Waterford Local Enterprise Office “Making It Happen” during Local Enterprise Week

Waterford Local Enterprise Office has announced a large number of innovative business events for those planning, starting or growing their business in 2019 during Local Enterprise Week, taking place throughout Waterford City and County from March 4th to 8th.

The week-long programme compiled by Waterford Local Enterprise Office will focus on the issues that impact businesses, whether it’s a pre-start, start-up or an established business looking to grow.

Local Enterprise Week Waterford kicks off its jam-packed programme at 8am on Monday, March 4th with a free Owner Manager Development information and recruitment workshop.  The workshop will enable owners and managers, planning the next stage of their business, to learn about the upcoming Owner Manager Development Programme, which will be delivered over nine months by Blaise Brosnan, a practical top management specialist.

On Tuesday, March 5th Eddie Shanahan will deliver a Wholesale & Retail Strategy for Craft Business Workshop.  If you’re a craft business in Waterford, are passionate about your product but need help with sales, this free three-hour workshop will focus on developing an effective sales strategy to benefit your business and takes place in the Town Hall Theatre in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford from 1pm to 5pm.

On Thursday, March 7th, social media strategist and disruptor Seanie Walsh will bring “The E-Commerce Maze” to Waterford.  A successful practitioner in sales and marketing, Seanie will reveal the macro and micro strategies it takes to build a brand, along with a fascinating insight into social media activity, monetisation and exploitation.

Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day and a celebratory event is planned for Waterford’s female entrepreneurs and professionals at the Greenway Manor Hotel. “Balance for Better” is a networking and business development event in association with Waterford Local Enterprise Office, Waterford Chamber, Network Ireland and Waterford Micro Business Network. Celebrating the remarkable achievements of women in business, tickets cost €15 and include breakfast and light lunch with registration from 8.30am.

Head of Enterprise at Waterford LEO Riche Walsh said, “Each year Local Enterprise Week grows exponentially in order to address the topical business issues of the day.  Waterford Local Enterprise Office, as an agency tasked with assisting start-ups and small businesses to “Make it Happen”, strives to give these businesses the opportunities and resources to unleash their potential and make the path to growth as unhindered as possible.”

“Waterford Local Enterprise Office also gives those thinking of starting or expanding a business access to the full range of supports provided by State bodies and expert third-parties and that cross pollination is well reflected in the 2019 Local Enterprise Week programme.”

To register for Local Enterprise Week events taking place in Waterford city and county from March 4th to 8th, or if you would like to find out more about what business support services are available visit www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford/