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 economy in the face of many challenges and obstacles. This year the awards also welcome the support of Invest Northern Ireland and InterTradeIreland. Shortlisted businesses are rewarded at provincial level – there will be a celebration event for Ulster businesses [...]
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.
Gerry Brandon – Eplixo Launching a new product in direct competition with an established heavyweight may strike fear into the heart of many a start-up.
Dublin packaging specialist TLC has invested €2 million in just six months to develop new technology for its food labeling business.
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.
Less than a year in existence, software start-up Sitedesk.ie is already preparing to launch in the Middle East, where it hopes sales will fuel ambitious growth plans.
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, Eplixo.com on www.smallbusinesscan.com
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The Time and Life Building, New York, The World Technology Awards, July 16th 2009: Mcor Technology today proudly flew the flag for Ireland at the World Technology Awards in the category of IT Hardware. Mcor were the only Irish company nominated across all categories. Mcor was nominated for the development of the Mcor Matrix, the only 3D printer in the world to use A4/used paper to yield 3D objects. This machine has created ‘truly affordable and eco-friendly’ 3D printing and is set to pave the way toward a more consumer oriented [...]
VIDEO – Waterford Wood Started by Paul McCarthy, bespoke furniture maker Waterford Wood now includes his son Conor. Their skillset has seen them endure and lead through three decades of changes. The contrasting father-son business dynamic is evidenced in this short video, with both proving valid, yet differing outlooks on reaching customers.
Byers explains that smaller companies need to pay extra attention on how they spend their cash because if they run out of cash, it is game over for them. Byers uses the example of Palm Inc. to show how well the company managed their cash flow.
VIDEO – Van Morrison, Katie Melua, Bruce Springsteen..are all customers of Avolon Guitars, a company that is aware of modern trends not just in the music business but also in terms of best business practice. Managing Director Steve McIlwrath‚ Avalon Guitars explains.
Businesses across Connaught 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 Connaught businesses will be rewarded at provincial level in November before finalists go on to compete for the national title at an all-island awards ceremony in February 2010. Entries are open to established businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs whose businesses have demonstrated innovation and leadership in overcoming the current [...]
VIDEO – Damien Cranney, founder and managing director of successful design agency Frank, talks about the motivation to start his business, the success he has had to date and what drives him and his company forward.
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