'March is fast approaching and so is Local Enterprise Week,' Cllr Liam Reilly, Louth County Council chairperson stated at the launch of Local Enterprise Week 2020.
The event, which is planned and managed by Louth County Council's Local Enterprise Office, takes place from Monday March to Friday March 6. 'It is, he continued 'the time of year when we invite business owners, managers and anyone thinking of starting a business to join us for a host of free educational and networking events.'
Louth County Council's Local Enterprise Office (LEO) provides mentoring, training, advice, and grant aid all year round, enabling local business to grow and thrive. However, Local Enterprise Week provides business owners with an intensive week of educational events to support them in their development.
Head of Enterprise in Louth Thomas McEvoy explains, 'We look at business here in Louth under three key headings: Pre-start, Start and Grow. We have designed the programme for 2020 to ensure that we provide valuable learning opportunities for businesses at each of these stages."
'The week commences with a highly intensive event for companies in the 'Grow' phase. 'Working Smarter to Future Proof Your Business' will focus on making businesses more competitive and productive.'
Business advice clinics will take place in Ardee, Dunleer, and Omeath, providing business owners with expert advice from LEO mentors and advisors.
For trhose thinking of starting a business there are free 'Getting Started: Could You Be Your Own Boss?" workshops taking place in Dundalk on Monday March 2.