“How To Investigate Your Business Idea”

Date: 01/09/2017
Time: 09.30-5.00pm
Venue: Waterford (venue to be advised)

Course Aims: To take learners through the practical steps of finding and exploring new business ideas – i.e. idea generation, idea evaluation and preliminarily idea feasibility assessment. Learners may be at pre-business start-up stage or established business owners looking at/for new product or service ideas for their businesses’ current or new markets/customers.

For bookings tel; Paul Curley at Local Enterprise Office Waterford on 0761-102901

“Business Presentation Skills”

Date: 06/09/2017
Time: 2-5.00pm
Venue: Absolute Hotel, Limerick

This active participation 3hr.workshop will show you how to professionally and effortlessly present/pitch yourself, your new business, products and services. Particular emphasis will be placed on preparing for business presentations so as to come across as natural and relaxed rather than tense and presenting to “a learned methodology”.

For bookings Tel: Jane O’Mahony, PAUL Partnership on 061-41988

“Critical; Creative & Strategic Thinking- all in a week’s work for Ireland’s sports administrators!

Date: 26/09/2017
Time: 09.30-4.30pm
Venue: Sports Campus Ireland, Dublin

A learning support of Sport Ireland delivered on behalf of Optima Training & Consulting, Limerick.

Feedback from recent learners on this workshop:

  • “Plenty of participation which was great”
  • Good, clear programme covering a number of areas”
  • “I found the course very beneficial from the point of view of generating new ideas and approaches to my sport”

For bookings contact Aoife at abrennan@sportireland.ie

 “Critical; Creative & Strategic Thinking For Small Business Owners”

Date: 27/09/2017
Time: 09.30-5.00pm
Venue: Dungarvan (venue to be advised)

For bookings tel; Paul Curley at Local Enterprise Office Waterford on 0761-102901

“Doing Market Research”

Date: 03/10/2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Roxboro, Limerick

You will be guided through a practical and highly participative one-day Applied Market Research training process that they can apply to your own project.

For bookings Tel: Jane O’Mahony, PAUL Partnership on 061-41988

“Managing People – How to Motivate.”

Date: 04/10/2017
Time: 09.30am-4.30pm
Venue: Westgrove Hotel, Clane.

Learn the skills to motivate your staff to take control and responsibility and ultimately to achieve both personal and organisation goals.

Feedback from recent learners on this workshop:

  • “Very engaging course, very informative, I came away with some good ideas”
  • “Good tempo-I liked being given learning tasks through the day”
  • “What I found most useful was looking at how I spend my day & manage people-what I need to do to improve”

For bookings Tel: Local Enterprise Office Kildare on 045-980260.

“Marketing & Branding Your Business”

Date: 05/10/2017
Time: 10.00am-4pm
Venue: Kilmallock.

Learn how to define your target markets, promote your product or service and get the most out of your own brand.

For bookings Tel: Ballyhoura Development CLG on 063-20555.

“Marketing Workshop”

Date: 24/10/2017
Time: 10am-4.00pm
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Limerick

This full-day active participating workshop will help you gain and insight into the essential elements of marketing that apply to a small business and how to apply them to our own proposed venture.

For bookings Tel: Jane O’Mahony, PAUL Partnership on 061-41988.

“Cold Calling”

Date: 08/11/2017
Time: 09.30-4.30pm
Venue: Portlaoise Enterprise Centre

Cold calling is an essential skill for any entrepreneur who wants to increase sales, yet most entrepreneurs and salespeople approach it with great reluctance. This programme will give participants the skills to become more effective at cold calling. It will give them techniques to overcome reluctance to cold call, understand the needs of their customers and communicate in an effective and persuasive manner.

For bookings tel: Local Enterprise Office Laois on 057-8661800

“Sales Techniques For The Small Business”

Dates: 30/11/ & 07/12/2017 (a 2 workshops programme)
Time: 09.30-04.30pm
Venue: Portlaoise Enterprise Centre

Sales techniques are essential for every small business, whether operating in a business to business or a business to consumer environment. This programme will examine a variety of sales techniques and tools from the entirety of the sales process including customer engagement, body language, sales pitches, closing sales, telephone sales, face to face sales and customer service.

On completion participants will be able to use the sales skills learned to become more effective salespeople within their various business environments.

For bookings tel: Local Enterprise Office Laois on 057-8661800

“Motivating Staff”

Date: 06/12/2017
Time: 09.30am-4.30pm
Venue: Portlaoise Enterprise Centre

An effective business is one where staff feel sufficiently motivated to take responsibility for achieving their own goals and contributing to the development of the business. This programme will give business owners and managers the skills to motivate their staff in a positive manner to contribute to their personal development and to their employers. The programme will show managers how to recognise and encourage the talents and motivations of staff to become part of a successful team.

For bookings tel: Local Enterprise Office Laois on 057-8661800