Enterprise Support

New SECAD Business Training Programmes Starting in September 2013

New SECAD Business Training Programmes Starting in September 2013

New SECAD Business Training Programmes Starting in September 2013

SECAD has engaged with local people and enterprises over the last number of months to establish what Business Focused Training Programmes people and businesses require. While all programmes previously available through SECAD have proven very popular and will continue to be on offer, new programmes have also been designed.

In response to this research, we are now delighted to announce that eleven training programmes will commence on September 16th 2013. This includes six new and exciting programmes, some of which are specifically focused on particular sectors e.g. Food, Craft, Tourism and others.

The Training Programmes are listed below. Please click on the programme name for full details on that programme.

These programmes have been designed in response to the specific needs of would be Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in the South and East Cork Area.

Business Development including Zero Cost Marketing – New Dates!

Customer Service – Cead Míle Fáilte – New Dates!

Food Business Development with Bullseye – New Dates!

Food Innovation in the Tourism Sector – Showcase! – New Dates!

Social Media and Online Marketing – New Dates!

Start Your Own Business

Please click on the link below for an Application Form.

Please contact Liam Fitzgerald on lfitzgerald@secad.ie or 021 4613432 if you would like more information or to discuss your specific needs.

This is what some previous training participants said about SECAD programmes;

This training was definitely worthwhile and I am pleased to have done it. It showed me what was required in setting up my own business, with the backing of a supportive trainer in a diverse class with a lot of other experiences and business ideas

Darragh M, Entrepreneur, Start Your Own Business 2012

I found this programme very informative and I learned a great deal. We completed weekly assessments which helped the learning process. I would recommend anyone starting out in business or anyone who is looking for help in any area of their business to sign up for a SECAD training programme. I will definitely be signing up for another programme in the future

Teresa L, Business Owner, Grow Your Business 2013

I have used the Market Research tools a number of times to assess the viability of products I have considered introducing into my business. The Social Media programme helped me understand the online options available to me and how best to utilize them to grow my business. I now have a more focused approach to Social Media

Catherine K, Business Owner, Develop and Test Your New Business Idea 2012, Social Media and Online Marketing 2013

These training programmes are funded through the Rural Development Programme 2007- 2013 and are open to individuals and businesses eligible under this programme.



SECAD provides a number of different training programmes. Our courses are designed to support entrepreneurs wishing to set up their own business, individuals wishing to better their quality of life or employment opportunities and communities wishing to improve their organisational capacity and skills.  Courses are run in different parts of South and East Cork at different times during the year.

For Further Information on Enterprise Supports Please ring SECAD 021-4613432


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