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Numerous Events Announced For Mayo's Local Enterprise Week 2023

Date: 17-02-2023

Small businesses and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to sample so many events aimed at helping them to start or grow their business as part of this year’s Local Enterprise Week in County Mayo.

The initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, takes place from March 6th to 10th this year across the country.  

While there are hundreds of events taking place nationally during the week, including five Spotlight events that are available for free online, there are plenty of events in Mayo open to all. 

One of the Mayo events is a LEAN / Green webinar on Monday, March 6th, which will feature Derek Hannick of Lean Green Management Solutions and Michael Gill from West & North West LEAN Network, as well as Catherine O’Grady Powers of Glenkeen Estate and Glenkeen Farm to speak about how her business has benefitted from participating in LEAN and Green programmes through the Local Enterprise Office in Mayo.

Training events such as Smartphone Product Photography, an Income Tax workshop, an Introductory workshop to Starting Your Own Business as well as Business Advisory 1 – 1 clinics in Ballina, Claremorris and Westport will be available.

There will also be a Regional Export event ‘Doing Business with NI – the closest ‘export’ market to the West of Ireland, which will be of interest to businesses wishing to expand their market reach

John Magee, Head of Enterprise in Mayo says: “Local Enterprise Week is a fantastic marker in the road for any business.  It’s 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 is something for everyone and those who maybe always had that ambition to start on their own, or a great idea, this is the week to see how to get started and make it happen.

“There are hundreds of events taking place all over the country covering everything from exporting and digital to going green or growing that idea. 

“We also have five National Spotlight events taking place online and open to everyone that include experts from a range of industries.  So online or on your doorstep, I would encourage everyone to check out the schedule of events and get involved.”

Each of the 31 Local Enterprise Offices will be running a full programme of events in their area that will tackle a variety of areas relevant to small businesses and starting up. 

The events are open to all from budding entrepreneurs to established businesses and gives them the opportunity to get expert advice on key areas of business from financial skills, raising funds, exporting and boosting your business online to future trends such as sustainability and digitalization. 

Deirdre O’Neill, Senior Regional Development Executive with Enterprise Ireland, said; “Enterprise Ireland is delighted to support and be involved in Local Enterprise Week.  Working closely with the Local Enterprise Offices across the year, this week is a chance for small businesses to focus on key areas, the areas where they can make a real difference for their future ambitions. 

“This may be in relation to digitalization or becoming more sustainable, or those who have ambition to grow internationally and begin to find new markets. 

“If you are a business who wants to grow, internationalise or innovate, then there is something for you at Local Enterprise Week and we would encourage every small business out there to see what is happening in their area this year and take that next step.” 

Details for all the events taking place across the country during Local Enterprise Week, from March 6th to 10th, are available at

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