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:

Covid-19 Lead Worker Representative Training Online 

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.

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COVID-19 Compliance Coordinator Training Online 

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

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D.I.Y. SMART VIDEO for your Business – Online.  20/26 April.       15 Places.            Cost€25               

Suitable for any business type.

80% of all content viewed on social is now video.   Creating video is easier than you think, and with your smartphone you have all the tools you need.  This practical workshop can show you step-by-step how to create videos.   

Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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HOW TO SELL ON AMAZON – Online.   21 April.                Cost €15

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.

Online Session is 3hrs, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

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DEVELOPING YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE in a Changing World.  - Online.              27/28 April.                  Cost €25

 At the end of this workshop participants should be able to understand how people buy in the new always on, online digital economy. They will have an understanding of how to identify potential customers for their business, how online search engines work, the importance of understanding keywords and how to do a key word analysis. They will understand the most used social media in Ireland, and which of these may or may not be appropriate as a brand development media for their businesses. They will also have an introduction to the functionality and potential of online advertising options.

Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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FIRST TIME EMPLOYING. – Online                            29/30 April.                 Cost €25

Learn the correct procedure for taking on an employee for the first time.  What records and documentation is required to satisfy and comply with correct employment regulations.

Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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TENDERING FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT. – Online.         4/5 May.                   Cost €25

This workshop is designed for senior management to include finance, marketing and business development, and technical experts who want to learn how to leverage opportunities presented by Public Procurement tenders (in Ireland and the UK).

Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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INSTAGRAM and TWITTER FOR BUSINESS – Online.         6/7/10 May.                Cost €25

This workshop will show you how to use Instagram and Twitter for brand building and marketing your business including setting up accounts and how to focus on your customers. 

3 sessions online, each session is 2hrs 15 mins from 10am to 12.15pm

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HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL STRATEGY.          11th of May     Cost €15       

Is your digital media hitting all the markers, do you know if your website is performing or not?   Have your sales improved?

Learn about the key areas of any real strategy, - Sales/Marketing Funnel – Measurement & Tracking – Audience & platform reach – Website Content – Audit your own website – SEO fundamentals – Budget & spend on digital media.   

Online session is 3 hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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FOOD STARTER PROGRAMME –   Online 11th, 18th, 25th May & 1st June                12 Places.            Cost €50

The Food Starter programme is aimed at people thinking of starting their own food business or in the early stages of start-up and includes people who are hoping to progress their food hobby into a full time sustainable business.

Each online session is 9.30am to 1pm.

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Roadmap to Funding & Supports For Innovation  April 30th 11am

MET Technology Gateway Manager Sharon White will provide key information on innovation vouchers & innovation partnerships, supports, funding and guidance on how to engage with the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Network . With insights from Head of Enterprise Breda Fox and MET client Rockfield Medical this webinar is suitable for those working in the Medical, Engineering and Technology Industries.

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TAX and VAT FOR BEGINNERS    - Online.              12/13 May.                 Cost €25                              

Learn how to address a range of taxation issues for startup businesses, the basic principles of taxation, starting a business, tax compliance, allowances, tax relief and legal structures. Learn which correct assessment forms are required by revenue and be guided through their completion. Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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HOW TO START A PODCAST – Online     17/18 May.            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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GOOGLE ANALYTICS for BEGINNERS – Online.    19 May.                        Cost €15

Google Analytics is one of the most popular digital analytics software. It is Google's free web analytics service that allows you to analyze in-depth detail about the visitors on your website. It provides valuable insights that can help you to shape the success strategy of your business.   

Online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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CROWDFUNDING & RAISING FINANCE – Online.               25/26 May.                  Cost €25              

This workshop will address the role of crowdfunding as a funding option for small business, and focus on campaign planning and management.   It will also look at the other options of financing a business.

Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm.

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HOW TO DO MARKET RESEARCH & VALIDATION.             27 May.                       Cost €15.

The purpose of this workshop is to give the participants the ability to learn how to implement a through Market Research programme in order to become familiar with the industry, competitors, and the overall need for their product or service. 

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

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Customs Compliance Training -  June 2nd - 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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PLEASE NOTE – All of the above workshops are done online via zoom  

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