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Midlands Action Plan to encourage enterprise and boost job creation

Representatives from the IDA and Enterprise Ireland made a presentation to Westmeath County Council on Monday concerning the Midlands region Action Plan.

O’Mahony says Local Enterprise grants providing great support to local businesses

Fine Gael’s John O’Mahony has said that grants of €252,542.50 paid from the Local Enterprise Office in 2014 are providing great support to local businesses in Galway.

What are Local Enterprise Offices?

Local Enterprise Office is the new name for the county and city enterprise boards, a new national resource, staffed with professional people with business training, to assist budding entrepreneurs and existing businesses in every county in Ireland. LEOs offer an enhanced enterprise support model with emphasis on delivery at local level. The primary objectives of the LEO are (1) To facilitate access to enterprise services, (2) To promote and support enterprise at local level, in particular for micro-enterprises.

New enterprise and community roles for council

Against a backdrop of a reduced role for local authorities in several areas, Westmeath County Council is to gain new responsibilities in the areas of enterprise and community development.

Mayo CEB partners with Network Mayo to support Women in Business

Mayo County Enterprise Board (CEB) recently announced a renewed partnership with Network Mayo for 2014.  The announcement was part of an event entitled The Power of a Network, an open evening held by Network Mayo for women in business, employment or start-up businesses in Mayo.  A busy event attended by businesswomen from all parts of the county, it included a welcome by Caroline Gordon, president of Network Mayo, presentations by Joanne Grehan, CEO of Mayo County Enterprise Board and Mary Fehily-Hobbs, Network Ireland president, along with a discussion forum and networking session.  

More focus needs to be put on second tier of job creators

More attention needs to be paid to businesses and industry in the middle tier of employers in the county, Castlebar Town Council was told last week. Tom Canavan on behalf of Castlebar Chamber of Commerce gave the council a wide ranging and comprehensive presentation about job creation.

Accelerate - Driving your business forward

The new Accelerate Management Development Programme is geared towards owners and managers of Irish micro-enterprises in Westmeath which have been up and running for at least 18 months. Accelerate is aimed at helping local small businesses develop their management capabilities, improve their sustainability, and accelerate their growth prospects.

Female entrepreneurs more optimistic in terms of employment

Female entrepreneurs in Ireland are becoming more optimistic about the growth of their businesses. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report for 2012 report shows that the number of female early stage entrepreneurs who expect to have at least 10 employed people within five years has almost doubled, to 23 per cent. Conversely, the percentage of male entrepreneurs expecting to have at least 10 jobs within five years has dropped from 36 to 27 per cent.

Female entrepreneurs more optimistic in terms of employment

Female entrepreneurs in Ireland are becoming more optimistic about the growth of their businesses. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report for 2012 report shows that the number of female early stage entrepreneurs who expect to have at least 10 employed people within five years has almost doubled to 23 per cent. Conversely, the percentage of male entrepreneurs expecting to have at least 10 jobs within five years has dropped from 36 to 27 per cent.

Local Enterprise Offices to support micro and small business at local level

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).

 

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