Six people who have gone from unemployment to self-employment in the Limerick area are taking part in a workshop in a move to encourage more people to set up their own business in the Midwest.
The ‘recession-era’ entrepreneurs, including a multi-media designer, a carbon monoxide tester, a roof repairer, a hairdresser, a fashion designer and a plumber, are all speaking at the ‘Considering Self-Employment’ workshop on 21 October.
It is being organised by the Limerick City Enterprise Board and Paul Partnership as part of the ‘Enterprise Mid-West’ initiative.
The workshop will focus on the challenges and issues faced by people setting up a business during a recession, in addition to the enterprise supports available to those considering the move.
The new business owners will be quizzed about their own recent experiences and, according to the organisers, they are keen to share the lessons that they’ve learned about running a business.
Around 40 people are expected to attend the workshop, which takes place at the Absolute Hotel in the city centre from 10am to 1.30pm. You have to book a place in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (061) 419 388.