Course demand high 10 years on

BUDDING local entrepreneurs with a great business idea are being invited to make a leap of faith by taking part in an upcoming ‘Start Your Own Business’ course.

BUDDING local entrepreneurs with a great business idea are being invited to make a leap of faith by taking part in an upcoming ‘Start Your Own Business’ course.

The course will kick off in Dundalk, Ardee and Drogheda from September next with just 15 course places up for grabs in each location.

Seventeen people recently successfully completed the Summer ‘Start Your Own Business’ course held by Louth Leader Partnership.

Pictured are Gary Keogh, Amanda Robertson, Pat Mc Daid (Partnership Enterprise Officer), Denis Phillips, Sigita Ekuse, Colman Pigott, David Hetherington, Brendan Byrne, Kathleen Flynn, Inesa Racine, Joyce Henry, Peggy McGlynn (Louth County Enterprise Board), and Fionnuala Rogers, (Trainer).

Other successful participants included Peter Downey, Jason Fahy, Paul Foley, Jevgenija Pitkevica, Emma Kerr, Gareth Mc Gaughey, and Karl O’Flaherty.

Pat McDaid, the Enterprise Worker at the Partnership office in Drogheda, said that the course is “very highly regarded” by the many people who have taken it over the past ten years.

He added that many former students are now established business people who are running their own enterprise in the local area.

Peggy McGlynn of Louth County Enterprise Board (LCEB), who fund the greater part of the Enterprise Training cost, said the organisation is “very pleased” with the level of participation in Drogheda.

She added that the course organisers are looking forward to a “full house” in Dundalk, Ardee, and in Drogheda when the courses commence again in September.

The course consists of eight modules lasting three hours each, and covers a wide range of business topics, relevant to start up companies.

Some of the material covered includes the business idea, marketing, finance, sales, legal aspects, and the impact on the person.

According to the Start Your Own Business course organisers, participants should be able to compile a business plan after attending the course.

The upcoming September course will be held in Dundalk on Tuesday mornings, in Ardee on Tuesday evenings and in Drogheda on Wednesday mornings.

For further information contact Peggy McGlynn at the Louth County Enterprise Board office in Dundalk on 042-9327099 or 041-9842088.