Local Enterprise Office DLR -  September 2019
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DLR Enterprise News - September 2019
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Apart from raising 100’s of millions of dollars in finance and building successful companies, Bill is the Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT and Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Sloan Executive Education. He is also the author of 'Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup' which is an extremely practical manual based on personal learnings and those of a significant population of entrepreneurs in MIT and beyond.
  • Are you wondering how to validate your product, identify and understand the basic finances of getting to market?
  • Do you want to find well established rules to launch your product or service?
  • Do you need a framework to advise or follow in helping others or your own company?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could always get access to the best in class advice especially when it comes to your profession? We agree in LEO DLR and that is why we have arranged for Bill Aulet to visit our shores on Saturday the 5th of October to give a workshop for mentors and entrepreneurs on how to get your product or service to market.

Bill advises governments, state agencies and entrepreneurs and is widely acknowledged as being an expert in this space and provides the best contemporary thinking in this area.

We have arranged for Bill to come on a Saturday so you can dedicate yourselves to this workshop (finishing at 3:30). Booking is essential.
Client Spotlight

Keith Curley & Tony Burke - Gladcloud 

In this client spotlight video, Keith Curley & Tony Burke of Gladcloud provides an insight into the supports they have received from the Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown with emphasis on the importance of our Priming Grant, and how these supports have helped the company grow.

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Lean Business Programme in DLR 2019

Lean Business Programme in DLR is designed to encourage companies based in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown to adopt Lean business principles in their organisation to increase performance and competitiveness.

Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues within their businesses by building the capability of their people to identify problems and improve operations. DLR County Council and the Local Enterprise Office are committed to supporting companies in DLR to do the same.

Whether your company is employing 5 or 500, in manufacturing, software, or internationally traded services companies, your business can benefit from Lean Business principles in practice to drive improvements, efficiencies and competitiveness in your business.

The Lean Business Programme DLR 2019 is made up of three elements:

  1. Lean for Leaders – Introductory Workshops
  2. Leading Lean in Your Company – Onsite Expert Assessment
  3. Lean for Micro – A 16 week practical programme for Micro Businesses

Find out more

Financial Management Workshop - 10th October 2019

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.

The session will cover:

  • Financial planning for the next 18 months
  • Cashflow management, the art of not running out of cash, good pricing and tight cost management
  • Profit and loss projections
  • Best practice for financial management
  • Checklist for applying for finance

Delivered by Clare Fay, Entrepreneurs Academy - an ACCA accountant who has held senior financial positions with corporate businesses and Multi National organisations.

  • Date: Thursday 10th October
  • Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Venue: Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road
  • Fee: €20

Full Details

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting Qualification

Develop vital financial literacy skills to make important SME business decisions with our partners in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) with an exclusive 17% discount offer on the Certificate in Business Accounting Qualification.

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:
  • Business Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • 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.
Full Details
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Local Enterprise Office, Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown

Phone: 01 2047083

County Hall, Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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