Local Enterprise Week 2021

#MakingItHappen: Local Enterprise Week Goes Virtual for 2021

Local Enterprise Week is organised every year by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country and all events are taking place virtually from Monday, March 1st to Friday, March 5th. This year’s schedule includes ten ‘Spotlight’ events which are organised by individual Local Enterprise Offices and open to every business – wherever you’re based.

Louth LEO has also a number of local and regional events open to Louth based businesses.

So, find out what supports and programmes are the best fit for your business to help face the challenges ahead and book your place today at LocalEnterprise.ie/Week  

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Monday  March 1st

9:30am -10:45am

Benefits of Green for your Business – Launching Green for Micro

National Event

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FREE

Open to all

This practical ‘how to’ event will help you to ‘Green’ your business and benefit from practical guidance on how to make your business more sustainable. Discover the benefits of doing so and listen to case studies from those who have already done it. You will learn how to market your green business credentials as a unique selling point. Attendees will also learn how to access ‘Green for Micro’ supports from their Local Enterprise Office.

Organised by LEO Dublin City

Monday March 1st

11am-1pm

Spring Back & Step Forward: Building Leadership & Resilience

 

National Event

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FREE

Open to all

A highly motivational online event, focusing on developing leadership and resilience to adapt to the challenges and opportunities facing businesses today. The line-up of speakers includes Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation and explorer and inventor Mark Pollock

Organised by LEO Donegal

Monday March 1st

2:30-3:30pm

Dundalk Institute  of Technology -What it could do to help your business.

Regional Event

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Free

Open to all 

This afternoon seminar will explore the many options available from DkIT for start-ups and business in the Region. It will also introduce DkIT Connect, their new support for businesses operating in the Connected Health and Wellbeing Sector.

Speakers include: Garrett Duffy, Incubation Centre Manager, Neil McLoughlin, Technology Transfer Manager and Angela Duffy, Director DkIT Connect.

Regional Workshop. Organised by LEO Louth

Monday March 1st

10am - 3pm

Business Advice Clinic

Local event

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Free

Open to all Louth Businesses

LEO Louth are   offering access to a number of business clinics Monday to Friday during   Enterprise Week. These will be one to one virtual meetings - booking is   essential.

Business Advice Clinic: general business advice for those   thinking of starting a business, Start Ups or established business who would   like some help with specific areas.

Monday March 1st- Friday March 5th

10am - 3pm

Brexit Advice Clinic

Local Event

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Free

Open to all Louth Businesses

Brexit Advice Clinics: we have access to specialists to help you look at potential   issues or opportunities that Brexit may mean for your business. 

Monday March 1st- Friday March 5th

10am - 3pm

Accessing Finance Clinic

Local Event

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Free

Open to all Louth Businesses

 Accessing Finance Clinics: Does your business need access to finance to sustain or grow? Our specialist Finance Mentors can help you assess your   best options.

Tuesday March 2nd

10am-1pm

Building the New

National Event

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Free

Open to all

A dynamic morning session focusing on innovation and opportunity. This event features a selection of new businesses, including those which began as a result of Covid-19 and those which have had to innovate. Speakers include Damian Young of the National Design Innovation Hub, Gourmet Tart Company and Dough Bros.

Organised by LEO Galway

Tuesday March 2nd

10am- 12pm

Email Marketing Using Mailchimp

Local Event

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Free

Open to all Louth businesses

Now more than ever, it is imperative that business owners continue a dialogue with Clients and Customers.

In this interactive course,delivered by Jason McGee of Jascom you will learn how to use Mailchimp as a key email marketing tool and create campaigns to generate new sales or leads using your contact base.
Tuesday March 2nd2pm - 4pm

Growing Lean:One Small Step or One Giant Leap, Getting Started with Lean

National Event

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Free

Open to all

The biggest challenge which many business- owners face, is how to get started with LEAN. The event will set out the many supports available as well as an introduction to Lean Thinking – which will cover the basics, and how it is applied. It will also feature a selection of businesspeople who will share their experience of introducing LEAN into their businesses.

Organised by LEO Kildare

Wednesday March 3rd9:30am - 1pm

AgriTech Revolution in Farming and Food

National Event

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Free

Open to all

This fast-paced interactive conference will examine how AgriTech has transformed farming and continues to help the sector thrive. Speakers will explore how using technology can put Ireland at the forefront of sustainable agriculture and where the export opportunities are.

Organised by LEO South Cork

Wednesday March 3rd10am - 11am

Cybersecurity for Business

in conjunction with Dundalk Chamber.

Local Event

Book by emailing Brenda@dundalk.ie

Free

Open to all Louth Businesses

Are you prepared to defend your data against relentless cyber-attacks? In Ireland, cybercrime is double global levels, with four out of 10 organisations failing to assess the risks. As businesses continue to grow, so does the cyber risk!

This session will focus on detection, response and remediation, especially:

  • Security Operations and Compromise Assessment
  • Investigation, Containment & Remediation
  • Data Privacy & GDPR – Breach Management
  • Financial Fraud
  • Cyber Security Do’s and Don’ts (get the basics right)
  • Q&A Session

Organised by LEO Louth in association with Dundalk Chamber

Wednesday March 3rd11am - 1pm

Retailing in a Pandemic - How to Thrive with Miriam Simon

Regional Event

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Free

Open to all Louth, Cavan, Monaghan & Meath Businesses

This practical seminar for the Retail sector delivered by leading expert Miriam Simon of PTO will look at the key areas facing retailers in the current climate including:

  • The Consumer Mindset 2020 / 2021
  • Overview of the key challenges Retailers are facing
  • Opportunities for Retail in 2021
  • 10 Key Tips to help business thrive

Regional Event. Organised by LEO Louth

Wednesday March 3rd2pm - 4:30pm

Creative Connections: Enabling your B-2-B Online Opportunities

National Event

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Free

Open to all

Aimed at entrepreneurs in creative sectors, this event is designed to showcase opportunities through developing online tools for selling to the Trade. It will provide a forum for best practice sharing with expert speakers and peer learning by listening to entrepreneurs who have travelled the road of developing B2B online selling tools.

Organised by LEO Carlow

Wednesday March 3rd19:30- 20:30

Building Better with Joanne Hession 

An event for women hosted by Network Louth

Local Event

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Free

Open to all

Louth businesses

Joanne Hession wears many hats … successfully!

She’s so many things all at once: entrepreneur, leader, parent, daughter, wife, sister, friend and simply herself.   

Through her business at the Entrepreneurs Academy, Joanne has trained over 40,000 entrepreneurs striving for success. Through her not-for-profit foundation LIFT Ireland, Joanne is seeking to improve standards of leadership and ethics in Ireland, one individual at a time. 

She’s built businesses. She’s built teams. She’s built a movement. She’s raising a family. And she’s continued to build her own resilience, determination and strength throughout.

Join Joanne for a fast-paced hour of insights, experience and chat, facilitated by Network Louth member Karen Devine. Put your questions to Joanne in our interactive Q&A session.

This event is proudly planned and delivered by Network Louth as part of Local Enterprise Week 2021.

 

Thursday March 4th9:15- 10:00am

Review your Website. Does it work for your Brand?

Local Event

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Free

Open to all Louth Businesses

Presented by Keith Byrne of create108.ie, this breakfast seminar helps business owners to assess whether your website is working for your business.

Keith will examine brand continuity, ensuring that your website is consistent with your branding CTA’s (Calls to Action). What are they and how can I use them to greater effect?

Keith will also highlight the importance of well written structured content, (because the robots are reading it too). 

This event is proudly planned and delivered by Drogheda Chamber as part of Local Enterprise Week 

Thursday March 4th10:00- 11:30am

Engage for Growth with David Meade

National Event

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Free

Open to all

A highly energetic and interactive session introducing the psychology of leadership and providing a practical toolkit for effective business management.

David Meade, internationally renowned speaker, BBC TV presenter, and expert on what makes humans ‘tick’, will deliver deep insights, new techniques, and vital takeaways to help you succeed in business.  

Organised by LEO Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Thursday March 4th2:30 - 4:00pm

North East Lean Network

Regional Event

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Free

Open to all Louth, Cavan, Monaghan & Meath Businesses

 Speakers will include:

  • William Egenton, CEO, Dromone Engineering Ltd.
  • Stuart Nelson,Jigsaw VAE
  • Ciara Clarke, Servisource Workforce Solutions
  • John Shaw, Digital Innovation Hub - Ireland North East

Organised by LEO Cavan

Thursday March 4th4:00 - 5:30pm

S.M.A.R.Tech for StartUps

National Event

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Free

Open to all

This dynamic event is aimed at technology start-ups who want to learn more about supports for their business growth. Speakers from both private and public sector will discuss new digital transformation technologies such as IoT, Industry 4.0, Automation, Robotics and Data Analysis. The event includes a virtual tour of the Dell Customer Solution Centre and the new campus in Limerick of the Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing. 

Organised by LEO Clare

Thursday March 4th7:00 - 8:15pm

Masterclass: Health checking your business for its forward journey.

National Event

 

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Free

Open to all

Blaise Brosnan, Management Resource Institute author and business guru, will deliver a masterclass assessing the financial health of your business. He will examine working capital, cashflow management and financial challenges and will tease out the issues while offering a range of practical solutions which you can both understand and use.

Organised by LEO Wexford

Friday March 4th9:30am - 12:30pm

Trading Online Voucher Information Webinar

National Event

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Free

Open to all

This innovative scheme helps small businesses to develop their online presence by offering vouchers, valued at up to €2,500, towards website development or digital marketing strategy.

This interactive online information session will cover various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business and search engine optimisation. The information provided is impartial and will help you decide what trading online options are right for your business.

Organised by LEO Fingal  

Friday March 5th10:00am - 12:30pm

Digital Marketing Strategy

Local Event

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Free

Open to all Louth businesses

This practical course looks at digital marketing strategies for smaller businesses where budgets are lower and returns on monies invested must be tangible.

This workshop will cover:

  • An overview of Search Engine Optimisation
  • Display Advertising – PPC / CPM
  • Email  Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Analytics

At the end of the course, you will understand how all these tools work together. Participants will be able to create a Google Adwords account, A Google My Business Profile,  and how to develop their Digital Marketing Strategy. 

Organised by LEO Louth