Short Courses

To assist the small business community in meeting the challenges of the business world, LEO Galway provide a wide range of high-quality training supports which are tailored to meet specific business requirements. Whether it is starting a business or growing a business there is something suitable for everyone.

Please find below the workshops which are currently scheduled. 

As capacity is limited, you must book your course in advance. You can book onto courses from the links below:

Etsy & Shopify

Tuesday 24th November, 9.30am until 12.30pm

Helen Mc Nulty/Trainer

Cottage industries and handmade crafters have always had the Christmas markets each year to sell their wares, this year, with COVID-19, much of these opportunities have been taken away. This course will help them to sell to their regular customer base and beyond by setting up an online store in the simplest way possible while equipping them with the tools to promote their store using their social media channels.

 Target Participant Profile: Craft makers, artists, clothing makers who want to sell pieces online.

 Training Outline below:

 Within a highly interactive and collaborative workshop you will be equipped to:

· Assess the advantages of both Shopify and Etsy and see which suits your offering.
· Set up an Etsy store
· Set up a Shopify Store
· Learn the value of good photography and how to take great photos for selling your creations.
· Tips on how to deal with the mindset of selling.
· How to write descriptions that maximise interest and sales.
· How to manage your customers.
· Presentation and Packaging – the importance of it.
· How to ask for customer reviews.
· How to nurture your customers after they have bought from you.
· Introduction to using Social Media for selling.
· The importance of story in selling work
 

This workshop is 3 hours and done online via zoom. An invitation link will be emailed to you nearer the time (don't forget to check your spam)

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Christmas 2020 Communicating for Impact

Wednesday 25th November, 9.30am until 12.30pm

Denise Horan/Trainer

The Aim of this workshop is to prepare a communications plan with sensitivity to the COVID-19 pandemic while meeting the needs of customers through the offering of your service or product in a safe way.

Target Participant Profile: LEO client SME/ Micro Enterprise business owner manager

Training Outline below:
Within a highly interactive and collaborative workshop you will be equipped to:
● Tap into the Christmas Market while being sensitive to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and limitations
● What to post and when to post on social media, creating a plan and how to follow it
● Figure out what platform your customers are on and where you can market your business this Christmas
● Create a clear content plan to take you right through to 2021
● Workshop / discuss ideas on how to position your business for success during this time

This workshop is 3 hours and done online via zoom, an invitation link will be emailed to you nearer the time (don't forget to check your spam)

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How to sell on Amazon

Thursday 26th November, 2pm until 5pm

Michael Keogh/Trainer

We all understand the importance of e-commerce. In this programme we will go through the process of setting up and selling on the Amazon platform. We will look at the options available to us as sellers and some top tips to make sure our products sell. 

Course Content below:

  1. Is Your Business a Good Fit for Amazon?
  1. Individual or Professional account - Pros and Cons of each / How to set up your account
  1. What is FBA / Is it for me? / How to create an FBA business plan
  1. Understand the Amazon dashboard / The Amazon Seller App
  1. Listing your first product / What you need to start listing
  1. Title - How to name your product to sell / Images - Image optimisation to increase listing quality / Variations - Show the various product options (eg. colour etc.) / Description - How to best describe your offering
  1. How do Amazon SEO keywords work? / What I Shouldn’t Do With Amazon SEO? / How to Make Amazon Keywords Work for You - Tips and tricks to get a better listing
  1. Ensure your orders are sent out the Amazon

This workshop is 3 hours and done online via zoom, an invitation link will be emailed to you nearer the time (don't forget to check your spam)

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COVID-19 Compliance Coordinator Training 

The Covid-19 Compliance Coordinator (in conjunction with www.corribviewsafety.ie) is the lead person from the employer side who is responsible for the planning and coordinating of Covid-19 activities. This training course has been developed to assist Covid-19 Compliance Coordinators in their role in order to ensure that all public health guidelines and requirements under the Return to Work Safely Protocol are in place. This is important to ensure the suppression of Covid-19 in the workplace. The Protocol emphasises the need for coordination, collaboration and communication between employers and workers. Each have a shared responsibility to ensure safety measures are implemented and adhered to in the workplace.

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Covid-19 Lead Worker Representative Training (Online Training)

This virtual training course (in conjunction with www.corribviewsafety.ie.) will inform the trainee how to carry out the role of the C-19 Lead Worker Representative in line with the Government, HSE and HSA recommendations on the management of COVID-19 including the Return to Work Safely Protocol. This is important to ensure the suppression of Covid-19 in the workplace. The Protocol emphasises the need for coordination, collaboration and communication between employers and workers. Each have a shared responsibility to ensure safety measures are implemented and adhered to in the workplace. Each workplace is to appoint at least one ‘lead worker representative who, together with the employer’s COVID-19 Response Management Team, will be responsible for ensuring safety measures are being followed.

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Prepare your Business for Customs - 3rd of December - 9:30am

This interactive workshop will provide you and your business with a better understanding of the potential impacts, formalities and procedures to be adopted when trading with the UK, outside the Single Market and Custom Unions ("Third Country").

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TOV Online Seminar - 9th of December - 9:30am

Grow your business with help from this Government grant scheme, designed to assist small businesses. It offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 along with training and advice to help your business trade online.  Participating in this scheme can make the process of trading online much easier for you.

If you're looking to avail of the Trading Online Voucher, attendance at this event is mandatory. 

An invitation link will be sent to your email prior to the event (don't forget to check your spam)

PLEASE NOTE – All of the above workshops are done online via zoom  

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More about Trading Online Vouchers HERE

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