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Exporting: opportunities throughout Asia

Packed with strong content, The Ireland Asia Business Yearbook is published by Asia Matters in association with Business & Leadership. At the launch event, attended by Pat Breen and Alan Dukes, Breen described it as “an essential tool” for any Irish business considering entering Asian markets and Dukes viewed it […]

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Business Achievers Awards Regional Finalists

Business Achievers Awards Regional Finalists – The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards celebrate the spirit of excellence and innovation that are the hallmark of our most successful entrepreneurs. Below we profile all the regional finalists. Just click on the relevant link below. Connacht Regional Finalists Leinster Regional Finalists Munster Regional […]

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Food packaging innovations

Dissolvable Sticker Created For Fruit Fruitwash stickers when put under the tap will dissolve into organic fruit soap that removes pesticides, fungicides and any water-resistant wax. Fruitwash is based on the oval or circular peel-off labels fixed to the skins of fruits; however the labels essentially dissolve into the organic […]

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Enterprising students pick up national awards

Student entrepreneurs from Co Leitrim, with their company Squeazy  have been awarded first prize at the 11th Annual Student Enterprise Awards National Finals in Croke Park. Matthew Hewston, Fergus Munday and Luke Sheridan of Squeazy from St Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim won the Senior Category of the County and […]

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The Leinster Business Achiever Award winners

Social Enterprise Award – Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, Dublin Established in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is Ireland’s leading provider of flexible and tailor-made services for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Headquartered in Dun Laoghaire and with offices in Sligo, Galway, Kerry and Tipperary which cover the whole country,  Acquired […]

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The Ulster Business Achievers Awards winners

Automated Intelligence Automated Intelligence has developed a ground-breaking approach to information lifecycle management for unstructured data.  Our information service software solutions allow organisations to analyse and optimise their existing data holdings, reducing costs and increasing quality.  Our technology further enables organisations to exploit their data through managed compliance and increased […]

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The future of enterpreneurship In Ireland

The cut and thrust of real-life business were high on the agenda for young entrepreneurs exhibiting their own ‘real-world’ successful businesses at this year’s 11th annual Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park on April 17th. With support and resources from the local Enterprise Boards, this annual competition is the largest […]

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The Importance of a Business Plan

For small businesses looking to leverage the channel to bridge geographic boundaries and improve sales, there’s one key recommendation that cannot be overlooked: plan, plan, plan. Without a proper business plan in place, how can we possibly know what to expect or seek out in the channel? Like embarking on […]

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The New Small Business Can

Over the coming weeks we’re launching a new website for Small Business Can. It’s a pretty fundamental change with a new platform. We’re also considering offering a range of services through Small Business Can – online accounting, Ecommerce solutions, CRM services, that sort of thing. But we need your help. […]

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Business Is War

There is a reason that the top CEOs in business have studied Chinese General Sun Tzu’sthe “Art of War”. There are so many parallels that the book is a “must read” at many of the nation’s premier business schools. Running a business is a lot like managing a battlefield. Tzu […]

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10 Social Media Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Social media is quickly becoming a main focus of marketing for businesses. Social media can be an excellent tool to build a community around your product or service, expand your target market, and to listen to what your customers want. It’s clear that social media is valuable, but measuring  ROI proves […]

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5 Tips for People Working From Home

Working from home has a lot of benefits – you save time and money by not having to worry about the daily commute, you get to work in an environment you have customized to your own tastes and you don’t have to put up with irritating co-workers.  There are also […]

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Gateway to Europe has started

Silicon Valley Bank and its partner Ulster Bank are in Boston, New York and San Fransisco to promote Ireland as part of the Gateway to Europe initiative. Here is a quick video explaining the concept; and here are the reasons why you should consider Ireland (CHEERFUL!) We will keep you […]

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Marketing in a Digital Age

Since the invention of the printing press back in the 15th century, people have been marketing their products to drive up their profits especially amidst competing businesses. The Industrial Revolution led to an explosion of more goods to be sold and more mediums to market them through. Today, the idea […]

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The Munster Business Achievers finalists

Woman Led Business – Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford Dooley’s Hotel is a three star family-run hotel which overlooks the waterfront in Waterford City. Purchased by Rita Nolan in 1947 the hotel is currently owned and managed by her daughter June Darrer and her granddaughters Tina & Margaret.With 113 bedrooms along with […]

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