Business training by Enterprise Board

The Kilkenny County Enterprise Board is offering an autumn/winter training programme with a full schedule of courses, workshops and free lunchtime seminars to suit the needs of small businesses.

The Kilkenny County Enterprise Board is offering an autumn/winter training programme with a full schedule of courses, workshops and free lunchtime seminars to suit the needs of small businesses.

The courses are targeted at those who wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in a particular area, whether in relation to finance, sales, e-marketing, health-and-safety issues, food safety, etc. For anyone considering setting up in business, the board highly recommends the Start Your Own Business Programme (both daytime and evening courses are available), which provide information about getting a business up and running.

A new management development programme entitled Accelerate: Driving Your Business Forward has also been launched by the City and County Enterprise Boards nationally. Applications to take part in the scheme are invited from enthusiastic and motivated owner/managers who are in operation at least 18 months. The aim of the programme is to provide owner managers with an opportunity to grow and develop their businesses.

Create Kilkenny is a new programme developed by the Kilkenny County Enterprise Board that’s targeted at craft producers. This programme will assist producers turn their current business or hobby into a viable commercial enterprise, with the possibility of having their product displayed at Showcase 2013.

Free lunchtime seminars will run on a monthly basis to provide a networking opportunity for local business owners and start-up entrepreneurs as well as imparting information and advice. This autumn will include Anthony Quigley, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Marketing Institute; Susan Hayes, the ‘Positive Economist’; and Naoimh Murphy from Purcell Masterson presenting on various topics including digital marketing and putting financial controls in place.

All courses are heavily subsidised by Kilkenny County Enterprise Board.

For further details about the training programmes or to book a place online, see www.kceb.ie; or contact the Enterprise Board office in 42 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, call 056 7752662 or email enquiries@kceb.ie.