Businesses ‘on the hop’ due to Brexit The latest quarterly Business Monitor Report (April – June 2016) illustrates that the outcome of the EU referendum has caught a large majority of businesses on the hop with 96% of companies in Northern Ireland and 97% in the Republic of Ireland having […]
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Exporting can seem like such a large step to the smallest businesses on our island, however, it can be less daunting with the help of InterTradeIreland’s ‘Elevate’ programme which supports micro-businesses as they make this move. The sales development programme assists small businesses, in particular those with fewer than ten […]
The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor (Quarter one, Jan – Mar 2015) has highlighted a positive but cautious start to the year for businesses across the island. The report, which reflects the views of more than 750 businesses across the island, has revealed that almost nine out of ten firms are […]
InterTradeIreland is pleased to announce dates for our 2015 regional workshops and clinics aimed at encouraging companies seeking finance to do so in a strategic manner with well prepared business plans and to look and explore all finance options available to them.
These workshops will provide an overview to attendees on the suitable sources of finance for growth and enable them the opportunity to engage with relevant finance providers. The workshops will also enable signposting of businesses to suitable sources of finance and provide an opportunity for attendees to apply for the one to one advisory service facility if they meet the eligibility criteria that applies.
Northern Ireland entrepreneurs could get a huge cash boost for their business, thanks to a total prize fund of €280,000 being offered by the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2015, which is now open for entries. For further details visit www.intertradeireland.com/seedcorn. The deadline for submissions is 29 May 2015. More […]
The world of business funding, and where and how to access new or alternative sources of finance can be a confusing one – especially for SMEs with limited resources and less time to spend on researching such issues. With that in mind, InterTradeIreland has developed and launched a new free […]
The ‘InterTradeIreland Horizon 2020 Strategic Action Plan’ was launched at the recent ‘Collaborate to Innovate – Horizon 2020 Opportunity and Support’ conference in Dublin, by The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Republic of Ireland Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Department. It sets out a target to win €175 million […]
InterTradeIreland has announced that the big winners of the island’s premier business competition, Seedcorn, are AventaMed from Cork and TruePivot Ltd from Dublin, who were named the Best Early Stage and Best New Start respectively. Best Early Stage Company AventaMed, which is based in Cork, was named Best Early Stage […]
InterTradeIreland’s latest quarterly Business Monitor (Q3 July – Sept 2014), highlights that smaller firms and non-exporters across the island are now beginning to shows signs of economic recovery and growth – the most positive set of results since 2008. Strong business performance and recovery across all sectors in Q3 2014 […]
‘Tendering’ and ‘Public Procurement’ has been getting some bad press recently but it is vital that small businesses are not put off competing for potentially lucrative public procurement contracts. With the flexibility, value for money and innovative solutions offered by small businesses, they are often best placed to meet the […]
A stabilisation in employment, converging economies, cost-cutting and a problem with debtors are the main issues to emerge from the latest InterTradeIreland quarterly Business Monitor released today. Employment has stabilised The Q1 2013 Business Monitor reveals a stabilisation in the employment levels across the island. In the last three months […]