Enterprise & Tourism
Enterprise & Tourism
Supporting Female Entrepreneurship
WREN is a training and mentoring programme for women who wish to become self-employed or who are already in the early stages of business development. The online, interactive workshops, are delivered via Zoom and provide the essential skills to develop the Good Business Practices necessary for the development of a sustainable business.
Artists, Makers & Designers Enterprise Programme
The next WREN Programme will focus on Art, Craft & Design and the modules include:
- Practical Business Skills Training
– Analysing your product range
– Marketing your product
– Costing & pricing your product
– How to be tax compliant
– Are you eligible for the Artists’ Exemption?
– Planing strategically for the future development of your business
- On-line learning supports
- One to One Mentoring with a subject matter expert
- Female “role model” sharing of experience & support
- Facilitated Networking sessions
- Many other supports
Applications are Open!
The programme will start on 9th September and classes will be held, one morning per week for 3 hours until the end of November 2021. One to one and group supports on personal and business development will be provided.
Who can Apply?
SECAD is working in partnership with Ballyhoura Development in Limerick on the delivery of this project and applications are sought from women living in the Munster area.
Marian McDonald has more than 3 decades of experience dealing with start up and developing businesses, especially in the Craft Sector. She is a Mentor with the DCCI & Visual Artists Ireland.
Colin McKeown has over 35 years of experience in advertising, design and the creative industries. He has extensive knowledge in designing, branding and service design strategies.
Funding for WREN
The WREN project is co-funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 to promote entrepreneurial skills and business start-up amongst women in the region.