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Building a Craft & Design Enterprise

We are now taking expressions of interest for a regional programme called "Building a Craft & Design Enterprise" in conjunction with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices in Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford and Wexford.

If you are trading for 18 months or over and want to inject new ideas and approaches to product development or want to boost your product into new markets through a series of design led workshops then this is the programme for you.

The seven month programme will include:

  • Research mission to a London trade show & retail visits.
  • Enhancing your design and product 
  • Developing your Branding.
  • Costing and promoting your product in the marketplace
  • 8 days training
  • Bespoke 1-2-1 mentoring sessions
  • Considered research into future markets.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAMME?

  • Awareness of future trends
  • A move towards new products/ ranges for growth 
  • Tools you can use for future product development
  • Strategies for getting your product to new market and increasing market share.

The fee to participate is €150 (programme is heavily subsidised).

Dates are subject to slight change and venues will be confirmed before the Programme starts.

If you are interested in this programme please email the Craft Expression of Interest to leo@tipperarycoco.ie 

Key dates

Date

Topic

Attendance Required

23rd Sept

Introduction to Programme/ Design trends/market research

All

24th Sept

Product Development Part 1

All

22 Oct

Business Structure and Organisation

All

23 Oct

Online presence- website audit

All

6 Feb

Finance – Costing & Pricing

All

25 to 28 Feb

Collect London & research visit

Individual choice

24 & 25 March

Produce Development Part 2

All

22 April

PR and Branding your product range

All

23 April

Retail Relations and Exporting

All

25th & 26th   May

One to One mentoring

Business /sales /design

1 session during

one of the days

27th May

International Trade Fair preparation and certificate presentation

All

 

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