These events are organised and hosted by LEO DLR as part of the National Local Enterprise Week  

DLR Feature Events

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 4th March / 8:00am - 11:00am / The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire / €10

SOCIAL MEDIA ON STEROIDS

Learn how to maximise your presence online, driving engagement to brands and revenue to the bottom line. Attendees will learn how to validate their ideas online, acquire and nurture audiences to build profitable ventures through social media. Information shared will be applicable to all levels of business from concept stage entrepreneurs to SME's. Materials shared will build curiosity into buyer psychology online and the scalability of building a 24/7 online business model.

Delivered by Seanie Walsh

Monday 4th March / 1:00pm - 5:00pm / Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin / €10

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 

Tuesday 5th March / 2:30pm - 5:30pm / The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire / €10

HOW STORIES CAN BOOST YOUR BOTTOM LINE WORKSHOP

This workshop is a deep dive into how stories can help solve your business problems....specifically around customer engagement and even staff buy-ins for in-house projects.

 

Delivered by Brian Mac Intyre

Wednesday 6th March / 7:00pm - 9:00pm / Haddington House Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

'CREATE THAT BRAND' - BRANDING WORKSHOP

At this workshop, which is being delivered by Gavin O'Sullivan & Ronnie Trouton of expCreative, you will get practical advice about what exactly a brand is, the hallmarks of successful brands and how to differentiate your brand in a crowded market.

 

Thursday 7th March / 1:30pm - 4:00pm / Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14 / €10

HARNESS MEGA-TRENDS TO TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS

Join LEO DLR in association with NovaUCD and Frost & Sullivan, Global Thought Leaders in Future Mega-Trends and Adaptive Business Strategy for this not to be missed interactive workshop. Presented by Iain Jawad, Director, Strategic Partnerships, learn about Global Mega - Trends and their implications for future Business growth, and work through very simple tools to identify short to mid-term opportunities for growth of your organisation in a collaborative workshop environment.

Delivered by Iain Jawad, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Frost & Sullivan

Friday 8th March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Includes Lunch / Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / €10

PEER TO PIER NETWORKING WALK

In association with NovaUCD, Sandyford Business District & Dun Laoghaire Chamber.

 

Join Dublin's business community on 2.5km of networking along Dún Laoghaire's East Pier where you can find future business partners, enjoy coffee or ice-cream at the half way mark & relax and unwind in the Royal St. George Yacht Club for even more networking afterwards.

Friday 8th March / 2:30pm / East Pier Dún Laoghaire / Free

Workshops / Training / Mentoring / Networking

FREE BUSINESS MENTORING SESSIONS

 

Throughout Local Enterprise Week 2019, 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 (4th - 8th 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 4th March - Friday 8th March / 9:30am - 1:00pm / LEO DLR Office / FREE

Please note: these sessions are now fully booked but there are still places available at our Free Group Business Information Session - click here for details

NETWORK NATURALLY

The key to networking is connecting with people. To go networking isn't about going to  make sales, it's about going to build relationships. ''The richest people in the world look for, and build networks. Everyone else looks for a job.'' 

This networking event is being delivered by Melissa Curley, SocialBee Communications and Melissa will show you how to focus your time and energy on building your network.

Tuesday 5th March / 7:00pm - 9:00pm / Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road / FREE

TRADING ONLINE INFORMATION SEMINAR

The Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are hosting a free seminar exclusively for those business who wish to apply for Trading Online Voucher.

The morning has been designed by experienced digital marketing specialists Entrepreneurs Academy to help participants complete the application form and to understand how to make best use of a Trading Online Voucher. This training will enable our LEO to better understand and evaluate your application.

Wednesday 6th March / 9:30am - 1:30pm / Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire / FREE

LEAN FOR SOFTWARE SEMINAR

Learn how the LEAN principles are applied in the world of software development and IT. Signpost your way out of terminology and into genuine business process transformation.

 

Presented by Rob Healy, Principal Consultant, Ammeon you will gain real insight into how these principles can increase competitiveness, reduce waste and accelerate delivery.  Your business can't afford to miss this.

Wednesday 6th March / 9:00am - 10:30am or 11:30am - 1:00pm / Beacon Court Hotel, Sandyford / FREE

WIN THE TENDER - PROCUREMENT WORKSHOP

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

Topics covered include: Proposal Writing, Responding to ‘below threshold’ work, How to simply and easily respond to a ‘mini competition’ by email, Documents that may be required to attach to the email proposal, Finding tender opportunities & the eTenders family of websites

Delivered by Ross McCarthy - Public Tendering, InterTradeIreland.

Thursday 7th March / 9:00am - 1:00pm / Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan / Free

GROUP BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSION

This session is specifically designed to help people who are planning to start their own business. Over the course of approx 90 minutes, one of our experienced business mentors will discuss with attendees the range of issues you need to consider when setting up and will introduce the variety of supports on offer from enterprise agencies. Time will be set aside for Questions & Answers.

Thursday 7th March / 10:00am - 12:00pm / Nutgrove Enterprise Park, Rathfarnham / Free

Partner Events

WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR?

Free Introductory Information Session

 

If you are and individual or community group thinking of starting a business that benefits society, your community, or the environment - then this information session could be for you.

Delivered by Clodagh O'Reilly, CEO, Recreate Ireland

Monday 4th March / 10:00am - 11:30pm / Southside Partnership, Blackrock / Free

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.

Monday 4th March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Scouts Den, Coolevin, Ballybrack / 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.

Tuesday 5th 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).

Wednesday 6th 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.

Thursday 7th March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Scouts Den, Coolevin, Ballybrack / 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.

Friday 8th March / 10:00am - 1:00pm / Scouts Den, Coolevin, Ballybrack / Free

Other LEO Events

DUBLIN FOOD CHAIN - FOOD, PROFIT, SUCCESS

This high energy seminar will see 3 of Ireland's leading food entrepreneurs share their journey success with the audience. Each will examine pitfalls along the way, key tips on what to avoid and what to embrace, and most importantly a recipe for making a food business profitable.

This event is open to food producers, café and restaurant owners and other food stakeholders throughout Dublin.

Tuesday 5th March / 5:30pm - 8:00pm / Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport / €10

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