22 Feb 2023

Entrepreneur alert – Local Enterprise Week offers free courses from Chat GPT to green business

Local Enterprise week will take place across the country from March 06th to 12th, and Cork residents and businesses can avail of a comprehensive series of free and reduced cost lectures and classes. 

These are offered by Cork’s Local Employment Offices under the overall theme of this years event, ‘Making it happen’. The official opening of Local Enterprise week will take place Monday the 6th in the UCC Centre for Executive Education number 1 Lapps Quay T12 VF82.

31 events will take place in the county with more across the City, happening in person and online.  The themes range from digital skills, resilience, productivity, new tech and business inspiration. In addition, Cork City Hall will alight in the Local Enterprise colours of green and blue as a symbol of support for businesses in the metropolitan area.

Local Enterprise Offices support thousands of businesses each year with a variety of business supports, including quality training on relevant business topics, with Local Enterprise week a fitting showcase in which anyone can get involved.

Some highlights of the South Cork LEO’s  2023 events include:

Lets talk – A conversation with your LEO – Midleton Park Hotel – 06/03/2023 –

Interested in exporting in 2023 – Radisson Blu Little Island – 07/03/2023 –

Brunch and learn – Be inspired to build a company – Fota Island resort hotel – 10/03/2023 –

See the full list of options for South Cork here: 

While in Cork City attendees can avail of:

HR for small businesses 2023 – Online – €20 – 08/03/2023 – 

Chat GPT for small business marketing – Online – Free – 08/03/2023

Improving the bottom line – Free – City center venue TBC – 10/03/2023 – 

See Cork City LEO’s full list of events here:

For the full list of available courses in your area, head to the Local Enterprise office and select your nearest Office for events –