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110 Events, 26 Premieres, 18 Countries, 17 Days – One World Class Festival

The Big Big Sing – was just one of the 110 events from 18 countries that is filling venues all over the city of Belfast as part of this year’s event. The 2014 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s has opened the doors for an in total 17 day, city-wide celebration of the arts.  With a total of 26 Premières, the Festival officially commenced on the 16th October with the […]

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FREE Latin America Trade Forum Event in Dublin (22nd Oct 2014)

On Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 the Irish Exporters Association’s Latin America Trade Forum will host a business conference on Latin America and the untapped potential and business opportunities it provides for Irish & Ireland based businesses at the Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. This will be a cross sector conference focusing on new opportunities within the Life Science (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology), Financial, Legal, Hightech/IT, Agri Food, […]

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Responsible Business Conference

Twenty five years from now in 2039, annual reports may still be prepared, but probably in a very different way from they are today. Which businesses in Northern Ireland will still be around and sharing the news of their successes? Only those who are taking their sustainability seriously now and doing ‘good business’. Business in the Community is set to help organisations look further ahead than they may be accustomed […]

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Be inspired! Womens Inspire Network in Association with Business Women Can

Come and be inspired!  We know what it’s like starting a business and how isolating it can be. We all need a little boost now and then, so come along and meet Women just like you who are friendly yet Dynamic and real go getters. Network with the newest inspiring and supportive network to rock the Female Entrepreneurial space. The Womens Inspire Network – Be inspired! – Wednesday, 29 October 2014 […]

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Start a Food Business – Information Day

In conjunction with Belfast Restaurant Week 2014 from 4- 11 October, the City Business Hub encourage new and existing entrepreneurs to start up on their own and develop a successful business within the food industry. Have you ever thought about owning your own restaurant, a small café or maybe selling your product at a local market stall? If so, you may want to pop into to the Start a Food […]

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Can You Really Afford Not To Tender?

With the market worth more than €12 billion on the island of Ireland, it makes good business sense to tender for public contracts. Despite this, only 14% of firms surveyed in the most recent InterTradeIreland Business Monitor had ever bid on a public tender. So what can you as a SME do to try and secure a share of this lucrative market and what changes do you need to know […]

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Attend our START Network Sept 16th with Small Business Can

Starting and running your own business can be a lonely experience. Networking is a proven way for you to extend your business reach, enabling you to build professional relationships, foster contacts and market your business to others. Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown operates a very active network for small business owners called START. We are inviting Small Business Can to present at next Tuesday’s meeting (September 16th) and outline the […]

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Calling All Entrepreneurs – Propel Your Business Idea to Global Success

Invest Northern Ireland is calling on all Northern Ireland based entrepreneurs with an innovative, export-focused business idea to propel themselves forward and sign up for the Propel Programme information seminars taking place in five locations across Northern Ireland next week. The seminar will give guests detailed information and inspirational insight from people that have benefited from this programme, which helps turn local businesses into the global success stories. The Invest […]

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Curtain Up For Cultural Tourism

ULSTER BANK BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S HIGHLIGHTS THE ROLE OF ARTS AND CULTURE AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND TOURISM Susan McCleary, Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s and Susie McCullough, Northern Ireland Tourist Board have launched the Festival’s 2014 ‘Postcard Campaign’ shining a spotlight on the vital role of the arts for tourism in Northern Ireland. The Festival “Postcards” will target tourists from all over Ireland and GB […]

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[Event] The Disruptors Conference, Dublin, September 5

The recent arrival on these shores of billion dollar valued startups such as Uber and airbnb from Silicon Valley has ruffled a few feathers as local traders are forced to adapt to compete with these highly disruptive businesses. An upcoming one-day business conference is attempting to uncover how the fastest growing companies in the world are achieving unprecedented success by disrupting traditional industries. Top international entrepreneurs The Disruptors Business conference […]

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[Event] Irishbizparty – 6 Strategies to Grow Your Business, Killarney, September 16

Irishbizparty – Bringing SMEs together at an affordable price   Following the success of the first two  Irishbizparty conferences which were  held  in Dublin and Wexford,  the brains behind this community Samantha Kelly is bringing the party to Killarney on September 16! “We have amazing speakers coming to share their stories and business tips with you so come along and get networking, learning and sharing your own stories in a […]

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Belfast Business to Gain from Belfast Hour

Law firm Edwards & Co Solicitors has launched a new initiative to develop links and communication among entrepreneurs and small businesses in Belfast. Based on Twitter, the project is increasing rapidly in terms of popularity with over 1,000 followers and is causing a stir among SMEs in Belfast. With over 350 businesses taking part in this initiative every week, Belfast hour is a Twitter-based forum, on which businesses and individuals […]

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[Event] Free ‘The Perils of Business Growth’ Seminar, September 16

At long last we are starting to see some signs of recovery and business growth, however, this comes with its own risks, many businesses have failed as a result of uncontrolled growth, so business owners need to be careful. Broadly there are three categories of risk associated with business growth: Financial – Increased turnover requires increased working capital, if it’s not available, your business goes bust. Infrastructure – Growth usually requires more […]

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Ireland’s First Dedicated Hardware Hackathon Weekend

Calling all makers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, creators, innovators and developers from across Ireland to join us for a weekend dedicated to developing ideas and hacking hardware. Our goal is to bring the hardware and software community in Ireland and come up with cool ideas around the Internet of Things. We will keep you fed, watered, entertained and will provide an INCREDIBLE list of resources (Intel Galileo boards, Arduino and Rasberry Pi […]

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[Event] Free Web Development Seminar

Nowadays it is almost impossible for a business not to have a website. Our free web development seminar will be ideal for those who wish to create a business website or re-create their old one. Having a great website for your business is essential for making your business look good and professional, and will create a wider audience to increase your customer base! Web Development Seminar At this free seminar […]

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FREE Event to Help SMEs Win Tenders; Midland SMEs Can

Tuesday, July 1 from 8.30am-11am, Athlone Springs Hotel. REGISTER AT: One percent Deputy Denis Naughten is to host a free seminar headlining some of the country’s leading experts in the field of public procurement in a bid to help SMEs in the Midlands win more tenders. Currently only around 1 per cent of SMEs in the Midlands win a share of the €9 billion available in public sector contracts. […]

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[Event] Plato Dublin Barbecue – Wed 18th June

Plato Dublin is holding a Barbecue and Networking Event on Wednesday 18th June from 7.00pm to 10.00 pm in the Sandymount Hotel, Herbert Rd, D4. From 7.30pm to 8pm you will hear from Guest Speaker Ron Immink, CEO of Bookbuzz. From 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm the Barbecue will take place with informal networking. The cost is 20 euro. Please email dublin if you would like to attend. For […]

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[Event] Lean Startup Machine – Jun 20th – 22nd

Don’t waste months building the wrong business. Attend Lean Startup Machine in Belfast on Jun 20th-22nd. Lean Startup Machine (LSM) is a three-day workshop on building a successful business. Most new ventures fail because they build something no one wants. LSM teaches you a process for discovering which products will succeed in the marketplace and which won’t. LSM is an immersive, 48-hour educational experience, NOT a conference and NOT a […]

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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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[Event] Female Founders Forum, Mon 30th June, Dublin

On June 30, exciting keynotes from San Francisco and Paris, as well as local tech entrepreneurs and investors will gather to discuss the future of investment in female-led high potential start-ups in Ireland. It’s a subject close to our hearts at Silicon Republic. “Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient, achieving 35% higher ROI, and, when venture-backed, bringing in 12% higher revenue than male-owned tech companies.” To book your early […]

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