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Dealing with business cards

The modern world has dealt savvy businessmen and women plenty of winning hands when it comes to marketing and networking strategies, from social media campaigns to VoIP conferencing. But, for many small businesses, one classic method has trumped even the most up-to-date technology: the humble business card. So in the […]

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Women in business

Fifteen years ago, I used to do a lot of ideas generation and future trend workshops. One of the authors I used to quote a lot was Faith Popcorn. See wrote a book in 1992, “The popcorn report”, which was predicting some interesting trends, most of them spot on. One […]

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Setting the stage for women led businesses

Last Thursday we had ‘a bit of a do’ to launch our new initiative with Ulster Bank to support more women entrepreneurs called Business Women Can. Now we’re starting to promote it. Yes, we see the irony of ‘publicising’ during the mid term break when many business women are under even more pressure juggling […]

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Calling on all business achievers

You can Register Your Interest in entering the Ulster Bank Business Achievers NOW: Before everyone else. All embracing competition We’ve been working closely with a team in Ulster Bank on its Business Achievers Awards programme. This follows research we carried out on Small Business Can last year where 97% of […]

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Enterprise Ireland launches €500,000 fund for female entrepreneurs

A new €500,000 start-up fund for female entrepreneurs has been launched by Enterprise Ireland. Details of the Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs, which is aimed at stimulating high potential female-led business start-ups, were announced today by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD. The initiative is […]

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Over 650 attend “Women & Agriculture Conference” in Killarney

Over 650 attended the Women & Agriculture Conference in Killarney on October 17th. The main themes were ‘The Farming Journey’ and ‘Personal Journeys’. Speakers on the day included Matt Dempsey (Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal), Dr.Thia Hennessy (Agriculture Economist, Teagasc), Áine Lawlor (RTE) and Dr. Maureen Gaffney (Psychologist and […]

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Business Women Can launch photos

Ulster Bank, in conjunction with ourselves, launched an initiative designed to generate local connectivity for female entrepreneurs across Ireland. ‘Business Women Can’ provides support and information on specific business challenges, across all sectors, as well as providing a networking forum where female entrepreneurs can share business stories and advice with their fellow […]

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Klout or Harvard?

What is your Klout score? My Klout score is 55, my Peerindex score is 60, my Kredscore is 658, my PROskore is 50, my twittercounter shows steady increase, although there was a serious dip in followers on the 2nd of September where 2, 157 stopped following me. I posted a […]

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Women Mean Business award winners announced

The Women Mean Business Magazine (WMB) held its 6th Annual Women Mean Business Conference & Awards in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green today, with a number of award winners announced. The event, which recognises the achievements of Ireland’s businesswomen, was officially opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation […]

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Teagasc Farm Walk

Despite the bad weather conditions, a big crowd turned out for the Teagasc farm walk in Johnstown Castle, Co.Wexford on Wednesday 10th October. Ailish Byrne and Deirdre O’Shea (Ulster Bank Agri. Team) were among those who attended. The event focused on ‘Early Maturing Dairy Calf to Beef Trial’. This is an important area […]

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