finance and bookkeeping

 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.

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Date: Thursday 7th June 2018

Venue: The Mill Enterprise Centre, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda.

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Cost: €20

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.

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https://www.localenterprise.ie/Louth/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Small-Business-Finance-Book-keeping-Workshop-Drogheda.html

Financial forecasting

Whether you are trying to predict the short-term cashflow requirements of your business, or are about to compile a business plan or even apply for a bank loan, you are going to need to prepare some financial projections. In order to do this, you will need to understand the basics of financial forecasting. Typically businesses will prepare a set of financial projections (forecasts) for a 3 year period.

The main components of a set of financial projections are:

  • Profit and Loss Account
  • Cashflow Statement
  • Balance Sheet

This course will provide participants with an overview of the key aspects of financial forecasting for a start-up or existing small business. Participants will be taken through a case study that will show them how to build a basic financial forecasting model in Microsoft Excel that can be used for their future requirements.

The fundamentals of financial forecasting will address the following questions:

Participant Outcome:

On completing this course, participants will have gained a good understanding of the basics of financial forecasting. A template for assisting participants in the preparation of their own financial projections will be provided.

  • What are my expected revenues?
  • How much Profit Margin do I expect to make?
  • How much inventory do I need to carry?
  • What are my operating costs?
  • How soon can I expect my customers to pay me?
  • Can I secure credit from my suppliers?
  • What CAPEX (capital expenditure will I have?
  • How much funding will my business require?

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 Date: Thursday 3rd of May 2018
Venue: The Mill Enterprise Centre, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda
Time: 7pm to 10pm

Cost: €20

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.

book here:

https://www.localenterprise.ie/Louth/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Financial-Forecasting-and-Projections1.html

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 This is a practical and interactive workshop that will explain, explore and outline what you need to know to market your business effectively. It aims to introduce you to a number of practical marketing concepts and techniques and provide you with tools and techniques to help you build a good marketing foundation for your business.

The principles and techniques are applicable to a manufacturing or service business; and whether you are in business already, or are thinking of starting a business, this workshop will provide you with useful insights and techniques to help you promote your business effectively and efficiently. No previous experience is needed, and the workshop provides plenty of time to answer questions and discuss and explore real life marketing examples.

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Date:    10th April 2018

Venue: The Mill Enterprise Centre, Drogheda.

Time:    10pm to 1pm

Cost:     €20

 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.

Book here:

https://www.localenterprise.ie/Louth/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Marketing-for-Small-Business.html

Social Media

A practical hands-on half day workshop on setting up & using social media for your business, tools covered include Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc.

 Overview of social media

 What tools to use & why

 Generating content for social media

 Creating & Using a Twitter Account

 Setting up a Facebook page

 Using your Facebook page

 Generating engagement

 Overview of LinkedIn & YouTube

*You are welcome to bring along your own laptop to this Workshop*

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Date: Wednesday 21th March

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: The Mill Enterprise Centre, Newtown Link Rd., Drogheda

Cost: €20

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.

Book here:

https://www.localenterprise.ie/Louth/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Social-Media-Workshop-Drogheda.html

Optimize Your Online Business Video For Maximum EffectLEO logo

Video is simply taking over the web. If you want to add video to your web and online marketing strategy, lets ensure it is working for you and achieving its greatest potential reach across all platforms with optimization tools, tips and techniques.

This Workshop will show how to optimize your YouTube Channel and make the most of your business video on YouTube and other social media platforms.

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Date: Monday 12th March 2018

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

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: €20

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.

Book here: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Louth/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Optimize-Your-Online-Business-Video-For-Maximum-Effect.html

 

Marketing & Promotional Videos on a Budget Training CourseLEO logo

Learn how to shoot and edit a Marketing / Promotional Video like a Pro… using your Smartphone!

Video is simply taking over the web. How can you add video to your web and online marketing strategy without it costing a fortune?

This training course will explore the types of videos that can be created with high production values but on a low budget and to best suit your business objectives, along with teaching you the tools and techniques to allow you to shoot and edit a professional quality video on your Smartphone.

Training Course is run over 2 full days, the cost includes hardware and software to take home.

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Date: (Day 1) Tuesday 6th February (Day 2) Tuesday 13th February

Venue: The Mill Enterprise Centre, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda.

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Cost: €100 (lunch & refreshments will be provided)

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.

Book here: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Louth/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/Marketing-Promotional-Videos-on-a-Budget-Training-Course.html

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

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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

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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: https://bit.ly/2iVMazI

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