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Survey Finds Female Entrepreneurs Increasingly Refer Other Women-Led Business

Ulster Bank survey finds female entrepreneurs increasingly refer business to other women-led business. 25 September 2014 – A new survey has found that 76% of Irish female entrepreneurs would be more willing to refer business to other female-led businesses. The survey, conducted by Ulster Bank as part of its Business Women Can network, also found that 61% of respondents would be willing to mentor other female business owners. The findings […]

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Development Programmes & Financial Funding for Women in Business

Ensuring that Irish business women realise their full business potential is critical to Irish Economic prosperity and a major priority for Enterprise Ireland. Research internationally indicates that lack of role models, low self confidence, lack of technical expertise, lower levels of risk taking and limited access to appropriate networking opportunities continue to be the main challenges facing female entrepreneurs in 2014. Addressing the under representation of female-led businesses that start […]

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blog-img-991 Meet The Young Women Who Turned Blogging Into A Business

As most of you already know, we’re about to launch, a product that will revolutionise shopping forever. To mark the occasion, we commissioned an exclusive magazine that celebrates a group of remarkable young women who have used their passion for blogging to create four wildly successful international brands – presenting: the #FearlessFour. We started the #FearlessFour project with one goal: to recognise the unbelievable achievements of some of our […]

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Getting the Recognition YOU and YOUR Business Deserve

You may have seen several posts on Small Business Can about entering the upcoming Business Achievers Awards, which celebrate the spirit of excellence and innovation of our most successful entrepreneurs and businesses throughout Ireland (closing date 26th September). As a Business Women Can Ambassador, I have been engaging with women led organisations, encouraging them to enter the awards. I contacted 2 personal friends, one male and one female, who both […]

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Ulster Bank Continues Support for Women in Business

Sharing experiences and insights can help businesswomen overcome some of the challenges faced when starting, running or managing a business. That was the message to female business leaders and entrepreneurs at an Ulster Bank Business Women Can event held in Navan on Friday 19th September . The Bank’s Business Women Can programme provides online and local support, which aims to offer help and understanding on the specific challenges to women […]

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Change Can be a Tsunami or a Wave You Can Surf: Women in Business NI Leadership Dinner

The 5th Annual WIBNI (Women in Business NI) Leadership Dinner was held at Ulster Bank’s head office in Belfast, overlooking Belfast City Hall, on September 16th 2014. It was attended by 40 local businesswomen and NI business leaders who received an evening of networking, excellent speakers and, not least, good food. Kate Marshall, Chair of WIBNI, opened the event by welcoming guests. She then outlined her aim to make the […]

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Mid Ulster Networking Event

Women in Business NI are excited to host a joint event representing Mid-Ulster and the North West. Members and Non-Members from all over Northern Ireland are encouraged to join us for a Networking Lunch in this elegant venue, with guest speaker Tracy Hamilton, Owner of Mash Direct. Mash Direct are an independent, family owned farming and food production enterprise launched by Martin and Tracy Hamilton in 2004 at their farm […]

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Foreign Direct Investment – Ireland’s Story

Ireland’s continuing ability to attract cutting-edge foreign direct investment is at the core of our economic recovery. Yvonne Kennedy summarises the key factors that influence those investment decisions and provides an overview of banking considerations for inbound investors. In April 2014, former COO of Zynga, Marcus Segal, addressed the “Smart People Smart Economy” conference at the US Embassy, noting the fact that companies can no longer expect to become major […]

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Rubicon Bridges a Gap for Females in the STEM Sector with the Exxcel programme

The Rubicon Centre, Irelands leading business innovation hub has launched a brand new programme for women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) sectors. The Exxcel programme which is due to begin in September will be a flexible, part time programme that will run for six months and allow women in these sectors the opportunity to develop and progress their business idea while staying in the workforce. CIT, Rubicon […]

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Business Women Can supports CPA Women In Business 2014 Event

The CPA Women in Business 2014 event took place at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (CPA Ireland) headquarters in Dublin on Thursday 24th July. More than 50 delegates heard from a diverse panel of speakers, including Julie Cobb, Stylefish, Mary Carroll, The Double X Factor, and Louise Glennon of the National Women’s Council of Ireland who spoke on the Power of the Positive Perspective, Developing Action Plans for Life […]

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Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship Training

Dr Breda Kenny and Ciara Lavelle, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, CIT presented a research paper entitled “Female Entrepreneurship Programmes: A change agent or a stepping stone?” at the 3E conference (ECSB Entrepreneurship Education conference) in Turku , Finland in April this year. The research focused on participants on a specific female entrepreneurship programme (The PINC Programme) delivered by The Rubicon centre at Cork Institute of Technology. The programme has […]

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Nominate a Businesswoman

What you do in the next few minutes could make a positive difference to a female business owner or Leader! Nominate a businesswoman that inspires you for one of the following Women Mean Business Awards. This is an easy way of recognising a female business owner/leader that has impressed you: WMB Businesswoman Award 2014 WMB Woman in Technology Award 2014 Newstalk WMB Social Entrepreneur Award 2014 4. WMB Female Entrepreneur […]

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[Event] Beauchamps The Getting Started Series, Dublin, 10th July

Beauchamps is delighted to continue its three part series of morning seminars on female entrepreneurship. These events bring together leading speakers in this area, as well as featuring presentations on the key tax and legal issues for start up and early stage businesses. The second session ‘Avoiding the potholes’ will take place at the Beauchamps offices on Thursday, 10 July. If you are in the process of setting up a […]

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5 Key Challenges Facing Entrepreneurial Women

Women continue to expand their place in the workforce, including roles as entrepreneurs. And though start-ups launched by women account for a significant share of new business ventures, female entrepreneurs are nonetheless underrepresented in most parts of the world. United States, Australia and Sweden lead the way for maintaining the highest shares of women entrepreneurs, with less developed countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh ranking low for women’s start-up opportunities. On […]

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Small Business Guide to VAT and Payment Problems

As we all have to pay VAT on services and goods, businesses do too. It’s a part of business tax we have to pay to HMRC – if we don’t, we will receive penalties and fines. It’s the business owner’s responsibility to pay VAT payments when they fall due, however sometimes this tax can be left until last if suppliers, contractors, employees etc, haven’t been paid.  If the business is struggling […]

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The Changing Environment of Women in Business

Our Fiona Kingston was in Accountancy Plus this week. Here is her article: Women start ups Every year, more and more women take the step of starting their own business. Women are also taking up senior roles in established small and medium enterprises. Research emphasises that access to training and a supportive structure are key elements in successful enterprise supports for women. The three most commonly cited causes of female […]

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Start-up Story: Inside Edge

At Inside Edge we use our expertise in human behaviour and behavioural change to help our clients improve performance. Our specialist Training & Coaching solutions help our clients: Clarify purpose and goals Identify the behaviours required for successful outcomes Understand how to drive these behaviours Adapt their approach to suit different personality preferences We offer: Training & Development solutions Leadership Training Executive Coaching, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment Performance […]

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Fraud – Know the risks and keep your business secure

The Ulster Bank Fraud Tour is visiting a town near you. Ever changing technology means that fraudsters are always finding new ways to exploit your business. Everyone is a potential target! Protect your interests by understanding the threats and taking measures to counteract them. Ulster Bank is committed to helping you protect your money. We would like to invite you to a free Fraud Prevention information seminar. Dates and times of the upcoming […]

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One of the speakers at the #IBWC2024 was Anne-Lise Kjaer. She prepared an executive summary of her keynote at the conference and provided some very thought provoking stuff for the future economy with regards to Women in Business and Small Businesses which you will find below. Organisations face increasing global complexity and fresh thinking is needed. But for this to flourish and solve the economic challenges ahead, we must have […]

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