Local Enterprise Week 2019 (4-8 March)

Local Enterprise Week set to inspire and motivate thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners nationwide

Local Enterprise Week officially kicks-off on Monday, March 4th with the Offaly Enterprise Awards.   

Highlights during the week in Offaly include:

Introduction to Tendering – Monday, 4th March 9.30am to 1pm, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore

A practical workshop delivered by Intertrade Ireland aimed specifically at small business owners that have never completed a tender before.

Keeping you on the Right Track #MakingItHappen – series of free mentoring clinics on Human Resources, Health and Safety compliance and Taxation/Financial management - Tuesday, 5th March 9.30am to 4.30pm, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore

3 different mentoring clinics to help you keep your business on the right track.  Book 1, 2 or all 3 of the clinics. 

Finance Clinic - Book here

HR Clinic - Book here

Health & Safety Clinic - Book here

6 day Digital Marketing Course – Starting Tuesday, 5th March 9.30am to 4.30pm, County Library, O’Connor Square, Tullamore

This six day Digital Marketing course will give an indepth understanding of website marketing and social media marketing in a way that explains how it all fits together in a digital marketing plan.  This course will be delivered by Keith Feighery of Digital Insights and is designed for people in business. 

Brexit and Beyond– Tuesday, 5th March - 9.15am - 12noon, Larkins Bar & Lounge, Edenderry

This seminar is run in association with Edenderry & District Chamber of Commerce and will highlight the benefits of LEAN thinking and supports available to prepare your business for a Post Brexit scenario.  Speakers include Mark Atterbury, Enterprise Ireland; Geraldine Beirne, LEO Offaly; Martina Keenan Intertrade Ireland and Stuart Nelson, Jigsaw Consulting.

Student Enterprise Programme County Final - Thursday, 7th March, 1.30pm, Tullamore Court Hotel

Over 500 students have participated in this programme this year. Over 30 student businesses will be showcased on the day. This event is open to the public, who are welcome to view stands and supports our entrepreneurs of the future.  The awards are open to the public at 1.30 pm with the announcement of winners at 2 pm. 

Are you Afraid to make Money in your Business? - Thursday, 7th March, 8am - 9.45am, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore

Free breakfast event with Blaise Brosnan Free Breakfast event with Blaise Brosnan. Blaise will identify some of the issues which you the owner manager of your business can successfully address in your business, irrespective of Brexit or Trump.  He will also give you guidance on how you can consistently go about making more money from these issues.  Blaise will be available for a limited number of 1:1 mentoring sessions with attendees until 1pm.  Pre Booking essential.  Blaise has a unique blend of practical top management experience gained over 23 years in his capacity as Chief Executive of a portfolio of business types. In addition to this, he has gained further national and international experience, having successfully completed projects in Ireland, US, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and in Russia.

Remote Working - Practical Insights and Approaches - Friday, 8th March, 9.30am to 2pm, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore

Remote working is fast becoming an alternative to the traditional 9-5 office based employment.  The appearance of co-working spaces or hubs across the country is evidence of the expansion of this area.  More and more employers are offering highly attract job opportunities for people not to travel to head office. 

Most of these events are free to attend.  Full details on their website and bookings can be made via www.localenterprise.ie/offaly.

Whether you are in business or just thinking of starting out on your own, then it is worth checking out what other supports are on offer from the Local Enterprise Office Offaly.

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

They also offer other supports such as the Lean for Micro business support scheme. This is designed to help local businesses become more efficient in their processes and ultimately become more competitive. This is particularly important in light of Brexit and its implications for Offaly businesses.

For more information on how the Local Enterprise Office can help your business, call them on 057 9357480 or email info@leo.offalycoco.ie.