Get your business to stand out from the crowd

Manage your online and offline presence and business finances through specialised one-day workshops

The Local Enterprise Office Galway, which is responsible for fostering business start-ups and developing existing micro and small businesses, has launched its new autumn schedule of training courses. These business focused one-day workshops cover a range of areas, from marketing your business both online and offline to managing your business finances.

The finance programme sessions include: Simple accounts through Excel, and online Revenue returns; showing you the three steps to becoming a Revenue online customer and use ROS to its full potential and how to file a return online.

The marketing workshops sessions include: Search engine optimisation – best practice; Facebook for business (beginners and advanced ); and set up your own website (a beginner's guide to Wordpress ). There is also a workshop on Canva for business. Canva is a free graphic design tool which allows you to create visuals for your website and social media platforms, for example Facebook and Instagram. It has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The graphic design tools can be used for both web and print media.

Head of the Local Enterprise Office Galway, Breda Fox, said: “All of the workshops provide essential information and skills required by business start-ups and existing businesses to run their business. This year we are offering new workshops to help clients manage their business finances efficiently."

All training is subsidised in order to assist and support small businesses. All of the workshops are relevant for someone who is thinking of starting a business, especially the single operator who is self-employed, or those who are already in business and seeking opportunities to grow and develop.

All training courses will be held at the Local Enterprise Office training rooms in City Hall, College Road, Galway. For more information or to book your place email: leotraining@leo.galwaycoco.ie or call: 091 509090. You can also book online at www.localenterprise.ie/galway

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