Local Enterprise Week

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It’s Local Enterprise Week from March 4th to March 8th 2019 and to celebrate, Local Enterprise Offices across Ireland are organising hundreds of events for start-ups and small businesses.

Most of the Galway events are free of charge, but booking is essential.

Monday March 4th

8am to 9.30am  Online Marketing for Small Businesses.

John Cleere of Red Lemonade Creative will share his marketing knowledge at this breakfast networking event. The Portershed, Galway City. FREE. Click here to book your place.

9am to 5pm Business advisory outreach clinic Clifden. Pre-start, Start or Grow, get free business information from an expert advisor

Station House Hotel Clifden, FREE – booking essential, call 091-509090


10am to 4pm Business advisory clinic Pre-start, Start or Grow, get free business information from an expert advisor

LEO Galway, County Hall, Galway FREE – booking essential, call 091-509090

Tuesday March 5th

9am to 12.30pm Lean for Micro – Success Stories and Savings

The first Lean for Micro graduates of 2019 share their experience of the programme and how it’s helped their businesses
Galway City Council Chamber - Invite only event


9.30am to 4.30pm Design and Build your own website workshop 

City Hall, College Road, Galway **FULLY BOOKED**


11am to 12.30pm Tour and Demo at woodturning studio - Visit the woodturning workshop of Ambrose and Brid O’Halloran to see how they’ve turned their skills

into a successful business – €10, return bus from city included. Click here to book your place.

1pm to 2pm National Enterprise Awards presentation. The Galway winners of the National Enterprise Awards will receive their prizes from Mayor of Galway City Niall McNelis. Galway City Council Chamber. Invite only event

6.30pm to 8.30pm Pulse Club Ballinasloe ‘Think In’ - Discussion and networking event for Ballinasloe’s business and enterprise community

Ballinasloe Library, Society Street FREE to Pulse members, Ballinasloe businesses can join on the night.


Wednesday March 6th

9.30am to 12.30pm Exploring New Markets Information and networking event with Professor Alan Ahearne, Michael Fitzgerald

of OnePage CRM, the Patents Office and more. €10, Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road Galway. Book your place here.


10am to 4pm Business advisory outreach clinic Loughrea - Pre-start, Start or Grow, get free business information from an expert advisor

Loughrea Council Offices, Barrack Street. FREE, booking essential. Call 091-509090


5.30pm to 7.30pm Angel Investing – Is it for you? This seminar and networking event is aimed at increasing the number of private/angel investors regionally, particularly female investors, and provides an introduction to investing and crowdfunding. McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris. FREE. Click here to book.

6pm to 7.30pm Tour and Tasting at Micil Distillery, Salthill - Padraic O’Griallais will lead a tour of his gin and poitin distillery, where he’s carrying on a tradition

handed down over the generations. Strictly over 18's only. €10. Click here to book.


6pm to 8pm Western Edge - An opportunity to connect with three companies raising funds as part of accelerated investment activity in the West of Ireland. The Portershed, Galway. FREE. To register email bob.rosenberg@portershed.com


Thursday March 7th

9am to 12.30pm Start Your Own Business Bootcamp - Ever wondered what our monthly Start Your Own Business courses are all about? Well here's your chance to try it out. Galway Technology Centre, Mervue. €10 per person, book your place here.


9.30am to 4.30pm Business advisory outreach clinic Gort - Pre-start, Start or Grow, get free business information from an expert advisor

Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort. FREE Booking essential, call 091-509090

2pm to 4pm Bright Ideas: Investigate your business idea – a workshop for young entrepreneurs (18-35 year olds)

LaunchPad NUI Galway concourse FREE, click here to book your place.


Friday March 8th

8am to 9am Business in Tuam - A closed meeting between Galway TDs, public representatives and Tuam business representatives

Ard Ri House Hotel, Invite Only.


9.30am to 12.30pm Tuam’s Enterprise Week World Cafe - TEDx talker and community development expert Cormac Russell will facilitate a 'World Cafe' style

discussion on what's great - and not so great - about business in Tuam. Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam. FREE. Book your place here. 


1pm to 4pm Business advisory outreach clinic Tuam - Pre-start, Start or Grow, get free business information from an expert advisor

Beechtree Enterprise Centre, Weir Road Tuam. FREE, booking essential. Call 091-509090

 

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