Events for Local Enterprise Week, 6-10th March, 2023

3rd March 2023

Posted In: Be In The Frame

Small businesses and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to sample 30+ events aimed at helping them to start or grow their business as part of this year’s Local Enterprise Week in Dublin City. The initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices nationwide, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, takes place from the 6th -11th March this year across the country.

The events in Dublin City are open to all, focussing on helping new and existing businesses, with seminars and talks on a wide range of topics from finance to branding and marketing. Those thinking of starting a new business can avail of the Start your own Business Bootcamp. Events will be hosted in person, online and in hybrid format; events are low cost, easily accessible and are local, regional and national.

There are also hundreds of events taking place nationally during the week, including 5 Spotlight events, highlighted below, which are available for free online that include experts from a range of industries.

Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise and Economic Development for Dublin City Council said, ‘Local Enterprise Week is a fantastic marker in the road for any business. It’s an opportunity for Dublin Businesses to take stock of where they are, see where they can grow, where they can innovate or maybe become more sustainable and see what resources are available on their doorstep.  There is something for everyone and those who maybe always had that ambition to start on their own, or a great idea, this is the week to see how to get started and make it happen.’

‘There are hundreds of events taking place all over the country covering everything from exporting and digital to going green or growing that idea.  I would encourage everyone to check out the schedule of events and get involved.’

Each of the 31 Local Enterprise Offices will be running a full programme of events in their area that will tackle a variety of areas relevant to small businesses and starting up.  The events are open to all from budding entrepreneurs to established businesses and gives them the opportunity to get expert advice on key areas of business from financial skills, raising funds, exporting and boosting your business online to future trends such as sustainability and digitalization.

Deirdre O’Neill, Senior Regional Development Executive with Enterprise Ireland said; ‘Enterprise Ireland is delighted to support and be involved in Local Enterprise Week.  Working closely with the Local Enterprise Offices across the year, this week is a chance for small businesses to focus on key areas, the areas where they can make a real difference for their future ambitions.  This may be in relation to digitalization or becoming more sustainable, or those who have ambition to grow internationally and begin to find new markets.’

 ‘If you are a business who wants to grow, internationalise or innovate, then there is something for you at Local Enterprise Week and we would encourage every small business out there to see what is happening in their area this year and take that next step.’

Details for all the events taking place across the Dublin City for Local Enterprise Week from March 6th to 11th are available here >>

Details for all the events taking place across the country during Local Enterprise Week are available here>>

5 National Spotlight Events (Online & Free to attend)

Monday 6th March – 9:30am to 11.30am


Considering expanding into international markets?  Or are you an early-stage exporter? Then this Spotlight event is for you.  This webinar is designed to outline the steps to export success.

Tuesday 7th March – 9.30am to 1:00pm


No matter where you are on your digital journey, You’re the Business is the programme to help you go further.  As part of Local Enterprise Week, Google are hosting three online trainings, live from Google in Dublin, for businesses that are looking to Get Online, Grow Online, or Go Global.

Wednesday 8th March – 11.00am to 12.30pm


The Green Panel aims to informinspire, and engage owner managers and their key staff in how they can implement Green technologies, processes and products to their business in order to be more competitive.

Thursday 9th March – 2.30pm to 3.30pm


Looking for ways to improve competitiveness and productivity in your business?  This online panel discussion is a must for all businesses ambitious for growth.

Friday 10th March – 10:00am to 11:30am


Innovate: to introduce improvements through new methods, ideas or products.  Hosted by Noel Davidson of The Entrepreneurs Academy, this lively event will feature expert speakers.  It will also outline the range of government and financial supports to drive innovation in your business.

Pictured: Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise & Economic Development, Dublin City Council and Deirdre O’Neill, Enterprise Ireland (Centre holding signs) join LEO clients (From Left) Mark & Elaine Sorenson, VBox (LEO Limerick), Lucia McCabe, Seamoss Sublime (LEO South Dublin), Catriona Cullen, Cullen Nurseries (LEO Carlow). With Frank Kavanagh & Peter Sztal, Cloudpicker Coffee (LEO Dublin City). (image: Peter Houlihan/Coalesce).