Port’s Vision 2020 Free Workshops

New Business Workshop
Monday 20th June @ 2:00-4:00pm
Portarlington Community Centre

Have a good business idea but not sure where to start? or
Just started a business?
Whether you have just started a new business and need support or you have a good idea and want to see if you build a business around it—this is the workshop for you. The workshop is designed to stimulate new business ideas and give supports to fledgling start-ups.
Facilitator- Offaly Local Development
Guest Speaker Ronan O’Farrell
(UCC Lecturer in Rural Dev. & Marketing)
Case Studies of Local Businesses

Reasons to Attend
Understand the concept of business
Learn how to start your own business
How to market your business
Ways to access finance

Existing Business
Monday 20th June @ 7:30-9:30 PM
Portarlington Community Centre

The local business sector in Portarlington has undergone exceptional challenges in the last 2/3 years. If you would like to be involved in trying to overcome these challenges and learning from experts around new ways of marketing and accessing cash flow then this workshop for you.

Reasons to Attend
Importance of marketing
Using Traditional and Social Media
Ways to finance your business
Develop a strong business plan

Think Tank
Tuesday 21st June @ 2:00 – 4:00pm
Portarlington Community Centre

This workshop is specifically aimed at bringing together a diverse group of problem solvers to examine ways and means by which we can improve our community and develop a vision for our town.
Format for the Workshop
Fishbone & Mind Mapping
SWOT Analysis
Facilitator – Colm O’Gogain, Strategic Director of Planning Bord na Mona
Guest Speaker Ronan O’Farrell
(UCC Lecturer in Rural Dev. & Marketing)

To contribute to the strategic development of our community
Identify employment creating opportunities.
To benefit the growth and sustainability of your own companies/ businesses.
To stimulate the local economy

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