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Calling all entrepreneurs!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Local Enterprise Week 2018 is a national week of events co-ordinated by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) across Ireland and takes place from 4 – 9 March.

LEO Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has put in considerable effort this year to support businesses in a variety of sectors and of a variety of scales from start-ups, retail and corporate. A host of experts will be on hand to offer quality workshops designed to impact and add value to businesses within the region – with help and advice on finding channel partners, GDPR, pricing, starting your business, social enterprise and much, much more!

Get yourself connected

As part of LEO dlr’s Enterprise Week, Dublin’s business community is being offered the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and connected at a unique ‘Peer to Pier’ networking event in Dún Laoghaire on Friday, 9 March. LEO dlr wants hundreds of entrepreneurs and business people to take part in the 2.5km walk along Dún Laoghaire’s iconic East Pier to share, socialise and make things happen. This novel concept has been created to give entrepreneurs and business people the chance to access the advice of various experts, as well as forge relationships, promote their companies and make partnerships that will last into the future.

LEO dlr is looking for startup entrepreneurs, investors, SMEs, corporates, executive coaches, mentors, state agencies, accelerators and incubators to take part. With coffee and ice cream available on the pier couple with a chance to unwind afterwards at the Royal St George Yacht Club, it’s the perfect opportunity to get connected.

Executive Coaching and Mindfulness

Preceding the Peer to Pier Networking Walk is a morning workshop on the importance and relevance of executive coaching and mindfulness. This is quickly gaining recognition as an important business tool across the world. Experts will outline details on the latest science, techniques and insights which can lead to better work environments, and helping to improve outcomes across all business areas.

GDPR and how it affects your company data

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force this year on 25 May. This legislation will be a game changer in terms of how organisations must manage and process data, not least because of the scope of GDPR, but also the sizeable fines it will introduce. GDPR requires companies, public bodies and other organisations to proactively ensure their privacy.

Local Enterprise Week is one of the best opportunities for entrepreneurs to take stock of their business, learn from experts and identify ways to move their company forward. A whole host of other events, many of them free, are on offer as part of Local Enterprise Week dlr. So if you are a young entrepreneur or you are already seasoned in business, the week offers you new learning and networking opportunities not to be missed.

See enterpriseweekdlr.ie for more information on events.