Featured – May 2021 

Stronger Together through Collaboration & Innovation

A structured way in which to meet others whom they can join forces with to build their business

Combine Innovation with Collaborative Thinking

These events help connect small businesses around a common goal of exploring collaboration and innovation through interactive workshops to enable the development of new product and service ideas that benefit both businesses.

Increasing Focus & Gaining Clarity

Driving business growth and staying creative and resilient require business owners to take regular pitstops to refuel their thinking. These workshops will give your clients the time to stop, think, reflect and take action.

2 Workshops that can Unlock Thinking

1) 'Build Back Better, Three Important Lessons in Leadership' - Learn to lead yourself, lead others and lead your business. 2) 'Minding Your Mind in Business' - Unblock the potential in your business by mastering your own thinking.

Go Outside - Where Your Customers Are

It is time for small food and craft producers to sell to, connect with and learn from their customers face to face again in a safe way.

Farmers Markets & Outdoor Pop Ups

It’s essential that we support SMEs in reaching their customers in new and different ways. We tapped into our resident expert who has herself mastered selling through Farmers Markets and has been training producers to get started at Farmers Markets for many years through Bord Bia initiatives.

2021 Workshop Offerings

We have designed a variety of workshops to support your SME Clients based on their needs to grow in confidence and competence across Digital, Finance, Strategy, Leadership, Innovation and much more. These half and full day training sessions are perfect for your clients as manageable bite size opportunities for learning and growth. All of our interactive workshops are held in a virtual classroom, facilitated by a content expert who ensures engagement and class participation to allow for peer to peer learning throughout. 

We offer training in a range of business skills including: Networking, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Idea Generation, Market Research, Branding, Digital Marketing & Social Media, Finance, Taxation, Funding Approaches, Sales & Negotiation, HR, Legal, Business Planning, IT For Start-Ups and Small Business and the list goes on. See below for a sampling of what’s available or let us know of your needs. We are extremely collaborative and creative and happy to create a solution bespoke to you.

Trading Online & Websites

      • How to Launch an Online Programme Quickly
      • Start your Own On-Line Business
      • Create a WordPress Website
      • How To Maximise your New Website
      • IT Session for Small Business
      • Trading Online Voucher Seminar
      • Trading Online Voucher Part II

Social Media Marketing

      • Social Media for Small Business
      • Facebook for your Business - Beginner
      • Facebook for your Business - Advanced
      • Instagram for Business
      • Twitter for Business
      • LinkedIn for Business
      • Selling on Amazon
      • How To Maximise Etsy and Shopify
      • Search Engine Optimisation
      • Google AdWords


      • Podcasting for Beginners
      • Canva - A Practical Workshop
      • Shop Local
      • Seasonal Marketing for Impact
      • Digital Communications Workshop
      • Email Marketing & CRM
      • Market Research to Grow your Business
      • LEAN Marketing Action Plan
      • Marketing & Branding on a Shoestring
      • Importance of Branding, Packaging and PR
      • Creating Video Content that Drives Results
      • Smartphone Video and Photography


      • Business Connect Industry Insights
      • Networking Coffee Event for Peer Learning
      • Lunch and Learn from an Expert

Leadership & Management Confidence

      • Build Back Better, 3 Lessons in Leadership
      • Minding the Mind in Business
      • Help - It's All Changing
      • Growth Mindset
      • Time Management
      • HR - Protecting your Business
      • Managing Performance and Productivity of Remote Teams
      • Communications & Presentations

Creative Competence

      • Diversification Workshop - Thinking Yourself into a More Resilient Business
      • Finding New Business Opportunities - Pivot Your Business
      • Innovation Workshop - Tools and Techniques for Innovation in 2021
      • Creativity & Innovation
      • Idea Generation
      • Business Planning & Goal Setting

Sales & Communications

      • Go Outside - Markets & Outdoor Events
      • Stronger Together through Collaboration
      • Sales via Social Media
      • Ecommerce Online
      • Online Sales Funnels for your Business
      • Presentation & Pitching Skills
      • Selling - A Skills Workshop
      • Sales Growth Strategy for Success
      • Networking Skills & Strategy
      • Small Food Producer - First Steps to Local Sales

Financial & Legal Literacy

      • Taking the Reins on your Business Finances
      • SME Financial Management - Beginner
      • SME Financial Management - Advanced
      • SME Legal Issues

Programme Offerings

If you are looking for greater impact, a programme offering might be more appropriate. For those just starting out we have a variety of Start Your Own Business courses ranging from five to 10 sessions, wherein a module based system is utilised to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required. As part of these programmes, we also support the participants through the creation of a peer support network which is often as valuable in building their confidence and connections.

As well, we offer supports in Leadership Development for individual business owners and or their leadership teams. These include:

      • Managment Development Programme
      • Leadership Development Programme
      • DISC Assessments for Entrepreneurs and or their team
      • 8-week Licensed Masterminds on a variety of leadership topics and so much more

We are delighted at the opportunity to create customised programmes to meet the needs of your clients, so please make contact with Lorraine Bowen to discuss any of the above or perhaps something yet to be created. 

Contact Lorraine for more information on our Workshops and Programmes

We would be delighted to work with you and your clients!