Ballyhoura Development Business and Enterprise Training this Autumn 2018

Are you starting your own business or enterprise in the Ballyhoura Development area? Maybe you’ve started in business recently and need more information on the key areas of enterprise development?

This autumn Ballyhoura Development is providing a programme of enterprise development workshops to support and encourage new local businesses and potential start-ups. Industry experts will deliver highly relevant one-day workshops on key business topics including; Pricing for Profitability, Tax and the Self-Assessment System, Making the Most of Your Business Presentations, Marketing & Branding Your Business, Using Social Media Effectively in Your Business, Developing Your Craft Enterprise, An Introduction to Data Protection for Business, and Effective Sales & Selling for Your Business.

Also running are Ballyhoura Development Start Your Own Business programmes, as follows: Mitchelstown: 12th, 20th, & 26th Sept. Charleville: 31st Oct, 6th & 7th Nov. Caherconlish: 28th & 29th Nov & 4th Dec.

Workshops and Training will run at venues across the Ballyhoura area and full programme details are available at the following link:

Ballyhoura Development Enterprise & Business training brochure Autumn 2018

Places are free but limited and advance booking should be done through Development Officer: John Hassett, tel. 061-387040, e:


This enterprise programme is supported in part by the Local Enterprise Office Limerick and also by The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 which is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020

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Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme Panel – an opportunity for retired business people in Ballyhoura Country

Ballyhoura Development CLG are seeking experienced and qualified Mentors to join a new Mentoring Programme Panel. The aim of the Mentoring Programme is to support the continued business development of clients who may be community-based social enterprises or individuals setting up and developing a new business.

The role of the Mentor will be to contribute independent, informed observation and advice and guidance to aid decision making and strategy development for business growth of the clients.

Ballyhoura Development would welcome applications from active or retired business people in the local area who would like to share their expertise, experience, insight and skills. This would be an exciting opportunity for someone who has some more time available to them and still has a passion for areas such as Business Development, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, IT & Governance.

Ballyhoura Development provides one-to-one supports to individuals who may be coming from a period of unemployment wishing to set up and develop their own business enterprise (mainly sole traders). Developmental supports are also provided to voluntary boards and committees of local community groups and social enterprises operating in the charity sector and who deliver or provide products or services to the local and wider community.

This is a paid service and interested parties should carefully read the Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme document and complete and return the application by 30th July 2018.

The following is a link to the Tender Application: Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme

Further details are available from David O’Grady, Development Officer with Ballyhoura Development, on tel. 063-20511 or email


This service is provided through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022, which is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

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Community Enhancement Programme 2018 (LIMERICK)

A new Community Enhancement Programme has been launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It will fund projects that seek to enhance facilities and communities in disadvantaged areas as identified in the Local Economic & Community Plan.

The Programme will offer not-for-profit groups access to capital funding in order to kick-start, advance or complete their projects. The Programme seeks to address some of the difficulties these groups face in terms of accessing small scale levels of funding to match their own fundraising efforts.

In Limerick, the Local Community Development Committee will receive and evaluate the applications. Applicants are requested to link their proposed actions to the Limerick Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP).

Closing date for applications is 4pm Monday 30th July 2018.

Once completed, applications should be sumitted by post to:

Limerick LCDC
Community Enhancement Programme
Social Development
Limerick City and County Council
Merchants Quay
V94 EH90

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