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Local Enterprise Week to stimulate job creation in South Dublin


by Rachel Maloney

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) South Dublin has announced a series of exciting events during Local Enterprise Week 2016. All of the 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country are running events during the week of March 7th- 13th to promote the supports available to local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Des English of the LEO South Dublin that are launching enterprise week said:

“There are plenty of business opportunities out there but you have to go out and find them. We want to help small businesses to identify opportunities for growth. Equally, anyone with a viable idea for a new business needs to be encouraged to pursue that ambition.”

He added that Local Enterprise week is a brilliant platform for awareness of the role of LEOs here in South Dublin and throughout the country to create and sustain local jobs.

Local Enterprise Week 2016 Mayor Holland

Speaking at the launch of the Local Enterprise Week Initiative, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council Daniel McLoughlin commented:

“I am delighted to support the Local Enterprise week being delivered by LEO South Dublin. The week-long schedule of events highlights what is available to new and existing micro enterprises and business through a range of advisory, training, mentoring and financial supports.”

Over the course of the week, LEO South Dublin will deliver a wide variety of events aimed at developing all aspects of your business skills. The events will cover idea generation, business planning, funding and marketing. They will also focus on exporting, perfecting your pitch, greening your business and a regional Start Up Bootcamp.

A particular highlight of the week will be event featuring Dublin All-Ireland winner and successful entrepreneur Philly McMahon on March 9th where he will speak about lessons learned from his business, sporting and life experiences.

For times, venues and booking forms, visit www.localenterprise.ie/southdublin  where you can also find more information on all the events.