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Have you a business idea?  #Makingithappen in 2021



LEO Limerick online business training are offering additional one day courses starting online from Wednesday, January 27. Pictured above are the staff of LEO Limerick (picture taken before social distancing). 

Have you a business idea?  #Makingithappen in 2021

LEO Limerick has had a busy start to 2021 with 20 local entrepreneurs beginning “Start your own business” online training last week. 


Mike Cantwell Head of LEO Limerick explained “It’s a really interesting mix of people who are looking to diversify in response to Covid-19, returning emigrants and people who would like to turn their ideas into reality.” 

There was such a high demand that LEO are offering additional one day courses starting online from Wednesday, January 27 from 10-2 pm. 

The LEO Limerick online business training courses help entrepreneurs examine feasibility, business planning, and markets. Participants will be advised on navigating setting up a registered company and examine the wide range of start-up funding and supports available.  Most also enjoy the chance to network with like minded entrepreneurs.

“As a response to COVID 19 restrictions, our Local Enterprise Office moved all training online and 327 people have taken part in Start Your Own Business classes in 2020,” said Vincent Murray, Director of Economic Development, Limerick City and County Council.  “We would encourage anyone with a new business idea to join us online and explore how they can make it happen in 2021.  It is also a very exciting time to promote local goods as many Limerick people are looking to support local producers and businesses and our online platform ‘Shop Limerick’ is connecting buyers and sellers across the region. “

One such participant, Valerie Murphy from Valerie’s Breast Care, said taking part in the LEO Start your own Business programme was of significant benefit to her when starting her in service in Limerick. 

“The programme was run in a professional and structured manner, within a group setting, which was of great help to all participants as, along with the instructor,  we were able to share information, experiences and even bounce ideas off each other,” she said. “I would recommend it to any entrepreneur as not only does it help you start up a business but it forms the foundation of a great relationship with LEO that, for me, has grown over the last eight years.  I have availed of mentoring sessions, the Trading on Line voucher, and also attended events organised by LEO.  All of this has been very motivating and inspiring, helping me to explore the future of where I see my business going.”


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