Cashflow, Crisis Management and Flexible Working Practices are Key Challenges for Irish Businesses

Apr 24, 2020

Free online Business Planning Course from Chambers Ireland and Griffith College to Address Key Issues for Irish Businesses

Chambers Ireland, in association with Griffith College, have today (24 April 2020) announced a free online business planning course for its 8,000 members nationwide. Commencing on Thursday 30 April 2020, the course will address the key concerns that businesses are facing, including cashflow, crisis management and managing flexible working practices, and will assist them in developing plans to reboot their business.

Welcoming the announcement of the course, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland, Ian Talbot, said:

Over the last few weeks, we have been working closely with our member Chambers and have listened to stories from businesses throughout the country, hearing how the restrictions and closures necessitated by the national health response to COVID-19, have impacted the operations of their business.

Many have seen their revenue collapse, have let staff go, and have had to ultimately restructure how they run their business, with lots of companies moving to a remote working model much faster than they ever could have anticipated. The challenges for businesses to harness digital transformation, rebuild their operations and adapt to the post-COVID-19 economy are enormous.

This partnership with Griffith College in delivering online education in Business Planning will be essential in supporting business in this transition and will be of particular benefit to business managers and owners in their dealings with banks and government agencies in the months ahead.”

Click here to access the Reboot your Business course registration page

The programme will see industry experts lead a series of FREE workshops, entitled Reboot your Business – through your Business Development Plan, to assist the many businesses struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. The ten workshops will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday each week and will be available to view for FREE online. Each session will cover different aspects involved in creating a business development plan. These include industry analysis, competitor analysis, internal evaluation, finance, market performance and logistics. Leading industry experts across a range of relevant topics will contribute their experience and advice.

Participants who complete the business development plan may also seek to obtain a nationally accredited QQI Certificate in Small and Medium Enterprise Management from Griffith College, which provides a practical grounding in the skills vital to SME Management.

Dr Tomás Mac Eochagáin, Director of Academic Programmes at Griffith College, said: “We are delighted to partner with Chambers Ireland on this joint initiative and to share the experience of the college’s Graduate Business School team to support Irish businesses.”

The schedule of programme workshops and registration details are available from the Chambers Ireland and Griffith College websites.

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For further information please contact Gabriel Doran, Communications & Media Executive on 01 400 4331, 086 608 1605 or email Gabriel.Doran@chambers.ie  

Further Notes:

  • To access the registration page for the ‘Reboot Your Business’ course, click here
  • For further information on the course for the QQI Certificate in Small and Medium Enterprise Management from Griffith College, click here
  • Chambers Ireland is Ireland’s largest business organisation, with a network of Chambers of Commerce in every major town and region in the country. Chambers Ireland is focused on creating the best environment for its 8,000 members locally, regionally and nationally
  • Griffith College with campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution with over 40 years’ experience of preparing clients for successful careers. The college’s business and graduate business programmes in finance, marketing, data analytics, change management, logistics and supply chain management are managed and staffed by expert practitioners

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