LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK 2021

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Spotlight Events

#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. So, find out what supports and programmes are the best fit for your business to help face the challenges ahead.

Date 

Time 

Event Title

Description

Booking Links - ALL EVENTS ARE FREE

Monday March 1st10am - 1pm

Introduction to Revenue Online (ROS)

(organised by LEO Roscommon)

FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON BUSINESSES ONLY.

The aim of this training is to provide participants with knowledge to allow them become a ROS customer and use ROS to its full potential. The training will demonstrate to participants the 3 steps to becoming a ROS customer and also demonstrate how to file a return online, upload a file created offline, make payments and use the inbox facility.

FREE

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Monday March 1st2pm - 3pm

Risk Management, Resilience & Business Continuity Seminar

(organised by LEO Roscommon)

FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON BUSINESSES ONLY.

Covid-19 has focused the attention of every business owner on the issue of risk management to ensure that they are resilient in their responses to the pandemic.   Business continuity planning was traditionally viewed as something for large organisations to worry about. That concept and thinking no longer applies. This Seminar provides an opportunity to look at the concept of risk, risk mitigation, contingencies, etc.

FREE

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Monday March 1st9:30am - 10:45 am

Benefits of Green for your Business - Launching Green for Micro

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.

National Event: Launch of Green for Micro Programme

Free

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Monday March 1st11am - 1pmSpring Back & Step Forward: Building Leadership & Resilience

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO Donegal

FREE

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Tuesday March 2nd10am - 5pm

Retail Mentor Advice Clinic

(organised by LEO Roscommon)

FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON BUSINESSES ONLY.

During this 1-hour one-to-one Mentor Clinic you are offered the opportunity to discuss your current retail situation. The mentor will provide specific expert advice, identify some quick wins and come up with an action plan to help drive your business forward. 

FREE

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Tuesday March 2nd10am - 1pm

Building The New

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO Galway

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Tuesday March 2nd2pm - 4pmGrowing Lean: One Small Step or One Giant Leap, Getting Started with Lean

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO Kildare

FREE

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Wednesday March 3rd5pm - 8pm

Obligations when Selling Online to Customers

(organised by LEO Roscommon)

FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON BUSINESSES ONLY.

A must for owners/managers who are selling online to consumers (general public). It will assist businesses to be compliant with their Consumer Law and Data Protection Obligations when Selling Online.

FREE

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Wednesday March 3rd9:30am - 1pmAgriTech Revolution in Farming and Food

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO South Cork

FREE

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Wednesday March 3rd2pm - 4:30pmCreative Connections: Enabling your B-2-B Online Opportunities

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO Carlow

FREE

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Thursday March 4th10am - 11.30am

An Introduction to Innovation & Creative Thinking

(organised by LEO Roscommon)

FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON BUSINESSES ONLY.

Innovation and creative thinking are key tools for businesses to react and respond to market changes and trends and changes to customer behaviour and preferences. In addition, regulatory/legal/custom changes related to Brexit can adversely impact an entity’s business model. The goal of this introductory session is to introduce owner/managers to tools and techniques to approach problems and challenges with innovative approaches to solutions.  

FREE

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Thursday March 4th10am - 11.30amEngage for Growth with David Meade

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO DLR

FREE

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Thursday March 4th4pm - 5:30pmS.M.A.R.Tech for StartUps

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO Clare

FREE

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Thursday March 4th7pm - 8:15pmMasterclass: Health checking your business for its forward journey.

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO Wexford

FREE 

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week

Friday March 5th2pm - 5pm

Networking & Communication Skills

(organised by LEO Roscommon)

FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON BUSINESSES ONLY.

Networking is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organisation. Given the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, understanding how to network in a virtual world has become imperative for business owners. You are being given the opportunity to learn how to network more effectively and with more confidence in informal and formal business/community gatherings and online, etc.

FREE

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Friday March 5th10am - 5pm

Website & Online Marketing Clinic

(organised by LEO Roscommon)

FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON BUSINESSES ONLY.

During this 1-hour Clinic, you are offered the opportunity to review your existing website and online marketing plan. The mentor will provide specific expert advice, including identifying any low-hanging fruit that can give you quick wins, as well as creating an action plan for the medium-longer term.  

FREE

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Friday March 5th9:30am - 12:30pmTrading Online Voucher Information Webinar

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.

National Event: Hosted by LEO Fingal

FREE

https://www.localenterprise.ie/week