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Forget Your Job Title – You’re In Sales

Irish people don’t generally like the ‘hard sell’ approach when doing business. We get a bit sniffy, and say things like, “Oh, that’s very American, but doesn’t go down well here – we prefer a more personal approach”. Fair enough, but, there comes a point at which I wonder why […]

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Business achievers online application

The Business achievers awards are one of the premier all island business competitions. If you’re thinking of entering the Ulster Bank Business achievers awards, have a read of this. We also hope that you find the online entry process to be straightforward enough. And if you do enter business achievers, […]

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Writing a good application

A whole ago, Ron and Fionan recored a number of videos as part of a series of our knowledge centre for start ups. This might help with your entry for the business achievers Writing business plans, persuasion documents, loan submissions, tenders, business competition…are a hard slog. Hours of blood, sweat […]

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Smallbusinesscan and David Manley

SmallBusinessCan is getting involved with the David Manley awards. We like positive people, we like good stories, we like helping and supporting business. Support “Everyone loves you when you’re successful – but what about when you’re starting out and feeling very inexperienced with little resources – that’s when entrepreneurs need […]

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Want to pitch to 200,000 people?

‘This Week in Startups‘ (TWiST) with Jason Calacanis is an influential podcast that is downloaded over 200,000 times a week and reaches many of the most prominent investors and entrepreneurs in the world.Thousandseeds are looking for 10 startups with the following qualifications to participate in the event: Pre-round A financing (angel round financing […]

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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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Do you want to be the next Boozeberries?

In a market where career opportunities are harder to come by, recent figures from Companies House demonstrate that the number of start-ups in Northern Ireland actually increased by a quarter in 2011. To celebrate these start-ups BusinessZone.co.uk, in association with digital service provider Yell, is encouraging entrepreneurs to enter Britain’s […]

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