Food Sector - Kildare Local Enterprise Office Launch the Business Continuity Voucher for Food Service Businesses Based in County Kildare

 

Kildare Local Enterprise Office Launch the Business Continuity Voucher for Food Service Businesses Based in County Kildare  

 

Stabilise, Reset, & Recover Your Food Service Business

 Practical Actions & Support through Mentoring and Expert Consultancy is available through the Business Continuity Voucher program

 

This program of Support has been designed to Stabilise, Reset, & Recover your Food Service business from the COVID-19 Crisis.  Participant companies will attend 4 highly relevant group workshops followed then by individual mentoring with an experienced business mentor.

 

The program will utilize the Jigsaw VAE Business Benchmark & Continuity Action Canvas which will assess and develop a clear understanding of the current business situation and the gaps.  This will explore both internal and external elements of your business including.

  • Work Practices & Process revised work practices to best protect staff and customers and continue to deliver your value propositions.
  • Channels moving from single channel to multi-channel Food Service.
  •  Finance controlling cash flow, supplier agreements, payment deferrals, state funding supports for staff.
  •  Communications identify internal/external stakeholders, Marketing, Social media presence, current trading options.
  •   Innovation use this time to set in place improved/new means to trade e.g. online presence, inventory controls, premises layout, re-merchandising opportunities.

Group consultancy

4 live Group consultancy events will be delivered online that are interactive, with breakout sessions and the opportunity to learn from peers.  These workshops have been created to provide you with the most relevant information to support you.  They will cover:

  •      Business Benchmark & Food Service Action plan
  •      Financial Planning
  •      Understanding and changing your business model to adapt to the new normal.
  •      Leading your team through change – Remote working systems
  •      Exploring new channels & Innovation on your business model
  •      Trading Online Solutions: Using technology in your business to protect your customers and staff
  •      Marketing & Communication Strategies
  •      Implementation Social Distancing & Health & Safety measures
  •      The changing situation: Up-to-date information on regulations and supports

1-to-1 Support

Each business will be assigned an Experienced Business Mentor who lead a team to assist you to develop a strategy and actions toStabilise, Reset, & Recover Your Food Service Business.    

This will focus on:

  •     Jigsaw VAE Business Benchmark & Food Service Action Canvas
  •      Gap analysis & Action Plan
  •     Making the right decision & acting fast
  •     Financial review: Revised sales projections, cost centres, actions & supports.
  •     Support completing MFI & SBCI Applications for restocking etc.
  •     Trading Through options & Planning.
  •     Emerging planning
  •     Web / online trading consultation, assessment, solutions, & support with applications for further funding
  •     Digital Marketing planning & delivery
  •     Health & Safety practices for reopening
  •     Review of remote working solutions – practical & process

Delivery

Group Consultancy  BEGINS WEDNESDAY 29th  APRIL 

The virtual one to one consultation will be scheduled at a later date.

Group consultancy

Where: Zoom remote classroom

When: April 29th, 30th, May 5th, 6th  2pm -5 pm

 

Followed by 1-to-1 Support

Each business will be assigned an Experienced Business Mentor who will assist you to develop a strategy to Stabilise, Reset, & Recover Your Food Service Business.  This will include assigning required experts to support your immediate business need.  The Jigsaw VAE will work with you to develop an action plan to best support the business.  This will involve advice, action, and assisting the client to draw on the other supports available (TOV, Microfinance, etc.)

 

Kildare LEO have partnered with Jigsaw VAE to offer a whole business solution to business continuity to give small businesses the right advice & tools to Stabilise, Reset, & Recover.

These business continuity services include:

  •      Food Service Mentoring with high experience Food Service professional
  •      Financial Consultancy
  •      Innovation
  •      Web / Online trading consultancy & solutions
  •      Digital Marketing & Communication
  •      Health & Safety / (implementation of NSAI Standards)/ Staff Training
  •      IT / Cloud – Delivery of remote working solutions (Office 365 / G-Suite/Zoom)
  •      Business Practices - Leading Remote Team, Business Process Redesign

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • This programme is accessed through the COVID-19 Business Continuity Voucher
  • To apply for this voucher, download the application form here, and submit to localenterprise@kildarecoco.ie before Tuesday  28th April at 2pm.
  • Please use the subject line 'Food Service Business - Continuity Voucher Application'.
  • Once the application form is approved, you will receive course access details

 

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