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How You Can Take Advantage of Brexit

Since what many people saw as a shock result on 23 June 2016, the decision to leave the European Union has elicited much conversation. Yet what it hasn’t produced is much balanced commentary – with most news articles focussing upon the negative impacts that Brexit will bring. More than 30 […]

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BIG Trade Digest

Here are this week’s enquiries. If you are interested, have questions, know somebody, or know somebody who knows somebody, please contact ron@bigconnections.org Personalised greeting cards A company has built a plugin for online gift websites that allows the website owner to offer personalised greeting cards to the end consumer. (think […]

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British Irish Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Government Announcement On Brexit Contingency Plan

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce welcomes the release of the Government’s Contingency Framework which identifies a number of key policy issues to be managed by Government Departments arising from today’s referendum vote in the UK. Support for businessThe British Irish Chamber of Commerce remains resolute in its commitment to supporting […]

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New Markets are Like Dating

Imagine you see someone and you are instantly attracted. You decide that the first steps to take are:   Research EVERYTHING about them Learn any languages that they speak Draft a pre-nuptial agreement Buy the engagement ring Plan every aspect of the wedding Short-list names of children you will have […]

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€70,000 Prize Fund for Journey Re Global Entrepreneurship Competition

Journey Re will provide: Paid positions for a period of six months for six entrepreneurs based in Ireland Office space in a Dublin incubation centre. Two all-expenses-paid trips to Hannover, Germany. Coaching from industry experts and business consultants. €50,000 in prize-money for the winning team’s business idea; €20,000 for runners-up. […]

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Developing an Export Strategy

Research in Ireland and the UK has shown that almost one third of companies generate their first export by chance as a result of an unsolicited inquiry. The textbook will tell us that you should consider entering export markets to broaden your customer base, spreading overheads over an increased turnover […]

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A view on Brexit

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has only been around since 2011, but it feels like that they have been around forever. Its role is to promote trade between Ireland and the UK. Currently that trade is 57 billion annually and sustains 400,000 jobs. Here is John McGrane  (6 minute […]

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Starting A Business Abroad

The bureaucracy associated with starting a business abroad is shocking and is enough to deter even the most confident entrepreneur. European countries such as France, where many Brits now call home, is regarded as a red tape jungle and can be quite difficult to establish a business due to 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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