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Ardee retail workshop part of Local Enterprise Week

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Launching Local Enterprise Week Louth.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

A special workshop for retailers in Ardee is among the events on the schedule for this year’s Local Enterprise Week – which takes place from March 6th to March 10th across the country.

The Local Enterprise Office in Louth, part of Louth County Council, have put together an array of seminars, lectures, workshops and events that will take place across the county for the duration of 2017’s Local Enterprise Week – including one free workshop to to be held at Ardee’s DeeHub.

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That event will be ‘Making Retail Work in 2017’ workshop – held in association with Ardee Traders & Business Association – which will take place from 8.30am to 12pm at the recently opened free space community facility on Market Street.

The fast-moving seminar will be led by retail expert Keith Harford who has worked with some of Ireland’s leading retailers and also acted as retail advisor to Feargal Quinn’s popular RTE One programme ‘Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy’.

The seminar will address issues such as global retail trends, developing a simple and realistic growth strategy, improving management effectiveness, cost effective marketing strategies and carving out a niche for your business.

Across Ardee, Drogheda, Dundalk and Castlebellingham, Local Enterprise Week will see events held every day which are free to attend for all.

Speaking at the launch of the programme of events earlier this week, LEO Louth Head of Enterprise Thomas McEvoy said, “If you’ve got a business idea, but don’t know where to start, our Ideas Development Workshops are just right for you. We’ve lined up The Entrepreneurs Academy to facilitate and help cultivate your idea so that you can take steps to make that idea a reality.

“For established businesses we try to include something for everyone in the schedule each year. We’ve got specialist workshops for retailers taking place in Ardee, Drogheda and Dundalk and we’re partnering with the Dundalk Chamber on a Cyber Security seminar and Drogheda Chamber on a B2B Networking event, both of which are open to members and non-members alike,” he continued.

“It’s so easy to get caught up working in your business. But it is equally important to take time out to plan for the future and re-energise yourself,” McEvoy added “We believe that the programme of events for Local Enterprise Week offers something for everybody and we look forward to meeting business owners from all over the county at our events.”

As with every year, Louth’s Local Enterprise Week continues to provide popular networking and educational events for both those in business and those looking to start one. Also speaking at the launch was Louth County Council cathaoirleach Paul Bell who urged business owners to attend and be inspired by what is on offer.

“It’s Local Enterprise Week again and it’s the ideal time for business owners to get out and learn from specialist speakers, network with others in business and get inspired for the year ahead,” he said.

Check out a full programme of events for Louth’s Local Enterprise Week here and book your tickets for events here.

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