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Local Enterprise Office South Dublin announces a magical line up of events for 'Local Enterprise Week'

Local Enterprise Office South Dublin announces a magical line up of events for 'Local Enterprise Week'

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Local Enterprise Office South Dublin announces a magical line up of events for ‘Local Enterprise Week’ Featuring Keynote Speaker, Keith Barry

World’s leading mentalist and mind hacker Keith Barry will help take small businesses to a new level this Local Enterprise Week in March.

World renowned mind hacker and expert of the mystery arts, Keith Barry, will participate in a keynote workshop on Wednesday 6 March to an audience of promising entrepreneurs and business owners, as part of LEO South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Week 2019 Programme.

The highly anticipated workshop reveals to the audience how to unleash their subconscious potential to break through barriers and exceed expectations in both their business and professional lives and ends with a group visualisation exercise. This will be followed by the presentation of South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Awards, in Tallaght Stadium.

The announcement came from South Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO), as part of the release of a jam-packed schedule of events between 4 and 8 March, for Local Enterprise Week 2019.

The purpose of Local Enterprise Week is to highlight the range of services and supports available to existing and potential entrepreneurs and micro and small enterprises. Over 14,500 small businesses are expected to attend more than 380 events throughout the country duringthe week.

Highlights of LEO South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Week include presentations and workshops for Smart Video Content Creation, How to Tell Your Brand Story -The Power of Storytelling, Influences of New Technologies on New Businesses as well as Leadership Lessons from a Sporting Giant. Local Enterprise Week also includes clinics and advice on interviewing skills, social media and vlogging and how to Brexit-proof your business, amongst many. Throughout the course of the week, entrepreneurs of all ages will have the opportunity to book a place to participate in both paid and free of charge group sessions and one-to-one mentoring.

Tom Rooney, Head of Enterprise, LEO South Dublin said that Local Enterprise Week was the ultimate Open Day for small businesses and start-ups to familiarise themselves with the services their local LEO provide by way of support and education. It also gives entrepreneurs and owner managers the opportunity to network and learn not only from experts and speakers but also from each other.

“Local Enterprise Week is a collaboration between local and Government support groups, with a common goal to help small and micro businesses to exceed in today’s competitive marketplace, to expand job opportunities and strengthen the backbone of our local economy. Our exciting program of events is designed to inspire and motivate hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs to follow their dreams, commented Mr. Rooney.

The full programme, venues and ticket prices are available at LEO South Dublin is strongly advising businesses to book their place in advance to avoid disappointment.

Editor’s Notes:

Highlights of the Program include;

 How to Tell Your Brand Story – The Power of Story Telling

by Niamh Sherwin Barry – The Irish Fairy Door Company

 Storytelling is an incredibly effective way of helping your customer to connect to your brand and is often overlooked. Find out how Niamh Sherwin Barry, co-founder of The Irish Fairy Door Company discovered, through social media just how valuable it was in building her company’s community.

About Bobby Healy

Bobby Healy, the Entrepreneur and former Chief Technology Officer at CarTrawler, is an experienced inventor, investor and technology entrepreneur specialising in travel technology. After selling his travel technology business – Eland Technologies – to industry giant SITA, Bobby joined CarTrawler as CTO in 2005 through a management buy-in and led the strategy and product development since its formation. CarTrawler is now by far the largest B2B provider of ground transportation ancillary products to the airline industry in the world and has been through two highly successful management buy-outs under his tenure. Bobby is now building the world’s largest logistics platform which will use drones to deliver food and other items from local stores directly to doorsteps. It promises to revolutionise the food and local produce industry.

About Keynote Speaker Keith Barry

Internationally acclaimed, Keith Barry has dedicated his life to being an expert in all of the mystery arts and is the only talent worldwide to be a complete expert in magic, mentalism, hypnosis, escapology, brain hacking and deception. No one can figure out how he does what he does. He has the rare and wildly entertaining ability to hypnotise anyone, anywhere, anytime.


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Photo- left to right

Amanda Mills, Senior Enterprise Development Officer, LEO South Dublin

Councillor Charlie O’Connor, Chair of Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development SPC, South Dublin County Council

Danny McLoughlin, Chief Executive, South Dublin County Council

Mayor Mark Ward, South Dublin County Council

Frank Nevin, Director Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development, South Dublin County Council

Thomas Rooney, Head of Enterprise, LEO South Dublin.





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