Transform Your Craft and Design Business - LEAN for Business Workshop July 2024 (6LEO23)

Delivered LIVE online via zoom
Wednesday 10th July
3.5 hour webinar from 9.30am to 1pm

Learn how to transform your Craft and Design Business with Lean Thinking in this workshop tailored specifically for the creative world of Craft and Design. Join this immersive workshop designed to apply Lean Thinking principles that result in tangible gains for businesses just like yours. Learn how to eliminate wasteful activities in your processes to save time, cut expenses, and elevate guest satisfaction through a Lean approach tailored for Craft and Design businesses. *Note: This isn't a passive workshop, — there will be breakout sessions, discussions, and active participation. Cameras on and engagement is a must for all attendees. **Business should be trading for at least 6 months and have a turnover of over €30,000

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In the last 2 years, 99 Businesses from Cork & Kerry completed the Local Enterprise Elevate Your Business with Lean Thinking Program reporting savings of €3,435,366.   On average, each company saved €45,805 and experienced a 36% increase in capacity.


What is the Elevate Your Craft and Design Business with Lean Thinking Program?

This transformative program is all about making your Craft and design business Better, faster and more Unified. Beyond cost savings, it's about establishing a robust, efficient, and sustainable business model to overcome industry challenges. Liberate your business from Non-Value Adding activities by re imagining processes, allowing you to focus on growth, Value-Adding activities and ultimately, increased customer satisfaction. This program empowers businesses to regain operational efficiency, work fewer hours, and achieve more. The Building a Better Business Program empowers Craft and Design businesses to excel!


Who Should Join:

Owners and managers in the Craft and Design sector are invited to embark on Phase 1 of the LEAN for Business Programme. This successful programme champions LEAN Thinking principles and aims to eliminate wasteful processes, improve profits and customer service procedures for Craft and Design businesses.

The hands-on, facilitated workshop will be led by Stuart Nelson & Eamon McKenna of Jigsaw Better Business, introducing a new way of thinking tailored for Craft and Design through discussions, breakouts, and group activities. Discover how the one-to-one guidance in Phase 2 can transform your Craft and Design business for the better! 


Is this program for you?

Join over 2000 businesses nationally who participated in the program for these primary reasons:

  • Increase competitiveness.
  • Improve service delivery times.
  • Enhance productivity.
  • Understand and reduce waste.
  • Improve data & administrative processes.
  • Optimize layout and efficiency.
  • Streamline operations to reduce congestion.


What happens after Phase 1? 


Companies in Phase 1 can then apply for Phase 2*. Here, a dedicated Lean Coach will work with them on a 1-to-1 basis for 5 x ½ days. During this phase, companies will apply Phase 1 learnings, delivering a cost-saving project or improvement. 

*Note: Phase 2 is significantly subsidized, and a nominal charge will apply. In some cases, pre-approval for Phase 2 is possible before this workshop. 


Feedback from Past Participants of the Lean Program 


  • “We are being challenged in every visit, and growing each time”. 
  • “It’s hard work on our part but we are making great headway.  Our Lean Coach is excellent at drawing out what way I need to look at how I work, and I’ve already started implementing everything and seeing progress.” 
  • “Very positive experience, the changes are being realised immediately.” 
  • “Each of the session have been of major benefit for myself and the company. We have worked on a process flow map for a major process within the business. This will allow the company to benefit for years to come as we can adopt this way of thinking into other functions and departments.” 
  • “We are incredibly happy with the work done. By implementing the new system and planning the data migration, we left the project with a tangible cloud-based platform that completely changed our way of working.” 
  • “Since we took part in the program, there is a greater sense of calm and control in the running of the business!” 
  • I am impressed by the collaborative and nuanced way the trainers and coaches promote the Lean process to a small business so that it is a learning we buy into rather than a diktat that you as experts know best.” 


Video Testimonials 


Places are limited - “when they are gone! they are gone”. By embracing this Elevate your Craft and Design Business Program, your business can unlock its full potential and achieve sustainable growth in today’s costly and competitive landscape.