Lots happening for Local Enterprise Week

Local Enterprise Week runs from March 6th to 10th

Small businesses and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to sample no less than fifteen events aimed at helping them to start or grow their business as part of this year’s Local Enterprise Week in County Roscommon.

The week-long series of events is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices network nationwide, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, taking place from March 6th to March 10th inclusive.

While there are hundreds of events taking place nationally during the week, there are plenty of events in County Roscommon which are open to all.

Among these events there will be focus on areas such as Photography Training for Businesses, Trading Online, Remote Business Advisory & Website/Social Media Review Clinics, Remote Start Your Own Business Course and a Tendering & Procurement Workshop.

There will also be workshops on opening potential Export Markets, Remote Working Job Opportunities and Spaces in County Roscommon, and Expanding Business using Creative Technologies. The final event is a Business Breakfast Networking Event with guest speakers and LEO Supports Talk.

Details for all the events taking place across the country during Local Enterprise Week are available at www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Week.

For details on all events taking place in Roscommon visit www.localenterprise.ie/roscommon or by telephoning 090-6626263 or 090-6637100.

Speaking ahead of Local Enterprise Week, Louise Ward, Head of Enterprise at LEO Roscommon said: “Local Enterprise Week is an opportunity to take stock of where you are, see where you can grow, where you can innovate or maybe become more sustainable and see what resources are available on your doorstep.

“There are hundreds of events taking place all over the country covering everything from exporting and digital to going green or just growing one’s business idea. So online or on one’s doorstep, I would encourage everyone to check out the schedule of events”.

The five national spotlight events are online and free to attend. The first of these events takes place on Monday, March 6th from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Entitled ‘First steps to export success’, this seminar will offer advice to businesses who are considering expanding into international markets or are early-stage exporters.

Then, on Tuesday, March 7th from 9.30 am to 1 pm, there will be a workshop entitled ‘You’re the Business’ which will focus on companies’ digital journeys and how best to advance on that journey. Google are hosting three online trainings, live from Google in Dublin, for businesses that are looking to Get Online, Grow Online, or Go Global.

Then on Wednesday, March 8th from 11 am to 12.30 pm, there will be a workshop on ‘Green, Sustainability and Competitiveness’ which will inform, inspire, and engage owner managers and their key staff in how best they can implement Green technologies, processes and products to their business in order to be more competitive.

The penultimate event on Thursday, March 9th will take place from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm and focus on driving cost savings with LEAN.   There will be a particular focus on businesses on how best to improve competitiveness and productivity. The workshop will feature an online panel discussion.

The final national spotlight event will take place from 10 am to 11.30 am on Friday, March 10th. Entitled ‘Innovate for business success’ the aim of the event is to introduce improvements through new methods, ideas or products.