Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (LEO DLR) have organised a series of Feature Events, Workshops & Networking Events to support local businesses as part of Local Enterprise Week 2020. Find out more below:  

DLR Feature Events

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DAVID MEADE PRESENTS "ENGAGE FOR SUCCESS"

Join David Meade, www.davidmeade.co.uk , internationally renowned Speaker, BBC TV Presenter, and Expert on what makes humans ‘tick’. 

 

Much sought after David will deliver deep insights, new techniques, and vital takeaways to help you succeed. Whether it is closing a deal, an investment pitch, or just day to day negotiations with your kids, David will open your eyes to simple but effective ways to up your game. Having worked with some of the World’s biggest brands including Facebook, Google, Harvard University, Microsoft, Deloitte, Saatchi & Saatchi to name a few, this exceptional energetic, fun and engaging Speaker is not to be missed. 

Delivered by David Meade

Thursday 5th March / 2:30pm - 5:30pm / The Pavillion, Leopardstown Racecourse / €10

LEAN DLR - FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER

In this morning event you will learn about the benefits of Lean business and how it has been applied effectively in a range of businesses in DLR.

 

You will hear how progressive companies in DLR have applied Lean business principles to solve major operational challenges, make significant cost saving, engage and empower staff, and develop a culture of continuous improvement

Delivered by Steve Halpin, ETAC Solutions

Tuesday 3rd March / 7:30am - 10:00am / Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road / Free

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UNDERSTANDING THE STRUCTURE OF INVESTMENT DEALS

In this half day interactive workshop participants will learn about the different investment mechanisms. You will understand the differences between various share types and how they will impact a founders exit value.

 

Do you know the difference between a preference share and ordinary share? Do you understand dilution and its impact? Do you understand the differences between VC's and their motivations and those of Angels and EI? All this will be covered at this must attend workshop for any company who is considering raising finance. 

Delivered by Síofra Flood

Wednesday 4th March / 2:00pm - 5:00pm / Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown / €10

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WIN THE TENDER - PROCUREMENT WORKSHOP

A practical workshop aimed at small businesses who have no or limited tendering experience.

Topics covered include: Introduction to public procurement, principles and rules around public procurement, mapping out the market, how to find tenders, getting set-up on e-tenders, knowing when to bid, how to respond to quotation requests and getting ready to respond to tenders.

Delivered by Ross McCarthy

Thursday 5th March / 8:45am - 11:45am / Haddington Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

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LIFT IRELAND - LEADERSHIP & FACILITATOR TRAINING

LIFT Ireland are hosting this half day Leadership & Facilitator Training workshop where they will be adding to their network of over 800 facilitators. 

By becoming a LIFT Facilitator, you are becoming a central part of a national initiative designed to raise the standards of personal leadership in Ireland, and by doing that, raising the standards of life for all people living on our island.

LIFT, which stands for ‘Leading Ireland’s Future Together’, was built on a desire to change the country for the better by changing the way people view leadership.

Friday 6th March / 9:00am - 1:00pm / Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel, Killiney / Free

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NETWORKING WALK - KILLINEY HILL

To close out Local Enterprise Week 2020 and following on from the success of our Peer to Pier Networking walks in previous years, Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown have organised a Networking Walk on Killiney Hill on Friday 6th March.

 

Join LEO DLR and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown's business community for this inaugural Networking Walk on Killiney Hill where you can find future business partners, enjoy coffee and relax and unwind in Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel for even more networking afterwards.

Friday 6th March / 2:15pm - 4:00pm / Tower Tea Rooms, Killiney Hill / Free

Workshops / Training / Mentoring / Networking

PRICING GUIDANCE WORKSHOP FOR START-UPS AND SMES

Pricing is often overlooked and undervalued in many businesses, both start-up and mature, leading to slim or no margins, missed sales targets and in quite a number of cases business failure. This is really not all that surprising as pricing as a topic is complicated, not intuitive and is often said to be more of an art than a science. In this workshop the attendee will really increase their knowledge of this critical area.

Delivered by Sagy Gulianka & Matt Johnston

Monday 2nd March / 8:00am - 10:00am / The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire / €10

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CLOSE THE DEAL - SALES WORKSHOP

 

The purpose of this workshop is to develop your sales skills. This means that your sales team learn to sell with ease, knowing what to say and when to say it. This results in closing more sales thus generating greater profit for your company.

Part of the process is to become adept at knowing when to close a sale, to handle smokescreens, real objections, create the desire in the client to acquire the product/service and finally close the sale.

 

This intensive workshop produces top sales people who know how to sell successfully and confidently.

Delivered by Joe Dalton 

Monday 2nd March / 2:30pm - 5:30pm / Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR GROWTH (ADVANCED) WORKSHOP

 

This 3 hour workshop is designed to build on the existing knowledge and practices embedded within SMEs and to challenge owner managers to adopt new improved systems and strategies to empower greater financial decision making.

Delivered by Luke Robinson, Entrepreneurs Academy 

Monday 2nd March / 6:30pm - 9:30pm / Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

HARNESS THE POWER OF PR FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Join us for this interactive half day afternoon workshop where we will look at the speed of PR communications and the mix of media platforms that your customers use. Topics include: PR & how it works, creating content, the global reach of social media & spending your time and your money wisely.

Delivered by Ellen Gunning, The PR Training Academy 

Tuesday 3rd March / 2:30pm - 5:30pm / Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road / €10

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LINK NETWORK - "BUILDING THE BRAND OF YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA"

For our March Link Network event, as part of Local Enterprise Week 2020, Carol O'Kelly of RedStorm will look at how to craft a valuable and relevant Personal Brand with a focus on your key audiences.

Carol will go through the steps involved in developing your Voice, Vision and Values to support a strong Personal Brand. She will examine how to successfully bring this brand onto Social Media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with a focus on the key tactics to develop your business using this Personal Brand on LinkedIn.

Delivered by Carol O'Kelly, ResdStorm

Tuesday 3rd March / 6:30pm - 8:30pm / Radisson Blu St. Helens Hotel, Stillorgan Road / Free

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MINDFULNESS @ WORK:

"TIPS AND TOOLS FOR BRINGING MINDFULNESS INTO YOUR WORKING LIFE"

As a Small Business Owner or Manager do you often feel pressured? Information overloaded? Distracted? Stressed?

Are you interested to learn practical tips, tools and techniques to develop more focus, clarity and calm in the midst of a busy work life? Then this workshop is for you.

Delivered by Grattan Donnelly, Art of Navigation & Mary Lovegrove, Mindful Nation Ireland

Wednesday 4th March / 9:30am - 11:30a/ Haddington Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

STORYTELLING: HOW TO REALLY CONNECT WITH CUSTOMERS

Brian Mac Intyre returns to DLR's Enterprise Week with his deepdive into how stories can help solve your business problems... specifically around building customer loyalty and even promoting staff buy-ins for in-house projects.

 

This fun and practical workshop, developed over several years, trumpets the underrated power of storytelling to really get your message across.

Delivered by Brian Mac Intyre 

Thursday 5th March / 7:00pm - 9:30pm / The Hive, Airfield Estate, Dundrum / €10

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FREE BUSINESS MENTORING SESSIONS

 

Throughout Local Enterprise Week 2020, we will be offering (on a first come basis) free 30 minute one to one sessions with one of our Business Mentors. 

 

The Mentoring Sessions will take place each morning during the week (2nd - 6th March) in the LEO Office, DLR County Council, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

 

As we will have a limited number of sessions available, advance booking must be made. Once you book a free session, we will contact you to arrange an appointment.  

Monday 2nd March - Friday 6th March / 9:30am - 1:00pm / LEO DLR Office / FREE

Partner Events

SOUTHSIDE PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP - BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION

Are you unemployed and living in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown?

Would you like to know more about becoming self-employed?

This workshop will facilitate participants to look at their work experience, hobbies, skills and interests and identify possible opportunities for self-employment. It will help learners develop confidence and highlight creative thinking techniques that can be used outside of the training context.

Delivered by: Maeve Finch

Monday 2nd March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Southside Partnership, Blackrock / Free

SOUTHSIDE PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP - INTRODUCTION TO SELF-EMPLOYMENT

Are you unemployed and living in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown?

Would you like to know more about becoming self-employed?

Topics covered will include: Moving from ‘Social Welfare’ to self-employment; Business structures; Introduction to the Business Plan and Personal management strategies for business owners.

Delivered by: Peter Cronin

Tuesday 3rd March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Southside Partnership, Blackrock / Free

SOUTHSIDE PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

Are you unemployed and living in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown?

Would you like to know more about becoming self-employed?

This practical workshop introduces participants to how knowledge of the customer and competition work together with the Marketing Mix (product, price, promotion and positioning).

Delivered by: Maeve Finch

Wednesday 4th March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Southside Partnership, Blackrock / Free

SOUTHSIDE PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP - INTRODUCTION TO PRICING 

Are you unemployed and living in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown?

Would you like to know more about becoming self-employed?

This workshop will introduce the decisions that go into setting your price, including relating pricing to marketing decisions, the difference between sales and income costs, and breakeven point.

Delivered by: Peter Cronin

Thursday 5th March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Southside Partnership, Blackrock / Free

SOUTHSIDE PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP - INTRODUCTION TO TAXATION

Are you unemployed and living in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown?

Would you like to know more about becoming self-employed?

This workshop will cover registering as self-employed with Revenue, the self-employment tax calendar, allowable expenses, Revenue supports, plus an introduction to VAT. Handouts covering 2020 tax credits, tax bands and PRSI rates will also be available.

Delivered by: Cosmo Mellon

Friday 6th March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Southside Partnership, Blackrock / Free

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