Many SME owners do not have good financial literacy, lacking the skills and confidence to make important business decisions that will impact them and their company. 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.
Enterprise Ireland's R&D Core Unit is hosting a number of regional events on their new Agile Innovation, Research and Development funding programmes.
Offering fast-track approval and a streamlined online application process, the new Agile Innovation Fund allows companies to access up to 50% in support for product, process or service development projects with a total cost of up to €300,000.
The next event is taking place on Thursday, 20th June in the Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport.
Productivity through Digital Transformation
The summit brings together business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, creators and big thinkers for an amazing day of talks and networking in the Royal Marine Hotel in the heart of Dún Laoghaire.
The 3rd Digital Transformation Summit will focus this year on increasing your company’s productivity through digital transformation. During the day we will explore how companies can save time and resources, improve customer service, improve your digital marketing strategy and increase revenue. This year we also have a number of experts in LEAN business practices, which will help you provide more value for customers, increase your productivity and competitiveness.
How to make your Company Investor Ready - Everything you need to know
On average digital companies that are well funded grow faster, are more sustainable and employ more staff. Therefore the June meetup brings leading experts together to share their insights on the fund raising process and how to best prepare your company for this critical activity.
This session will show us how to look at our day to day numbers in a fresh way and their impact on our long term growth. Wendy will share examples of how to analyse and fix your pricing; assess the value in each sale; identify your ideal client type and use this information to grow your business. She will answer your financial questions, share information and ideas with easily understood practical examples to understand your own business growth potential.
Wendyis a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) who has worked in practice since 1999, initially working for a practice for 10 years. Subsequently setting up her own practice with a partner in September 2009. During the ten years in her own business, her focus is on helping clients achieve their financial goals with practical, grounded advice and support.
The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is now open for applications.
Businesses that install an eligible biomass, biogas or CHP system will receive an ongoing quarterly payment for 15 years based on how much heat they create and consume.
The tariff is available to businesses in the commercial, industrial, agricultural and public sector and other non-domestic heat users. This includes hotels and leisure centres, office buildings, farms, agri-business and industrial processes.
Benefits for businesses
Businesses spend a significant amount of money on heating. Switching to a renewable heating system can help them save money and make their business more resilient to rising energy costs.
The tariff is a very attractive financial incentive.
It will help businesses reduce their carbon footprint.
Customers are embracing green business, and it is increasingly important for businesses to show that they are taking steps to improve their sustainability.
In addition, this support offers new opportunities for business and the agri-sector, and offers the potential to develop local and sustainable supply chains for biomass in Ireland. Businesses that buy their biomass fuel locally, will be directly supporting the local economy as well as businesses and communities in the local area.