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The Sweet, Sweet Taste Of Success

Making a virtue out of a vice sounds like an excellent way of running your own business. And this has been true for Karen Baxter and Michael Murray, founders, owners and managers of Baxter Murray Creative Chocolate. (more…)

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Speeding Work Up

As any user of the internet knows, slow data transfer speeds are the bane of productivity. It is the same for major corporations. Awareness of the problem — and the solutions — has driven the rapid growth of Replify. (more…)

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Online Payments: Understanding the Options

The choice of an online payments solution often proves to be a difficult and time consuming decision in the setup of an e-commerce website. The area of online payments can be confusing, particularly for those who are just getting started. There is new jargon, many different options, configurations and various […]

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Exporting to China From Ireland and the UK?

Currently there are a number of positive reasons why businesses from Ireland and the UK should consider exporting to China. The first and most significant reason is that at present China is one of the few remaining countries anywhere on the planet that is experiencing growth in its economy, and […]

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Surviving The Crunch

The credit crunch and global recession was bad news for most businesses — but not for Causeway Data Communications. With property values in meltdown, there is a good profit to be had for a company producing software that provides accurate, but affordable, property valuations. (more…)

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Carrick Shoemaker To Market Brogues In US

A Carrickfergus shoemaker is reclaiming the Irish brogue in a plan to export high quality shoes to the US. Robinson’s Shoemakers has developed its own brand of the traditional footwear with support from Invest Northern Ireland and has launched them for sale online. The shoes are the only brand of […]

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Andrews Thrive as Competitors Fall by Wayside

GCD Technologies was established amidst the dot.com bubble in 1999. Yet, unlike many of its peers, the company has not only survived, but is doing very well. Andrew Cuthbert and Andrew Gough were school friends who were still at university at Queen’s when they were contacted by another old friend […]

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Bad Times Can Also Mean Opportunity For The Lucky Few

Few businesses just three years old already employ over 50 people and expect turnover next year to top £4m. But that is the achievement of one of Belfast’s more recent arrivals, Acityabode Acityabode originated in Cardiff in June 2006 and expanded to take on its second major investment in Belfast […]

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New Member

New! SugarSync for Business Equipped with powerful administrative tools for professional peace of mind, we’ve expanded our SugarSync product for business use. Start Your Free Trial Upgrade Now Control Add or remove users at any time Set unique access and storage limits for individual employees Phone Support Get help when […]

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FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions How does it work? How do I register? How do I get involved? What kind of questions should I ask? Be nice / Be honest? What if I don’t get an answer? And Finally? How Does It Work? It’s simple. Smallbusinesscan.com is designed to allow members to […]

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SlidePath

SlidePath, a Dublin firm specialising in digital image and data management, is bucking the wider trend with plans to create new jobs in the coming months. Acquired earlier this year in a e3.7 million deal with Genetix, a British cell imaging and analysis firm, SlidePath recently moved to a new […]

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Special Stories

Kate Gaynor established Special Stories Publishing four years ago to produce children’s books on complex topics, ranging from disability and illness to social problems and the care system. Special Stories’ first book series, published in April 2008, covered adoption, asthma, childhood cancer, diabetes, foster care, speech difficulties and wheelchair use. […]

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Busylizzie

Managing the lives of busy professionals is paying dividends for Galway-based e-venture Busylizz.ie Established in 2004 by entrepreneur Tara Dalrymple, the company provides lifestyle management services to private clients, sole traders and small ventures.  It employs seven staff in Galway, Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Wicklow. Services range from e-marketing, social […]

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Embricon

Galway-based biotech Embricon is seeking funding to bring its first product, a medical tool to treat varicose veins, to market. A spin-out of NUI Galway, Embricon has already raised e500,000 to commercialise the product. Its target is e2 million in private investment and a further e1.2 million in grant funding.    […]

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A Few Small Changes? You Bet

As middle aged ‘old economy’ businessmen, we used to think that the teccies talking about internet time being 6 or 7 times faster than real time was an exaggeration. We were wrong. Six months into the launch of smallbusinesscan, we are launching anther major upgrade. Some of us have been […]

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Magic Formula

The Commission for Aviation Regulation estimates that around 20 travel operators folded in past year as the sector has been impacted by the downturn. One firm that has defied the slump is Kinsale-based niche operator Magic Vacations. The company was founded by John Barrett in February 2008 and specialises in […]

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