5 Tips for Great Content Curation

If you’re a curator looking for some boundaries in what feels like the Wild West, here are five best practices to consider.

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REGISTER NOW: Cookstown Export Event: The Roadmap to Export Success

Cookstown is the destination for the next in the series of Export First events. The event – ‘The Roadmap to Export Success’ – will look at the financial and legal considerations exporters should address when doing business in global markets.

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€280k up for grabs for north’s fledgling firms

SOME of the north’s top performing young firms are set to battle it out for a share of a €280,000 prize fund – thanks to one of the island’s biggest business competitions.

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Arvalee ‘Bizzy Bees’ reach young enterprise finals

BUDDING young businessmen and women at Arvalee school and Resource Centre have made it through to the finals of the Northern Ireland Young Enterprise Awards.

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The 5 Things I’d Tell My 21 Year Old Entrepreneurial Self

As I’m sure any entrepreneur would love to do, I’d give anything to step back in time 12 years and have a chat with my 21 year old self. And while I can’t do that I do love to share lessons with as many young entrepreneurs as I can.

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Finding The Right Space For Your Business

When working from the kitchen table or home office is no longer enough, it can be stressful and expensive to find a suitable office or manufacturing space.

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Here’s how I marketed my products and services on the web

Owners Michael and Utta Brown started their website and online shop, www.smokedeel.co.uk, four years ago to complement their existing shop, restaurant and mail order service. Michael explains how they set about it.

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Virtual Offices: what exactly are they?

A Virtual Office is a business location – usually a business centre or serviced office – where your rent services, such as the office address for mail forwarding whilst a receptionist answers your calls and patches them through to you wherever you are.

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Here’s how I manage staff annual leave

Here, HR manager Andrea Ings explains how the business successfully manages annual leave for its 100-plus employees.

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Mobile Advertising: 5 DIY Tips for Small Businesses

When it comes to digital advertising, small business owners (SMBs) must wade through a lot of industry jargon. Today, they have to make sense of words like SoLoMo, and tomorrow, they’ll be evaluating marketing options with terms such as InstaLikes.

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7 Tips for Women in the Tech Industry

Being a female entrepreneur in the male-dominated tech industry is challenging, and comes with a distinct set of barriers.

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May Day call for tax returns

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is urging anyone who has still not filed their 2010/11 tax return to send it online before the end of April, or be charged daily penalties from 1 May.

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Warning over misleading business names

Ensuring your business has the right name is very important. Customers may infer a lot from your business name and first impressions count.

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Northern Ireland business could see energy price cuts

A spokesperson for NIE, the network company, told the BBC: “NIE’s plans for RP5 reflect its focus on delivering an electricity network that is fit for future needs and provides value for money for customers.

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Sound businessman

“I have always been interested in science and physics. I like doing it, it’s as simple as that. It’s my interest as well as my work and I’m extremely fortunate that I get to work in something I am genuinely interested in.

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Customer service critical for success

Competition around customer service is set to intensity, according to the new Sage Business Index survey.

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Enterprising Chefs

Many of us watch the TV programme Masterchef and follow the progress of the aspiring chefs as they face culinary challenges.

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Events to help businesses with CE marking

The CE marking is required for many products and attests the verification by a manufacturer that these products meet European Union safety, health or environmental requirements.

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Student loan-style funding for young entrepreneurs pilot to start in May

A pilot for the government’s scheme for providing funding to young entrepreneurs based on the student loan system will begin next month, it has been revealed.

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‘Cautious sense of optimism’

THERE is “a sense of cautious optimism” emerging for companies in Northern Ireland, a business leader insisted last night.

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