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LEO Louth announce Ardee ‘Start Your Own Business’ course

Denise Belton from Local Enterprise Office Louth.
This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

The Louth branch of the Local Enterprise office are holding a ‘Start Your Own Business’ programme in Ardee next month, as part of their new training and management development schedule for Autumn/Winter 2017.

The team at LEO Louth are keen to help ensure everyone is ‘fit for business’ going into 2018 and their new schedule of programmes and seminars aim to support businesses in every aspect of business development and management.


The programme in Ardee, to be held at Ardee Business Park for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from Tuesday September 19th, has been designed to address the needs of those wishing to start their own business, or those who have recently started trading. It is aimed at providing practical support, advice and guidance in a broad range of business areas. This programme will enable participants to gain a working knowledge of how to set up a business and / or to manage an existing business.

“The Local Enterprise Office exists to help support local businesses, to support job creation and to assist anyone thinking of starting a business,” training co-ordinator Denise Belton said. “We provide training and management development throughout the year to help business owners to be as efficient and effective as possible.”

The course in Ardee will cost €100 and amongst other subjects, will cover – Enterprise & Self Employment, Market Research, Taxation, Marketing and Business Plan Preparation. The training is heavily subsidised to ensure programmes are accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. You can book your place on the Ardee course here.

The same courses will also be available in Dundalk and Drogheda, whilst other offerings focus more in-depth on aspects of business such as taxation and digital marketing, which offers small business owners a very affordable and effective way to reach potential customers. “Staying up to date with the latest changes in social media is really important for an SME. From now until December, we will offer training in Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, SEO, Google Adwords and more.”

Management Development programmes in LEAN for Micro-business, Tendering and Innovation will also be rolled out this autumn. These on-going courses provide more detailed and in-depth learning and development opportunities. The Local Enterprise Office also also, as ever, offer mentoring programmes for small businesses – providing support, advice and guidance to owners of small business.

“Our key message is that we here to help and support the growth of your business, whatever stage you are at. We have training to support all business needs and advice to help you overcome the hurdles,” Denise concluded. Check the full training schedule by visiting www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Louth or call us today on 042 932 4185.

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