Local Enterprise Week 2023 announces ‘Key Principles for Business’ series. Pictured above is the launch of the 2023 Local Enterprise Week in Dublin featuring Elaine Sorenson from Limerick (blond centre). Picture: Peter Houlihan/Coalesce
Local Enterprise Week 2023 will include Local Enterprise Office’s ‘Key Principles’ series focusing on highlighting best practices for companies
Small businesses and budding entrepreneurs will have a choice over 200 online and in-person events to help them to start or grow their businesses during Local Enterprise Week 2023 taking place from Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10.
This important national initiative developed by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and supported by Enterprise Ireland will take place across the country and will include LEO’s ‘Key Principle’ series.
The ‘Key Principles’ series focuses on highlighting best practices for companies – including green, digital, sales and finance and of course, a networking event to encourage entrepreneurs to support one another and their businesses.
There will be an idea generation workshop to help new entrepreneurs develop their ideas and an introductory day for those planning to start their own business.
Mike Cantwell, Head of Enterprise at Limerick’s LEO said Local Enterprise Week 2023 gives businesses to “take stock of where you are, see where you can go” and as well as innovate.
He said, “Local Enterprise Week is an opportunity for any business or potential entrepreneur. It allows you take stock of where you are, see where you can grow, where you can innovate or maybe become more sustainable and see what resources are available on your doorstep.”
He continued, “There is something for everyone and for those who maybe always had that ambition to start on their own, or a have idea, this is the week to see how to get started and make it happen. There are hundreds of events taking place all over the country covering everything from exporting and digital to going green or growing that idea.”
Deirdre O’Neill, Senior Regional Development Executive with Enterprise Ireland, said the group is “delighted” to be involved in and support Local Enterprise Week 2023.
“Working closely with the Local Enterprise Offices across the year, this week is a chance for small businesses to focus on key areas, the areas where they can make a real difference for their future ambitions,” she said, adding, “This may be in relation to digitalization or becoming more sustainable, or those who have ambition to grow internationally and begin to find new markets.”
Vincent Murray Director of Economic Development and Planning with Limerick City and County Council said the event offers a “great opportunity” for those looking to start or grow their own business and “to get inspired and motivated”.
“Events during the week will give you insights and add to your knowledge on important topics that can make a real difference to your business competitiveness,” he said.
Mr Murray said the week “put a spotlight on the range of supports”, as well as advice and information available through their LEO.
“We would urge everyone to make the most of the week and to remember that your Local Enterprise Office is also available year-round to help your business to thrive,” he said, before concluding, “If you are a business who wants to grow, internationalise or innovate, then there is something for you at Local Enterprise Week and we would encourage every small business out there to see what is happening in their area this year and take that next step.”
Details for all the events taking place across the country during Local Enterprise Week, from March 6th to 10th, are available at www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Week.
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