Local Enterprise Week 2024

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This year Local Enterprise Week takes place all around the country from Monday, 4th March to Friday, 8th March.  Check out the schedule of events and workshops we have planned to celebrate Local Enterprise Week 2024.

Date and Time

Event

Venue

Booking Details

Tuesday, 5 March 2024

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Access to Funding
At the end of this workshop participants will be aware of the different types of funding available (both grant aid, bank finance and non-traditional forms of finance) for the various stages in business development and which type is most appropriate for each stage.


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7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Start Your Own Business Programme
Interested in starting your own business? Take the first step by joining our online Start Your Own Business programme. This course will help you develop and research your ideas, learn basic business start-up skills, understand potential for business growth, with marketing, sales and financial planning advice.

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9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Student Enterprise Programme County Final
Students from around the County will compete at the County Final of the Student Enteprise Programme.


This event is invitation only

Wednesday, 6 March 2024

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Trading Online Voucher Information Seminar
A FREE interactive information session on the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. Find out all you need to know about the scheme and ask any questions that you might have to a trained web design specialist. This seminar is mandatory for anyone applying for a Trading Online Voucher.

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5.30 pm to 8.00 pm

Alumni Event for Start Your Own Business Participants
Get ready for a night of inspiration, connection, and growth!  Alumni of the Start Your Own Business programme from the Local Enterprise Office in Meath are invited to a one-of-a-kind networking event. 


This event is invitation only
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT EVENT⭐

Understand and Leverage Future Trends for Your Business
Companies are having to adapt to change at an unprecedented rate.  With a constantly evolving myriad of tech innovations, consumer behaviours, societal changes, etc causing opportunities and challenges across all sectors.  Navigating this ever changing landswcape and leveraging these changes is a modern business challenge which this event can support you with.

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Thursday, 7 March 2024

9.30 am to 1.00 pm

AI Tools for Business
AI is the greatest technological advancement since the creation of the internet and is already having a massive impact on how we do business. This three hour practical workshop will introduce artificial intelligence and examine how AI business tools can save you time, boost productivity and market your business. The AI covered will include Chat GPT, Google Bard, Quilbot, Jasper.ai, MidJourney, Descript and Canva (AI). The session will include “how to” demonstrations and attendees will use AI including generating content for their business.

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1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Streamling Operations in Small Businesses - The Role of Digital Technologies
This regional event will introduce you to the transformative impacts digitalisation can have on small businesses.  Hear directly from small business owners about the impact that digitalisation has had on their businesses.

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12 noon to 1.30 pm

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT EVENT⭐

The Sustainability Imperative for Your Business Success 
World renowed science, natural history and environmental broadcaster, Liz Bonnin, takes us through the many ways in which businesses, any sector or size, can look to change the way they operate to be more sustainable and have a smaller environmental footprint while leading to business cost savings in areas such as energy consumption, waster disposal and insurance premiums.

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(Live Stream Access Only)

Friday, 8 March 2024

12 noon to 3.00 pmWomen in Business and Technology National Women's Enterprise Day Event
This lunchtime networking event is aimed at all female entrepreneurs operating in County Meath who wish to celebrate International Womens Day amongst like-minded entrepreneurs.

Station House Hotel

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10.00 am to 1.00 pmDigtal Marketing Clinics
Book your place on one of these practical one-to-one clinics on setting up and using social media and digital marketing for your business. Tools covered include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik-Tok, LinkedIn.
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