Lunch and Learn Training - Webinar Series

Lunch & Learn

HR: managing & motivating your staff

Ensuring you have a proactive HR plan for your people during the COVID-19 crisis is critical to ensure you maximise productivity, morale and business continuity. 

In this video, Greg Fry interview Caroline McEnery of The HR Suite who has lots of top tips for employers around legal obligations, retention Planning, manpower and productivity management, remote working as well as planning return to work in line with your business strategy.

How Local Enterprise Offices can help your business

Local Enterprise Offices have a whole range of supports to help your business respond to the current crisis.

In this video, Greg Fry interviews Oisín Geoghegan and Orla Martin of the Local Enterprise Offices, to find out more about the Business Continuity Voucher, COVID-19 mentoring, Microfinance Ireland loans, online training and the expanded Trading Online Voucher Scheme

Managing cashflow during & after the crisis

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business, especially during and after a crisis

In this video, Greg Fry interviews Blaise Brosnan (a Management Development Trainer with MRI Wexford) and Padraic McElwee (Local Enterprise Offices) to discuss cashflow, preserving working capital, what the ‘twilight’ period is and how to strategically position your business over the next three years.

Doing Business online and supports to help

Want to do more business online? What do you need to have in place and what supports can help you?

In this video, Greg Fry interviews KeithFeighrey (Digital Insights) and Marcella Rudden (Local Enterprise Offices) to run through the website checklist - from website speeds to being more mobile friendly and from having great compressed imagery to writing engaging content, optimised for search.

PLUS - learn more about the Trading Online Voucher Scheme from the Local Enterprise Offices, which can help businesses (with up to 10 employees) achieve more online.

Returning to the Workplace Safely

As part of the roadmap for reopening society and business, returning to the workplace safely is a key priority for all businesses. So, what can you do now to prepare?

In this video, Greg Fry interviews Paul Turner
(National Standards Authority of Ireland) to
take us through the Workplace Protection and Improvement Guide and the Retail Protection and Improvement Guide. Greg also speaks with Kevin Curran (Local Enterprise Offices) to discuss the types of supports available for businesses.

Innovate to adapt your business in 2020

To adapt, small businesses must continue to innovate but what innovation supports can help? 

In this video, Greg Fry interviews Joe Madden (Enterprise Ireland) who explains how small businesses can successfully innovate, along with the supports that are available, such as the Agile Innovation Fund and the Innovation Voucher. 

Greg also speaks with Breda Fox (Local Enterprise Offices) about the Feasibility Study Grant and Brendan McGrath of Merris Engineering in Galway, who successfully applied to the Agile Innovation Fund to help build a new prototype.

Help for Starting Your Own Business

When one door closes, another one opens - so starting up a new business could become a viable option for many in 2020.

But how do you get started and what are the common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid?  What supports are out there from training to mentoring to funding?

In this video, Greg Fry interviews Noel Davidson (Entrepreneurs Academy) about what steps to take when planning or starting your own business.

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