Local Enterprise Week 2021 Meath

LEW 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.

LEO Meath also has a number of local and regional events open to Meath 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

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 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 3rd9.30am- 1pm
Twitter for Business – The Basics
Local Event

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Free

An introduction to Twitter, to help you get your business account up and running, refining your Twitter profile, learning what to Tweet, as well as learning how to connect with existing and potential customers. Learn how to track your engagements and much more

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 3rd2.30pm – 4pm

eCommerce Essentials for 2021

 

 

Regional Event  [Open only to those on the eCommerce Cluster Programme]

This is a Masterclass for those participants of the North East Regional E-Commerce Cluster.  Expert Speakers include:

-          David Campbell, Head of e-Commerce at humm by flexifi, the market leader in the Irish Buy Now, Pay Later sector as well as his role as Director in Digital Business Ireland, the leading digital, e-Commerce and online business representative body.

Conor McHugh, Managing Director of ASK Supply Chain Consultants Ltd.  Conor has extensive experience in all areas of the supply chain including, strategic sourcing, multi-modal transport (road/air and sea), warehousing, design, inventory management, including VMI, tender management and evaluation, dristribution, e-commerce and value added activities.

Bookings by private link issued to all those participating in the e-Commerce Cluster.

Wednesday March 3rd

2pm – 4:30pm

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

 

[Open to all. Organised by LEO Carlow]

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.

FREE

 

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Thursday March 4th2pm- 5pm
Developing your own website using WordPress
 
 
 
Local Event

An introduction course to WordPress, aimed at total beginners, with no experience in building websites. This course will give you basic knowledge to start on your journey to  build and maintain your own website. ( 3 week course starting on 4th March)

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Thursday March 4th1pm-2pm

Credit Control

Local Event

These short lunch n learn series help business owners understand how to control credit effectively and operate a credit control system. Recognise the importance of collecting money quickly and efficiently. Learn how to confidentially operate a credit control system using best practice techniques that works for you and your business.  

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Thursday 4th March

10am -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 4th March2.30pm – 4pm

Fostering a Lean Culture and Boosting Team Engagement

 

Regional Event

[Open to All]

This event is hosted by Local Enterprise Offices Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath, the North East Lean Network and Lean Business Ireland

 

Speaker panel includes:

1)      William Egenton, CEO, Dromone Engineering Ltd.

2)      Stuart Nelson, Jigsaw VAE

3)      Ciara Clarke, Servisource Workforce Solutions

4)      John Shaw, Digital Innovation Hub – Ireland North East

*Bookings to be made through the North East Lean Network. 

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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 5th9:30am - 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 5th11.00am -12.00pm
Launch of 2021 Women in Business Network
 
Local Event

This is the first in a series of 4 Women in Tech Networking Events to be held in 2021.  This event is hosted by LEO Meath and Meath County Chamber.

 

This session will focus on the theme of Remote Working and there will be a panel of speakers present to debate the topic including guest speaker Helen McEntee (Minister for Justice),

Full speaker panel to be announced shortly.

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