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Lunch Time Briefing: Green Your Business & Grow

Green Your Business & Grow

Are you ready to take your first step towards a greener business strategy?
Join our webinar and learn about our FREE assessment and guidance to help tackle your utility costs. This free assessment is valued at €1,800 and is provided as part of our Green for Micro business offer.   
You can go a step further and proceed to certification to improve your green credentials and increase your competitiveness. Start your Green journey with us today.
Join us for a short briefing on this great offer. 

  • Mariea Mullally, Senior Enterprise Development Officer, LEO Dunlaoghaire Rathdown
  • Phil Walker, Managing Director, ECOMerit Environmental Consultants
  • Des Vallely, Managing Director, Irish Village Markets

Date: 30th June 
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Zoom

Let your sustainability journey start 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 Autumn Programme 
Full details can be found here
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Upcoming Training

Financial Management (Advanced) Workshop

Continue building confidence in your business finances

Business owners who are knowledgeable and understand their finances will be able to make informed decisions about the future of their business and prepare for any challenges or opportunities that may arise. 

Date: Wednesday 22nd June
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Venue: Online 


Presentation Skills Workshop


This workshop is built around the idea that in today’s work environment employees, business owners & entrepreneurs need to constantly pitch and present. There are many audiences, each with a different goal and needing different approach (suppliers, clients, employees, partners, agencies, national / local programmes, mentors, etc.).

Our main goal is to make sure that you will have the tools and be able to present yourself & your business effectively in both on the fly and planned meetings (including the relevant visual materials) to achieve your goals.

Date: Monday 4th July
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Venue:  Online 


Master Your VAT Return

This half day workshop will give you a detailed understanding of VAT and the implications of VAT registration for your business. We will teach you all about VAT expenses, rates and thresholds, as well as important Revenue dates and deadlines and the advantages and disadvantages of registering for VAT.

Date: Tuesday 12th July
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm 
Venue:  Online 


Canva for Social Media Marketing

Canva is a popular graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics and other visual content. This half day workshop is for anyone who wants to understand how to use Canva to create impactful visual content for their business.

Date: Wednesday 20th July
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm 
Venue:  Online 


Business Priming & Expansion Grants

Thinking of Taking on Staff?

You could avail of up to €15,000 towards salary costs!


Who Can Apply?

  • A manufacturing or internationally traded services business
  • A business located, registered and operating in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County
  • A business employing up to 10 employees

Full details of eligibility criteria can be found here.
In the video below, Criona Turley (co-founder of Capella) provides an insight into the support that they received from LEO DLR, including the Business Priming Grant, Training & Events and Networking Groups.

Talk to our team today to find out how we can help you

EPA announces €650,000 funding opportunity for innovative Irish businesses in the Circular Economy

New EPA Funding Opportunity

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched its €650,000 funding opportunity for Irish enterprises to innovate, demonstrate and implement new circular economy approaches in their business models, moving away from the ‘Take Make Use Dispose’ economic model.

Applications for project funding in the range of €50,000 to €100,000 are invited. This funding will support Irish businesses to develop circular solutions in product and service design, production and distribution, use of resources including raw materials, and in water, energy and waste reduction.

The fund is aimed at business-ready innovative projects targeting the areas of food, water and nutrients; packaging, textiles, plastics; construction and buildings; electronics and ICT; batteries and vehicles.

Deadline for applications is 19th July 2022.
For more information visit

Upcoming Events

Financial Management Advanced

Wednesday 22nd June

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Presentation Skills Workshop

Monday 4th July

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Master Your VAT Return

Tuesday 12th July 

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Trading Online Voucher

Friday 15th July

Book Online
Canva for Social Media Marketing

Wednesday 20th July

Book Online
Phone: (01) 204 7083

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