‘Making It Happen’ For Kerry Businesses During Enterprise Week

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AN Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. has launched the full programme of events for Local Enterprise Week, which is taking place online from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5.

‘Making It Happen’ is the theme of Local Enterprise Week, organised by Local Enterprise Office Kerry and more than 200 virtual events are planned by the Local Enterprise Offices around the country.

This includes Local Enterprise Office Kerry with training workshops, information webinars and masterclasses with entrepreneurs and experts, designed to help Ireland’s small businesses and those looking to start a new business in 2021.

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Common topics across the week include starting a new business, resilience and recovery, the green economy, becoming ‘leaner’, exploring new markets, doing business online and the new trading relationship with the UK.

For the first time, Local Enterprise Week also includes ten ‘Spotlight’ events and these are open to every business across the country.

This event also ties in with Kerry Month Of Enterprise 2021 – which is now in its 8th year. Kerry Month of Enterprise (KMOE) is a month long series of events that gives existing businesses and budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect, network and discover the supports available as they grow sustainable businesses in Kerry.

The month is a collaborative initiative supported by Munster Technological University, Tom Crean Busines Centre, Kerry County Council, Kerry Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, North, East & West Kerry Development (NEWKD), South Kerry Partnership Development (SKDP), IRD Duhallow, IDA Ireland, and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Highlights from Local Enterprise Week are expected to include: Sales & Marketing Masterclass, How to get started with LEAN, Topical HR & Employment Law update, Safefood.et Small business supports and Starting a food business in Kerry.

Tomas Hayes, Head of Local Enterprise Office Kerry said: “Small businesses throughout Kerry are being severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions and many haven’t been able to trade fully since last year. That’s why initiatives like Local Enterprise Week are more important than ever as they showcase all the supports that are available to small businesses and start-ups now. As well as the ten ‘Spotlight’ events, we are offering a full programme of events over the five days of Local Enterprise Week. Our advice to all local businesses and to those with a business idea, is to have a look at the events taking place by visiting LocalEnterprise.ie/kerry and to book early.”

Details for events taking place for Local Enterprise Week, from March 1st to 5th, are available at www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Kerry

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