On Tuesday, 7th March a “Digital Marketing Expo” event will take place at the Clanree Hotel with guest speakers Eric Roberts, Cathal Sheridan and Laura Willis. Keynote speaker Louise McDonnell and host Greg Fry will bring together inspirational leaders, idea-provoking panellists, engaging presentations and networking opportunities that will help small businesses to grow online. Donna McDade and Emma Murray will also discuss digital trends for 2023 at the event.
On Wednesday, 8th March, which is also International Women’s Day, “Building Firm Foundations” will take place at Lough Eske Castle, where speakers Brenda Hegarty and Louize Carroll will focus on the importance of firm foundations for personal and business growth. Jo Daly, President of Donegal Women in Business Network and Carole Murray of Pearl & Lace, will share insights of growing your business online and how firm foundations play an important part.
On Thursday, “Inspired Yarns: Stories of Donegal’s Fashion & Textile Industry” will take place at Crolly Distillery. This event will explore the unique role that the fashion and textile industry has played in Donegal’s cultural and economic development. Guest speakers are Lorna Macauley, Donnchadh Ó Baoill, Muiris Kennedy MBS, Chris Weiniger and Kieran Molloy. Hosted by Deirdre McQuillan, Fashion Editor of the Irish Times, who will explore her current passions, including the campaign for PGI status in Europe for Donegal Tweed.
On the final day of Local Enterprise Week “Business & Sport: Inspirational Leadership Lessons” takes place in the Clanree Hotel. Enda McNulty, Brent Pope, Michael Murphy and Nina Carberry will share the experiences and sacrifices that made them a success in their field and in the business industry.
Local Enterprise Week is the perfect opportunity for businesses to dip into a specific area of interest and gather information on a topic that may be relevant to their business now or in the future. Along with the Donegal events, there are also five national Spotlight events available online. These events are free to join and are open to all small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country, covering everything from digitalisation to exporting and future proofing your business. Booking is essential. See www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal for more information.