Over the next few months a series of events and workshops will be held across the city and county with the aim of to helping entrepreneurs take the next step in their business journey, be it starting their own business or planning to expand.
- Building on previous years’ successes
A seminar outlining ‘What’s Next to Arrive in Digital’, will launch this year’s Autumn/ Winter Training and Development Programme for the Local Enterprise Office in Limerick (LEO Limerick) on Wednesday 7 September at 11.00am in the Strand Hotel.
Over the next few months events and workshops such as ‘Mobile Marketing’, ‘Online Advertising’, ‘Building a Winning Team’ and ‘Why People Fail to Sell’ will be held across the city and county. The aim is to help entrepreneurs take the next step in their business journey, be it starting their own business or planning to expand.
Workshops and events will take place at various locations throughout Limerick and some will also be held in conjunction with Ballyhoura Development Ltd, Paul Partnership and West Limerick Resources.
The Mayor of the City and County Council, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon is paying tribute to the work the Local Enterprise Office has been doing over the past number of years.
“LEO Limerick is playing a vital role in nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in Limerick. It is a fantastic resource to have; a first point of contact people have as they begin their journey of owning and running their own business,” he said.
In 2015, LEO Limerick supported 360 new jobs across the city and county in the small business sector, through an investment of €808,000 grant aid, resulting in a net increase of 210 jobs.
The total number of jobs supported by LEO Limerick over the past number of years is 1,300.
Eamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise with Limerick City and County Council - Local Enterprise Office Limerick said: “There has never been a better time to get into business in Limerick. We have the expertise to help people at various stages of development; from developing a business idea to planning a growth strategy; we have something for everyone in this year’s Autumn/ Winter Training Programme.”
“There are over 90 events taking place over the next few months to help entrepreneurs develop their business ideas. LEO Limerick is a fantastic resource for local people. Events such as While grant aid is important, we also focus on other supports such as training and development, mentoring and business advice,” he added.
Bernie Moloney, Assistant Head of Enterprise said: “We provide a guiding hand approach to our clients at whatever stage of development they are at. We develop and run programmes targeting specific groups such as the Women In Business Cluster Network and the Childcare Management Development Programme. While the new ISAX – Start Your Own Business has been specially designed for entrepreneurs aged 55 and older. We want people to start talking business!”
The Autumn/ Winter Programme Launch takes place in the Strand Hotel at 11.00am on Wednesday 7 September.
Full details of LEO Limerick’s Autumn/ Winter 2016 Training and Development Programme and how to apply are available on www.localenterprise.ie/limerick, www.limerick.ie/business/whatson or 061 557499.
Alternatively, you can download LEO Limerick’s Autumn/ Winter 2016 Training and Development Programme here.