Export Development Programme

Export Development Programme

Local Enterprise Office Wicklow has partnered with experts in the field of new market development to deliver a capability building programme designed to challenge and support you in scaling your export potential.

The Export Development Programme is an intensive programme designed to help you FOCUS on your ACTION plan to navigate your way to SUCCESS in your chosen Export Markets.

This Export Development Programme is not a course on the theoretical knowledge of what is needed to be export ready. It is a programme which has been carefully designed to guide and assist businesses along the process of entering export markets. 

The programme will provide you with access to experienced mentors and practical support for developing your export plans. It will also provide a forum where ambitious entrepreneurs can share their exporting experiences and challenges, get new perspectives, encourage collaboration and provide an opportunity to focus on growth opportunities in international markets.

Meet the trainer John and Tom from Seaweed for Dogs

Content includes:

  • A detailed export readiness assessment to determine your business' current capabilities and what you need to develop to successfully grow your business through exports .
  • 6 half-day workshops providing you with key sales and export skills, as well as management training on how to embed these skills within the wider business team.
  • 1-to-1 mentoring delivered over a period of 9 hours, split across 3 sessions, to help you to develop your export plan.
  • 1 day of market research activity per business, delivered to you by market development experts throughout the programme.

Whilst exporting can begin as an ad-hoc and opportunity-driven action rather than a strategic decision it is apparent that the real winners are those that move it on to a strategic footing quickly and in a structured manner.

The ultimate output of this programme will be a detailed, well researched, and actionable "Export Action Plan", which you may also use to underpin application for further public and private funding supports for export growth.

Full details of the cost and benefits can be found HERE