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Lean for Micro Programme - April 7th


Lean for Micro Begins 7th April

Next dates for the two half day workshops: 7th & 14th April 

The Programme

  • 2 x Half Days of workshop training (3-hours)
  • 5 x 3.5 hours 1:1 mentoring
  • Small group setting: max. 14 places per programme.

Business Owners, Managers and employees who are looking for ways to do things Better, Smarter, Cheaper & Together, improving profits, customer service and employee engagement will benefit from participating in this prgoramme.
 

What is Lean and the Lean for Micro Programme?

Put simply, Lean is about taking what you do for you business and finding ways to to is Quicker, Cheaper, Better, and Together as a team.

Lean for Micro is about more than cash savings to small business owners though. For many it is about building a stable, secure, and sustainable business that is agile enough to face economic challenges. 

Through the Lean for Micro Program, Jigsaw helps great businesses like yours BE BETTER!
 

For more details and to register your interest click here.

FULL Management Capability Programme


Strengthen Your Financial Management Through Mentoring


Are you a business with >10 employees looking for financial advice on how to scale, increase profits, improve your cash flow and enhance the value of your business? If so, then our new Mentoring Programme in Financial Management Capabilities will help you. We have partnered with The Agile Executive to provide businesses with 1-to-1 mentoring with a financial specialist, over six months.
 

Make Informed Decisions

This Mentoring Programme will enable businesses to make informed financial & operational decisions for future growth, in areas such as:
  • Financial Processes 
  • Resources & Funding
  • Planning – short term & long term
  • Management
  • Business Performance


How to Apply

Eligible businesses can apply by clicking here.
 
Alternatively, email sbroughan@dlrcoco.ie 

Future Proof Your Business


Green for Micro


Do you want to reduce costs?
Do you wish to improve your green credentials to ensure your business is more competitive?
Do you want to future proof your business?
 
If you answered yes to any of the above questions check out the Local Enterprise Office Green for Micro scheme which provides free professional support (to the value of €1,800) to small enterprises (<10 employees) of any business sector. 
 

The support will be tailored to your business needs, and can include; 

  • An audit of energy, waste and water management practices
  • Identification of costs savings 
  • Assistance with producing an implementation plan
  • Advice on costs and pay-back of any improvement initiatives
  • Measurement of the carbon foot-print of your business
  • Year on year environmental performance recording system
  • A route to environmental certification to increase your business' competitiveness


Let your sustainability journey start now!

Full details can be found here.

APPLY NOW

Katapult Programme - Open for Applications


Katapult - Now Open for Applications

  • Are you an early stage entrepreneur with global ambitions?
  • Will you be raising investment funding?

 
If this sounds like you, join the Katapult Programme and help your business succeed!

  • Validate your business proposition
  • Learn about funding opportunities
  • Develop your business model and route to market
  • Prepare yourself for an investment pitch

These are just some of the areas covered in this highly interactive programme given by successful entrepreneurs and experts in their field.

 
Now open for applications to the Spring Programme 
 
Full details can be found here
 
Apply via www.katapult.ie
 
Further queries to leo@dlrcoco.ie

Age Friendly dlr


Age Friendly Business Recognition Training


Date:                    Monday 4th April, 2022        
Time:                    7pm via Zoom
 
 
We’re inviting businesses in dlr to sign up to the Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme.

The Programme, run by dlr County Council in conjunction with Age Friendly Ireland, encourages retailers and service providers to think about what low- or no-cost changes they can make to help their older customers’ experience better.

Participating businesses are asked to nominate an ‘Age Friendly Champion’ to undergo a short online training course, consult with customers, and implement three Age Friendly actions.

Having completed the programme, Age Friendly accredited businesses can display their certification and an accreditation window sticker at their premises and will also be listed on the agefriendlyireland.ie website.


Register here.

Food Safety - Getting it Right From The Start 


Dublin Food Chain - Free Food Safety Event


Date:                    Tuesday 12th April, 2022        
Time:                    11am via Zoom
 
 
Dublin Food Chain are collaborating with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) for our next event which is targeted at those emerging into the food sector within the first 24 months of start-up.​

Ruth Conefrey of the Food Safety Authority, will outline the importance of embedding food safety correctly from the start of your business.  During the session, Ruth will outline the key areas to be aware of and how to use free FSAI resources to ensure you have an appropriate food safety culture in your business.

All participants will receive an FSAI resource booklet for small food businesses covering topics such as nutrition labelling, health claims, labelling legislation, starting a food business, etc. 


Register here.

Upcoming Events

How to Prepare Financial Projections for Funding Applications



Friday 1st April

 
Book Online
Age Friendly Business Recognition Training



Monday 4th April

 
Book Online
Mind Your Mind in Business



Wednesday 6th April 

 
Book Online
SEO & Web Analytics



Thursday 7th April

 
Book Online
8 Week Online Marketing & Social Media Course



Tuesday 12th April

 
Book Online
Proven Tools & Techniques to Test Your Market



Wednesday 20th April 

 
Book Online
Smartphone Video Skills



Tuesday 26th April

 
Book Online
Phone: (01) 204 7083
Email: leo@dlrcoco.ie 

Address:
Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
County Hall
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Ireland

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