal.

Clinics are open across the Fingal region throughout the week. To book a free appointment.

Contact

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

17.30 - 20.30

International Women’s Day 2018: Celebration, Connection & Inspiration for Women in Business in Dublin

The Alex Hotel, Dublin 2

Free

Celebrate International Women’s Day in style with female entrepreneurs and business leaders from across Dublin.

This dynamic event is hosted by Dublin Chamber in conjunction with the 4 Dublin Local Enterprise Offices.

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18.00 - 21.00

“In The Spotlight”NEA Fingal Final & Networking Event

The Atrium, County Hall, Swords

Free

Entrepreneurship has never been so important to Ireland’s future. It’s critical to support, nurture and showcase Irish entrepreneurs as part of strengthening Ireland’s culture of Entrepreneurship.

Learn from our guest speaker as he talks about a life steeped in innovation, enterprise and just a little media attention.

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Friday 9th March

07.30 - 09.00

Lean for Business Information Session with entrepreneurs Robert Hernan and Simon Hancock

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Free

Lean is often perceived as applying to large scale manufacturing business. But what if there was a way to apply Lean to your SME to make your business more efficient, increase productivity and drive profitability? Well now there is. Introducing Lean for SMEs.

Join us for a breakfast briefing to learn how to Lean can work for your business.

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09.00 - 13.00

Ethnic Entrepreneur Expo

Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Free

Ireland has a long and successful history of entrepreneurship and many newcomers aspire to own a profitable small business. However, there are specific challenges ethnic entrepreneurs face when starting and operating a small business in the Irish business landscape.

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Saturday 11th March

09.30 - 16.30Start-Up BootcampRichmond Barracks, Inchicore

(To print the schedule click the link: Event Schedule Local Enterprise Week 5th-9th March)

 

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