Local Enterprise Week 5th - 10th March 2017

The second nationally co-ordinated 'Local Enterprise Week' takes place around the country from March 5th to 10th 2017.  Organised by the Local Enterprise Offices, these events are aimed at anyone thinking of starting a business, new start-ups and growing SMEs. 

Monday 6th March

10am - 5p              

South Eastern Creative Corridor Training Workshop:

Plan and manage a business in the Audio Visual sector.  Training is delivered by the Entrepreneurial Academy.                                                              

For more informaiton: www.creativecorridor.ie 

Glenview Hotel, Glen O'The Downs

Tuesday 7th March

10am - 4pm                                                 

Local Enterprise Office 'Open Day: Business Growth':

The theme of this years’ Open Day is ‘Business Growth’ with a particular focus on finance options available to grow your business.

The programme includes a seminar on ‘Finance in a Brexit Environment’ and a panel discussion by top speakers, including Susan Hayes Culleton, Nick Ashmore of Strategic Banking Corporation Ireland and Kevin Kelleher of Microfinance Ireland, on preparing a financial roadmap for growing your company or business.

There will be an exhibition area bringing together finance related institutions and business support agencies.

If you have any specific finance questions, you can avail of the business expertise of a number of County Wicklow based accountancy firms during free 30 minutes advice sessions.

Click to find out more about our Open Day 2017

Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew                                                            

Wednesday 8th March

7pm - 10pm                                                 

Start Your Own Business Course:

An essential course for anyone thinking of starting their own business. This course will assist participants in assessing the viability of business ideas and in understanding the essential elements required to start up and run their own business. This evening course runs over 10 weeks.

Click here to book your place

Glenview Hotel, Glen O'The Downs                                            

Thursday 9th March

9.30am to 5pm                                                                     

Marketing for SMEs Training Course:

This training course will cover the essentials of marketing a business on a tightly controlled budget. Participants will be shown how to develop their overall marketing strategy, including branding, market research, building an online presence, and other practical techniques that help strengthen and grow business in challenging times. This is a two day course delivered by Terry Harmer of NLC Training

Click here to book your place

Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew                                                                               

Friday 10th March

10am to 5pm                                                                                                               

South Eastern Creative Corridor Training Workshop:

How to financially plan and manage a business in the Audio Visual sector. Training delivered by the Entrepreneurs Academy.      

For more information: www.creativecorridor.ie

Glenview Hotel, Glen O'The Downs                                                                                                                                              
9.30am to 1.30pm  

Trading Online Seminar with guest speaker Noel Davidson

Consumer behaviour is changing and online spending is increasing rapidly. There is a big opportunity for Irish businesses to grow and access a wider market, expand their business and create more jobs. Only 32% of SMEs are engaged in e-commerce sales in Ireland and 70% of the €850,000 spent online by Irish consumers per hour is going overseas. The 'Trading Online Voucher' scheme, aims to encourage small businesses to develop their online presence through a website or digital marketing strategy by availing of a Trading Online Voucher of up to €2,500 or 50% of their eligible expenditure.

Businesses looking to apply for the Trading Online Voucher must be trading for a minimum of 12 months to qualify, employ less than 10 employees and be located in County Wicklow. This event will assist you in putting together a digital marketing strategy, which will help in deciding what your business needs to start trading online, and is a condition for applying for the Scheme.

Book your place now

Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew