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Local Enterprise Week

01st March 2021 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Local Enterprise Week

Virtual business events taking place throughout the week

01st March 2021 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Local Enterprise Week is organised every year by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country, and this year over 200 events are taking place virtually throughout the week.

This year’s schedule includes ten ‘Spotlight’ events (details below) which are organised by individual Local Enterprise Offices and open to every business.

Spotlight Events

Monday March 1st
9.30am – 10.45am
Benefits of Green for your Business – Launching Green for Micro
Open to all. Organised by LEO Dublin City
This practical ‘how to’ event will help you to ‘Green’ your business and benefit from practical guidance on how to make your business more sustainable. Discover the benefits of doing so, and listen to case studies from those who have already done it. You will learn how to market your green business credentials as a unique selling point. Attendees will also learn how to access ‘Green for Micro’ supports from their Local Enterprise Office.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Monday March 1st
11am – 1pm
Spring Back & Step Forward: Building Leadership & Resilience
Open to all. Organised by LEO Donegal
A highly motivational online event, focusing on developing leadership and resilience to adapt to the challenges and opportunities facing businesses today. The line-up of speakers includes Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation and explorer and inventor Mark Pollock.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/eek

Tuesday March 2nd
10am – 1pm
Building The New
Open to all. Organised by LEO Galway
A dynamic morning session focusing on innovation and opportunity. This event features a selection of new businesses, including those which began as a result of Covid-19 and those which have had to innovate. Speakers include Damian Young of the National Design Innovation Hub, Gourmet Tart Company and Dough Bros.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Tuesday March 2nd
2pm – 4pm
Growing Lean: One Small Step or One Giant Leap, Getting Started with Lean
Open to all. Organised by LEO Kildare
The biggest challenge which many business- owners face, is how to get started with LEAN.  The event will set out the many supports available as well as an introduction to Lean Thinking – which will cover the basics, and how it is applied. It will also feature a selection of business people who will share their experience of introducing LEAN into their businesses.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Wednesday March 3rd
9.30am – 11.30am
AgriTech Revolution in Farming and Food
Open to all. Organised by LEO South Cork
This fast-paced interactive conference will examine how AgriTech has transformed farming and continues to help the sector thrive. Speakers will explore how using technology can put Ireland at the forefront of sustainable agriculture and where the export opportunities are.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Wednesday March 3rd
2pm – 4.30pm
Creative Connections: Enabling your B-2-B Online Opportunities
Open to all. Organised by LEO Carlow
Aimed at entrepreneurs in creative sectors, this event is designed to showcase opportunities through developing online tools for selling to the Trade. It will provide a forum for best practice sharing with expert speakers and peer learning by listening to entrepreneurs who have travelled the road of developing B2B online selling tools.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Thursday March 4th
10am – 11.30am
Engage for Growth with David Meade
Open to all. Organised by LEO Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
A highly energetic and interactive session introducing the psychology of leadership and providing a practical toolkit for effective business management. David Meade, internationally renowned speaker, BBC TV presenter, and expert on what makes humans ‘tick’, will deliver deep insights, new techniques, and vital takeaways to help you succeed in business.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Thursday March 4th
4pm – 5.30pm
S.M.A.R.Tech for Start-Ups
Open to all. Organised by LEO Clare
This dynamic event is aimed at technology start-ups who want to learn more about supports for their business growth. Speakers from both private and public sector will discuss new digital transformation technologies such as IoT, Industry 4.0, Automation, Robotics and Data Analysis. The event includes a virtual tour of the Dell Customer Solution Centre and the new campus in Limerick of the Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Thursday March 4th
7pm – 8.15pm
Masterclass: Health checking your business for its forward journey
Open to all. Organised by LEO Wexford
Blaise Brosnan, Management Resource Institute author and business guru, will deliver a masterclass assessing the financial health of your business. He will examine working capital, cashflow management and financial challenges and will tease out the issues while offering a range of practical solutions which you can both understand and use.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week

Friday March 5th
9.30am – 12.30pm
Trading Online Voucher Information Webinar
Open to all. Organised by LEO Fingal
This innovative scheme helps small businesses to develop their online presence by offering vouchers, valued at up to €2,500, towards website development or digital marketing strategy. This interactive online information session will cover various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business and search engine optimisation. The information provided is impartial and will help you decide what trading online options are right for your business.
Register www.localenterprise.ie/week


01 Mar | 8:00 am
05 Mar | 5:00 pm