Local Enterprise Office - Courses January 2019

The Local Enterprise Office Wicklow would like to inform you of their upcoming courses commencing in the month of January:

Venue: Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew
Commencement: Tuesday, 22nd January (for 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings)
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Cost: €90
This is an essential course for anyone thinking of starting their own business.  The objective of the Start Your Own Business Programme is to assist participants in assessing the viability of business ideas and in understanding the essential elements required to start up and run their own business.  
Topics Covered:
Preparing a Business Plan
Researching the Market
Sources of Funding
Sales Legal Issues
Marketing for Small Business
Basic Bookkeeping
Using IT in your Business & Social Media
Venue: Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew
Commencement: Tuesday, 24th January - Training Day
(Mentoring takes place: Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st January)
Time: 9.30am - 5pm (for training day)
Cost: €75 (not to be paid until place is confirmed)
Specifically designed to meet the needs of business owners in small and medium food and beverage producers, this programme has as its core objective to assist them in finding new growth areas of opportunity, to help to re-energise individual businesses who may have participated in the Food Academy in the past but may be finding it difficult to grow and move their business to the next stage.
The programme approach is structured around a one-day workshop plus detailed discussion of each business on a one to one basis.
Venue: Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew
Commencement: Wednesday 30th January
Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm 
Cost: FREE
The 'Trading Online Voucher' scheme, financed by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment aims to encourage small businesses to develop their online presence
through a website or digital marketing strategy by availing of a Trading Online Voucher of up to €2,500 or 50% of their eligible expenditure. Businesses looking to apply for the voucher must be trading for a minimum of 12 months to qualify and be located in County Wicklow.
This seminar will help participants to understand and determine the best approach to establish and increase their online presence and trade online. Applicants for the Trading Online Voucher must attend one of these TOV Information Seminars. The deadline to apply for the voucher is typically about three weeks after the seminar.
The Seminar will cover:
Why does my business need to be Online?
Targeting Customers - YOU and your Audience
Search Engine Optimisation - Being visible online in online searches 
Being found - setting up your website
Social Media Marketing - how to develop a digital marketing strategy for your business
Information on the Online Trading Voucher Scheme
Top tips on how to fill in the application form
If you have any questions regarding the above please give us a call here in the office on 0404 30800. To book your course please click on the course you would be interested in.