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Press Release for Immediate Release – 7th April 2020

Free Remote Training Solutions Available for County Carlow Business Community

Carlow County Council – Local Enterprise Office has today (7th April 2020) announced details of a series of free training available over the coming weeks for members of the County Carlow Business Community and their staff and people considering self-employment as an option.

Programmes in Retail, Management Development, Remote Team Management, Marketing, Digital and Business Continuity are all available free of charge.
Speaking about the offering, Pauline Hoctor, Senior Enterprise Development Officer with the Local Enterprise Office said “The courses are designed to provide business owners with the insight needed to manage their business in these challenges times and also to prepare for recommencement of trading”, Hoctor continued to say “It has been acknowledged in these challenging times that business strategies must pivot to accommodate the new realities of working and operating during the pandemic and beyond”.

The programmes will be delivered by a panel of expert practitioners and full details and booking can be completed on www.localenterpise.ie/carlow.

Speaking about supporting the Business Community during these times, Kieran Comerford, Head of Enterprise said “Carlow County Council has been actively working with companies over the past number of weeks to support them in these challenging times and we would encourage owner managers to reach out to us for a confidential one to one session so companies can be fully briefed on the supports available from government”.

To make an appointment call 059-9129783 or e-mail [email protected]


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Programme Details:

Webinar: RETAIL – Leading your Retail Business in Uncertain Times
8th April 2020 (1 Session)
This Webinar will take place online and provide an overview and a facilitated discussion on actions that can be taken now to mitigate the effect of the Coronavirus restrictions. In recent weeks many Retail businesses have had to adapt quickly to a much-changed market. Most have seen a significant decrease in footfall and sales. This webinar will allow retailers the opportunity to plan in the short term and also prepare for, and ensure readiness to trade again when the current crisis ends. This workshop will focus on five key strands in retail operations and allow participants to discuss and formulate strategic plans.


Remote Training: Coaching For Your New Business
15th April 2020 (5 Sessions once per week )

The Coaching Your New Business Programme is designed to help new and start up businesses to develop and progress their businesses and is delivered through blended methods of four one to one remote coaching sessions, group learning and supported self-directed learning over four weeks backed up by on line learning of 24 + hours of videos and exercises. Key areas covered are Key attributes for Enterprise, Marketing, Finance & Planning


Leading Your Small Business Through Covid19
16th April 2020 (5 Sessions)
This online 2-hour programme over 5 days will provide both structure and help to quickly assess the situation and move forward with a greater degree of certainty, both for you and your staff. At times like this we need focus, creativity, resilience, courage and good leadership to navigate these unchartered waters. This programme will provide a safe space and equip you with tools required to help you assess the business situation and explore creative solutions.


Webinar: Managing Remote Teams

17th April 2020 (1 Session)
This 90-minute WEBINAR, delivered by Dr Monica Murphy of Monere Development Service Ltd, will give managers and leaders an insight into how to create and maintain high performing remotely organised teams.


Remote Training: DIGITAL Get Your Business Online

17th April 2020 (4 Sessions)
Four interactive online workshops that will give you a solid understanding on what you need to know to get your business on line. Learning will be online and led by Patricia Owens of Full Circle.


Webinar: Social Media Tactics during Lockdown

23rd April 2020 (1 Session)
It is really important to maintain your Social Media presence even if your business is closed. People have lots of time to check their social media now and when this crisis passes they will start spending again This online workshop will be delivered by Louise McDonnell from 2 Market