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20/05/20216/2021 Online Start Your Own Business Programme Book online
26/05/20212/2021 Selling Online Book online
27/05/20212/2021 Online SEO Book online
09/06/20214/2021 Online Video Marketing Book online
29/07/20215/2021 Online Video Marketing Book online
12/05/20219/2021 Trading Online Voucher Webinar 12th May Book online
20/05/202120/2021 Business Advice Clinic, Thursday 20th May, 2021... Book online

Latest News

  • 14/04/2021

    South Cork Students set for National Entrepreneurship Final...

    Young entrepreneurs from Coláiste Muire Crosshaven and Millstreet Community School will represent South Cork at this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Final on Friday, 14th May. ...

  • 23/03/2021

    LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICES INVOLVED IN NEW AMAZON BOOTCAMP OPEN TO CLIENTS...

    Amazon, Enterprise Ireland, Enterprise Nation and the Local Enterprise Offices announce the first ever Amazon Bootcamp Ireland, an online event on Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 April providing free training and guidance to help businesses increase their online sales and reach new customers, as part of the Amazon Small Business Accelerator, a programme to support more than 200,000 entrepreneurs across the UK and Ireland....

  • 17/02/2021

    AN TÁNAISTE ANNOUNCES 200 EVENTS FOR LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK ...

    An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. has launched the full programme of events for Local Enterprise Week, which is taking place online from Monday, March 1st to Friday, March 5th. More than 200 virtual events are planned by the Local Enterprise Offices and these include training workshops, information webinars and masterclasses with entrepreneurs and experts, designed to help Ireland’s small businesses and those looking to start a new business in 2021....

  • 16/02/2021

    NATIONAL ENTERPRISE CROWN IN THE BAG FOR MIDLANDS CRAFT CANNING INNOVATORS...

    Minister Damien English announced the category winners from across the country Bevcraft, a Westmeath mobile canning company that has become the largest craft beer canning company in Europe has taken the top prize at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, which took place this evening. The awards, which are an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate small businesses, were held virtually in what is their 22nd year....

  • 04/02/2021

    NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT HONOUR...

    One of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs has been named the inaugural winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award as part of this year’s National Enterprise Awards. David Walsh, the former CEO and founder of global remote monitoring system Netwatch, has been selected to be the first recipient of the award by the Local Enterprise Offices as part of the National Enterprise Awards, which take place virtually on February 11th....

  • 19/01/2021

    FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS

    The finalists for the National Enterprise Awards have been announced today. An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), the National Enterprise Awards Final will take place virtually on the 11th February. The finalists, selected by the Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities, represent a diverse range of businesses that are supported by the LEOs across the country. Now in their 22nd year, the awards celebrate small businesses and includes awards that recognise excellence in exporting, sustainability and innovation along with 8 regional awards and an overall National Enterprise Awards winner....

  • 06/01/2021

    Showcase Ireland 2021

    “Thanks to this year’s Virtual Showrooms at Showcase, Local Enterprise Office clients across the country can launch new collections and arrange meetings with buyers from around the globe, direct from their studio or workshop here in Ireland,” Kieran Comerford of the Local Enterprise Offices...

  • 06/01/2021

    VIRTUAL SHOWROOMS AT SHOWCASE IRELAND OPEN FROM 25TH-29TH JANUARY...

    “Thanks to this year’s Virtual Showrooms at Showcase, Local Enterprise Office clients across the country can launch new collections and arrange meetings with buyers from around the globe, direct from their studio or workshop here in Ireland,” Kieran Comerford of the Local Enterprise Offices...

  • 22/12/2020

    LEO Final Impact Report 2019 Published

    In 2019, the national Local Enterprise Office network supported over 38,000 jobs nationally

  • 14/12/2020

    OVER 80% NOW LIKELY TO ‘LOOK FOR LOCAL’ FOR GOODS AND SERVICES...

    85% feel more businesses trading online than ever before • 83% planning to support more local businesses in 2021 • Surge in support for local businesses following campaigns....

  • 26/11/2020

    NEW LOOK FOR LOCAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO PROMOTE IRELAND’S SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMY...

    A new campaign by the Local Enterprise Offices has been launched by The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English and Minister for State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Robert Troy today to encourage consumers and businesses to “Look for Local” following a challenging year for small businesses across the country....

  • 13/10/2020

    GradStart Funding Support

    Up to €21,000 per year is available to fund the salary costs of hiring a graduate for a 2 year contract. This is an unmissable opportunity for SMEs to hire a new employee with the qualifications and expertise you need for your business...

  • 13/10/2020

    Request for Tender Submissions for Mentoring Services

    The LEOs of County Cork are seeking tender submissions

  • 15/09/2020

    NWED

  • 09/09/2020

    BREXIT BACK IN FOCUS FOR IRELAND’S SMALL BUSINESSES...

    After what has been an already challenging year for companies, small businesses are being urged to refocus their minds on Brexit ahead of the December 31st deadline. Irrespective of what happens in talks between the UK and the EU before the end of year cut off, the transition period expires and that will change Ireland’s trading position with the UK. This means any company who exports or imports with or through the UK will be affected and will have to change their processes....

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  • Department of Social Protection