GOOGLE WORKSHOP: Attending the Grow with Google Digital Garage Workshop at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney last week from left are: Martin Corkery (Regional Director South, Enterprise Ireland), Sen Kelly (MEP), Michael O’Shea (Snr. Director of Global SME Customer Acquisition, Google) and Marie Davis (Head of Google Customer Solutions). Photo: Pauline Dennigan
SMEs and start-ups from across Kerry and the South West attended the ‘Grow With Google Digital Garage Workshop’ at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney last week.
The workshop was hosted in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and helped people and businesses acquire the skills needed to embrace opportunity presented by technology. The aim of the half-day workshop was to support these businesses to grow as they navigate an uncertain climate and featured mentoring and talks focussed on digital skills that businesses had highlighted as important to them as they try to leverage today’s business and commercial opportunities, including ‘Getting Your Business Online’, ‘Using Data to Drive Growth’ and ‘Going Global with Digital’.
“Local businesses are the foundation of the economy in Kerry and the South West, and we know that the coming months and years will bring uncertainty and business challenges for rural business communities,” Seán Kelly, MEP, who addressed attendees at the event, said.
“The Grow with Google Digital Garage is a great opportunity for businesses in the South-West to receive mentoring and coaching in the tools and skills that can help them prepare for the changes over the coming months and continue to grow in an ever-increasing competitive global marketplace.”