Local Enterprise Week 2018

LEO South Dublin are delighted to be hosting our Local Enterprise Week from the 5th to the 10th of March 2018. The purpose behind the event is to highlight the services and supports available to SME's and StartUps in the area as well as provide them with a selection of events and workshops which are tailored to their particular needs from Exporting and Financing Queries to Marketing Workshops, Communication Skills and Networking Opportunities.

Please see below list of the various events taking place with links to the booking facility. Booking is required as a means of securing your place as spaces are limited for all events.

Key Events

Design Thinking

Monday 5th March - Creative Growth Strategies - How Design Thinking and Creative Processes can take your Business to a new level (Launch of Design4Growth Programme)


Tuesday 6th March - Super B2B Networking Event - Mindfulness at Work for SME Owners/Managers with facilitated networking with Noel Davidson and a Dragons Den style pitching competition.

Ivan and John

Wednesday 7th March - "Fighting Talk" Ivan Yates(Newstalk and TV3) and John Kavanagh(SBG) talk about the highs and lows of their business and professional journeys. Also South Dublin Local Enterprise Awards Final.


Thursday 8th March - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - What does the legislation include, what does it mean for your business and how can you prepare for the 25th of May?  SOLD OUT - Additional Option Added on 23rd March_BOOK NOW

Monday 5th March



9am - 12pm                      Show me the Money: Finance Options for SME'sCarlton Hotel Dublin AirportFREE
11am - 2pmCreative Growth Strategies - How Design Thinking and Creative Processes can take your Business to a new level (Launch of Design4Growth Programme)Synergy Centre, IT Tallaght€10
11am - 1pmJob Search: Preparing a Successful CV and Creating the Perfect ProfileCounty Library, TallaghtFREE
2 - 4pmUsing Social Media to Support/Promote your BusinessBallyroan LibraryFREE
2.30 - 4.30pm                        Demystifying the Procurement Process and Opening up a new Source of RevenueLEO Offices, TallaghtFREE

Tuesday 6th March

7 - 10am                                         

"Mindfulness at Work for SME Owners/Managers" Super B2B - South Dublin Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                            

Maldron Hotel, Tallaght€10
9.30am - 1.30pm

Email Marketing Workshop - SOLD OUT

LEO Offices, TallaghtSOLD OUT
10.30am - 12.30pmCompetency Based Interviews: The How?County Library, TallaghtFREE
5.30 - 8pmDoing Business with BWG: Dublin Food Chain EventCastleknock Hotel & Country Club€10
6 - 9pmOne Million Insights - Focusing your Business and Staffing for SuccessNDRC, Digital Exchange, Crane StFREE

Wednesday 7th March

9.30am - 1.30pm                   Trading Online Vouchers SeminarTBC                                   FREE
TBCHow to become and Entrepreneur - Schools Event County Library, TallaghtFREE
10am - 12pmTax and Accounting for SME's and Start UpsBolbrook Enterprise centreFREE
10am - 2pmMentor ClinicsLEO Training Room
5.30 - 9pm"Fighting Talk" - Ivan Yates and John Kavanagh discuss the path to victory in the world of business and South Dublin's Local Enterprise Awards Final.South Dublin County Hall€10
6.30 - 8.30pmJob Search: Preparing a Successful CV and Using LinkedIn EffectivelyLucan LibraryFREE

Thursday 8th March

8.30 - 10am                          Apps for Start Ups                                                                                                                                                                                                  County Library, Tallaght      FREE
9.30am - 12.30pm       GDPR - How to Prepare your Business  - SOLD OUT - View alternative option on 23rd March                                                                             Glashaus HotelSOLD OUT
10.30amStress-Less Books for Self Employed County Library, TallaghtFREE
5.30 - 8.30pmInternational Women's Day Celebration - FREE for Network of Enterprising Women in South Dublin (NEWS) members only.              Alex Hotel, Dublin City CentreFREE 

Friday 10th March

7.30 - 9am                 Lean for Business - Information SeminarClayton Hotel Dublin AirportFREE
10am - 2pm                              Student Enterprise Programme Schools Final - only open to participating schools                                                                                                                                                                 IT Tallaghtn/a
9am - 2pm                                           Executive Coaching and MindfulnessThe Studio, Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire€35
2.30pmPeer to Pier Networking WalkEast Pier Dún LaoghaireFREE

Saturday 11th March

9.30am - 4.30pm                                               Start Your Own Business Bootcamp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Richmond Barracks, Off Bulfin Rd, Inchicore€10