The aim of this professional development programme is to provide owner managers of small businesses in all Dublin Local Enterprise Offices (LEO): Dublin City, South Dublin, Fingal and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown with the management, leadership, business skills and knowledge to achieve sustainability and growth in your business. Accelerate is aimed at businesses who have been operating for 18 months or more, and will help participants to address business challenges directly which in turn will lead to business growth and development.

This 6 module programme will help business promoters to:

  • Gain an understanding of why they are in business and where the business is going.
  • Market their business effectively.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.
  • Develop themselves and their entrepreneurial capabilities.
  • Improve their sales and sales techniques.
  • Manage the finances.
  • Establish their business needs and develop a pathway to address these.


Each participant will be allocated a mentor as part of the programme.

Peer Review

An integral part of the programme allows the participants an opportunity for idea exchange. Continual progress will be reviewed by all of the members of the group.



Programme Design -CEB Accelerate Programme Elements

CEB Accelerate Programme Elements

Programme Duration and Cost

The programme will be delivered over a 6-9 month time-frame, and will comprise of 6 workshops and 6 mentor meetings. The cost is €400 per person which includes all tuition, course materials and the overnight residential.

Additional details on Accelerate may be found on:

LEO South Dublin  (01) 4149000 or

LEO Dublin City  (01) 2225611 or

 LEO Fingal  (01) 8900800 or

 LEO Dun Laoghaire Rathdown  (01) 2047083 or

About Accelerate


How do I Apply?

Visit the Local Enterprise Office South Dublin website to apply


“Very good workshop – it was the kick I needed! Very relevant and the advice given was very realistic and useful.”

Kate McDaidAccelerate - Digital Marketing Module

“Excellent workshop- great tips and advice delivered in a positive and informative way.”

Deirdre RyanAccelerate - Digital Marketing Module

“This workshop has taught me to dream big, believe in my opinions and ways of thinking.”

Marie QuinnAccelerate - Strategy Module

“Great to talk to like-minded business owners and share our views and experiences – I learned so much from the module.”

Emma McCleanAccelerate - Strategy Module

“A practical method to understanding financial jargon – helpful to learn what a balance sheet really means. I have a lot of work to do but am much more knowledgeable about it now, enjoyed it, thanks!”

Deirdre RyanAccelerate - Finance Module