Start Your Own Business Training

Business Start Up Programme

LEO Galway run a Start your Own Business Program. The course is ran over four weeks, with two modules each week. 

The breakdown of each module can be seen below:

Business Start Up Programme               February 2021

Monday Feb 1st 6.30-9.30pm Business & Self Appraisal, Goal Setting, The Business Plan

Thursday Feb 4th 6.30-9.30pm Legal Structures, Registration, Responsibilities, Records

Monday Feb 8th 6.30-9.30pm Record Keeping & Taxation continued, VAT & Cash Flow

Thursday Feb 11th 6.30-9.30pm Marketing & the Business Plan, Research

Monday Feb 15th 6.30-9.30pm Market Research – Product & Promotion

Thursday Feb 18th 6.30-9.30pm Market Research, Competition, Costing & Pricing

Monday Feb 22nd 6.30-9.30pm Networking, Personal & People Management

Thursday Feb 25th 6.30-9.30pm Going forward with your business plan; Growing your business, Funding and Supports.


'This course will be delivered on line via the Zoom platform, participants require internet connection, computer with microphone and camera as this is a live workshop and an invitation link will be emailed to you nearer the time (don't forget to check your spam)'

Testimonials from participants of the online courses in 2020

"The Smooth Transitions course is of an exceptionally high standard. Ita is warm and engaging in her approach to the group and conveys genuine interest in the diverse ideas. She also gets the balance exactly right between getting through the content and allowing the participants to bring their own questions and concerns to the sessions. The materials are excellent: very comprehensive and user-friendly. I learned an enormous amount and genuinely really enjoyed the experience. Thank you Ita & all at Galway LEO"

"…I was apprehensive about doing the course via Zoom but it was very simple to follow and I really enjoyed how we interacted with other ‘classmates’! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone intending on setting up their own business"

"I am glad I signed up for the Start Up Business Programme. This class provided me with the necessary information required to opening a small business in Ireland. I met other entrepreneurs in the Break Room who are innovative, inspiring, and incredibly supportive. Ita Kelly delivered the course material concisely and in an easily comprehensible manner. Highly recommend this Programme"

"This training course was invaluable for me as someone who has no business experience. I now feel I have the resources and knowledge to be successful in starting my business"

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