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Sligo are delighted to offer places on the first tranche of Business
Skills Training Programmes of 2017 – all kicking off during Local
Enterprise Offices’ ‘Enterprise Week’ of March 6th to 10th.
Business Advice Clinics, Monday, March 6th, 10.00-17.00
Do you have a business idea, but are unsure of how to progress it? Maybe
you have recently started a business but would like some impartial,
expert advice about how it could be improved? Our 45 minute FREE 1-1
Clinics with a Business expert are the ideal first step! Book your FREE
advice clinic today! Once you book, your time will be assigned and sent
to you by email.
Master V.A. T. in just One Day! Tuesday March 7th, 10.00-17.00
The objective of this one-day, highly practical workshop is to give you a
detailed overview of what V.A.T. is, how it impacts on you and your
business, and how to ensure that you develop the skills to account for
it correctly and make accurate, prompt returns.
Workshop content will include:
Overview of what V.A.T. is, who has to charge it and what the thresholds are
What are the V.A.T. rates applicable to your business
you are under the V.A.T. thresholds, what are the pro’s and cons of
registering for V.A.T. & how to decide whether you should register?
What can be included in a V.A.T. return and what cannot
Linking your V.A.T. return to the rest of your Accounts
Dealing with purchases & sales from inside/outside the E.U.
Human Resource Management for Small Businesses, Tuesday March 7th, 18.00-21.00
Does your business employ staff or is it about to? This Prog. will
assist existing or potential employers to deal with issues such as
recruitment, employment contracts, people management and employment
legislation-all vital issues for employers.
This Programme will provide employers with the principles of fair
employment practices and people management in addition to primary points
of employment legislation.
Programme content will include:
Introduction to the principles of employment rights and obligations
Main legal requirements & obligations regarding recruitment of employees
Explanation of what is required in Staff Contracts
What are Staff Handbooks, why you should have one and how to develop the right one for your business and staff
People Management - practical guidelines on how best to manage a staff team
Disciplinary and Grievance procedures
Redundancy - what it means and how it must be implemented
Data Protection, Privacy Law & your Business, Wednesday, March 8th, 14.00-17.30
Does your business control and/or process personal data on individuals?
This can include sensitive personal information, such as medical
information OR more 'mundane' information, such as postal addresses,
telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc. If so, did you know that you
are required to handle personal data in accordance with data protection
principles? There are new EU data protection rules on the horizon, which
will mean increased responsibility on your business regarding how you
store and handle this data. Poor compliance with legal rules and/or
inadequate data storage systems can leave you exposed to potential
LEO Sligo are currently offering places on a short, practical half-day
workshop on ‘Data Protection & Privacy Law for small Businesses’.
The aim of this Workshop is to increase your knowledge of Data
Protection legislation and how it applies to and benefits your business;
as well as highlighting basic and easy-to-implement rules and
procedures to follow so your business doesn’t get caught out!
Start Your Own Business, March 8th, 18.00-21.00
Are you thinking of starting a Business or perhaps you know anyone who
is thinking of doing so? Maybe you have just started and are seeking
help? Then our I.L.M.-accredited Programme is a must!
Issues covered include:
Legal issues for start-ups
Preparing a Business Plan
Marketing for the small Business
The Programme addresses these crucial issues in a practical, relevant way.
You’ll also receive a one hour, 1-1 training session with the Trainer
after the Programme has completed, to assist you to further progress
Social Media 1-1 Clinics, Thursday March 9th and Friday, March 10th, 10.00-17.00
The whole marketing landscape has changed with the introduction of
social media. Local Enterprise Office Sligo are offering you the
opportunity to book a one-on-one slot with an industry expert who will
work with you on an individual basis to examine your current Social
Media marketing activities and will help you formulate an effective
Social Media marketing strategy.
This clinic can prove very beneficial if you are just starting out in
business and need advice on where to start or if you are currently in
business and need to review and improve your Social Media marketing
When you book a place, LEO Sligo will assign you a day and time. Each
1-1 slot will be one hour in duration. The Social Media trainer will be
in contact with you in advance to find out more about your business and
how it is using Social Media in advance of your 1-1 session.
Book your place today by clicking on this link:
Local Enterprise Office
Sligo County Council