Free Places up for Grabs on Expert led Start Your Own Business Programme

Waterford Local Enterprise Office and the ‘Work Matters’ initiative at Waterford Library Services have teamed up to host a new Start Your Own Business Programme.

The Work Matters at the Library is an initiative supporting business start-ups, job seeking or career changes.

Participants are invited to apply for a free place on the expert-led 3-day Start Your Own Business Programme Boot Camp, during which tuition in general business and business planning; , sales and marketing; , enterprise finance and taxation; will be offered by key business mentors and experts. Each programme pParticipant will receive a Start Your Own Business Manual, business relevant templates and six hours of expert one to one mentoring, all free of charge.

Two programmes will be on offer in Waterford, both Two boot camps will be running in tandem; the City based programme boot camp will be on offer at Carrickphieirish Library from 9.30 and run to 4.30 daily on Thursday, September 20th and 27th and Thursday, October 4th and the County based programme boot camp will be on offer at Cappoquin Library from 9.30 and run to 4.30 daily on Wednesday, September 19th and 26th and Wednesday, October 3rd.

10 free places are available on each programme boot camp and to obtain a place, participants must pitch their business idea in order to secure one of the free places. The pitches will take place on September 12th at Cappoquin Library and September 13th  at Carrickphieirish Library. 

Commenting on the announcement of the free training programme, Richie Walsh Head of Enterprise at Waterford Local Enterprise Office said, “We are delighted to launch this programme with Waterford Library Services Work Matters at the Library. Starting a business poses many challenges with lots of planning and decision making to be made not to mention many obstacles along the way. This programme is designed to offer practical help and supports to potential entrepreneurs and with a range of expert tutors it will prove an invaluable asset to all of those who take part and offer them the skills and knowledge to access the viability of their business idea/project.”

The Work Matters at the Library is an initiative supporting business start-ups, and those job seeking or thinking of career changes.

Work Matters at the Library It provides online resources also offer participants and access to free courses in CV writing, interview skills, business plan and grant proposal writing. along with numerous free courses. Access to free eMagazines covering business and computing and free online language learning courses are also availabel along with self service printing, photocopying and scanning facilities.

 

Participants interested in applying for a place on the programme will need to complete an application form by the closing date of September 3rd, 2018.

 

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