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Coronavirus: Workshops and programmes for Derry and Strabane businesses

2 April 2020


Series of free programmes and workshops to help local businesses continue to operate and grow

In response to the Coronavirus, Derry City and Strabane District Council has created a series of free online workshops and programmes to help local businesses continue to operate and grow.

Remote skills development workshops
These free practical and focused workshops will take place remotely and are aimed at owner-managers/other staff in businesses in the region that employ less than 50 people.

  • Monday 6 April 2020 - Gearing up to sell a service on YouTube for the first time 
  • Tuesday 7 April 2020 - The common attributes of good leaders 
  • Wednesday 8 April 2020 - Covid 19 is here - so what now for small businesses? 
  • Thursday 9 April 2020 - Preparing a 100 day cashflow projection 

Each workshop takes place from 14:00 to 17:00 each day.

Find out more and register for these workshops.

Business programmes
The following business programmes are also available for local businesses and will also be delivered remotely.

100 day Consolidation Programme
By the end of this programme, you will have your own set of cashflow projections for the next 100 days that will highlight your short term cash requirements over this period. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 12:00 on Monday 20 April 2020.  

Business Resilience Programme
This programme will challenge you to take stock of the current reality and consider the positioning of your business in light of recent developments. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 12:00 on Thursday 9 April 2020

Get your Business Online Programme
This programme will help you to identify areas for digital improvement and will involve one-to-one sessions with a business advisor, workshops and mentoring. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 12:00 on Thursday 9 April 2020.   

Find out more and express your interest in these programmes.


First published 2 April 2020