BBC’s Dragons’ Den look for Entrepreneurs from Northern Ireland

Last Year’s Dragons’ Den was record breaking, attracting more viewers than ever before.

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11 Deadly Social Media Sins for Brands

Most brands are trying really hard to succeed with their social media initiatives. They are trying new ways to engage – from receipts at checkout to advertisements in newspapers; brands are trying their best to connect with consumers on social networks.

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Entrepreneurs Turn Failure Into Success

Ask any entrepreneur about their success and you will invariably also hear about failures experienced along the way.

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Small businesses are called on to enter awards and have their efforts recognised

Small businesses which excel at corporate social responsibility (CSR) have been called on to enter the 2012 Business in the Community Awards for Excellence and have their efforts recognised.

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Almost 400 companies enter Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards

Businesses have come out in force to highlight their good work in this year’s Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards.

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Copyright consultation event

Event provides local businesses with the opportunity to have their say on plans to modernise the copyright system

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Deadline for entry to Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2012 approaches

There’s still time to enter The Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards 2012 in association with British Midland International (bmi). Taking place on Tuesday, April 24, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Shaw’s Bridge, there will be 12 categories this year including the re-introduction of the Corporate Social Responsibility category, to recognise the positive impact […]

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Enterprising Occupations

The Occupy London and other similar protests around the world may or may not change the system but have served to focus attention on the capitalist model.

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Lotus Graphic Design’s Career Choice

CAREER PROFILE Name: Oonagh Moore Age: 44 Job: Owner, Lotus Graphic Design What does your job involve? I design logos, brochures, advertising, website templates, business stationery, any kind of promotional literature a business might need. How did you get into this line of work? I worked part-time in a magazine where I used to watch […]

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Register now to send your tax return on time

If you’re filing online for the first time, make sure to register with HMRC by 21 January HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding first-time Self Assessment filers that they need to register for online filing by the end of this week, or they may not be able to send their tax return on time. […]

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Innovation And Enterprise Programme

Innovation and Enterprise Programme Work is progressing on the development of the Innovation and Enterprise Programme which has received almost £2,373,000 funding under the Interreg IVA Programme. The project which is being led by Omagh District Council and the partners are Omagh Enterprise Company, Leitrim County Council, Leitrim County Enterprise Board and Leitrim County Enterprise […]

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The Building Change Trust and ARC Healthy Living Centre to host event for Social Enterprises

Event – Working Better Together: The Building Change Trust Social Economy Conversation. When – 24th January 2012, 11.00am – 2.00pm Where – Arc Healthy Living Centre, Irvinestown, Fermanagh A key question for all of us working in the third sector is; ‘How can we as a sector work better together?’ Do we need to further […]

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Calling All Local Entrepreneurs

San Diego in the United States transformed itself from being called America’s ‘bust’ city to a successful knowledge economy.

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Startup of the day: Heavenly Tasty Organics

Company: Heavenly Tasty Organics Founder: Shauna McCarney What it does: organic baby food from fresh produce Status: trading, see website Funding: self-funded with aid from Invest Northern Ireland When new parents first bring their bundle of joy home, there are a thousands things to worry about. One of these is food: what should a baby […]

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Foster announces 21 new jobs for Omagh firm

Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster, pictured with Joe McGoldrick, Managing Director of JMG Systems Ltd and engineer, Niall Moss, (left), at the company’s plant in Omagh. Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today announced that JMG Systems Ltd in Omagh is creating 21 new jobs with support from Invest Northern Ireland. Family-run JMG Systems provides engine monitoring systems, […]

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Heavenly Tasty Organics amongst winners of Local Business Accelerators competition

Congratulations to Omagh Enterprise client Shauna McCarney on Heavenly Tasty Organics on being one of the winners in the LBA competition, the awards keep on coming! The News Letter is today delighted to announce the three young Northern Ireland businesses who have come top in the Local Business Accelerators (LBA) competition which is being run […]

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Northern Ireland Small Business Marketing Conference 2012

Northern Ireland Small Business Marketing Conference 2012 Businessfirstonline are bringing together a selection of experts in small business marketing for one day to provide practical marketing advice for 200+ small Northern Ireland-based companies. Registration for the Conference will open on February 24. However, to express your interest, be updated as the final arrangements are announced, and […]

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Beware of HMRC Tax Refund Email

Phishing examples (emails, letters, bogus callers, SMS text messages) 1. Tax rebate HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will never send notifications of a tax rebate by email, or ask you to disclose personal or payment information by email. Do not visit the website contained within the email or disclose any personal or payment information. A […]

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Entrepreneurs Needed To Save The World

The European economy is under pressure and no one is stepping forward to take charge. Unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, in many countries is stubbornly high and at levels not seen in recent years. Many people have lost jobs and there are increasing concerns that long-term job security is a thing of the past. Real incomes […]

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Enter the 2012 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards

The 2012 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards are now open to applications. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the success of local companies throughout Northern Ireland, across the spectrum of business activity. The award categories are as follows: 1.Excellence in Marketing. 2.Excellence in Exporting. 3.Excellence in the Development of Management and Leadership. 4.Excellence in Innovation. […]

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