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12 Events Announced So Far For Mayo’s Local Enterprise Week 2024

Date: 16-02-2024

Small businesses and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to sample at least 12 events aimed at helping them to start or grow their business as part of this year’s Local Enterprise Week in Mayo.

Local Enterprise Week is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, and takes place from the 4th to 8th March this year.

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

These include events on doing business in Northern Ireland, business website consultations, future market trends and signature events with both Ballina and Castlebar Chambers of Commerce.

A full list of all planned events is here:

Speaking ahead of Local Enterprise Week, John Magee, Head of Enterprise for Mayo County Council said: “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 two National Spotlight events taking place online and open to everyone that include experts from a range of industries. 

“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.”

The two National Spotlight events are open to everyone and can be accessed online.  The first, ‘Understanding and leveraging future trends for your business’ takes place on Wednesday, 6th March looks at what are the trends that will be emerging in the short and long term and how they will affect business.  The session will also delve into how you can adapt and leverage these trends for business success.

The second spotlight event focuses on the area of sustainability.  The ‘Sustainability imperative for business success’ session will be on Thursday, 7th March and will look at how sustainability is becoming a bigger and bigger factor in business survival and success. Headlined by renowned broadcaster and science and environment expert, Liz Bonnin, it will show how the small changes in your business can make a big impact and most importantly how you can start.   

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. 

Details for all the events taking place across the country during Local Enterprise Week, from March 4th to 8th, are available at

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