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Meet the Propellers – “Briefed”, Orlagh McGahan

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. Invest NI’s Propel Programme provides entrepreneurs with an invaluable range of practical […]

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Grant Funding for Small Business

The inescapable truth of building a business is that it requires investment. How you obtain that investment is critical to your enterprise in the short and long-term because regardless of how good your idea is, costs will always play a role. Eagerness to get results can result in poor decision-making […]

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Find Financing for Business

Want to get into business for yourself, but you’re having trouble finding a source of cash? You’re in the same position as many entrepreneurs. Great ideas are often thwarted because the founders practically run on an empty bank account. You cut back to only the necessities. Don’t get me wrong […]

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‘Love Money’ need not be unrequited

The recent report from DCU’s Ryan Academy on Love Money (i.e. informal investment in small businesses by family and friends) garnered much attention from the media. According to the report, a whopping €275 million was invested in this way in 2011. For every €1 formally invested by venture capital funds, […]

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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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90 Million available?

Over €90million in additional lending to 5,500 micro-enterprises will be made available under a Government scheme which is expected to create 7,700 jobs over 10 years, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD announced  last week. Minister Bruton was speaking as the Microenterprise Loan Fund Bill was […]

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