As many of you know we at Small Business Can are big supporters of business competitions: anything that gets you thinking about your business and working on your business rather than in it. And if you can generate publicity, link into a great business network and meet bankers, politicians, founders […]
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Continuing with the Ahead for Business Programme and trying to help businesses get ahead in Tyrone, Ulster Bank held their latest Fraud Awareness Seminar in Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh. The objective of the seminar is to help businesses keep themselves safe, by understanding the threats from fraud and what measures […]
The Northern Ireland Executive’s has recognised that the future success of the Northern Ireland economy will require increased numbers of skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualifications. A STEM business group was set up in 2013 to examine how businesses can inspire young people, male and female […]
Lights, Camera, Action…..Queens University: Dragons Den Head of Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh Business Centre Shauna Burns recounts her recent experience as a judge on Queen’s University’s Dragons Den, where enterprising local students faced a grilling as they pitched for new investment… IT bench marking for the agriculture sector; concierge for the […]
As with any Irish technology company, we all suffer unique challenges when growing business internationally. As a country we have a small population so we struggle when trying to make as much noise as our International competitors. Even places we assume are tiny states such as Haiti & Togo have twice and three times […]
From “Service to Experience”.
The Customer Care Challenge…. for Tourism, Hospitality and Retail Sectors.
Historically, 90% of the contact between customers and companies was interpersonal. Today, with the proliferation of channels and the explosion of online and smart phone usage, the vast majority of customer interactions do not take place face to face.
- How do you ensure the customer gets a consistent experience across so many touch points?
- How do you ensure your website and your people deliver on the promise of your brand?
- How can Amazon achieve its mission to become the earths most customer centric company with no face to face contact with customers?
All these issues and more, will be addressed by John Aves in his presentation.
If you are responsible for sales, customer service or digital marketing, you will benefit from John’s presentation.
Tuesday, 10th March 8.00-10.00am
Ulster Bank Group, Georges Quay, Dublin 2
HOW TO BOOK
To reserve a place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee €50—- Light breakfast included
With the difficult economic times we live in, more and more people are trying to access finance for their business, whether for assisting with product development or just to start out a new venture. The common problem however faced by businesses at all stages of development is where to access […]
Female owned businesses will be able to look for support from the The Coolock Development Council. They are delighted to announce that, in partnership with Doras Bui-a parents alone resource centre- it is has been awarded €18,000 from the Ulster Bank’s Community Impact Fund. The purpose of the grant is […]
Mr Carney chose Nottingham, middle England, to make his first public speech since assuming the role of governor of the Bank of England. Nottingham at the heart of the country with it’s small & medium sized businesses represents the core of the British economy. His, was a message of reassurance […]
In my note last month I finished off by saying ‘’ Mark Carney may have to delve deeper into his unconventional toolkit to get significant Stg weakness (above .8800)’’. In the event he did just that and came up with ‘’Forward Guidance’’ (this is the communication by a central bank […]
Award-winning student entrepreneurs from secondary schools across the country are, this week, applying their business acumen at the “Winners’ Bootcamp”, a four day business bootcamp, which commenced on Tuesday 4th June at the Nexus Innovation Centre in the University of Limerick. The 19 students, from secondary schools in Counties Dublin, […]
19 award-winning students, who beat off competition at the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards, have secured places at the first ever “Winners’ Bootcamp” in the Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick this summer. The inaugural four day business bootcamp runs from 4th to 7th June and […]
The cut and thrust of real-life business were high on the agenda for young entrepreneurs exhibiting their own ‘real-world’ successful businesses at this year’s 11th annual Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park on April 17th. With support and resources from the local Enterprise Boards, this annual competition is the largest […]
When Ailish Cantwell set up her Bespoke Public Relations business in 2003 she chose to name it Inspire PR. When you meet Ailish you realise that the name is really appropriate as Ailish is truly inspirational and her passion for her business really shines through. Ailish has gained vast experience […]
Have you ever consider making business competitions as part of your marketing plan? You are going in to win and that is the right attitude, but is also a great tool to look at your performance as a business. The exercise to put your business in a SHORT application and […]
Robert Kelsey is coming to Belfast and we have 5 pairs of tickets to give away. Compliments of Ulster Bank. The first 5 people to add a tip to this blog (submit in the comments below) will get a pair of free tickets to the event. For more details head […]
GAA clubs across the country have until Friday the 5thof October to enter Ulster Bank GAA Force – an initiative which supports the grassroots of the game by offering the chance to win support packages to refurbish and upgrade their facilities. It gives a chance to take a […]
“Dublin is open for new business” is the clear message coming from enterprise support agencies, business leaders and entrepreneurs in the capital. The message of encouragement comes as the biggest-ever programme for small businesses was unveiled for October’s Fingal Enterprise Week, which aims to attract up to 2,000 small business […]
David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur; Louis Lovett & Muireann Ahern, Theatre Lovett Louise and Muireann’s business has been described as “the theatrical equivalent of going to bed on Christmas Eve” – that description won them a standing ovation from the judges earlier this year! The husband and wife team run Theatre […]
Emphasising its commitment to local food, Good Food Ireland is creating a live food ‘Experience’ at the National Ploughing Championships in New Ross, Co Wexford on 25-27 September. Minister Brendan Howlin TD will officially open the Experience, which is sponsored by Ulster Bank. It will include cookery demonstrations from well-known […]