Local Enterprise Week to Stimulate Jobs in South Dublin

Local Enterprise Week 2016

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) South Dublin is holding a series of exciting events during Local Enterprise Week 2016.  All 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country are running hundreds of events during the week 7th to 13th of March, to promote the supports available to local entrepreneurs and businesses.

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Mayor Sarah Holland speaking at the start of the Local Enterprise Week on Monday 7th March, in the Local Enterprise Office, stated that:

South Dublin County Council wants to ensure that this is the best county in which to set up, operate and expand a business.  Fostering Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is an essential part of the role of the Local Enterprise Office and we provide business advice, training, mentoring, financial assistance, networking as well as a strong Youth Enterprise programme and promotional events such as the Local Enterprise Week”.

Colm Ward, Head of Enterprise, South Dublin said that :

“We want to help small businesses to identify opportunities for growth. Equally, anyone with a viable idea for a new business needs to be encouraged to pursue that ambition.  Local Enterprise Week is a brilliant platform to help increase awareness of the role of LEOs both here in South Dublin and throughout the country in helping to create and sustain local jobs. The week-long schedule of events highlights what is available to new and existing micro enterprises and business through a range of advisory, training, mentoring and financial supports”.

Over the course of the week, LEO South Dublin will deliver a wide variety of events aimed at developing all aspects of business skills.  These events will cover idea generation, business planning, funding and marketing.  There will also be a focus on exporting, perfecting your pitch, greening your business and a regional Start Up Bootcamp.

Along with student and local enterprise events, there will be a series of regional and networking events in conjunction with LEOs across the Dublin region.

A particular highlight of the week will be the event featuring Dublin All-Ireland Winner and successful entrepreneur Philly McMahon on 9th March where Philly will speak about the lessons learned from his business, sporting and life experiences.

Events are being held in the LEO office, as well as in Library branches and other venues, around the County.

For times, venues and booking forms, visit our booking page on this website www.localenterprise.ie/SouthDublin/Training-Events/Enterprise-Week-2016/ where further details of all events are available.

LEO Enterprise Week 2016

Photo from left to right,

Frank Nevin, Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development, South Dublin County Council , Peter Byrne Chief Executive, South Dublin Chamber, Mayor Sarah Holland, Daniel Mc Loughlin, Chief Executive, South Dublin County Council.