first_imgEDUCATION: A countywide series of meetings for creative entrepreneurs are just among some of the brilliant Autumn events and training opportunities being provided by Donegal Local Enterprise Office over the coming months.The training opportunities will also include workshops for writing a business plan, starting your own food business and small business accounts as the Local Enterprise Office continues to engage with and assist businesses across the county. “The role of the Local Enterprise Office is to assist established businesses and start-ups and a key part of that is to communicate with them and help them identify areas where they feel they require assistance.The workshops and training opportunities we provide are designed and made available because they are the things that people in business have asked for,” Michael Tunney Head of Enterprise and Donegal Local Enterprise Office said.He added that they would also be holding a Start Your Own Business Programme over six consecutive Wednesdays, starting on 7th October adding that it is aimed at people thinking of starting their own business or in the early stages of start-up, with a well-researched business idea they are capable of commercialising.Textile artist Michelle McKee who is now based at the Craft Village in Donegal Town, took part in a previous Start Your Own Business programme and found it a very worthwhile exercise. “I guess everyone there had various reasons for being there, but for me in particular I needed to get my head around the financial end of things, to work the projections and the figures and to see if I could make a living from my art.”During the programme Michelle says there were lots of different aspects of setting up a business explained and worked through.“Doing the Start Your Own Business programme with Donegal Local Enterprise Office, helped me realise that I had a viable business idea and now that I have engaged with them and am established, I know I can go back to the Local Enterprise Office for help and advice if I need to,” she concluded.The Small Business Accounts Programme will run for 10 consecutive Mondays starting 5th October and is aimed at owner/managers or accounts staff from small businesses.“The course will cover requirements for self employment, registration and VAT, layout of books, sales invoicing, profit and loss accounts, credit control and the wages and tax system for employees,” said Mr Tunney.He added that the one-day Writing a Business Plan Workshop on Monday 2nd November is aimed at anyone that wishes to write a new business plan or update an existing business plan. “The workshop will provide practical information that will aid in achieving realistic business objectives,” said Mr Tunney.In addition the Local Enterprise Office will host a series of meetings for creative entrepreneurs as work continues to establish networks for creative entrepreneurs.“One of the key components of Donegal’s Creative Strategy is to establish networks where information sharing and peer learning, exchange of ideas and skills enhancement, connection building and collaboration can all happen,” said Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney.To deliver on this he said, Donegal Local Enterprise Office are hosting the four meetings and are hoping that all those interested in building a career in the creative industries in Donegal will attend. Meetings will be held in Carndonagh, Donegal Town, Gweedore and Letterkenny as Donegal Local Enterprise Office works to assist the creative sector in the county to put the groundwork in place to establish the creative networks.For more information and to book your place on any of the programmes or workshops visit the Local Enterprise Office website – https://www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal/News/Donegal-Local-Enterprise-Office-unveils-Autumn-2015-training-schedule.htmlLOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE UNVEILS SUPERB AUTUMN TRAINING SCHEDULE was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more