Businesses across Waterford are being encouraged to take advantage of the array of events and topics at this year’s Local Enterprise Week. The initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices takes place from the 7th to 11th March with over 220 events for businesses and entrepreneurs taking place in person and online across the country and 26 in Waterford city and county.
The theme of this year’s Week is “Making It Happen” and is focused on helping businesses to look forward and to future proof themselves for the years ahead. The full listings for the week in Waterford can be found on www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford/Enterprise-Development/Local-Enterprise-Week
There is a wide variety of topics and events in this year’s listing. Kicking off the week in Waterford on Monday March 7th is a HR Advice Clinic. If you have Human Resources issues or concerns, LEO Waterford is providing one-to-one HR Advice Clinics for small or micro business in Waterford city and county.
Also on the Monday afternoon is a Trading Online information session. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme offers small businesses, trading over 6 months, the opportunity to create or develop an e-commerce project by availing of vouchers of up to €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure.
Those wishing to avail of a voucher, must attend our Information Seminar, where attendees will be informed of the purpose of the scheme and how best to use and get value from the application of the voucher.
While on Tuesday March 8th Waterford is hosting a fascinating event, Thinking Around Corners, Creativity & Creating Opportunities from Problems.
This is a series of five webinars, though each webinar can be booked as a stand-alone workshop. Each workshop has been designed to allow participants to check out a range of different and exciting ways of assessing and dealing with problems and discovering and creating opportunities for future success.
Other events taking place throughout Local Enterprise Week in Waterford include one of the national Spotlighted events, The Social Media Mashup, not to mention the County final for the national enterprise awards, the county final for the student enterprise programme, a business after hours with Waterford Chamber, Roadmap to Funding & Supports for Innovative Business Ideas, and a one-to-one financial advice clinic.
Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity for many businesses to dip into a specific area of interest and gather information on a topic that may be relevant to their business now or in the future. It also provides the perfect opportunity for someone who may be interested in starting a business to get an idea of some of the key areas of focus and how to take those first steps.
To register for Local Enterprise Week events taking place in Waterford city and county from March 2nd to 6th, or to find out more about what business support services are available visit www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford/
Most events are online and completely free of charge while some have a nominal booking fee. As with every year, many of the events are expected to book up quickly so early booking is strongly advised.