The recently formed Local Enterprise Office (LEO) South Dublin Exporters Network met at an in-person event held in County Hall, Tallaght on 23rd February to build their business relationships and share best practices as they bid to build upon their export sales activities and achievements. Twenty micro-businesses from a variety of sectors including tech and communications, manufacturing, food and drink and fashion and footwear met in Tallaght to establish the LEO South Dublin Exporters Network. Achievements and challenges were shared openly by these new exporting businesses in this peer-to-peer forum that was facilitated by LEO South Dublin.
While many businesses identified opportunities to work together to develop export market opportunities it also served to inform LEO’s training and support planning for future Export Development programmes. The benefits of the in-person networking event were strongly in evidence and members reported that a follow up is eagerly awaited.
LEO South Dublin are encouraging any growing small businesses who have commenced any level of e-commerce and are interested in exploring export opportunities to sign up for the Internationalising Your Business event on Tuesday, March 8. The free online event which is hosted as part of Local Enterprise Week 2022, will focus on ‘Developing Export Opportunities in a Digital Age’ and will provide opportunities to learn unique tools for mapping, researching and engaging export markets and scaling business.
Facilitated by Sam Marchetti of ConsortiaCo, this event will also feature Enterprise Ireland Export Development Advisors and entrepreneurs who are already leading the way with export sales achievements.
Local Enterprise Office South Dublin has announced an exciting line-up of events for ‘Local Enterprise Week’, which runs from Monday 7 March to Friday 11 March.
Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity for many businesses to dip into a specific area of interest and gather information on a wide range of topics that may be relevant to their business now or in the future. It also provides the perfect opportunity for someone who may be interested in starting a business to get an idea of some of the key areas of focus and how to take those first steps. The majority of events are free to attend.
For more information on Local Enterprise Week and to find information on the National Spotlight Events and specific events in your area go to www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Week
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