Enterprise Network

IRD Duhallow’s Enterprise Network provides a supportive structure to those at the early stage of business development.

It optimises enterprise needs and addresses challenges, removing the isolation faced by many micro enterprises. In particular it enhances knowledge, skill and expertise of local enterprises and addresses the gaps in the provision of training for those who are seeking help in starting a new business. The Network fulfils an essential role in terms of bringing people together across the small business sector in a supportive way and provides resources to facilitate workshops on a range of business issues and promotes further development of key business skills to enhance the management capacity of owners/managers.

Specific workshops which have benefited members greatly include bookkeeping, computerised accounts, marketing, taxation and finance. The Network has improved the survival and growth prospects of many of our start-up businesses and networking provides a real solution to the building of personal contacts for their future business success.

In the last year over 40 individuals have availed of training in our Start Up Business Training Programmes. Membership of the Network is free of charge. For information on upcoming meetings contact Enterprise Officer Louise Bourke @ 029-60633