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Featuring Fiona Kingston, Ulster Bank

We have been working with Ulster Bank for 6 years now. It has always struck us that the perception of bankers from the outside, does not correspond with our experiences. In fact Ulster Bank is filled with cool dudes and dudes, who have a very interesting stories to tell. Programme director of Business Women Can So we decided to put them on video. Here is the next in our series, […]

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Speech and drama, live, laugh, learn

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and startups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie. Live, Laugh, Learn Live, Laugh, Learn are speech and drama specialists who applied at the end of 2013 for a loan, here’s their story: Speech and Drama Speech […]

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Veronica’s snacks; the good crisp crusaders

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and start-ups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie. Veronica’s snacks Veronica’s snacks manufacture and sell innovative, high quality, organic, gluten-free, low fat snacks. (Cr)Snacking story They started their business in 2012 and by 2013 they were […]

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Featuring Ray Boyne, Ulster Bank

We have been working with Ulster Bank for 6 years now. It has always struck us that the perception of bankers from the outside, does not correspond with our experiences. In fact Ulster Bank is filled with cool dudes and dudes, who have a very interesting stories to tell. Head of corporate services So we decided to put them on video. Here is the first in our series, featuring a […]

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Business Achievers Awards, the winner of last year, CDE Global

It is B-day today. The business achievers winners will be announced today. The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards are all about celebrating the success of businesses from across the island. The roll-call of previous winners contains some very impressive names, and we’ll be adding to that list at this years Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards Final 2014 this Thursday 4th Dec. This year, ahead of our final we went back […]

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Business Achievers Awards, the agri winner of 2011

It is B-day today. The business achievers winners will be announced today. The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards are all about celebrating the success of businesses from across the island. The roll-call of previous winners contains some very impressive names, and we’ll be adding to that list at this years Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards Final 2014 this Thursday 4th Dec. This year, ahead of our final we went back […]

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Business Achievers Awards finals today!

It is B-day today. The business achievers winners will be announced today. The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards are all about celebrating the success of businesses from across the island. The roll-call of previous winners contains some very impressive names, and we’ll be adding to that list at this years Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards Final 2014 this Thursday 4th Dec. This year, ahead of our final we went back […]

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Business Achievers Awards final 4 December II

Only one day to go before the final. The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards are all about celebrating the success of businesses from across the island. The roll-call of previous winners contains some very impressive names, and we’ll be adding to that list at this years Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards Final 2014 this Thursday 4th Dec. This year, ahead of our final we went back and visited one of […]

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Business Achievers Awards Final this 4th of December

Impressive previous winners The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards are all about celebrating the success of businesses from across the island. The roll-call of previous winners contains some very impressive names, and we’ll be adding to that list at this years Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards Final 2014 this Thursday 4th Dec. This year, ahead of our final we went back and visited one of our previous National Winners. These […]

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The feedback so far; the Ulster Bank business website is a Ford

We asked and your responded. We are now close to 200 responses. We like to thank you and Ulster Bank decided (in the spirit of co-creation) to share some of the feedback so far. It has been very good and very constructive. If you want to add your feedback, you can do it here  What do you like best about the site  The overwhelming response was the homepage makes it […]

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BK fuels

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and startups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie BK Fuels Brian Kirwan applied for a loan to Microfinance Ireland at the end of 2013. Solid fuels BK Fuels is a wholesaler and retailer in solid fuels, […]

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Vanguard beer collective; The Beer Borg?

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and startups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie Vanguard Beer Collective Vanguard Beer Collective applied in early 2014 for a loan. We are glad they did, here’s why: One stop shop for craft beer Vanguard Beer […]

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The awesome Rocket Man Food Company

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and startups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie.  The Rocket Man applied for a loan halfway through 2014. Here’s why they got it: Passion for food, cooking and good ingredients Rocket Man Food Co. began in […]

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Win Tickets to Ireland v France Rugby Match

When we started Smallbusinesscan, we always had a vision of a platform that not only helps entrepreneurs help other entrepreneurs, but also informs some of the thinking of Ulster Bank. In the early days we trained staff, we did it with Business Women Can, we helped with the development of some of the products, etc., but the engagement between Ulster Bank and the Can Clan was always limited. We want […]

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The profiles of the Ulster finalist of the business achievers

Find below the profiles of the the business achievers Ulster finals. They now go for the big prizes at the final on 4 December. Which one is your favourite? Tweet us @smallBC, #businessachievers Business Start Up: Arklu (Donegal) Arklu is a children’s entertainment company, specialising in dolls. Having launched their doll brand Lottie in August 2012 they are now selling in 30 countries via a network of 16 distribution partners. The character […]

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The profiles of the Connacht finalist of the business achievers

Find below the profiles of the the business achievers Connacht finals. They now go for the big prizes at the final on 4 December. Which one is your favourite? Tweet us @smallBC, #businessachievers Woman Led Business Award – PMM PMM Group is a professional merchandising and marketing service company, with a full range of retail services. The company employs and manages over 200 fully trained and supervised merchandisers nationwide. PMM merchandisers […]

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The profiles of the Munster finalist of the business achievers

Find below the profiles of the the business achievers Munster finals. They now go for the big prizes at the final on 4 December. Which one is your favourite? Tweet us @smallBC, #businessachievers 1. Woman Led Business Award – TVM TVM is a leading outside broadcasting facilities provider based in Fermoy, Co. Cork. Using the most advanced technology and highly skilled personnel, TVM enables programme makers to consistently deliver top quality […]

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Ulster’s top firms crowned in 2014 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards

Nine high achieving Ulster companies have been awarded in this year’s Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which saw a record year for entries. The category winners were selected from almost 200 entries from across Ulster and were presented with prizes in the provincial stage of the awards, which are run in association with Invest Northern Ireland, InterTradeIreland, the Belfast Telegraph and SmallBusinessCan.com Seven firms from across Northern Ireland and one […]

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EIGHT MUNSTER COMPANIES CELEBRATE BUSINESS AWARDS

Eight leading Munster based companies celebrated success at the Munster final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which took place on 22nd October at The Silver Spring Hotel, Cork. The eight winners will now progress to the national final in December to compete with winners from Connacht, Leinster and Ulster. A total of 627 companies entered this year’s business awards – the highest number ever, including 110 Munster businesses. […]

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The profiles of the Leinster finalist of the business achievers

Find below the profiles of the the business achievers Leinster finals. They now go for the big prizes at the final on 4 December. Which one is your favourite? Tweet us @smallBC, #businessachievers Established SME Award Atlas Travel Services Atlas Travel is an independent travel company specializing in corporate travel management. Established in 1967, it has a large client base across a broad spectrum of businesses and offers smarter travel […]

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