Local Enterprise Week 2017

enterprise week

MONDAY, 6TH MARCH 2017

1:1 BUSINESS WEBSITE REVIEW CLINIC

Date: 6th March 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Roscommon County Council Civic Offices, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town
Trainer: Carolin Collins, inTandem

A one hour objective review of the participant’s existing web presence, providing the client with a specific action list of steps they can undertake to make the most of what they already have, including usability, design and SEO.  Focus is placed on optimising the website at hand.

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1:1 BUSINESS ADVISORY CLINIC

Date: 6th March 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Athlone Municipal District Office, Monksland, Co Roscommon (Old Tuam Road)
Trainer: Cahal Mahon, Accounting Matters

A Business Advisory service is available, by appointment, free of charge, to potential, new and existing businesses. 

Each Business Advice Clinic attendee is allotted a one hour, one-to- one meeting with one of our advisors. An advisor can offer general advice to help you start or grow a business. They can also provide you with relevant information on the type of supports that may be available to you as an aspiring or existing business promoter.

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ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK (EEN) INFORMATION SEMINAR

Date: 6th March 2017
Time: 10am – 11pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Roscommon County Council Civic Offices, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps Irish businesses innovate and grow internationally.  With over 600 member organisations, throughout the world, the EEN are the largest support network for SMEs and combine international business expertise with local knowledge to help you take your innovation into new market. The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together around 600 business support organisations from more than 60 countries, the EEN helps small companies seize the unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market.

Outline:

  • Overview of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
  • Why join the EEN?
  • How to join the EEN?
  • The potential benefits of joining the EEN
  • Q & A

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THE LOCAL PRODUCER - SHOWCASING FOOD & DRINK PRODUCERS - REGIONAL

Date: Monday 6 th March 2017
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Venue: The Galway Hooker Brewery, Deerpark Business Park, Oranmore, Galway

TRADE ONLY EVENT (FREE Admission).

Meet over 40 food and drink producers from the West of Ireland. This is a Regional Event in conjunction with BIM. The Event will showcase some of the best local food and drink products to hotels, restaurants, cafes and distributers.

The Event is Trade Only and pre-registration is required at: www.localenterprise.ie/galway


 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - INFORMATION SEMINAR

Date: 6 th March 2017
Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Roscommon County Council Civic Offices, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town

The Patents Office presentation is an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP), covering all aspects of IP, including patents (for inventions, function), trade marks (name, logo, slogans) and designs (appearance, shape & configuration). It will explain how to search free databases to avoid possibly infringing others IP, as well as ensuring you don’t miss opportunities for protection. The different routes available nationally and abroad, will be covered along with approx costs involved and Q & A session.

Outline:

  • Overview of Intellectual Property
  • How to search for existing IP rights
  • Q & A

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE

Date: 6th March 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: €60 for employed (€30 unemployed)

Venue: Abbey Hotel, Abbeytown, Roscommon Town
Trainer: Meehan Tully & Associates

The aim of this training is to provide potential and existing entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge to start and manage their own small business.

Overview:

  • Business skills for small business.
  • Business planning and Business Plan.
  • Marketing.
  • Legal structure and insurance.
  • Registering your business.
  • Financial management.
  • Personal time management.
  • Sources of finance.
  • Employing people.
  • Records which must be maintained for tax purposes and preparation of books of account.
  • Legal aspects of business.

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TUESDAY, 7 TH MARCH 2017

EMPLOYMENT / ENTERPRISE SUPPORTS INFORMATION SEMINAR

Date: 7th March 2017
Time: 10am – 11.30am
Cost: FREE
Venue: The Shambles, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

This Seminar is being organised by Local Enterprise Office Roscommon in conjunction with Roscommon Leader Partnership and the Department of Social Protection.

  • If you are unemployed and have a possible business idea, you may be eligible for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme.
  • If you are self employed, come along to hear about supports on offer by Local Enterprise Office Roscommon.
  • For employers or prospective employers information and advice on Department of Social Protection’s Employment Supports & Services will be provided.

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1:1 BUSINESS ADVISORY CLINIC

Date: 7th March 2017
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: The Shambles, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon
Trainer: Padraig McDermott

A Business Advisory service is available, by appointment, free of charge, to potential, new and existing businesses. 

Each Business Advice Clinic attendee is allotted a one hour, one-to- one meeting with one of our advisors. An advisor can offer general advice to help you start or grow a business. They can also provide you with relevant information on the type of supports that may be available to you as an aspiring or existing business promoter.

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AIB SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS – RETAIL SEMINAR – OPEN

Date: 7th March 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms, The Square, Roscommon Town

Retail Evening spanning the challenges faced by Retailers nationally, including the impact of BREXIT with information on the support tools available to achieve Retail Excellence.


            

WEDNESDAY, 8TH MARCH 2017

WHAT SUCCESSFUL CRAFT BUSINESSES DO WELL

Date: 8th March 2017
Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: County Library, Abbeytown, Roscommon
Speakers : Emer Ferran DCCoI & Suzanne May, an excellent mentor who delivers in the Building Craft & Design Programme. 

Content:

1. Importance of Research
2. Perfecting your Product
3. Presentation to the Market
4. Routes to Market
5. What do you Need to Charge or Change
6. Who can help you launch and develop

1:1 BUSINESS ADVISORY CLINIC

Date: 8th March 2017
Time: 10pm – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Enterprise Hub, Castlerea
Trainer: Padraig McDermott

A Business Advisory service is available, by appointment, free of charge, to potential, new and existing businesses. 

Each Business Advice Clinic attendee is allotted a one hour, one-to- one meeting with one of our advisors. An advisor can offer general advice to help you start or grow a business. They can also provide you with relevant information on the type of supports that may be available to you as an aspiring or existing business promoter.

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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT INFORMATION SEMINAR FOR SMEs

Date: 8th March 2017
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Roscommon County Council Civic Offices, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town
Trainer: Enda Cannon, LEO Roscommon

Overview of the Public Procurement Environment:

  • General structure – OGP, Category Councils, etc.
  • Types of Procurement – Quotes, Tenders, DPS, etc.
  • Advertising tenders and the relevant thresholds
  • Tendering Procedures – open, restricted, negotiated.

E-tenders

  • Registration and adding users
  • Searching and Notification
  • Messaging
  • Submitting Tenders

Tendering Advice

  • Best Practice and Tips

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WE ARE HERE TO HELP - PERMANENT tsb - OPEN

Date: 8 th March 2017
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Permanent tsb, Main Street, Roscommon Town

Permanent tsb information evening on Personal & Business Banking, Savings & Investments, Personal Loan & Mortgages & All your Financial Requirements presented by Business Development Manager Catherine Doyle in conjunction with Management & Staff of Ptsb Roscommon. Permanent tsb tide agent Irish Life with our Wealth Management Consultant David Foudy will be available with a short presentation covering topics such as Making your money work harder, protecting your Business & Family. He will also be touching on the important area of Estate Planning & Retirement. Planning on a personal basis and a company structure.  SME Business Manger Anthony Finn will be available to discuss our SME proposition and how Permanent can look after your SME Business needs.


THURSDAY, 9 TH MARCH 2017

1:1 BUSINESS ADVISORY CLINIC

Date: 9th March 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Boyle Enterprise Centre
Trainer: Cahal Mahon, Accounting Matters

A Business Advisory service is available, by appointment, free of charge, to potential, new and existing businesses.

Each Business Advice Clinic attendee is allotted a one hour, one-to- one meeting with one of our advisors. An advisor can offer general advice to help you start or grow a business. They can also provide you with relevant information on the type of supports that may be available to you as an aspiring or existing business promoter.

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HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

Date: 9th March 2017
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Roscommon County Council Civic Offices, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town
Trainer:  Kay Baxter, Health & Safety Authority

 A one-hour presentation on health and safety in the workplace, to cover:

  • Typical accident scenarios
  • Employer duties
  • Employee duties
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Introduction to BeSMART.ie – the free online risk assessment tool from the HSA
  • Q & A

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS – CHALLENGES & SUPPORTS - BANK OF IRELAND - OPEN

Date: 9th March 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Abbey Hotel, Abbeytown, Roscommon Town
Speaker: Tracey Keogh , Start–Up Community Manager. Managing startlabhq.com – Bank of Irelands’ first incubator for tech start-ups based in Galway. Co-founder of Start-Up Hiking. Regular contributor and speaker BBC  Good Morning Ulster, Morning Ireland with Conor Brophy, etc.,
Speaker: Siobhan Ni Chofaigh, CEO & Founder – Mint Tek Circuits. Mint Tek Circuits has created a marketplace for hardware developers to source and buy their prototypes, giving them time to do what they do best, design! Experienced in technology, sales and marketing, revenue growth and channel development within multi-national and local business environments. Over 20 yrs experience working with designers, developers and suppliers .


FRIDAY, 10TH MARCH 2017

BREXIT: How will BREXIT affect your business and our Region? Regional

Date:     10th March 2017
Time:    10am – 12pm
Cost:      FREE

Venue:  McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co Mayo
Speakers: Intertrade Ireland presentation Enterprise Ireland, Barry Egan Paula McNicholas, Lean Team Strategies.

www.localenterprise.ie/mayo


1:1 SOCIAL MEDIA REVIEW CLINIC

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE

Venue: Roscommon County Council Civic Offices, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon Town
Trainer: Louise McDonnell, 2Market

Participants will have a detailed telephone discussion with the trainer once their place has been secured. Trainer will undertake a critical review of the participants social media channels and present findings to participants in an individual clinic; together with a worksheet containing practical changes which should be made to the site to increase its effectiveness.

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COUNTY ENTERPRISE AWARDS

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: 4pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Abbey Hotel, Abbeytown, Roscommon Town

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