County and City Enterprise Boards are hosting a national workshop for people over 50 who are thinking of starting their own business, or in the early stages of a start-up. The workshop will be held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on July 1 and 2.
Entitled Change, Challenge and Opportunity, this two day residential workshop is organised by the network of County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) and will focus on giving participants an insight into what is needed to research, start, and develop a business.
Westmeath County Council has welcomed the publication of the Framework Service Level Agreement (SLA) between local authorities and Enterprise Ireland for the new Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs).
The SLA along with the new branding for the LEO offices were revealed today by Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton; Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan; and Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry. LEOs will act as a one-stop shops to support micro and small businesses in each county. The LEOs are being delivered through a Framework Service Level Agreement between Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities. Westmeath County Council is committed to playing its part to ensure that the LEO will be up and running by the end of 2013.
A local postmaster has warned this week that the Government must wake up to the threat to post offices in Westmeath.
Vincent Harney, who runs the post office in Cornafulla, Athlone was speaking to delegates at the annual conference of the Irish Postmasters’ Union in Fitzpatrick’s Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin.