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Upcoming Events

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04/03/2021Enterprise Week - Let's Talk Female Entrepreneurship... Book online
04/03/20215/2021 Enterprise Week Trading Online Voucher Information Seminar (4th March)... Book online
05/03/20211/2021 Enterprise Week - Digital Marketing Strategy... Book online
05/03/2021Enterprise Week - Online Lean for Micro Business Book online
10/03/20211/2021 SEO Webinar Book online
18/03/20211/2021 Track your website traffic with Google Analytics... Book online
24/03/20211/2021 Selling Online Book online

Latest News

  • 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....

  • 15/07/2020

    Bensons Workwear Diversifies to respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic...

    Beni Moussa pivoted his manufacturing company's business to start manufacturing the only CE Certified medical gowns made in Ireland...

  • 09/07/2020

    Cork company targets bigger slice of pizza market with new factory...

    Saturday Pizza saw demand for their delicious frozen pizza rise 150% in the first six months of 2020 - they increased production and moved to a larger premises with the help of a Business Expansion Grant from LEO South Cork...

Our Partners

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • MicroFinance Ireland
  • UCC
  • CIT
  • Bord Bia
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Futurallia