LEO Donegal: Upcoming Events

Trading Online Voucher

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An estimated 70% of online purchases made in Ireland are done in overseas markets yet only 23% of small Irish businesses are significantly engaged in e commerce sales, and for smaller businesses this percentage could be even lower.

Trading Online Vouchers up to the value of €2,500 are now available to Donegal businesses through your Local Enterprise Office.

The vouchers are targeted at businesses that have a limited online trading presence, less than 10 employees with a turnover of less than €2 million. Vouchers will be available to a maximum value of €2,500 and applicants must be registered and trading for minimum of six months.

To help our small businesses compete in this growing market and enhance their online trading presence, we will be hosting a trading online information session on April 14th, 2021.


Using Social Media for Business

Food Coast Donegal

If you are interested in learning how to use social media for business, then we have a two-hour online workshop happening on 21st April. The workshop is designed for anyone who wants to understand how social media can benefit their business and will provide participants with an overview of the most popular social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp and LinkedIn.

The workshop will cover an overview of popular social media channels and how to select the right ones for your business.


Grant Aid Workshop

The Local Enterprise Office is the first point of contact for those setting up, or in business in Donegal. Each month we host an information session which gives an overview of the supports and services available to small businesses through Local Enterprise Office Donegal. During this session you’ll get an understanding of the most relevant supports available and consider how they may help you to develop your business.

Grant Aid is available to micro-enterprises through the Local Enterprise Office that meet the national criteria. During this session we will dedicate time to explaining the grant aid process and criteria. This will give you the opportunity to consider and determine if your business or idea meets the criteria and is eligible to apply. Book your spot on our April workshop.


Online Advertising for Business

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This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to understand and use online advertising for their business. It will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to become adept at using Google (pay per click), Social and Remarketing Ads to grow their brand and attract more customers. Learn how to set up Google, Facebook and Instagram Ads and run campaigns to promote your business.


SYOB Programme

Since the start of the year, Local Enterprise Office Donegal is seeing a strong level of interest and enquiries regarding the setting-up of new businesses in the county. In particular, there’s been a strong demand for the Start your own Business programmes and Start Up supports for 2021. If you want to be among the next set of Donegal entrepreneurs, then don’t miss our next programme which we’re running as evening sessions and commences in May.

The Start Your Own Business Programme is aimed at assisting those who are thinking of or at the early stages of setting up a business, helping them to understand what is required and plan ahead.


Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy

Food Coast Donegal

This two-hour online course is designed for anyone who wants to understand how to use digital marketing for their business and will provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to start using digital marketing channels and content to build their online brand and attract customers.

The workshop will cover how to create a Digital Marketing Strategy and how to measure your Digital Marketing efforts. At the same time, the course will help you to understand the differences between traditional and digital marketing channels and pick the right digital channels, tactics and content for your business.