Posted in Connect on February 10, 2020.

The first week in March will see small businesses and budding entrepreneurs gather across the country for Local Enterprise Week 2020.  An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, thousands of attendees are expected at over 300 events across the country during the week aimed at supporting small businesses and fostering entrepreneurship.

The programme of events being run by Local Enterprise Office Mayo for Local Enterprise Week 2020 has been launched and with a range of events taking place from the 2nd – 6th March, there is something for everyone including business advice clinics, training programmes, and information seminars. On Thursday 5th March an interactive workshop will take place with cross border trading expert Tony McNally, and Fergal Brophy of The UCD Innovation Academy who will discuss the implications of Brexit for small businesses, the opportunities it can provide, and how developing your innovation skills is key for survival in today’s fast changing world.

The week is an opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to sample the range of supports that are on offer from their Local Enterprise Office related to a whole host of areas.  This will include financial supports, selling, networking, Brexit support, social media workshops, LEAN programmes and sessions dealing with how to make your business more sustainable.

Elaine Moyles, Acting Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office Mayo, said; “Local Enterprise Week is a chance for small businesses and for those possible future start-ups to see the full range of supports out there for them.  No matter what their business challenge or sector the Local Enterprise Offices will be putting on events for everyone, be it Brexit advisory clinics, financial management training, trading online, website planning and development, mastering social media, or simply, how to start a business, then it will be covered.  It is also a great chance to network and broaden your connections in business so use it to the advantage of your business, or business idea.”

The Local Enterprise Offices located in the local authorities and funded through Enterprise Ireland support over 7,000 small Irish businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide.  Since their establishment in 2014 they have helped create over 18,000 jobs and provide a range of supports to small businesses including mentoring, training and sector specific expert to help guide businesses at any stage of their development.

Local Enterprise Week 2020 Activities

Date Event Details Venue Book/Register
02/03/2020 How to Plan & Develop a Website Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar Book here
02/03/2020 Trading Online Voucher Seminar Leeson Centre, Westport Book here
03/03/2020 Improve your Productivity – Local Enterprise Office Successes & Expertise Druid Theatre, Galway City Book here
03/03/2020 Business Advice Clinics Chamber of Commerce, Ballina Email for more details:

04/03/2020 Essential Tax, VAT & Debt Management for Small Business Great National Hotel, Ballina Book here
04/03/2020 Business Advice Clinic Leeson Enterprise Centre, Westport Email for more details:

04/03/2020 Trading Online Voucher Seminar Great National Hotel, Ballina Book here
05/03/2020 Facebook for Business Advanced Leeson Enterprise Centre, Westport Book here
05/03/2020 Building Innovation Capability for Business McWilliam Park, Claremorris Book here
05/03/2020 Brexit Advisory Clinic McWilliam Park, Claremorris Book here
06/03/2020 Business Advice Clinic Claremorris Municipal Office, Mayo County Council Email for more details:

Unless specified most events can be booked through the LEO Mayo website or contact the office directly at 094 9064299 (limited availability at certain events).

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