Spring 2017 Training Courses

2017 ENTERPRISE TRAINING & MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

The Local Enterprise Office Kildare’s Enterprise Training & Management Development Programme Schedule is aimed at owner/managers or employees of businesses employing 10 or less, start-up businesses or those thinking of starting a business.

Many of our courses have been announced and are available to book at the links below. For other courses we are taking expressions of interest and will be in contact once dates , venues and cost have been finalized.

 

 

LEO   Ref.

Programme   Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

BUSINESS START-UPs   RELATED COURSES

 

Start your Own Business Course

 

To provide participants with the skills to assess   the viability of their business ideas and provide a strong understanding of   the essential elements involved in setting up and running your own business

Modules to be covered include:

  1. Starting up/Getting Started
  2. Identifying, Understanding & Researching the Target Market
  3. Tax, Law and Insurance
  4. Financial Planning, (pricing, costing etc.) & Sources of Finance
  5. Promoting your Business
  6. Sales and Service
  7. Basic Book-keeping
  8. Developing your Business Plan

  

 

Time

 

Duration

 

Venue

 

Cost

 

Book

 7:00–9:30PM

Tues   7, 14, 21 & 28 Feb & Tues7, 14, 21 & 28 March

Clanard   Court Hotel

€80

Athy

 7:00–9:30PM

Tues   21, 28 March, Tues 4, 11, 18 & 25 April and Tues 2 & 9 May

Glenroyal   Hotel

€80

Maynooth

 7:00–9:30PM

Tues   18 & 25 Apr and Tues 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May & 6 June

Keadeen   Hotel

€80

Newbridge

 9:30AM–4:30PM

Saturday 25 Feb & 4, 11 & 18 March

Killashee   House Hotel

€100

Naas

 

 

 

LEO   Ref.

 

Programme   Title

 

Our Aim

 

Duration

217-3

Start your own Food Business

This course will   specialise on food entrepreneurs and provide them with the basic knowledge on   how to set up their own food business.

Kilashee House Hotel , Naas
 
Date: Thurs 23rd Feb & Thurs 2nd March
 
Time:
9:30am - 4:30pm
Cost €75

Book 

2 x Full Days

 

 

LEO   Ref.

Programme   Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

SALES &   MARKETNG RELATED COURSES

317-2

Delivering Excellent Customer Service in the 21st century

This workshop   aims at providing participants with the skills to deliver an excellent customer   service experience (physical, telephone or online), by structuring their   approach and ultimately to achieve more sale.

Keadeen Hotel , Newbridge
 
Date:15/02/2017
 
 
Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
Cost €50

Book 

1 Full Day

317-3

Branding & Identity Design for the Small Business

This workshop will address the key elements of   developing a brand and why the logo, design packaging, photography are so   effective in differentiating the business.

Osprey Hotel , Naas
 
Date:16/02/2017
 
 
Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
Cost €50

Book

1 x Full Day

317-4

Introduction to Tendering for Micro-businesses 

Designed to be a practical workshop, aimed specifically at small business owners that have never completed a tender before.  It aims to demystify the procedures around pitching for, and ultimately winning some of the ‘below threshold’ (i.e. below £25k) work that Local Councils and other Government Bodies/Agencies contract out. The workshop is also suitable for new start-ups that are looking into public procurement as a possible future option, and for those looking to pick up some of the small contract opportunities.

Venue:

Training Room Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 X77F

Cost: €25

Book

 
Date:
07/03/2017
 
 
Time:
9.30am – 1pm

 

317-5

Develop Successful Sales Techniques and Negotiations Skills

This workshop aims at providing participants will   the skills to develop effective sales and negotiation techniques in order to   address the challenges of making a profitable sale while still satisfying the   client.

Kilashee House Hotel , Naas
 
Date:Wednesday 8th March
Cost: €50
 
Time:9:30am - 4:30pm

Book

 

1 X Full day

 

 

 

LEO   Ref.

Programme   Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

DIGITIAL MARKETING   RELATED COURSES

417b

Digital Marketing Programme – Beginners

 

This programme is designed to provide a comprehensive   overview of digital marketing. It is aimed at participants who are   comfortable with computers and browsing the web. Modules to be covered   include:

  1. Develop, Plan, implement a Digital Marketing Strategy
  2. Search Engine Optimisation   
  3. Content Marketing
  4. Display Advertising  
  5. Pay Per Click
  6. Facebook Marketing  
  7. Twitter Marketing
  8. Email Marketing
Training Room Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 X77F
 
Date: 6 Days.Tues 14, 21 &28 Feb and 14 , 21 & 28 March
 
Time:9:30am-4:30pm Each Day
Cost €200

Book

6 x Full Days

 

 

 

417a

Digital Marketing Programme – Advanced

 

 

This programme is designed to those who have a   significant online presence and want to further develop using advanced   techniques and applications.

  1. Improving your Digital Strategy using social media management tools   & measurement e.g. Hootsuite etc.
  2. Building your business brand in particular visual branding e.g.   Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook, etc.
  3. Search Engine Optimisation – advanced
  4. Online Sales Optimisation
Venue:Training Room Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 X77F
 
Date:4,11,18&25 April
 
 
Time:9:30am-4:30pm Each Day
Cost : €140
Mentoring available at a later date at a cost of €30 per hour.

Book

4 x Full Days

 

 

417w

Design and Build a Low Cost Website for the Small Business

To provide participants with the skills to build a   basic low cost website and update and maintain same. An element of the   programme should also include image editing.

Venue:Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 X77F
 
Date:Tuesday 2 & 9 May
 
Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
Cost : €100
 

Book

2 x Full Days

 

 

LEO   Ref.

Programme   Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

HUMAN RESOURCES   RELATED COURSES

517-1

Managing People - Employment Law Made Easy

To provide small business owner/managers with the   skills to effectively manage people in accordance with employment   legislation.

Register

1 Full Day Workshop

517-2

Managing People – Learn how to motivate

To provide owner/managers will the skills to motivate   effectively in order to allow employees to take control and responsibility   and ultimately achieved both personal and organisational goals.

1st March, Osprey Hotel

Book

1 Full Day Workshop

517-3

Time Management

Participants will gain the skills to take control of   their time and how goals are achieved at work.

Osprey Hotel , Naas
 
Date:Wednesday 22 February
 
 
Time:9:30am - 1:00pm
Cost €30

Book

3 hour session Half-day workshop

 

LEO   Ref.

Programme   Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

FINANCIAL RELATED   COURSES

617-1

 

How to File a Tax Return

The practical workshop will inform small business   owner/managers about business tax obligations, the payment of tax and filing   of tax returns under self-assessment.

Venue:Westgrove Hotel , Clane
 
Date:Wednesday 22nd March
 
Time:1 Full Day Workshop
 

Book

1 Full Day Workshop

 

 

617-2

Basic Book-keeping & Taxation for the Small Business

The course   will cover all the working elements of setting up a simple bookkeeping   system. It will also provide participants with an understanding of the Irish   taxation system and calculating tax liabilities

Westgrove Hotel , Clane
 
Date:Wednesday 15th March
 
Time:9:30am - 4:30pm

Book

 

1 Full Day Workshop

 

617-3

 

Costing, Pricing and Cashflow for the Small Business

This course aims to provide the participants with an   understanding of calculating costs and actual price for their product/service   to enable profitable returns.

4th April 6:30-9 pm , Aras Chill Dara

Book

Evening Workshop

(1 x 3 hours)

617-4

 

Finance Explained to Non-Financial Managers

To provide   participants with an understanding of the importance of monitoring cashflow,   analysing business performance and controlling finances.

Register

 

Half-day/evening Workshop

(1 x 3 hours)

617-5

 

Simple Book-keeping System   Using Excel

The course   will cover all the working elements of using Excel as a book-keeping system.   Participants should have a basic knowledge of book-keeping and are advised to   do the basic book-keeping course prior to signing up for this course.

Register

1 Full Day Workshop

or 2 x 3 hour sessions

 

LEO   Ref.

Programme   Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

COMPUTERISED   ACCOUNTS PACKAGE COURSES

717-1

Sage Computerised Accounts – Basic

To provide participants with the skills to use Sage   Accounts Software in computerising the books and records of their business.

Register

 

6 x 2.5 hour sessions

 

717-2

 

Sage Computerised Accounts - Advanced

To provide participants with Basic Sage Accounts   skills to use the more advanced features of Sage Computerised Accounts   Software.

Register

 

4 x 2.5 hour sessions

 

717-5

 

 

Computerised Payroll

To   provide participants with the skills to computerize the payroll records   within their business.

Register

 

4 x 2.5 hour sessions

 

 

 

 

 

LEO Ref.

Programme Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

FOOD COMPLIANCE   RELATED COURSES

817-1

Food Safety Awareness Workshop

This food safety awareness taster session details   the food safety and good hygiene practices required for low risk food workers .

Register

3 hour session half day/evening

817-2

EHAI Primary Course in Food Safety

This course is aimed at providing a foundation for   future training such as HACCP, food safety management and food supervision.   The course will enable participants to complete the Environmental Health Officers   Association Primary Course in Food Safety Certificate.

Register

 

1 Full Day or 3 X 2.5 hour workshops

817-3

HACCP Management – How to develop and implement Food Management System  

To provide small business owner/managers and staff   at supervisory level with the skills to develop and implement the principles   of HACCP in accordance with legislation and best practice.

Register

3 Full Day Workshops plus 3 hours mentoring per   client

817-4

Labelling and Packaging for the Small Food Producer

To provide participants with the knowledge,   practical skills and understanding to comply with food labelling and   packaging requirements.

Register

1 Full Day or 2 X 3 hour workshops

 

 

 

LEO   Ref.

Programme   Title

Our Aim

 

Duration

MANAGEMENT   DEVELOPMENT RELATED PROGRAMMES

917

Small Business Management Course for Businesses less than 18 months   trading

To provide participants with the skills to overcome   issues they are facing during the early developmental stages of the business   and to help develop and grow the business.   This program is intended to be continuation of the Start Your Own   Business Course.

Broken down to 4 Modules:

(1) Finance - to develop an understanding of the key financial ratios   associated with the business operations &   to help them assess the financial position of their business

(2) Sales & Marketing – to provide participants with a practical   understanding of how both the sales and marketing strategies can achieve   increased profits and to emphasise the importance of evaluation and   measurement of the various sales and marketing campaigns

(3) Operations Management – to access how efficient the business is   operating in terms of using time, manpower, technology, etc.

(4) Action Plan for next 18 months - to assist the   small owner/manager to make appropriate decisions for the future business   direction.

Register

 

4 x 3 hour sessions

plus 3 hours mentoring per client

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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