Galway businesses encouraged to take part in Local Enterprise Week

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Businesses across Galway city and county are being encouraged to take advantage of an array of events at this year’s Local Enterprise Week.

Local Enterprise Week takes place from 7 to 11 March with over 220 events for businesses and entrepreneurs taking place in person and online across the country.

The theme this year is ‘Making It Happen’, focusing on helping 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 Galway.

The local events schedule includes business advice clinics, workshops on marketing, business concept evaluation, cybersecurity and much more.

Spotlight events

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.

LEO Galway is hosting a Spotlight event entitled ‘Agile Ambition.’ The free virtual event will focus on funding for innovation – and will provide information on the Agile Innovation Fund.

The event aims to tell the story of two companies who have successfully received this support through their Local Enterprise Office.

Their stories demonstrate how this is helping them diversify and scale their businesses. 

Head of Enterprise at LEO Galway, Breda Fox, said: “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.”

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/Galway