Laois Business Training Courses

Laois Business Training Courses

Local Enterprise Office Laois is rolling out a new innovative Retail Support Programme coming up shortly. It is being delivered by James Burke who is regarded as the leading expert for independent consumer facing businesses and has worked with 100’s of small businesses across Ireland to help stimulate new sales. The programme is targeted at all consumer facing businesses including cafes, beauty salons, hairdressers, opticians, gyms etc.


The is a very practical approach with an evening seminar – then James Burke will carry out a site visit and site assessment in your premises and will then write up a full Action Report for your business. The cost of the entire programme is €80 and is heavily subsidised by the Local Enterprise Office Laois.

Kick start your food business with LEO Laois


There is an information evening this evening Tuesday 16th May in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel at 6.30pm for approx 1 hour where James Burke will explain the programme to you. If you would like to attend, please just email me to confirm your attendance.


Other Upcoming Training Programmes


Kick Start your own Food Business


The Kick Start your own Food Business is a short two day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business. The objective of the 2 days is to provide the participants with a base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food business. The content is designed to provide you with information which will allow you to avoid the pit falls normally associated with this journey.


While certain aspects of the programme are relevant to those setting up cafes / restaurants, the core programme content is designed for those producing food to be sold through third parties i.e. food producers


For those considering applying for the Food Academy Programme in the future, this programme will provide an excellent opportunity to boost your chances of securing a place.


Dates:                        25th May / 8th June 2017

Times:                        9.45am – 4.45pm

Location:                   Local Enterprise Office Laois

Cost:                           €60


If you are interested in booking a place on this programme, please book online

If you need more details, please contact our office on 057 86 61800 or email


How to use Snapchat to boost your Business


This programme detailed knowledge about how businesses can Snapchat as part of a successful marketing strategy. Participants will learn how to use and master the Snapchat mobile app, create content that their audience will love, attract and maintain a strong Snapchat following and drive engagement and interest to their brand.


Date:                          6th June 2017

Times:                        9.45am – 1.00pm

Location:                   Local Enterprise Office Laois

Cost:                           €25


If you wish to book a place, please book online