In this client spotlight video, Caroline Gleeson of Bid Recruit provides an insight into the supports they have received from the Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and how these supports have helped grow the company.
The Brexit SME Scorecard online tool is an important first step in helping small businesses think about how their businesses may be impacted by Brexit.
Developed by Enterprise Ireland, questions in the scorecard are built around six key business pillars to help SMEs self-diagnose how prepared they are. A comprehensive report is automatically generated to assist with planning and to highlight what further supports are available.
This programme is for established businesses looking to improve their processes and provides businesses with 5 x 3.5 hour on-site 1:1 mentoring sessions from qualified LEAN practitioners and an introductory deep dive into the principles driving LEAN and its benefits.
If you want to;
Understand the methodologies driving competitveness and growth in organisations of all sizes across the globe
Get help to prepare you for Brexit
Make real improvements
Learn simple tools that can be used immediately to improve your processes and more
Then the LEAN programme is for you. The programme will consist of three half days of workshop training and 5 x 3.5 hour on-site 1:1 mentoring sessions.
The next programme is LEO DLR led and due to commence in November.
The cost per participant is €500.
To avail of this great offer, make sure to make an application with us by Wednesday 16th October 2019(Registration with CIMA will open on 21st October & close on 3rd November).
This is a unique offering to SME companies and their employees in DLR and is the first time CIMA has partnered with a support agency globally to provide this incentive to raise the financial skills of its SME population.
This is a practical and broad course aimed at owner managers/key employees of SMEs who want to learn best practice in the areas of:
Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law
On successful completion of the four subject examinations, students are awarded the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, and can use the designatory letters CIMA Cert BA after their name.
Many SME owners can find themselves running a business without any formal business qualification and subsequently lack the skills and confidence to make important business decisions. Good financial literacy is essential in any organisation and especially for SMEs that are looking to expand and compete in this increasingly complex commercial world.
Having good financial literacy will impact your ability to raise finance, forecast accurately, scale and prevent practices which often lead to failure.
Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are running an evening workshop on Thursday 10th October to advise small business owners on the importance of financial management and literacy and to help them understand the basics and get some practical tips.
"Everyone's on LinkedIn... Right?"
But not everyone is using it to its full potential, or in the right way! You have a personal profile, you may post a bit and comment occasionally. Some may even engage in groups and conversations. But are you delivering the results you and your business really need? Are you building a high value network who will buy from you, turn to you and recommend you… Is it an active revenue driver?
This high energy, hands-on session is designed to ensure that you are best placed to use the power and opportunities of LinkedIn to develop your business. It will remove “The Fear” of posting and engaging with potential clients. Giving you the know-how and confidence to market yourself, your company and your services, and develop prospects and new business through this multi-functional platform as well as connecting with your current clients and potential connections; using the tricks, tools and strategies the experts use.
This session is designed for anyone looking to use LinkedIn more effectively, to increase your visibility and reputation and, most importantly, develop new business.
Fingal LEO will organise the biggest women’s networking event in the country, with what they promise will be “a fast-moving, exciting and intensive morning that is simply unmissable for Dublin’s women in business!”
The theme of this year's Women’s Enterprise Day is 'Making It Happen' and the programme includes a variety of guest speakers, female entrepreneurs, lively panel discussion, small-business case studies, an exhibition of enterprise support agencies as well as plenty of opportunities to network with other female entrepreneurs and business owners.
TV and Radio Broadcaster Kathryn Thomas was announced as this year’s NWED Master of Ceremonies, while a number of inspiring speakers from several business sectors were also unveiled including: Ann McGee, Managing Director of MIAS Pharma; Siobhan Murray, author and resilience coach; Caroline Keeling, CEO of Keelings; Jo Harpur, CEO of Jo Harpur Jewellery; Krissy Gibson, CEO of Take the Cake; Niamh Sherwin-Barry, Director of the Irish Fairy Door Company; Melanie Boylan, Director of STOMP Social Media Training; Emer Cleary, Founder of Emu Ink Publishing; Aimee Madden, CEO of Clinishift and Jessica Conlon, Founder of Twigs.
Registration is at 8.45am with the opportunity to network over breakfast. The event itself kicks off at 9.30am and will include a networking lunch at 1pm, concluding at 2pm.
The organisers say NWED promises a packed and memorable morning. The event is funded by the LEOs in the Dublin Region and Enterprise Europe Network. Tickets are currently available at the subsidised rate of only €25. Places are limited, so early booking is strongly advised!
InterTradeIreland, together with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are hosting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on Local government procurement opportunities in greater Dublin and surrounding areas.
Local government in Ireland manage contracts which support and maintain civic amenities and community services. This is your opportunity to engage with the relevant people on the ground in councils to help inform future contracting approaches, market requirements and service delivery models.
Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019 Venue: CityWest Hotel & Conference Centre – Sycamore Suite Time: 10am – 2pm (Registration from 9.30am) Cost: Free of charge but advance booking essential
For many businesses, the question is not whether to trade online, it's how to start. Designed to assist small businesses, the Trading Online Voucher (TOV) Scheme offers training and advice, along with financial assistance of up to €2,500.
Attend our information seminar which has been designed by experienced digital marketing specialists to help participants complete the application form and to understand how to make best use of a Trading Online Voucher.
This information seminar is taking place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire from 9.30am-1.30pm. Attendance is free but advance booking is essential.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must attend a TOV seminar in order to submit an application for the Trading Online Voucher itself - the next application deadline is Friday 15th November at 4pm.
A two month programme for those looking to develop and grow small-scale food & drink production businesses.
During this programme you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the tools which can be used to assess market background, understand core technical issues facing your food or drink business, learn how to grow sales for your product range through better branding and packaging design and gain all of the tools and knowledge necessary to launch and build a successful food business in Ireland.
The cost to take part is only €200 per person (inclusive of all course materials, training and mentoring provided).
We are now taking application for the next programme, which is due to start in October - deadline for receipt of completed applications is Monday 16th September.