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Flushed With Success

With business costs the top priority for many cash-strapped firms, one Dublin company is gaining market traction with a radical product that promises major savings. (more…)

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If It’s Good Enough For Sir Alan…

I attended a pre-Christmas function at which the BBC Apprentice star Sir Alan Sugar was guest of honour. Sir Alan was interviewed after lunch and amongst the questions put to him included a reference to what he felt were his greatest strengths; “I’m a sales-man, simple as that. (more…)

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Crossing the Rubicon of sales

Rubicon Healthcare sells a range of products for the incontinence market. CEO Peter Nolan talks about is company being sales orientated, customer focused and self sufficient. He also argues that it is necessary to be in many markets. (more…)

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Say Cheese

Farmhouse cheese is one of the great products of Ireland and holds its own in world famous company such as Irish beef, Irish soda bread and Irish smoked salmon. Eamonn and Patricia Lonergan have done their bit to add to the food reputation of the country by producing rich milk […]

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Truly local Truly Irish

They say there is no substitute for locally sourced food and judging by the introduction of a unique pig producing company this firmly held belief looks like ringing true. And it’s all down to the foundation of the pioneering. Truly Irish Country Foods, which is now making its presence felt […]

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Planning a fresh rural enterprise?

The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority Teagasc, is one of the unsung heroes of Irish business. Without fanfare, Ireland’s artisan foods and agri-businesses have helped to put this country on the map. We look at the challenge of making farms viable, lucrative rural businesses with Paul McCarthy, Rural Business […]

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Agri Sector Focus on Financial Planning

Irish farmers are currently experiencing cash-flow difficulties due to low commodity prices, cost increases and a delay in grant payments. Coupled with this, the downturn in the wider economy has removed the financial cushion that supported many farmers. There are now fewer opportunities for off-farm employment and more modest returns […]

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Drop of the Good Stuff

In times of recession, spreading your risk and exporting are two ways to ensure survival. For Hot Irishman co-owner, Bernard Walsh, the two-pronged strategy has paid off. The whiskey and liqueur producer exports 80 per cent of its products to 23 countries, including the US, Australia and South Africa. Walsh […]

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Taking It To The Next Level

VIDEO – John Collins: How does a ‘small’ Irish company become an international player. Multinational experienced IT / Business Services veteran John Collins, who sold his company Original Solutions to Perot Systems in 2007, shares his insights with SmallBusinessCan. (more…)

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Calling all businesses in Munster

Businesses across Munster are invited to enter the 2009 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. The awards, which are in association with the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, aim to celebrate business success, irrespective of business offering, size, sector or location. Shortlisted Munster businesses will be rewarded at provincial level […]

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Calling all businesses in Ulster

Businesses in Ulster are invited to enter the 2009 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which officially launched today. The awards, which are run in association with the Belfast Telegraph, aim to reward established businesses, across all industry sectors and regardless of size, for their leadership, successes and contribution to the […]

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Tools For Local And International Survival

Womens Innovation and efficiencies – how to equip ourselves with tools for survival was the theme of the Women’s Executive Network Breakfast series hosted by Ulster Bank. Executives from all walks of business life share their experiences and insights. (more…)

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Green Initiative Delivers Savings

Entrepreneur John Quinn is cashing in on the environmental trend with a green initiative designed to deliver savings to homeowners.Established early last year, Greenloan’s Home Energy Savers Scheme organises householders seeking green technology upgrades into groups to leverage economies of scale. (more…)

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Money, Marketing, Management, Motivation

MOTIVATION: “I hope you don’t give up. It is part of the job of an entrepreneur to find money. That is part of the deal. You are always looking for money. Get over it!!! As Maxi Priest says … You don’t need eyes to see, you need vision…” Gerry Brandon, […]

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