“Making it Happen” 5 years of the Local Enterprise Office Network
Since the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) were established in 2014, they have supported the creation of over 18,600 jobs nationwide with 144,830 entrepreneurs and business people trained in a range of skills over the five years.
LEOs across the country have approved and contributed funding to over 5,000 business and entrepreneurial projects while distributing €81.5million worth of direct financial assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs, stimulating job creation in communities across the country.
In those 5 years, 40,577 people have received mentoring support through the LEO network, while over 17,500 have taken a Start Your Own Business course.
Local Enterprise Office Figures – 2014 to 2019
18,640 – Jobs created by Local Enterprise Office supported clients
5,080 – Projects approved for funding by the Local Enterprise Offices
€81.5m – Direct financial assistance to Local Enterprise Office clients
17,587 – Taken Start Your Own Business with their Local Enterprise Office
144,830 – Engaged in training with their Local Enterprise Office
7,371 – Entrants to Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE)
752 – Availed of a Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) grant
40,577 – Availed of specialist mentoring through their Local Enterprise Office
5,227 – Received a Trading Online Voucher
24,245 – Average yearly entrants to the Student Enterprise Programme
1,687 – Approved applications for Microfinance Ireland loans
432 – Availed of LEAN Consultancy through their Local Enterprise Office
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5 years of the Local Enterprise Office Network #MakingItHappen
Regardless of a hard or soft Customs Brexit, goods to/from the UK or transiting through the UK, will be subject to strict compliance and documentation requirements.
This workshop will cover how export and import customs procedures on trade with ‘Third Countries’ apply, how tariffs work and the need to correctly classify your goods.
There is now an urgent need to prepare your company for customs with this one-day interactive workshop. These workshops are fully funded by DBEI, through Enterprise Ireland and are delivered by Export-Edge Training, on behalf of Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown for the Dublin Region.
Attendance is free but earliest booking is essential, as these Customs Courses have been in urgent demand and immediately booked out elsewhere.
Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network and Enterprise Ireland’s USER-FACTOR Design for SME’s group are holding a 'Design for Business Advantage' event on the 30th of April 2019 at the Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel between 9am-12pm.
The theme of the event will be Design Led Innovation and aims to highlight the importance and value of design within the innovation process, the benefits involved in engaging with a design process and the role in which design implemented innovation can play in the success of Irish Businesses.
This event is suitable for all types of Irish Business such as Start Ups, Small and Medium Enterprises, large indigenous companies and multinationals. Participants can also learn about the various funding mechanisms available from Enterprise Ireland, including the Innovation Voucher, Innovation Partnership and Agile Innovation Funding programmes.
A networking lunch will be provided from 12pm. Register HERE
Are you interested in growing your business through exporting but are not sure what might be involved?
Enterprise Ireland invites you to a half-day masterclass to help you to: Identify what you need to export successfully Evaluate your products and / or services and their value to overseas customers Assess the opportunities and the costs, the risks and the rewards Hear from companies that have achieved success in export markets and meet the Enterprise Ireland advisers
The Essentials of Exporting will be run in the following locations:
19 September - Shannon, The Bunratty Castle Hotel
24 October - Dublin, EI offices Eastpoint
26 November - Westmeath, The Mullingar Park Hotel
These masterclasses are open to clients of the Local Enterprise Offices. The cost will be €70 per company and up to three people can attend.
This ‘Food Starter programme’ is a short two day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business (typically the first 24 months). The objective of the 2 days is to provide the participants with a base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food business.
The content is designed to provide you with information which will allow you to avoid the pit falls normally associated with this journey. While certain aspects of the programme are relevant to those setting up cafes/restaurants, the core programme content is designed for those producing food to be sold through third parties i.e. food producers.
For those considering applying for the Food Academy Programme in the future, this programme will provide an excellent opportunity to boost your chances of securing a place.
This session is specifically designed to help people who are planning to start their own business. Over the course of approx 90 minutes, one of our experienced business mentors will discuss with attendees the range of issues you need to consider when setting up and will introduce the variety of supports on offer from enterprise agencies. Time will be set aside for Questions & Answers.
Our next one takes place on 9th May 2019 in Nutgrove Enterprise Park. Register your place HERE