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:

If you wish to be added to the cancellation list of any course that is currently booked out, please contact

Covid-19 Lead Worker Representative Training Online 

This virtual training course (in conjunction with 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.

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COVID-19 Compliance Coordinator Training Online 

The Covid-19 Compliance Coordinator (in conjunction with is the lead person from the employer side who is responsible for the planning and coordinating of Covid-19 activities

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Google Digital Garage Series - Session 2 - Get Your Business Visible Online Webinar - 23rd of June

A presence on Google Search and Maps can help customers find you more easily. Ensure you’re being as helpful as you can by providing customers with accurate, updated information about your business on Google Search and Google Maps. Join us online to learn about search and how to create a Business Profile on Google Search and Maps.

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Google Digital Garage Series - Session 3 - Get your business started with search engine optimisation webinar - 30th of June

In this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of how search engines work and what Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is. We’ll also take you through the pillars of SEO and share tips on how you can improve your rankings on popular search engines to attract the right visitors to your website.

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Google Digital Garage Series - Session 4 - Make your website work for you webinar - 7th of July

Learn how to create a search-friendly website that is intuitive, drives user action and supports your business goals. Whether you are launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this webinar can help you by diving into the key characteristics and strategies that make a website great.

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Customs Compliance Training -  July 14th - Cost €15

An Online Customs Training Workshop to help companies with importing and exporting when the UK leaves the European Union is being run by Local Enterprise Office Galway on the 15th of April. 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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Google Digital Garage Series - Session 5 - Get started with analytics webinar - 14th of July

Analytics can help you better understand your customers and support your digital marketing strategy. Learn about the value of insight-based marketing and discover how interpreting data in the right way can help your business grow. This webinar will help you to apply data-driven thinking to your business. Explore the questions your customer data can help you answer, discover tools and reports to access these insights, and learn how to set up Google Analytics.

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Trading Online Voucher Information Webinar - 27th of July - 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 your looking to avail of the Trading Online Voucher, attendence at this event is mandatory.

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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA – Online  8/9/10 Sept.                      12 places             Cost €25              

Explains and introduces you to Facebook, Linked in, Twitter and Blogging, allowing you to decide a “Social Media Strategy” for your business.   3 sessions of 2hrs 15mins, starting 10am until 12.15pm.

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MARKETING TECHNIQUES for your Business – Online      14/15 Sept.        15 places.            Cost €25              

Learn how to market your business. Find out how to identify your market segment, analyze, decide and plan the most effective marketing strategy for your business. Learn various marketing and PR techniques, including Guerilla Marketing.    Each online session is 3 hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR WEBSITE. – Online                    16 Sept                 15 places             Cost €15              

Do you have a new website, but aren’t sure how to maximise this new sales tool? Let us walk you through the steps of finding your ideal customer online and driving them to take action on your website. Don’t let your newly created website just sit there idle, let it help you bring new business direct to your door.  Session is 3 hrs, starting 9.30 am to 12.30pm.

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FINANCIALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS – Online.       21st of Sept.        15 Places.            Cost €15                              

Examine costing, pricing and cash flow                                                                                                                

Introduces you to the basic principles of costing, pricing and managing your cash flow. Learn how to carry out a breakeven analysis and how to price products and services. Examine useful techniques to analyze and control costs. This workshop will enable participants to ‘strike the right balance’ by correctly costing and pricing to meet customer expectations and to the best advantage for your business.  Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION  - Online             23 Sept.                15 places             Cost €15              

Learn the importance of search and SEO for marketing your business and driving traffic to your website.  This workshop aims to provide a detailed overview of current Search Engine Optimisation best practice, it will address keyword research, long tail keywords, structure, navigation and sales conversion.

Session is 3 hrs, starting 9.30am until 12.30pm.

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CONTENT CREATION & CANVA GRAPHICS – Online          28/29/30 Sept. 12 places             Cost €25

Learn how to create and develop unique and relevant content and graphics (canva) for your website and social media channels. Find out how to keep your customers engaged and interested in your business.

3 sessions of 2hrs 15mins, starting 10am until 12.15pm.

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ONLINE REVENUE RETURNS – Online                                      5/6Oct.                12 Places             Cost €25             

This workshop will demonstrate the 3 steps to becoming a ROS customer, use ROS to its full potential, learn how to file a return online, upload content, make payments and use the inbox facility. Workshop facility to complete revenue forms as required.

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Compliance Essentials for Trading Online & Marketing Online.                                     6/7 Oct.                              15 places             

If you are selling online or you are marketing online,  you need to protect your business.  Learn the security essentials for managing your website, your marketing activities and your customer’s data.  Make sure your website and trading online is compliant.   How to cover the basics of Privacy Policies, Cookies Permissions and Website Terms and Conditions.  Each online session is 3 hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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INSTAGRAM ADVANCED – Online.                           8 Oct.                                    15 Places.            Cost €25

The workshop is perfect for anyone already using the platform who would really like to up their game and learn some more advanced strategies to get the best from it for their business. Learn how to use Instagram Live, IGTV and Reels, How Insights and analytics can improve your Instagram strategy. • Help you to understand the various Instagram algorithms as well as share tips on increasing engagement. Online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS – Online.                        12/13/14 Oct.                   12 Places.            Cost €25

 includes ad campaigns (Intermediate/Advanced)                                                                                                        

This workshop is for people already familiar with facebook and with an existing business facebook page in operation.  Facebook is constantly changing and has evolved into an advertising business platform. This will cover the latest facebook marketing techniques.   3 sessions online, each session is 2hrs 15 mins from 10am to 12.15pm

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VISUAL STORYTELLING for your Business – Online.           19/26 Oct.            15 Places.         Cost €25              

Suitable for any business type – Learn how to create a video & photo story in one day.

Visual storytelling helps reinforce your business message & video marketing is one of the latest and cost- effective techniques to promote your business and with your smartphone, you have all the tools you need at your fingertips, suitable for Smartphone and Android.  Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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ACHIEVING SUCCESS in SALES – Online.                    20/21 Oct.      15 Places.        Cost €25.    Sales is the lifeblood of every business. However, it must be acknowledged that Sales is an area that startups and small business can struggle with perhaps because of poor Strategy, lack of Skill or experience or perhaps poor processes. The biggest task in Sales is helping your customers to buy.   Learn how to manage your Sales efforts in terms of generating leads, inbound enquiries and closing the sale.• Plan how to help your customer to buy • Create an action plan for Sales that relates directly to Sales targets.  2 online sessions, each session is 3 hrs, 10am to 1pm

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HOW TO START A PODCAST – Online                      28 Oct & 4 Nov.                 12 Places.            Cost €25              

Suitable for any business type.

Learn how to start a podcast with this step-by-step podcasting workshop which will teach you how to record, edit and upload, along with all the tools you need to start.   Learn how to release and host your podcast.  Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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

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