Local Enterprise Week 4th-8th March 2019

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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.

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Monday 4th March

09.30 - 16.30

Fingal Start-up Bootcamp

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown

€25

Thinking of starting a business? Or just started? Well, the Fingal Start-Up Business Bootcamp is for you. Join us for a high energy, engaging and interactive day of talks, personal and small group exercises.

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9.00 - 13.00

(Registration 08.30)

Trading Online Vouchers Scheme Seminar

Drinan Enterprise Centre

Free

Join us for a free half-day information session on the Trading Online Voucher (TOV) Scheme. This innovative scheme helps small businesses to develop their online presence by offering vouchers, valued at up to €2,500, towards website development or digital marketing strategy.

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18.00 - 20.30

The Importance of Food Tourism

Howth Yacht Club, Howth, Co. Dublin

Free

Fingal Tourism and the Local Enterprise Office Fingal invite food producers and food-related business in the Fingal area to join us for an interactive evening seminar examining the importance of Food Tourism and the role it can play in growing your business.

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Tuesday 5th March

07.30 - 09.15

Behind The Business: Lessons From Successful Fingal Businesses 

 

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Portmarnock, Co. Dublinl

€10

Fingal Dublin Chamber is hosting a business networking breakfast featuring successful Fingal entrepreneurs who will share their tips for business growth.

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09.00 - 12.15

Mastering Instagram for your Business - Morning Session

BEaT Enterprise Centre, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

€10

Is the Instagram craze passing you by? Have you heard others talking about the importance of Instagram for business, but don’t know where to start? Local Enterprise Office Fingal have the solution.

*** This is the morning session. There is an alternate afternoon session.

Fullybooked

13.00 - 16.15

Mastering Instagram for your Business - Afternoon Session

BEaT Enterprise Centre, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

€10

Is the Instagram craze passing you by? Have you heard others talking about the importance of Instagram for business, but don’t know where to start? Local Enterprise Office Fingal have the solution.

*** This is the afternoon session. There is an alternate morning session.

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18.00 - 20.30

Dublin Food Chain: Food, Profit, Success!

Malahide Castle, Malahide Demesne, Malahide

€10

This high energy seminar will see 3 of Ireland's leading food entrepreneurs share their journey success with the audience. Each will examine pitfalls along the way, key tips on what to avoid and what to embrace, and most importantly a recipe for making a food business profitable.

Local Fingal producers will showcase their products at a networking event ahead of the seminar on the evening. This event is open to food producers, café and restaurant owners and other food stakeholders throughout Dublin.

For full speaker details and a booking link see: https://www.dublinfoodchain.ie/

Wednesday 6th March

09.00 - 12.30

Pitch Perfect: LINC Pitch Challenge

The LINC, TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus

Free (but places are strictly limited)

As part of Local Enterprise Week, entrepreneurs from across Fingal will take to the stage at The LINC, TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus. They will step in front of a panel of judges and pitch for investment.

This ever-popular event is an opportunity to practice your pitch in a competitive space, against the clock and other business founders/owners. We are not offering actual investment on the day, but there will be a prize of €500 for the winning pitch.

This competition is open to Fingal based businesses, giving you an opportunity to practice pitching skills in front of a friendly audience & panel of experts. Your pitch will need to be 2 minutes long and only one competitor will clinch the prize and the glory!

Apply now for one of the limited pitching slots by emailing: thelinc@itb.ie before Monday 25th February.

If you’d like to be part of the audience for this event, email thelinc@itb.ie with the word AUDIENCE in the subject line.

12.00 - 14.00

Raising Finance for Your Business 

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Hub, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

Free

Raising finance for your business can be a real challenge. Where do you start? Who is the right lender for your business? How do you apply? How do you improve your chances of getting a positive decision? 

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Thursday 7th March

07.30 - 09.30

Practical Marketing Tips for Business Owners

Bracken Court Hotel, Bridge Street, Balbriggan

€10

If your goal in 2019 is to market your business better, then join Balbriggan Chamber and the Local Enterprise Office for this event.

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08.00 - 12.00

Retail 2019: Winning Ideas and a New Formula

CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Co. Meath

€10

An intensive retail workshop on the theme of Retail 2019. Hosted by Retail expert James Burke, this session will challenge what you are currently doing within the business, and look at real ways to improve your sales growth and profitability

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09.00 - 16.00

Open Days Across Fingal Enterprise Centres

  • BEaT (Balbriggan),
  • Base (Mulhuddart),
  • Drinan (Swords)
  • The LINC, TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus

Free

As part of Local Enterprise week Fingal Enterprise Centres will stage an Open Day, inviting business people from all over the region to experience what they have to offer.

There are 4 Enterprise Centres to choose from:

  • Balbriggan Enterprise & Training Centre, Balbriggan
  • Drinan Enterprise Centre, Swords
  • Base Enterprise Centre, Mulhuddart
  • The LINC, TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus (Formerly Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Thinking of starting a business? Make an appointment to see a business advisor in the one-to-one mentor clinics running at each Enterprise Centre throughout the day. Call 01 8900800 to make an appointment.

18.00 - 20:30

Making It Happen: Fingal Enterprise Awards 

The Atrium, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Swords

Free

As the highpoint of Local Enterprise Week, LEO Fingal will showcase some of the most impressive companies emerging from this region at the Fingal Enterprise Awards, who will go forward to represent Fingal at the National Finals at the Mansion House in May.

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Friday 8th March

08.00 - 10.30

HR for SMEs: Essentials to Protect You and Your Staff

Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport

€10

In this breakfast seminar, hosted by Plato Dublin and Local Enterprise Office Fingal, Frank Scott Lennon will guide SME owners through essential HR issues.

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12.00 - 14.30

Fingal Enterprising Women's Network - International Women's Day Lunch (Early Bird)

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

€10

Celebrate International Women’s Day in style with a dynamic lunchtime networking event hosted by Fingal Enterprising Women’s Network. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded business women & entrepreneurs.

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Download the Local Enterprise Week 2019 Flyer

 

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