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Beat Your Business Competitors

Stories, such as David and Goliath, entertain children before bedtime, but many tales present lessons, which they can later apply to life.  David defeats a much larger foe, defies odds with intelligence and resourcefulness.  David and Goliath is often retold, but not just in child bedrooms; its lesson is exercised […]

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Business Achievers; Bryson Group

Business Achievers Bryson is Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, making a real difference to people’s lives for over 100 years and is now the 3rd largest social enterprise in the UK. Operating seven distinct businesses with a combined turnover of £35m, it uses a modern business model to tackle our […]

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Ben Bernanke, the Party Spoiler!

It was an interesting and some would say eventful first half of the year. A number of asset classes have been shaken out of their ” carry ” (trade where an investor sells a low interest currency & buys a high yielding currency) induced torpor. Volatility that we thought had […]

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Business Achievers awards; Acquired Brain Injury

Business achievers awards finalists and winners of the social entrepreneurship catagory. 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 […]

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Three New Selling Skills for Success

Over the last decade or so, the face of sales has changed to an almost unrecognizable degree, and if you’ve spent any time on the internet reading up on these changes, you’ll know how big of a shock that has been to the system. Three New Selling Skills for Success […]

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How to Get Your Small Business Noticed

How to Get Your Small Business Noticed – Advertising is all around us. We get bombarded with commercials on TV, jingles on the radio, billboards on buildings, posters on walls, and pop-ups on websites. There is just no escaping it, short of shutting yourself in at home or leaving civilization. […]

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It is all About the Customer

In a world of increasingly personalised products and services, where customisation is king, the modern successful entrepreneur succeeds because he or she is willing to compromise their vision to suit the market. Ok, with a massive marketing budget you can create want but this is expensive and difficult to sustain […]

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How to Gain New Customers

Attracting new customers is at the heart of every successful business. Whether it is newly launched or has been operating for over 10 years, without new customers your business will not grow and become more profitable. Even well-established global brands that are household names are constantly looking for ways to […]

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Business Achievers; Mash Direct

Business Achievers Mash Direct are an independent, family owned farming and food production enterprise located at their farm in County Down, close to the shores of Strangford Lough. They are the market leaders in quality, convenient vegetable and potato dishes ranging from traditional accompaniments of mashed potato and champ to […]

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Start Up: Beacon

Start up Beacon is  part of the Propel Programme. Aiming to fast-track new and innovative businesses that can export successfully to markets around the world, Invest Northern Ireland’s latest Propel Programme embarked on a new phase this month as 26 successful candidates entered its crucial second stage. Today we are […]

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Important Lessons from Top Businesses

No matter how small your start out when you become a business owner, you should always be thinking big. The basic principles of business are the same for giant corporations and beginning companies alike, and often, the secrets to success are too. Researchers for the Big Picture claim the number […]

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Business Achievers; Clare Crusaders

Business achievers and Social Enterprise – Clare Crusaders Children’s Charity, Clare The Clare Crusaders Children’s Charity was founded in 2005 by Ann Norton, Frank Cassidy and the late Howard Flannery, to provide much needed therapy to children with special needs in areas such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome. Located in […]

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6 Tips for Building a Business

When starting a company, many people make mistakes. Fortunately, a business owner can still make a lot of money and recover from their errors. Here are six tips you need to know when building your business. Financing An entrepreneur often must obtain financing. When looking for funds, a new business […]

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Adtruism – It all ads up.

  Adtruism is a social-tech startup that allows anyone with a website or blog to effortlessly raise money for a worthy cause – without asking for donations. An Adtruism widget, once placed on your website, displays commercial advertisements and Adtruism (a nonprofit) transfers 100% of the ad-revenue to your chosen […]

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Knocked Down But Not Out

As  great band once said “I get knocked down but I get up again……”;  you know the rest.   This is the distilled essence of the sweat of an entrepreneur.  Please read back over the quote and sing it in your head :-)!  These few lyrics give an idea of […]

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