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DLR Chamber County Business Awards

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Chamber Announces County Business Awards

Closing date for entries: 16th September 

Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown Chamber of Commerce, the leading business organisation in DLR County is delighted to confirm the DLR Chamber County Business Awards for 2022, with a closing date of 16th September for businesses in the county to enter.

DLR as a county continues to grow from strength to strength and is recognised as one of the key counties in Ireland in terms of work-life balance. With strongly performing areas such as Sandyford Business District, Dundrum Town Centre and Cherrywood, more population and business growth is forecast in the next five years.

The entry procedure for the DLR County Business Award categories is now open and online and are supported by Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council

The closing date for entry is Friday 16th September 2022. The Awards judging process is managed and assessed by the Board of DLR County Chamber, together with guest Judges, and the shortlist of Entries will be announced on 30th September 2022.

A Black-Tie Gala Awards Evening will be held at The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan to announce the category winners on Thursday 27th October 2022. Always a great night for businesses in the county.

For more details and to enter your business, click here.

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

Now open for applications to the Autumn Programme beginning in September. 
Full details can be found here
Further queries to

Export Development Programme

7-Week Export Development Programme

We have developed a programme aimed at preparing SMEs to be ‘export ready’ by improving their strategic, sales & marketing, business planning, productivity and leadership capabilities.
The programme will deliver a suite of workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions that will support SMEs in developing their business capabilities to engage in new markets and export opportunities culminating in an Export Plan.
Dates:       7x Wednesdays
(7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Sept & 5th, 12th, 19th Oct)
Time: 10am each Wednesday
Venue: Online
Cost: €75


Work Smarter - Lean for Micro

Lean for Micro Lunch & Learn

1st September 

Join us for a free lunchtime Informational Webinar on 1st September setting out the Lean For Micro Programme. The webinar will explain the Lean For Micro Programme as well as emphasising the potential benefits of the programme to a business.

What is Lean and the Lean for Micro Programme?

Put simply, Lean is about taking what you do for your business and finding ways to be 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.

Dublin Food Starter

Dublin Food Starter September 2022

Date:                     5th, 7th, 19th & 21st Sept        
Time:                    2pm - 5.30pm via Zoom
The Food Starter programme is an online 4 x 1/2 day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business. It will cover everything from an overview of the Irish food sector to the specifics of starting a food production business.

The objective 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. (The programme content assumes you have the required business knowledge to run your enterprise e.g. you must already understand the basics of setting up a business, tax compliance rules, creating a business plan etc.) 

Register here.

You're The Business Campaign 

You're The Business

You’re the Business is a new digital training programme for SMEs brought to you by Google, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, and your Local Enterprise Office.
You’re the Business can help SMEs go online, grow online or go global with live virtual sessions and online courses. All training is available free of charge. Visit to sign up for training today.

What’s more, ten businesses could win digital guidance tailored to their needs, one-on-one mentorship sessions, plus €1,000 worth of Google Ads credit. To enter, all you have to do is tell us how digital has helped your business so far. 

The winners will get:

  • A custom digital strategy
  • Mentorship sessions with digital specialists
  • €1,000 Google Ads credits towards your next campaign
  • Winner’s event in The Foundry, Google’s innovation centre in Dublin.

For more information on how to enter or to access training courses, click here.

Upcoming Training

Start Your Own Business Course

Thursday 1st September

Book Online
Content Creation & Copywriting

Tuesday 6th Sept

Book Online
Export Development Programme

Wednesday 7th Sept 

Book Online
Online Marketing & Social Media Course

Thursday 8th Sept

Book Online
Ideation, Creativity and Innovation for Small Business

Monday 12th Sept

Book Online
4-Week Accounting Course

Wednesday 14th Sept 

Book Online
Be a Better Leader

Wednesday 14th Sept

Book Online
Trading Online Voucher Webinar

Tuesday 20th Sept

Book Online
How to Maximise Sales on Your Website

Thursday 22nd Sept 

Book Online
Financial Management for Beginners

Monday 26th Sept

Book Online
4-Week Human Resource Management Course

Wednesday 28th Sept

Book Online
Targeting Your Target Audience

Friday 30th Sept 

Book Online
Phone: (01) 204 7083

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