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Petulant, Rebelluous, Irrevent, Bad Spellers

Petulant, snotty, rebelluous, irrevent (and bad spellers) – that’s how SBC was described when we launched in 2006. But, at the height of the recession we were getting up to 85,000 visitors per month to the site; businesspeople who were reaching out at a time of crisis looking for help […]

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Financial Management of Nursing Care in Difficult Times

Brian McEnery, Chair of HIQA and Head of Healthcare in BDO shares some insights on strategy & financial management of Nursing Homes with Orna Stokes of Ulster Bank. Nursing Homes are all about caring for people, is Financial Management for Nursing Homes different to Financial Management in commercially trading businesses? […]

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Interest Rate Cut on the Way for Small Businesses

Small business loans are set to become more affordable, thanks to an interest rate cut announced by Microfinance Ireland in Dublin today (June 17th 2016). Microfinance Ireland, the government funded not-for-profit lender to micro-enterprises, will reduce its lending rate by 1% for all new lending from July 1st 2016. Furthermore, […]

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20 Questions to Ask a Franchisor

The Irish Franchise Associations have published 20 questions you should ask a Franchisor before you make the decision to buy into a franchise – reproduced here, with kind permission of the Irish Franchise Association. If you are considering joining a franchise you will need to carry out due diligence before […]

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You Could Grow Your Business Through Franchising

Ulster Bank has many years experience of working with Franchises in the Irish market. This second article on Franchising explores the concept of growing your established business through Franchising. Business Take-Stock You’ve built up a business, its now profitable, generating an income, employing some people – you’ve successfully come through […]

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Interview with Canopi Sleeves Creator Sandra Walsh

Orna Stokes of Ulster Bank, explains how a dentist’s waiting room led her to track the progress of an innovative entrepreneur. In 2012, in the dentist’s waiting room, a magazine article caught my eye – as an advocate of women-in-business for many years, my radar was activated by the story […]

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Business of Software Conference 16/17 May

Two for One, Exclusively for Irish Startups to Business of Software Conference Europe – 16/17 May 2016, Powerscourt Hotel. If you’re running a high growth start up, here is a chance to spend time with some of the smartest people in the world of software. Business of Software is the […]

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20 Questions to Ask a Franchisor

The Irish Franchise Associations have published 20 questions you should ask a Franchisor before you make the decision to buy into a franchise – reproduced here, with kind permission of the Irish Franchise Association. If you are considering joining a franchise you will need to carry out due diligence before […]

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You Could Grow Your Business Through Franchising

Ulster Bank has many years experience of working with Franchises in the Irish market. This second article on Franchising explores the concept of growing your established business through Franchising. Business Take-Stock You’ve built up a business, its now profitable, generating an income, employing some people – you’ve successfully come through […]

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[Event] Young Farmer Seminars in November

Ulster Bank are hosting a series of Young Farmer Seminars in November. The seminars are entitled ‘Embracing Change’ and are a practical way to support young farmers through the early stages of their farming career onto sustained growth and increased expansion. These are being coordinated by the agri team, the […]

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Selling Online to America

Seven years ago I launched a consumer product called the Cush’n Shade, and because of our climate, it wasn’t really suited to the Irish market. We were forced to export to new markets so we decided to target the American market. We didn’t speak any foreign languages and we recognised […]

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