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Choosing Your First Office

Choosing your first office is exciting. Your office is your base of operations. Whether you have been working out of your home or are simply a budding entrepreneur who is ready for a first office, how you choose can make all the difference in the world. The wrong office space […]

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Stephen Trant of Ulster Bank; John Murphy of Glanbia; Richard Dollard from Tullogher, Kilkenny; Mark Heffernan from Dunnamaggin, Kilkenny and Padraig Brennan from Clara,  Offaly pictured at the Ulster Bank Young Farmers Seminar at Corrin Marts, Fermoy, Co. Cork.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Excellent Young Farmer event at Corrin Centre Fermoy

The event was facilitated by Katherine O’Leary of the Irish Farmers Journal. Panelists were Anne-Marie Butler (Ulster Bank), Alan Jagoe (dairy farmer, President of CEJA 2015-2017), Ed Donovan (dairy new entrant), Brendan Horan (Teagasc Moorepark) and Patrick Ryan (pig farmer). Next generation Katherine O’Leary spoke about the enthusiasm of youth […]

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InterTradeIreland: 84% of Companies Across the Island are Stable or Growing

Cross-border economies are growing The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report for Quarter three (July – September 2015) shows that the economy is continuing to grow. All sectors are performing well but the professional services sector is taking the lead with 50% of businesses expanding and 95% stable or expanding. Divergence […]

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No Repro Fee.Milseog Na Mara creators, Mary Kate Carr, Ronan O’Hare, Aimee Byrne and Rebecca McShane from Colaiste Na Carriage, Co. Donegal, pictured here after they won the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 run by Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) at a Ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin. Six finalists outlined their businesses to a panel of judges from some of Ireland's leading companies and battled it out to be crowned Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. The NFTE programme was founded by US businessman Steve Mariotti in New York in 1987 to prevent at risk young people from low-income communities from ‘dropping out’ of the education system.  Approximately 1,000 teenage participants in Ireland have generated €250k turnover as part of the Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme in the past few year. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Milseog Na Mara Are Business Achievers

Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015 A group of Donegal teenagers have been named European Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015 at a ceremony in Budapest. True business achievers. Desserts of the Sea Mary Kate Carr (15), Aimée Byrne (16), Rebecca McShane (16) and Ronan O’Hare (15) from Glencolmcille in […]

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Innovation As The New Normal

Ulster Bank is basing their innovation team in Dogpatchlab. The coolest tech start up space in Dublin. Here is why. Dogpatchlab Dogpatch Labs houses some of the IDA’s most promising clients, including many well know tech companies that are scaling operations in Europe for the first time, and Enterprise Ireland […]

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Sales Lessons from Rome

Sales Lessons from Rome – Recently Mrs Business Therapist and I made our long awaited trip to Rome courtesy of a long and slow collection of points with a well-known rewards company (no free advertising here!) As all our friends had told us, it was a beautiful and mind blowing […]

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Aidan Gough, Director of Strategy & Policy for InterTradeIreland

Horizon 2020 Funding Secured by North South Projects Surpasses €19 million

The value of North South R&D activity secured in the Horizon 2020 programme to date is €19.36 million, which is a 62% increase compared to the same period in the Framework Programme 7 (FP7). These encouraging figures were revealed at the recent InterTradeIreland ‘Collaborate to Innovate Conference’ which focused on […]

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