Local Enterprise Week

Local Enterprise Week 2018

From helping small businesses spot ‘mega’ trends to assisting start-ups to close more sales, the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are teaming up to run hundreds of events across the country from 4th to 9th March. Local Enterprise Week aims to increase awareness of the range of supports and services available to microenterprises from the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in each county.

Covering a broad range of topics such as ethical entrepreneurship, spotting mega trends, getting ready for Brexit, how to tender for more work and close more sales, LEOs across the country will host a programme to showcase the supports that can be accessed locally.

In addition to one-to-one business clinics, start your own business bootcamps, finance workshops, trading on-line seminars, data protection briefings and Brexit-themed workshops, the LEOs will also be marking International Women’s Day with a series of networking events for female entrepreneurs during the week. Local finals for the National Enterprise Awards and Student Enterprise Programme will also be held in several parts of the country.


Business Advisory Clinics – Ballinasloe and Clifden

There will be 2 business advisory clinics held in County Galway as part of Local Enterprise Week. These are free events but you must book in advance to secure your place. Both will be held on March 8th from 9am to 5pm. The Ballinasloe event will be held at the Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre and the Clifden event will take place in the Clifden Station House Hotel.


SEO and Digital Marketing event with Suzanne Dirks 

Suzanne Dirks of e-Vorsprung Consulting will hold a talk on how to use SEO and Digital Marketing in order to grow exports. This will be held at the Clayton Hotel on March 8th from 8-9am.


Smart Social Media event with Micheal Dyer

Micheal Dyer of Clean Cut Meals will share his knowledge on how to use social media to grow and scale your business, on March 9th from 8-9am at the Portershed. Micheal is a recent winner of a 2018 Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur Award. Clean Cut Meals has successfully managed social media to promote their online business, providing healthy and nutritious meals for home delivery.

For additional information on these and other events and business supports contact LEO Galway at (091) 509090 or visit LocalEnterprise.ie/Galway

FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS - Local Enterprise Week, March 4-9, 2018

Book your place at any LEO Galway event by visiting LocalEnterprise.ie/Galway

Or https://galwayleo.clearbookings.com/?currentview=list

4 March

Noon – 5pm Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) National Final at Google HQ in Dublin (invitation only)

5 March

9am-5pm Business Advisory Clinic, County Hall, Galway (Free event, limited places, booking essential)

6 March

10am-1pm Irish Food Producers Event with Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Udaras na Gaeltachta, hosted by LEO Galway at Tribeton, Merchants Road, Galway (Industry only event)

1pm-2pm Results of Local Enterprise Awards at Tribeton, Merchants Road, Galway (by invitation)

7 March

8am-9.30am Building Stronger Business – speaker Minister Denis Naughten TD, Guillanes Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

9am-5pm Regional Brexit Advisory Clinic with Enterprise Ireland, hosted by LEO Mayo, MacWilliam park Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

8 March

9am-5pm Business Advisory Clinic, Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway (Free event, booking essential)

9am-5pm Business Advisory Clinic, Clifden Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co. Galway (Free event, booking essential)

8am-9am SEO and Digital Marketing to Grow Exports – speaker Suzanne Dirks or e-Vorsprung Consulting, Clayton Hotel, Galway (Free event, booking essential)

9am-9.30am Trading Online Voucher Information Session, Clayton Hotel, Galway (Free event)

9am-5pm Sales essentials and Breaking Barriers Training, City Hall, Galway (Booking essential)

9 March

8am-9am Smart Social Media for Scaling your Business – speaker Micheal Dyer, Clean Cut Meals, Portershed, Galway (Free event, booking essential)

Visit LocalEnterprise.ie/Galway for full calendar of events for Local Enterprise Week #localenterprise