Building a Craft and Design Enterprise Programme - South East

We are looking for ambitious creative enterprises that want to inject new ideas and approaches to product development into their practice. Boost your product into new markets through a series of design led workshops.

Building a Craft and Design Enterprise Programme

Over the course of seven months (September 2019 to May 2020) you will undertake:

  • 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.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Business must be trading more than 18 months
  • Business Owner must be working full time in the business

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 euros and the programme is heavily subsidised.

    If you are interested in undertaking this Programme, please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to Brid Kirby bkirby@waterfordcouncil.ie before 12 noon on 19th July 2019.

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

     

    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

    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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