Learning, listening and networking will be among the key elements of Enterprising Donegal Business week from March 23-27 this year with those in business in the county, or those thinking of establishing one, urged to make sure they get involved.
“Business Week is well established now in the business calendar in Donegal, and as always we have responded to the feedback we have received in previous years to make this year’s event as interesting and relevant to businesses in the county,” said Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise Office.
As a result, he says, many of the events will take place this year in the Local Enterprise Offices, but, as usual a far-reaching spread of topics of interest to enterprise in Donegal will be covered.
“One of the key aspects of the week this year is that the majority of the events will take place at the Local Enterprise Offices. The venue is smaller and more intimate than some of the larger venues we’ve had events in recent years and we’re hoping this will give greater opportunity for listening, learning and networking to those who come along on the various days.”
Indeed, says Mr. Tunney, the idea of listening, learning and networking will be a key aspect of this year’s business week.
“We have a superb range of topics on offer again from business start ups to branding, from food specific and creative to finance and marketing. There will be lots of opportunities to take away valuable information to apply to your business and that’s what we hope those who attend will do this year.”
The first event will begin on Monday 23rd March at 10am when Gerry Moan will host a discussion with five successful Donegal businesses where the learning opportunities will be immense.
It’s a theme that will run throughout the week with other speakers including Edel McBride, Paul McNulty, Lar Burke, Andrew Bradley, John Mcnamara, Dr. Richard Keegan and Bobby Kerr.
“Each of our topics and speakers has been carefully chosen to ensure the areas of interest to Donegal businesses are covered and we believe that those who register and attend the week’s events will have a lot of learning to take away with them.”
As, in previous years, the week will see events also organised by the partners of Donegal Local Enterprise Office, extending the scope of the week in terms of topics covered and venues for events.
“This has always been an event that has fostered partnership with other agencies and we are grateful to our partners for their input once again to this year’s enterprise week,” said Mr. Tunney who added that this year is the first that sees Donegal Business Week organised by the Local Enterprise Office as an integral part of Donegal County Council.
Places at the week’s events are strictly limited and people are advised to see the full range of events and to book by visiting the website – www.localenterprise.ie/donegal