Offering a range of supports to new & existing businesses in Roscommon including; Training, Mentoring, Financial Assistance & Website Grants.
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Network Ireland - Roscommon Branch are hosting their second event on Wednesday 28th February at 7.00pm in Hodson Bay Hotel Their guest speaker is Marie Nugent Smyth of Inner Inspiration and her topic "The Business Woman Imposter". Let Marie inspire you and dissolve all those negative feelings and realise your worth and contribution in all aspects of your life.
Applications are now open for our new €1.6m Social Enterprise Development Fund, launched in partnership w/ Local Authorities Ireland. The fund is proudly supported by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development. Find out more here: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/social-enterprise-development …
HOW TO SELL SUCCESSFULLY This course provides practice-based learning and is designed to help start-up and existing micro-enterprises undertake greater skills-based selling activity. It aims to provide participants with the necessary skills to sell effectively to new and existing customers. Participants will be provided with tips and techniques for handling all stages of the sales process, leading to increased confidence in selling. This workshop is predominantly for those in Business-to-Business https://www.localenterprise.ie/Roscommon/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/How-to-sell-successfully.html
The Going North Initiative aims to help businesses in Counties Mayo and Roscommon and Longford to explore new business in Northern Ireland. Now open to expressions of interest.
Upcoming training workshops through Local Enterprise Office Roscommon All workshops can be booked online via our website https://www.localenterprise.ie/Roscommon/Training-Events/Training/
Thinking of doing business in East Coast USA ? The ‘Ireland West International Trade Centre’ is a collaborative partnership developing a soft landing platform in the US for companies, businesses and entrepreneurs based in the West and North West of Ireland. Our strategy is to assist indigenous companies explore export opportunities in the US. Our objective with our partners in Rhode Island is to provide a cost-effective client based service to identified companies in the region. Supporting our companies with direct support, networking and connectivity with US based Diaspora. We offer: Funding to assist you travel to the USA to engage with potential business leads Useful introductions for your business with a limited number of potential US clients (generally, you should also source some clients independently) “Soft landing space” in the USA through, for example, provision of an address on our leased ground floor of a centrally located building in Providence, advice on local issues, etc. Meeting rooms and office space in central Providence, Rhode Island Limited display area for product Training and advice to assist you enter the US market http://irelandwesttradecentre.com/
The Social Enterprise Development Fund, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development is now open for applications. The objective of the fund is to find and support social enterprises which add to the social and economic fabric of communities by way of social impact; creating a national pipeline of social enterprises. The fund will provide critical support to the most innovative and impactful projects proposed by social enterprises across Ireland This Fund is now open for applications https://www.localenterprise.ie/News-and-Events/The-Social-Enterprise-Development-Fund.html
IntertradeIreland has announced increased funding for companies in the Republic of Ireland. This means that even more companies will be funded as part of the FUSION programme. FUSION funds technical development projects and pays for up to half of a graduate's salary as well as additional financial and other benefits. The types of companies that are eligible for support include - software, food, engineering, furniture makers, manufacturing, medical devices, design, printing and so on. To summarise how Fusion works - a Company (SME >5, <250 employees) receives grant aid to employ a high-calibre graduate who champions a project for either 12 or 18 months, usually a technical innovation project for them. Each company is partnered with a university or college (on a cross-border basis) with specialist expertise in the subject area required who then provides one-to-one tailored assistance to solve the company's technology project. In summary, it's a three-way partnership: Company - Academic - Graduate. The scope of the innovation may address a range of activities and applications, for example, FUSION can help your business to: Develop or improve products, processes or services Streamline business processes to increase efficiency and performance Develop and implement new technologies, systems or processes Improve capabilities in innovation, design and technology Reduce costs Increase sales Funding Available 18 month support package - worth up to £44,250/€58,700 typically in the area of new product/service development 12 month support project - worth £31,000/€41,100 typically in the area of process improvement. http://www.intertradeireland.com/fusion/
Go-2-Tender is an InterTradeIreland programme which has been developed to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis. The programme is geared towards SMEs who are new to tendering or who want to improve their basic tendering skills. The course consists of a two day workshop and a half day of mentoring. This mentoring may be extended by up to 2 additional days and all mentoring is delivered by an experienced consultant to assist with tender development. This is a two-day workshop which will take place on 14th and 28th February 2018. The workshops will be held at the Clayton Hotel Galway, Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway, H91 D526. Find out more course details below: http://www.intertradeireland.com/events/go-2-tender-workshops-galway-14th-and-28th-february-2018