Businesses in Athlone and throughout County Westmeath are being invited to participate in an exciting programme of events and topics to mark Local Enterprise Week 2022.
The initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices takes place from March 7-11 with over 220 events for businesses and entrepreneurs taking place in person and online across the country.
The theme of this year’s Week is ‘Making It Happen’ and is focused on helping local businesses to look forward and to future proof themselves for the years ahead. The full listings for the week and have been announced with a varied programme of events taking place in Westmeath.
The local events schedule for Westmeath includes business advice clinics across several areas HR, LEAN principles, Hospitality, Social Media, Marketing and Finance along with workshops on standing out on screen, mindfulness, selling into Northern Ireland and a HACCP Level 4 Food Hygiene Handling Programme.
LEO Westmeath is also hosting breakfast briefings on ‘Optimising your Strategic Thinking and Planning for your Future’, a similar event which will highlight the services of the Local Enterprise Office and a webinar on ‘Building a Better Business’ with LEAN Thinking.
All of these events are available to be booked on our Website www.localenterprise.ie/westmeath
Along with the specific local events the Local Enterprise Offices have 12 national Spotlight events that are available online, taking place across the week and open to all small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country. These events are free to join online and cover everything from digitalisation and exporting to future proofing your business and boosting your business online.
“Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity for many businesses to dip into a specific area of interest and gather information on a topic that may be relevant to their business now or in the future. It also provides the perfect opportunity for someone who may be interested in starting a business to get an idea of some of the key areas of focus and how to take those first steps,” Head of Enterprise at LEO Westmeath, Christine Charlton, stated.
The Local Enterprise Offices located in the local authorities and funded through Enterprise Ireland support thousands of small Irish businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide. Since their establishment in 2014 they have helped provide a range of supports to small businesses including mentoring, training, sector specific expert consultancy and financial supports to help guide businesses at any stage of their development.
For more information on Local Enterprise Week and to find information on the National Spotlight Events and specific events in your area go to www.localenterprise.ie/westmeath