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Top Qualities of Successful Franchise Owners

What does it take to succeed in the franchise world? Since there are numerous types of franchises, it’s impossible to give a definitive answer. While most people think of a successful franchise as fast food restaurants or mail box rentals, there is probably a franchise related to your interests. Fascinated […]

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Top 10 Most Successful British Startups

There are literally thousands of companies that could have made this list. I’m not sure if it’s the bleak weather or the thousands of pubs where ideas are born, but Britain is a magnet for successful startups. This isn’t just a guess, Britain is expecting a record breaking 600,000 new companies […]

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Hackathon + Conference: Travel Meets Big Data

The first B.U.I.L.D Challenge event titled “Travel Meets Big Data”, consists of a Hackathon + Conference happening between the 18th and the 20th of November 2016 in Dublin’s city centre! The B.U.I.L.D Challenge is a European series of technology events enabling innovation and the creation of commercially viable ideas and prototypes […]

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Interview with Canopi Sleeves Creator Sandra Walsh

Orna Stokes of Ulster Bank, explains how a dentist’s waiting room led her to track the progress of an innovative entrepreneur. In 2012, in the dentist’s waiting room, a magazine article caught my eye – as an advocate of women-in-business for many years, my radar was activated by the story […]

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Composing the Perfect Business Plan

A business plan serves two essential functions. First, it is the first step most banks or other sources of private capital require prior to making a decision regarding a loan or allocation of start-up resources. Second, it allows individuals to analytically evaluate the feasibility of a new business venture or […]

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5 Ways to Lessen Business Risks

Business is contingent on supply and demand.  Business to business interactions are the same, maybe more crucial considering scarcity of time and resources.  To compete with larger businesses, small entities need to take fewer risks and make better ongoing decisions. Regardless of individual business model, from a macro perspective, particular […]

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Stefan Hyttfors

€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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InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2016 is Now Open

InterTradeIreland’s annual Seedcorn Competition which offers a lifeline to young companies seeking to raise equity to help their business grow and develop is now open.  With an overall prize fund of €280,000, new start and early stage companies can benefit from a cash injection of up to €100,000. Seedcorn Aimed […]

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