Our Business Grant & Leng is a Chinese business services company. We provide startups and small businesses in the UK & Ireland the services need to do business in China. The services we provide range from translation and localisation of documents, software applications, sourcing and selling products in china, setting […]
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As over 300 business women gathered at the Hilton Hotel Belfast, Ulster Bank were proud to be the key sponsor of the 7th annual Women in Business NI conference. The MC for the day, broadcaster Claire McCollum, introduced WIBNI chair, Kate Marshall who welcomed the attendees and outlined the global […]
For your benefit and ours, here are some tips on how to make it easier to get yourself media coverage. https://twitter.com/Irish_TechNews/status/600795697529659393/photo/1 We love startups, we’re here to help. Irish Tech News is growing, and growing. We are getting more and more press releases. Some are great, some are, well, here […]
Small businesses need to devote a lot of time and energy to creating and reinforcing their branding strategies; perhaps more than the ‘big brands’ out there, whose only job is maintenance. This is the age of the small business – in fact; many corporate brands are re-engineering their style to […]
Whether you are just starting a new business or have been running a small business for many years, one of the biggest challenges you face is controlling your profit margins. Many good businesses flounder, not because their core service is unviable or due to lack of sales, but because of […]
Last week I had the pleasure of judging the Foroige National finals. OMG! to use the language of the people we were judging. The quality, attitude, talent, ambition and chutzpah was amazing. The quality of their pitches was better then I have seen from some professional entrepreneurs. Their business plans […]
For any business owner with an online presence – and we think that is most of them – a major update has taken place within Google that we think you should be aware of. Some are calling it “Mobilegeddon” and it is drastically altering the way that website managers need […]
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland: Slow down. Take stock. Decelerate. Not the typical thing you’d expect to hear from an organisation like Social Entrepreneurs Ireland perhaps. We are set up to scale the best solutions for social problems around Ireland. We support projects that have the potential to take an idea and […]
God only knows how much money our respective states pump into research institutions every year to promote and stimulate the growth of R&D and support the knowledge economy. We, as SMEs, are entitled to our share if we have fundable projects. Enterprise support agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and Intertrade […]
Sadly, not all businesses that start end up remaining operational in the long haul. Part of the reason of the failure of most startups has to do with failing to understand the things that need to be done to guarantee success. If you ask the most successful entrepreneurs such as […]
Bridging the Gap Between Sales and Marketing: Although the disciplines of sales and marketing seem to share similar backgrounds, one might be surprised at the lack of internal communication between the sales and marketing teams of many small businesses. In many unsuccessful companies, there is definitely a gap between sales […]
When you start your first small enterprise, you might realize just how difficult running a business really is. You’re going to be doing all the bookkeeping, paperwork and other clerical duties while learning how to simultaneously prevent mistakes and correct any that you might have already made. Keeping track of […]
For better or for worse, the Conservative government achieved a majority vote this election. For business owners, it will probably come as no surprise that things are about to get a lot easier for us financially and legislatively. But just what have the Conservative party promised for small businesses? Let’s […]
While modern marketing methods have evolved over the last 20 years, there are still some tried and true business metrics that still work just as well as ever. If you’re not using them, you’re missing the boat. Customer Acquisition Cost Customer acquisition cost is the metric that matters the most […]
Lights, Camera, Action…..Queens University: Dragons Den Head of Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh Business Centre Shauna Burns recounts her recent experience as a judge on Queen’s University’s Dragons Den, where enterprising local students faced a grilling as they pitched for new investment… IT bench marking for the agriculture sector; concierge for the […]
In this post we’ll investigate how using flow (ultimate focus) can be useful in business and how it can lead to the ultimate human performance. We have always had an interest in the power of the human mind. Which goes beyond being mindful, but moves also into the paranormal, spirituality, […]
It is hard for employers to keep up to date with budget changes. By outsourcing your payroll to Tailored Payroll you don’t have to worry about how to implement or explain changes in Tax to your employees. Here at Tailored Payroll we ensure your payroll is processed accurately and on-time […]
Dunnes Stores Dispute: After eleven months of continuous attempts to bring the issue of variable working arrangements in Dunnes Stores to the fore, MANDATE trade union have recently received the full scale media attention they wanted with their much publicised strike action across the country. The Dunnes Stores dispute has […]
Are you spending too much time and money chasing your big lead instead of focusing on the fundamentals? Well! The majority of the marketers fail to focus on the basic practices that ensure success. As businesses gain access to a larger amount of customer data and customers have more options […]
The Balmoral show is in full swing. Here are the highlights for day 1. Sunshine. 20,000 visitors, Andy Mill, Ulster Bank, food, lots of animals and lots of farmers.