Laois LEO offers new Business Growth Programme

News Local Enterprise Office sets out to help local business people grow their trade with new training course

The Local Enterprise Office Laois is running a new innovative Business Growth Programme starting on February 3 and running every Wednesday morning for eight weeks.

Many businesses who have completed this programme in other regions have said that it has made a major difference to their business and given them the courage to try out new things which resulted in big improvements to their business.

This programme is aimed at Business owners or Managers who are truly committed to bringing their business to the next level and are prepared to TAKE ACTION.

The business areas covered on the programme are as follows: Marketing Foundations; Marketing Assets; Sales Conversion; Customer Maximisation; Networking for Results; Personal Effectiveness; Creating your own Plan for Business Success (NOT a Standard Business Plan – Far more useful); Implementing Your Plan for Business Success and Bringing it all together.

Any business owner/manager who participates in this programme should recognise the importance of working on the business as well as in the business and must be able to commit to attending a 3.5 hour workshop each week for eight weeks.

Aidan Murray is delivering this programme for the Local Enterprise Office Laois and is the founder and owner of 360 Performance Solutions.

He is a highly experienced trainer, coach, mentor, manager and leader.

He helps SME owners and managers improve and grown their businesses through training, coaching and consulting.

Specific benefits his clients have accrues include increased leads/enquiries, much improved sales conversion rates, dramatically increased business from and through existing clients, increased clarity and focus on goals and how to achieve them, greatly increased personal effectiveness, improved people management and leadership, improved performance from employees and themselves etc. Aidan has delivered 25 Business Growth Programmes with exceptionally positive feedback and results for participants.

Areas covered include Marketing Fundamentals, Lead Generation, Sales Conversion, Customer Maximisation, Strategic Planning (Goal Setting), Action Plan Implementation, Networking, Personal Effectiveness, Finance, Powers of Persuasion.

Aidan has trained/ coached/mentored several hundred SME owners/managers.

He has a very strong focus on relevant, practical and actionable content, emphasizing taking action and accountability.

The programme will commence on Wednesday, February 3 from 9.45am – 1pm until Wednesday, March 23.

The course is very heavily subsidised with participants paying a fee of €80 for the 8 weeks. There is a limited number of places and registration is on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in booking a place, you can book online

If you have any queries regarding the programme, please contact Honor Deevy at the Local Enterprise Office Laois on 057 86 61800 or email