Eight Limerick companies embraced the principles of ‘Lean for Business Growth’ with the aid of Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick.
The participating businesses developed new procedures and discovered practical ways to improve their business activities and sales with some resulting in new job creation opportunities.
These small businesses have now taken key steps to adopt new business practices and accelerate the growth of their businesses having completed the programme organised by the LEO Limerick.
This is the second programme of this nature run in the last year and the rewards for the participating companies have far exceeded their expectations.
Due to high demands and obvious positive outcomes to support the development of small businesses in Limerick it is intended to run the course again in September.
Bernie Moloney, Senior Enterprise Development Officer with LEO Limerick said: “We are delighted to have been able to facilitate this programme to support small businesses who are investing in their future growth and improve their competitive positions.”
“This is one of the programmes we can provide local companies with to support them in relation to preparing for Brexit and the impact it may have on their business. Other supports include financial assistance for Trading Online (with the Online Trading Vouchers) and supports to explore and develop new export market opportunities (Micro exporters Grant).”
A regional event in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices in Clare and Tipperary is arranged for later in the year which will be focused on supporting the small business sector to examine the potential for export to other European Markets.
LEO Limerick supports the indigenous small business sector employing up to 10 employees in Limerick City and County.
Combining the resources of the Local Enterprise Office and Limerick City and County Council’s business support unit, LEO Limerick is one of 31 LEOs around Ireland that are tasked with delivering services and support to businesses within a framework set by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and overseen by Enterprise Ireland.