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Put the Shit in the Wastebasket…

“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.” – Ernest Hemingway A lot of websites are full of corporate nonsense that no-one wants to read. I think it’s the shared fault of both the Web Designer and Client. The […]

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Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund

The Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund is a £250,000 fund established to give local communities a welcome boost by providing grants to support their work in enterprise creation, financial education and employability initiatives throughout the Island of Ireland. The Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund is a £250,000 fund established to […]

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World Conference on Entrepreneurship

The World Conference on Entrepreneurship takes place in Dublin this June 11th-14th with an expected 1,000 delegates and entrepreneurs descending on the fair city. The theme of this years conference is ‘Entrepreneurship and Sustainability’ – thrashing out the international movement towards sustainability whether that is related to our environment, our […]

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Start-Up Story: Linked Finance

Our business is Linked Finance; we facilitate loans to Irish small/medium sized businesses by a new method in Ireland, called ‘Crowd Funding’ . We help ‘the butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker’ :-). We built the technology in 2012 and launched the business in March 2013 (yes, we […]

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Start-Up Story: Invotech

The company founder Peter O’Neill started Invotech in 1999 by developing and coding the software in a back bedroom of his house! In the early days he managed every business function from development to accounts and sales. Previous roles as a software developer. and in accountancy helped greatly providing Peter […]

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Breaking Barriers – InBusiness Interview with Business Women Can Programme Director Fiona Kingston

The Ulster Bank’s Businesswomen Can programme aims to help female entrepreneurs in Ireland overcome the barriers they may encounter in the business world. We spoke with Fiona Kingston, programme Director, to discover more. Business Women Can was originally launched in October 2012 – Ulster Bank’s parent company, Royal Bank of […]

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10 Famous Digital Marketing Campaigns

Successful digital marketing campaigns don’t just sell a product, they sell a brand identity. In the competitive world of B2B digital marketing, content not only needs to be useful, entertaining and full of personality, it needs to be a little bit different. And being ‘different’ isn’t as simple as finding […]

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Supports for Start Ups, Emerging and Growing Businesses

Over the last 7 years, Smallbusinesscan has tried to provide a grounded, grassroots, community based support for businesspeople in Ireland, North and South. You’ve rallied to the cause of helping each other through those troubling times. But the times are changing. You’re leading us out of recession. You’re talking and […]

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Start-Up Story: Dunrunnin

My name is Barry Palmer and in the last few years I have started a specialist VW Camper hire company in Enniskillen called Dunrunnin ltd. I have always had a passion for things that were different and always wanted to do something other than my 9-5 job but of course […]

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How to Get Your YouTube Videos Noticed

YouTube is the most successful video sharing site today with staggering 33 million unique viewers in the UK alone (that’s about half the population). It’s not surprising then that YouTube is a hugely competitive market place that many brands are still struggling to exploit. In this post I’ll gove you […]

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