Our skills development workshops are aimed at owner-managers / managers of businesses in the SEED region.
These workshops seek to provide attendees with the practical skills and the confidence required to grow their businesses. We fully recognize that SMEs and micro enterprises are operating in a very challenging economic climate. To maximize the probability of coming through this current downturn successfully, owner-managers must focus on what they can realistically do better / differently in order to stay ahead of the competition.
Our series of workshops seek to provide attendees with the “headspace” required to reflect on how practical improvement can be made in his / her business. We emphasise however that this is NOT like going back to school!
The workshops are delivered by a team of highly experienced business people, all of whom has real expertise in the workshop topic[s] that they are covering.
Please note that these workshops are FREE to attend.
|Workshops||Venue||Date & Time|
|Dark Side of the Moon - Group A||Brownlow Business Centre||16.05.12 14.30 - 17.30|
|Dark Side of the Moon - Group B||Bagenall Castle, Newry||17.05.12 18.00 - 21.00|
Getting ready to export
Northern Ireland is a very small market so many SMEs in the Province recognize that they need to look further afield to generate new sales – whether this in the Republic of Ireland, GB or further afield. This workshop will provide participants with the practical skills required to gear up to export.
|Sledge Hammer - Group A||Brownlow Business Centre||27.06.12 14.30 - 17.30|
|Sledge Hammer - Group B||Bagenall Castle, Newry||28.06.12 18.00 - 21.00|
Getting the most from the people who work for you.
Good people management is one of the key attributes of successful businesses – getting the most from your staff is all important. We will therefore highlight how you can motivate your staff in a way that maximizes that probability of you securing the results for your business that you believe are possible.
|Combined - Hold on Tight to your Dreams||Bagenall Castle, Newry||12.09.12 14.30 - 17.30|
Planning for the long term sustainability of your business.
Many owner-managers fail to plan for the future however this is a very risky business. In this workshop, we will explore the practicalities of business planning – setting targets that are realistic and achievable and then developing a clear action plan for achieving these objectives / targets.
SEED Business Awards
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