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24 May 2022

Longford businesses encouraged to take advantage of Local Enterprise Week

Longford businesses encouraged to take advantage of Local Enterprise Week

Businesses across County Longford are being encouraged to take advantage of the array of events and topics at this year’s Local Enterprise Week.

The initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices takes place from Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11 with over 220 events for businesses and entrepreneurs taking place in person and online across the country.

The theme of this year’s Week is “Making It Happen” and is focused on helping businesses to look forward and to future proof themselves for the years ahead. The full listings for the week have been announced with a number of events taking place in Longford.

Some of the events being organized by LEO Longford include Green for Micro Clinics, Marketing Clinics, Business and Social Media training, and the County Longford Enterprise Awards.

The awards this year will have a green theme focusing on companies involved in the circular economy or trying to reduce their carbon footprint.

Along with the specific local events the Local Enterprise Offices have 12 national Spotlight events that are available online, taking place across the week and open to all small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country. These events are free to join online and cover everything from digitalisation and exporting to future proofing your business and boosting your business online.

According to Michael Nevin, Head of Enterprise with Longford LEO, Enterprise Week seeks to spotlight the valuable contribution micro enterprises make to the Irish economy but also to provide supports to businesses to aid their development and growth
Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity for many businesses to dip into a specific area of interest and gather information on a topic that may be relevant to their business now or in the future. It also provides the perfect opportunity for someone who may be interested in starting a business to get an idea of some of the key areas of focus and how to take those first steps.

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

For more information on Local Enterprise Week and to find information on the National Spotlight Events and specific events in your area go to www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Week. Register at https://bit.ly/3vl8pEL.

LONGFORD EVENTS – LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK 2022

Monday, March 7
9.30am to 13.30pm - Business Training: How to Master Your VAT in one day.

Tuesday, March 8
9.30am to 12.30pm - Social Media: How to create marketing videos for your website & social media –

Level 1
10am to 5.30pm - Green for Micro Clinics

Wednesday, March 9
7pm to 9.30pm - Business Training: Start Your Own Business

Thursday, March 10
9.30am to 5.30pm - Marketing Clinics

Friday, March 11
9.30am to 5.30pm - Marketing Clinics

County Longford Enterprise Awards

Longford County Enterprise Awards highlighting the growing focus on sustainability and climate action across our business community. Recognising six local companies from across the county who have championed ‘Greening their Business’ over the past 12 months.

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT EVENTS – LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK 2022

Monday, March 7
9:30am – 10:45am – Drive Growth by Digitising Your Business
2:00pm – 3:30pm – Food: Consumer Trends for 2022
7:00pm – 8:45pm – Retail: Adapting and Innovating in an ever-changing trading environment

Tuesday, March 8
10:00am – 12 noon – Internationalising Your Business
2:00pm – 4:00pm – From Good to Great: Using Lean for a Competitive Edge

Wednesday, March 9
9:00am – 11:00am – Going Green: Small Steps, Big Impact
11:00am – 12:30pm – Agile Ambition: Funding for Innovation
2:00pm - 4:00pm – Intellectual Property: First Steps in Protecting Your Business

Thursday, March 10
9:30am – 12:30pm – Future Proofing Your Small Business using Smart Tech Tools
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Social Media Mashup: Future Opportunities for your Business

Friday, March 11
11:00am – 12 noon – Boost Your Business Online: How to stand out from the crowd
2:00pm – 3:45pm – Show Me The Money: How to raise finance for your business.

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