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Data protection seminar for local businesses

Free event to highlight the business case for data protection To assist the business sector to meet their legal obligations, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be holding a free Data Protection seminar on 18 October 2011 in the City Hotel, Londonderry. Entitled ‘The Business Case for Data Protection’, the event will feature speakers from […]

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Support to help you break into new markets

Free seminars to advise Northern Ireland businesses on how to increase sales by exploring new export markets Do you want to increase sales and improve your bottom line? Have you a product or service that you are already selling? Are you selling outside Northern Ireland? Are you prepared to resource moving into new markets? Are […]

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Recession hurts Top 100

Jonathan Cushley from Dun & Bradstreet analyses the Top 100 listing to find out what it says about the economy The 23nd Annual Ulster Business Top 100 listing confirms that the “Credit Crunch” timing lag has now taken a firm grip on the Province’s top businesses. The performance of the Top 100 Northern Ireland companies […]

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Cupid, draw back your bow…

Charlene Stockdale could well be the youngest business person in Omagh – and is potentially one of the happiest/most successful. The local 23- year-old has hit on that most elusive of business ventures: Combining something she loves with a viable enterprise. Charlene’s baby, Cupid Creations is an Omagh-based artistic business, offering range of hand-crafted wedding […]

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NITB Events Funding Programme launches on 6th September

The NITB Events Funding Programme is designed to support home-grown and international events that will take place between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013. The programme has been developed to support the Draft Northern Ireland Tourism Strategy to 2020, by increasing visitor numbers and the income earned from tourism. Funding programmes There are two […]

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Innovation Vouchers September 2011 call now open

Local businesses can apply for funding of up to £4,000 to access knowledge and expertise to develop innovative business solutions. The Invest Northern Ireland Innovation Vouchers programme enables small Northern Ireland registered businesses to apply for a voucher, worth up to £4,000, which they can redeem against the cost of specialist expertise from universities, colleges […]

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What Facebook’s Latest Changes Mean for Businesses

Facebook recently made a number of product and platform changes that affect companies and brands that market using the world’s most popular social utility. Here are five of the latest changes you need to be aware of: 1. Privacy settings for sharing: Privacy has long headed the list of concerns expressed by users of Facebook. […]

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Companies upbeat over the outlook for business in 2012

Businesses in Northern Ireland have the most positive attitude in the UK about their region’s business potential, according to a survey.Barclays Corporate said 77% of businesses surveyed here thought Northern Ireland would be a better place to do business by 2021.Over two-thirds of firms said they were looking forward to “steady and sustained” growth in […]

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Start up advice for people with disabilities

Event to encourage people with disabilities start their own business Are you a person with a disability who would like to start your own business? Or do you work for a disability organisation and want to know more about self-employment as an option for people with disabilities? If so, then the ‘Working for Me’ event, […]

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Steps for success for small and new employers

Workshops to help employers develop effective employment practices and procedures As part of its programme of promoting good employment practice and preventing disputes arising in the workplace, the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) regularly hosts advisory workshops led by experienced LRA staff. The workshops are aimed at all employers, although they may be particularly useful for […]

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Omagh Enterprise invites all SME owners to ‘Improving Competitiveness’ Seminar

Professor McKeag from the University of Ulster will visit Omagh Enterprise Company on Thursday 8th September at 2pm to present a seminar entitled ‘Improving competitiveness’. Renowned for his inspiration words Professor McKeag has become a favourite speaker with many SME owners throughout Northern Ireland. The Seminar will involve discussion and advice on improving competitiveness through […]

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Your business which market?

Your business which market? Date: Wednesday 14th September 2011 Time: 14:00 – 18:45 Venue: Silverbirch Hotel, 5 Gortin Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT79 7DH Description Do you want to increase sales and improve your bottom line? Have you a product or service that you are already selling? Are you selling outside NI?  Are you prepared […]

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Omagh Business Award Nominees selected

The  wait is over and the nominees for the 2011 Omagh Business Awards has been revealed. After agonizing over all entries during the short-listing process, the judges have selected three local businesses in each of the seven award categories. Hosted by the Ulster Herald and Omagh Chamber of Commerce, the Omagh Business Awards return to celebrate […]

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Facebook Makes Massive Privacy & Tagging Changes

Facebook is launching one of the largest privacy overhauls in its history. The initiative will make it clearer with whom you’re sharing photos, status updates and locations. “We want to make it easier to share with who you want, no matter what it is,” Facebook Product Manager Kate O’Neill told Mashable during a preview of […]

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Business start-ups rise by a quarter

The number of new businesses being created in Northern Ireland has increased by nearly a quarter, it has been revealed. Figures from Companies House show 2,423 new firms were registered in the six months up to July, compared to 1,954 for the same period in 2010. The news was welcomed by Government ministers, who said […]

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Sustainable development support for your business

Support available from Invest NI to help your business save money by maximising environment and energy efficiencies Invest Northern Ireland’s Sustainable Development team provide free advice and support to help Northern Ireland businesses save money by maximising efficiencies in environment and energy. The range of business support available is detailed below. Resource Efficiency Audit A […]

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Tony puts his fashion stamp on business

Tony puts his fashion stamp on business Shopping ranks as one of the most popular pastimes for thousands of people in Northern Ireland. Capitalising on this, Tony Grew is fashioning his own success in the retail trade after opening two new outlets in Cookstown and Omagh. Thanks to the support provided by Invest Northern Ireland’s […]

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How to cope with seasonal fluctuations

Many businesses will experience seasonal fluctuations. These can occur for a number of reasons – for example, most retailers will be at their busiest over Christmas, whereas manufacturers producing specific items may see slowdowns due to the weather, e.g. selling more umbrellas in the autumn. A seasonal fluctuation is a type of business cycle – […]

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Entries are now open for the inaugural Women in Business NI Awards

Entries are now open for the inaugural Women in Business NI Awards, supported by Deloitte.  If there is an inspiring business woman in your workplace, then go online to http://www.womeninbusinessni.com now, to find out how to nominate them for these pioneering Awards. These unique Awards are open to all business women across the province, whether they […]

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Deadline looms for Seedcorn contest

Businesses hoping to share in a €280,000 cash investment in this year’s InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition have only one month left to enter. Liam Nellis, chief executive of cross-border agency InterTradeIreland, said Northern Ireland businesses should apply. Mr Nellis said: “Seedcorn is the largest business competition of its kind across the island and provides […]

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