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 you are 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 info@leo.galwaycoco.ie.

Looking for our START YOUR OWN BUSINESS course? Click here

TRADING ONLINE VOUCHER WEBINAR, FEBRUARY 15TH - Book here

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS – INTRODUCTORY

The key areas which are looked at are start-up costs, running costs, pricing the product/service, targeting relevant clients/customers and cost of employing someone. It is an introduction which can be followed up with a Start your own business course afterwards.

7th Feb, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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Beginners Guide to Social Media

Explains and introduces you to Facebook, Linked in, Twitter and Blogging, allowing you to decide a “Social Media Strategy” for your business. 2 online sessions, 9:30am until 12.30pm.

14th & 15th February (Online) 

€25

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A STEP BY STEP DIGITAL PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Learn how all the different elements of digital media work together - social media, website etc

23rd Feb, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online) €15

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MARKETING TECHNIQUES for your Business

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.

20th & 21st Feb, 10am to 1pm, (Online)

€25

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HOW TO START A PODCAST

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.

7th and 14th March, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION

This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of assertive behaviour. It will help Owner Managers to be more effective in the workplace by building confidence and giving them the necessary knowledge to apply the skills and techniques.

9th March, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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Facebook For Business/Intermediate

Learn how to set up your page properly, how to create & schedule killer content. Introduction to Facebook advertising, understanding Facebook insights. Learn how to utilize Facebook Events effectively.

16th March, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€15

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION

This workshop is designed to assist micro businesses understand why SEO – Search Engine Optimisation is important, before they start to engage in any paid online advertising or social media activity.21st and 22nd March, 10am to 1pm (Online) €25Book here

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

This half day programme will outline how to write a business plan to secure investment, or apply for funding such as a bank loan or enterprise agency support in order to exploit an identified business opportunity23rd March, 10am to 1pm (Online) €15Book here

Facebook For Business Advanced

This workshop aims to guide business owners/managers who already have a Facebook Business page and wish to improve customer engagement, increase Facebook traffic, develop custom landing pages, incorporate existing website content into Facebook, and create an online e-commerce Facebook store

28th & 29th March, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€25

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VISUAL STORYTELLING/ D.I.Y SMART VIDEO for your Business

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.

30th March & 6th April (Each online session is 3hrs, 10am to 1pm & runs over 2 weeks.)

Online - €25

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ACHIEVING SUCCESS in SALES

Sales is the lifeblood of every business. This workshop is designed to allow participants to gain an understanding of what it takes to gain customers and to build a business by well-developed sales skills. It will look at the way to do this in today’s competitive environment and will provide key tips for cost effective measurable sales activity.

11th and 12th April, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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Financials For Small Business

This half day workshop introduces participants to the basic principles of costing, pricing, and managing cashflow and covers all aspects of financials for a small business from managing your cashflow, monthly costs and expenses, managing a bank account, applying for credit, borrowing, Trading profit and loss. 

13th April, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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E-MAIL MARKETING

Email marketing is 40 times more effective in reaching your target market than almost any other form of marketing communication, and it can be done for a fraction of the cost of many other tactics.

18th and 19th April, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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SOCIAL MEDIA BOOTCAMP – 5 Weeks

This course will provide you with an action plan for Social Media.  It will teach you how to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Tik Tok as free marketing tools.  How all aspects of Social Media fit together and how it can increase your sales.

2nd, 9th, 16th, 22nd & 29th May, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€50

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SAGE BUSINESS CLOUD ACCOUNTING

How to set up Sage Business Cloud Accounting, imput the financial information in order to extract from the computerized accounts system, their bank position, amounts outstanding to the business and by the business.

19 & 26April, 3rd, 10th, 24th & 31st May (Online)

€50

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INTRO TO TIKTOK FOR BUSINESS

TikTok isn’t just for Gen Z anymore. Brands are hopping on the trends and seeing some serious results, and recent changes in how the platform works opens it up for business marketing. You will learn what is unique to the TikTok platform and how to engage audiences there.

27th April, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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Tax and VAT for Beginners: How to do a VAT return

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.

4th May, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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INSTAGRAM ADVANCED

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.

11th & 18th May, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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CREATE BRAND VIDEOS ON A SHOESTRING

This course is aimed at any business that would like to learn how to develop and create their own cost effective marketing videos using just your smartphone, tablet or computer, on a shoe string budget.

23rd and 30th May, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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TIKTOK COMPREHENSIVE FOR BUSINESS

TikTok isn’t just for Gen Z anymore. Brands are hopping on the trends and seeing some serious results, and recent changes in how the platform works opens it up for business marketing. You will learn what is unique to the TikTok platform and how to engage audiences there.

1st and 8th June, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR WEBSITE

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.  

13th June, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€15

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LINKED IN LEVERAGE

This workshop is suited to business owners who are looking to build their network and re-connect with other professionals (B2B networking). It is designed to help participants understand how LinkedIn can position their business for growth.  

15th June, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€15

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USING CANVA LIKE A PRO

Canva is an easy-to-use graphic design software platform that allows any business to create eye catching and engaging on-line graphics and video content. This training workshop is a comprehensive step by step demonstration how to effectively use Canva to create high quality graphics, Giff’s, video stories, etc, using stock and original assets.

20th June, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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Etsy and Shopify - Sell your Handmade Products

Cottage industries and crafters need markets to sell their wares, learn how to set up an online store in the simplest way possible using Etsy or Shopify.   Find out which suits your offering.  Learn how to write descriptions that maximise interest and sales.

22nd June, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€15

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MAKE REELS LIKE A PRO (USING CAPCUT)

CAPCUT is an amazing new video editor for smartphones, tablets or computers, made by the people behind tiktok, and is being used by a lot of businesses to create Reels, Tiktoks or similar type of social media video marketing content. And the best part is… it’s totally free.

27th June, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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HOW TO USE TWITTER FOR BUSINESS

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.

5th September, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€15

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TENDERING FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

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).

7th September, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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MARKETING TECHNIQUES for your Business

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. 

12th and 13th September, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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HOW TO SELL AT MARKETS & POP UPS

A  comprehensive workshop on the A to Z of connecting with and selling to customers in an indoor or outdoor market or at popup events. Designed for producers and makers (craft, food, etc.) who want to get out, meet customers, test products and sell!

19th September, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€15

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INSTAGRAM ADVANCED

This 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.

21st and 28th September, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€15

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How to sell on Amazon

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.

10th October, 9.30am to 12.30pm (Online)

€15

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Create Christmas-themed marketing videos

This course is aimed at any business that would like to learn how to develop and create their own cost effective marketing videos using just your smartphone, tablet or computer, on a shoe string budget.

No previous photography or videography experience required.

12th & 13th October, 10am to 1pm (Online)

€25

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Financials for Small Business

This half day workshop introduces participants to the basic principles of costing, pricing, and managing cashflow and covers all aspects of financials for a small business from managing your cashflow, monthly costs and expenses, managing a bank account, applying for credit, borrowing, Trading profit and loss. 

17th October, 10am to 1pm (Online) 

€15

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Online Revenue Returns

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.

24th & 25h October (Online) 10am to 1pm

€25

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