Business Women Can Ambassadors in Northern Ireland are hosting their first major external networking event on Friday March 28th. As part of ‘Focused Women’s week’ on the week of 24th March, RBS is running a series of seminars across the Group. Coinciding with this, Ulster Bank Business Women Can has two separate events in Dublin and Belfast and we are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome over 60 guests […]
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Pinterest was first seen as a fun social media site mainly for women. However, that image has drastically changed since the site first began. Now businesses are using it to increase exposure to their brand and to help them attract new customers and more sales. Here are three ways you can use Pinterest as part of your social media strategy: Pin Your Products The first way to use Pinterest for […]
Banish the image of the traditional Ulster Fry. Northern Ireland, it seems, is keen on getting healthy and in doing so by improving its diet. That, at least, is the impression given by Jane McClenaghan, whose business Vital Nutrition “is thriving”, she says. Jane is based in Belfast, while her Vital Nutrition colleague Morna Nelson covers the north coast from Coleraine. Both have full diaries providing a range of services […]
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the Women In Business networks from Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Boards joined forces for the fifth consecutive year to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday the 6th of March at the Alexander hotel in Dublin city centre. Having attended last year and been so impressed with the event, my expectations were high this year. I was not disappointed. MC Barbara Moynihan, On […]
It’s not a secret – Facebook has matured and it’s now more difficult than ever before to attract your target followers (they are also called fans or likes) to your Facebook business page. Have you noticed this as well? If so, don’t get upset, you are not alone. “How do I attract more Facebook fans?” – our clients are asking us every day. While there are many strategies on growing […]
Mary O’Dowd of SMART Education has been teaching in both the private and public sectors in Ireland for nearly 30 Years. During this time she found that many students were being felt behind and leaving school with poor grades and literacy levels, perhaps as a result of undiagnosed specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. Leaving a permanent job with Co. Dublin V.E.C. she set up SMART Education, initially […]
Enterprise Ireland (EI), the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets, announced today that it will be supporting ZinMobi in its journey to global success in data-driven mobile marketing technology. ZinMobi will be one of Enterprise Ireland’s high potential start-ups and will receive support from Enterprise Ireland to drive growth, innovation and achieve sales in global markets. Founder of ZinMobi, Brian Stephenson, said: “The […]
Simon is the chief economist of Ulster Bank. Economist are not the most positive bunch of people. Simon Barry is different. We had the pleasure on watching Simon speak at a number of the “A head for business” events, where he spends 10 minutes on 10 reasons why we should be optimistic about the economy. Here is Simon talking about 2 key reasons why we should be cheerful:
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. An opportunity to celebrate the great progress made by women in Irish society but also a chance to reflect on what needs to change and how each of us, as individuals and collectively can make a difference in our communities. The Women’s Fund, at The Community Foundation for Ireland, was set up in 2010 and is a long term philanthropic fund, connecting women who care […]
For the past 6 months or so now we have traded a 1.3400 to 1.3800 range in EURUSD. That was up until yesterday when the Euro surged higher against the US dollar as the ECB somewhat surprised some market participants by holding interest rates steady. This was followed up by a relatively up beat press conference. EURUSD moved from 1.3740 to 1.3870 in subsequent trading and now that we have […]
The all-island business monitor report for the final quarter of 2013, which was released this week by InterTradeIreland, has conveyed one of the most positive pictures of the economy since the recession began. However, there continues to be real concerns over increasing costs, particularly energy expenditure, that can be a serious barrier to recovery for many firms. More businesses are growing Over the last few quarters we have seen a […]
As a small business owner, the world of business insurance may seem like a complex, technical realm. However businesses need protection against a vast number of objects – stock, business assets, employees and a ream of others – so it’s worth investing the time to research what types of insurance are useful or even compulsory. Here’s a quick guide to three of the foremost types of business insurance that small business […]
Given the GUBU events of the last two weeks, here’s a bit of direct advice for the defenders of peace in this country. I strongly suggest that Patrick Lencioni’s book, the Five Dysfunctions of a Team becomes compulsory reading in the following organisations: Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) Department of Justice (yes, Mr, Shatter, I mean YOU) Garda Síochána Given that they’re all such busy people, I’ll make it even […]
Sam’s Pantry was born out of a mothers frustration and inspired by one little boy who loves cake. Take a moment and close your eyes Imagine it is your 3rd birthday, everyone is singing Happy Birthday, and you make a wish and blow out your candles. Imagine if that wish was a simple as – please let me be able to eat my birthday cake! Having been diagnosed with a […]
Women are no longer watching men reign in the business world. The male-ruling traditions are being thrown aside little by little, and female entrepreneurs are amongst those catching up. While there may not yet be as many female business founders and owners, the businesses led by ladies are glowing with success. They’re more capital-efficient, earn 35 percent higher return on investment and can even bring in 12 percent higher revenue […]