Launch of Spring 2018 Training Courses

LEO Offaly offers a wide range of courses, workshops and clinics designed to benefit new and experienced entrepreneurs. 


Courses range from one day to several days in length and are heavily subsidised by the Local Enterprise Office.  All of our courses are delivered by experienced and highly capable business consultants and trainers who specialise in their respective areas.


Our Starting your Own Business course which run over three days or six evenings are delivered in Birr, Edenderry and Tullamore. 


So, whether you are in business or just thinking of starting your own, then it is worth checking out what's on offer from Local Enterprise Office Offaly.  They have just announced their programme of training courses for Spring 2018.


Among the other programmes available are Costing and Pricing, How to Sell Successfully and Part-time Business Start Up.  Most of these courses are free to anyone in receipt of a Social Welfare payment such as Job Seekers Benefit or Allowance, so are a great opportunity to prepare yourself for setting up and running your own business.


The Local Enterprise Office is also running a 6 Week Digital Marketing course which will give the participants an indepth understanding of website marketing and social media marketing.  This course is heavily subsidised and costs €200 to attend.    A four day Social Media Bootcamp is also available and costs €120 to attend.


Local Enterprise Week will take place nationally from 5th-10th March. LEO Offaly will be hosting a broad range of seminars, training programmes and events during this week. All of these events will be free, so it’s a brilliant opportunity to gain some business skills without having to break the bank!  Have a look at our website  for all the events taking place during Enterprise Week. 


Local Enterprise Office Offaly has a number of other supports available to businesses in Offaly. They have a wide range of specialised business advisors and mentors who can help business owners in areas such as finance, marketing and business planning.  Also available is free membership of their business network called O.N.E. (Offaly’s Network of Entrepreneurs), which meets once a month, with presentations covering everything from social media to communicating for success. It is a great way for new and existing business owners to meet others in the same situation, and an ideal opportunity to promote their own business in an informal way.


Local Enterprise Office Offaly may also be able to provide financial assistance to eligible businesses in the manufacturing or internationally traded services sectors. This can help towards taking on staff, purchasing equipment and other business requirements.


If you would like to meet with anyone from Local Enterprise Office Offaly to discuss your business idea, you can either meet them in their Tullamore office or in their outreach office in Birr, Edenderry and Portarlington.  Please contact them in advance on 057 9357480 to arrange an appointment.


For more information on any of the above courses, or other ways Local Enterprise Office Offaly can help your business, contact them on (057) 9357480 or check out their website The Local Enterprise Office is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union under Ireland’s European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020.