This Workshop is ideal for those who already have a Facebook page for their business and want to learn more about how to increase engagement, add apps & advertise on Facebook

Advanced Facebook

The Workshop will also review Facebook’s page main features, schedule posts & media types, demonstrate how to use video on a Facebook page, explore Facebook Ad Campaigns – types, targets & Power Editor, run a Facebook competition,  add and use apps on your Facebook page, show Facebook insights and statistics what they mean.

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Date:     Tuesday 12th December 2017

Venue:  The Mill, Drogheda.

Time:    10 am to 2 pm

Cancellation Policy

A full refund is made for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to the course / workshop commencement.  No refunds will be given to cancellations made afterwards.  Substitutions are permitted.

Cost:  €20    

Book your place here: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Louth/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Advanced-Facebook.html

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This course is ideal for those who already have a Facebook page for their business and want to learn more about how to increase engagement, add apps & advertise on Facebook

  • A review of a Facebook’s page main features
  • Scheduling posts & media types
  • Using video on a Facebook page
  • Facebook Ad Campaigns – types, targets & Power Editor
  • Running a Facebook competition
  • Adding & using apps on your Facebook page
  • Facebook insights and statistics what they mean

Outcome

On completion participants will have a knowledge of tools & methods to increase engagement and extend the reach of Facebook posts through advertising.

Date: Thursday 1st June 2017

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: €20

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2j9Vm1f

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‘Join 14 million people who use MailChimp to grow their businesses on their terms.’

Newsletters are still a very effective way of communicating directly with your customers. If you want to learn how to use MailChimp for your business then this course is for you.

Topics covered include:

  • Setting up a MailChimp account
  • Using and creating templates
  • Creating a mailing list & populating it
  • Sending out a newsletter
  • Reviewing reports
  • Overview of integrating MailChimp with your website

By the end of this course you will have setup a MailChimp account, created and sent out a newsletter.

Date: Thursday 11th May 2017

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2juYDvj

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“Marketing with a Tight Budget” is designed to support SME business owners looking for efficient, effective and low-cost marketing strategies to help the business to grow and prosper. Marketing is an essential commercial function, no matter what type of business you run, or what type of business you plan to start. Without marketing, no-one will know your business exists. This workshop focuses on conventional and traditional marketing strategies that will complement online strategies.

This half day interactive workshop is for

  • Start Up entrepreneurs;
  • People interested in leaving employment to start and run their own business;
  • People who have been unemployed, have a business idea and are considering starting their own business.
  • SME / Business Owners and Managers.

Course Outline:

Customer Focus – Customer Needs 

  • Importance of understanding and knowing the customer and their needs
  • Customer Segmentation – identifying the target market
  • Create strong consumer insights: Why will people buy?

Branding – Product Benefits

  • Importance of Branding
  • Understanding your Unique Selling Point (USP)
  • Developing a SWOT analysis
  • Importance of competitor analysis

Marketing 4 P’s – Product, Price, Place & Promotion

Product: Is there a market need for the product / service

Price: Is the pricing strategy right?

Place: Has the business got the appropriate ‘distribution’ for the product / service?

Promotion: What is the key message? What are the best channels to reach the target market with a limited budget?
Is the product / service benefit clearly communicated and is there a call to action.
Date: Thursday 6th of April 2017

Time: 10am to 2pm

Venue: The Mill, Newton Link Road, Drogheda.

Cost: €20

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2iVMazI

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Whether you are planning to start a business or if you already run a small business, you need to be aware of the basic requirements in relation to record keeping. Not only do you need to be able to understand how your business is performing but you also need to be able to compile the information required to comply with the various tax regulations. Your bank will also expect you to keep your financial information up to date.

This Workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of maintaining proper books of account for a start-up or small business. You will be guided through the setting up of a proper system of book-keeping and how to use the information recorded, to run your business. The Workshop will also touch on cash flow management and tax registration and compliance.

The basic fundamentals of finance includes being able to address the following:

  • How to structure your business – Sole Trader or Limited Company?
  • Registering your business with the tax authorities
  • Recording bank transactions – Daily Cash Book
  • Recording customer and supplier invoices – Invoice Day Books
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Managing Cashflow
  • Importance of good Credit Control
  • Overview of VAT/PAYE/PRSI/Income Tax / Corporation Tax requirements
  • Accounting software available to the Small Business Owner

Attendee Outcome:

On completing this Workshop, attendees will have gained a good understanding of the basic accounting requirements of a small business.

Date: Tuesday 28th March 2017

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2i90XmE

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Image result for louth leoThis course is ideal for small businesses who are looking to learn to be more familiar with Twitter’s functionality and want to generate leads and business from the micro-blogging platform.

  • Understand Twitter terminology
  • Discover different free tools available
  • How to measure the reach of your tweets
  • Local ‘Twitter chats’
  • Twitter advertising
  • Twitter analytics

Outcome

On completion participants will have knowledge of tools and methods to increase and extend the reach of their businesses through Twitter

Date: Thursday 16th February 2017

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2iaF0XP 

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Employees are the biggest resource for a business. Often they are also the biggest cost facing a leo_w_tagline_cmyk_small_1business. Understanding the entitlements of each employee is vital.

Learn which employee records should be kept to ensure compliance for WRC inspections. Understand how to manage difficult employee situations.
Understand which type of employment contract is appropriate for each role. In this session we will refer to the key employment statutes and consider what requirements these impose on the employer, including:

  • Organisation of Working Time
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
  • Payment of Wages
  • Terms of Employment
  • Data Protection
  • Equality
  • Unfair Dismissals
  • Industrial Relations
  • Contracts, permanent, part-time, fixed-term, fixed-purpose…
  • Managing complaints in the workplace
  • Employee policies/handbook

Date: Thursday 8th of December 2016

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2anEPDG

Whether you are planning to start a business or if you already run a small business, you need to be aware of the basicleo_w_tagline_cmyk_small_1 requirements in relation to record keeping. Not only do you need to be able to understand how your business is performing but you also need to be able to compile the information required to comply with the various tax regulations. Your bank will also expect you to keep your financial information up to date.

This Workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of maintaining proper books of account for a start-up or small business. You will be guided through the setting up of a proper system of book-keeping and how to use the information recorded, to run your business. The Workshop will also touch on cash flow management and tax registration and compliance.

The basic fundamentals of finance includes being able to address the following:

  • How to structure your business – Sole Trader or Limited Company?
  • Registering your business with the tax authorities
  • Recording bank transactions – Daily Cash Book
  • Recording customer and supplier invoices – Invoice Day Books
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Managing Cashflow
  • Importance of good Credit Control
  • Overview of VAT/PAYE/PRSI/Income Tax / Corporation Tax requirements
  • Accounting software available to the Small Business Owner

Attendee Outcome:

On completing this Workshop, attendees will have gained a good understanding of the basic accounting
requirements of a small business.

Date: Thursday 10th November 2016

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

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LEO logoAre you a start up entrepreneur or interested in leaving employment? Have you been unemployed and have a business idea and considering
starting your own business? This interactive workshop will focus on the essential elements required when starting a business, including what is required when approaching financial service providers.

 

  • The workshop will review business plan templates and outline a draft plan relevant to a specific business
  • Identify the high level financial requirements necessary for starting a business
  • Have clear objectives on the next steps that are essential to start a business.

The key elements of the workshop are:

  • What is the business idea
  • Create an Executive Summary
  • What are the human resources required
  • Who are the principal suppliers
  • Consider the financial supports required
  • Clarity on Product / Services and target market
  • Why Market Research should be completed
  • What is the route to market
  • How to complete a SWOT analysis
  • How to secure required funding

Date: Thursday 13th October 2016

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: €20

Tickets: http://bit.ly/29XpCa8

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LEO logoSo you’ve just completed, or are about to complete, your first year of trading as a Sole Trader. You’ve been putting it off for a while, but it can’t wait any longer – you must start preparing to file your first income tax return!

This course will provide an overview of all aspects of the process for completing your return. You will be guided through the sections of an income tax return form and the information you will need to complete it. In addition we will discuss timing of submission and payment and what happens if you miss the deadline or inadvertently submit incorrect information.

The course will address the following:

  • What period of trading do I include in my return
  • When do I need to file a preliminary tax return and pay preliminary tax
  • When do I need to file my tax return and pay the income tax
  • What forms need to be completed and by when
  • What information do I need to complete the form
  • Should I complete my own tax return
  • What happens if I’m late filing
  • What happens if I make a mistake

Attendee Outcome:

On completing this course, attendees will have gained a good understanding of the steps involved in filing an income tax return.

Date: Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Venue: The Mill, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Time: 10am to 1pm

Cost: €20

Book online at www.localenterprise.ie/louth or contact Local Enterprise Office Louth, Town Hall, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042-9324185 email: info@leo.louthcoco.ie

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