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The antithesis of social

As the timeline of social continues to deepen, the antithesis of social has began to rear it’s ugly head. Here is a real-life example of an unsocial incident, with my tips on how to the turn the commenter from unsocial to customer. I remember the day when I first set […]

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How about a Smallbusinesscan cluster?

The Clustering Programme is a pilot programme which aims to support industry led groups to maximise the benefits of collaborative opportunities including, but not limited to: enhanced productivity and income increased market share increased innovation and knowledge transfer enhanced capability Clustering can be defined as a group of companies with […]

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Are you a friendly business

The JCI Friendly Business Awards recognise the important role that local industry plays in the continuous development and improvement of our country. The project aims to award friendly businesses, who go that extra mile and provide an outstanding customer service for their clients and their community. It is particularly important in this economic environment to highlight […]

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Re-Branding: Why It’s Necessary

A brand is not just a company name or a product logo. A brand is the sum of a company’s identity. It is an intangible representation or symbol of a product, service or company. A brand has a unique identity and can form an emotional attachment with customers. The visual […]

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Working from Home

Many entrepreneurs who wish to start their own practice often begin working from home until they find their feet and can afford the office space. There are many advantages to working from home. You can control your own schedule to suit your personal life, which is especially convenient for those […]

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Why Asia really matters to Irish SMEs

Asia really does matter. If you don’t know what the following words mean, you are in trouble: Bonjour , Guten morgen, Buongiorno, Buenos días. In the Irish language and often in Asia, we prefer to say welcome : Fáilte riamh go léir Selamat dating
. Honjitsu wa oatsumari itadaki, mako ni […]

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Are you an SME involved in traditional foods?

Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre will be competing to co-ordinate a European (FP7) funded project titled “Network for the transfer of knowledge on traditional foods to SMEs”. The project has three main objectives: 1. Transfer knowledge and apply research results in traditional foods in SMEs 2. Develop a strategic research and […]

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Create a blogging strategy

If you are an online retailer and sell from your own website, you will know that getting buyers to your website is an ongoing pursuit. Could blogging be the answer to a steady stream of interested buyers? Yes, but only if you have an effective strategy in place. There are […]

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15.2 bln export, 2.14 bln new sales, 93 mln research, 9,076 jobs, 518 vouchers and 93 HPSUs

Enterprise Ireland’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2011 published  show that Enterprise Ireland client companies achieved record levels of exports of €15.2bn in 2011.  This exceeds the pre-recession record levels of 2008 and is the highest ever annual export gain achieved by Enterprise Ireland client companies.  Among the key achievements as part of Enterprise Ireland’s strategy to […]

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