5 Ways To Tap Ad Agency Funding

For startups, selling advertising agencies on your technology can be fraught with difficulty. As startups emerge from their development cycles, investors begin clamoring to get the prototype to market.

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Leitrim County Enterprise Board: Advertising Administrator / Project Assistant role in Harnessing Creativity Project

The Harnessing Creativity Project which is funded under INTERREG IVA is a cross border initiative, to encourage new thinking across the creative and broader business sectors, and facilitate the effective harnessing of creativity for economic vibrancy in the region.

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Use innovation to start or grow your business

Innovation plays a fundamental role in the success of many of the world’s leading businesses. Often, the objective of dynamic, growing businesses is to innovate as well as to generate profits.

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Santander hikes lending to SMEs

Spanish bank Santander says it has increased lending to small business by 34% in the first half of the year in Northern Ireland, providing £26m of new lending to small businesses in the region.

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Starting a business: advice for disabled people

This guide offers resources to help you start and grow your own business. It considers the impact of self-employment on disability benefits and specialist support, and suggests ways of overcoming barriers you may encounter when starting up your business.

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Belt-Tightening Squeezing Innovation

LESS companies in the north are innovating – because they can not afford it.

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Business tax cut could create 2,800 foreign investment jobs

A reduction in the rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland could create an extra 2,800 foreign direct investment jobs annually – a doubling of the current forecast – according to a new report.

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Everything Is Changing And So Must We

The pace of change in the new economy is creating uncertainty and will affect every person and business. Social media, technology and more recently the mobile phone are changing the way we live and businesses operate.

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Enterprise Minister turns sod at £2.3million Omagh Innovation Growth Centre

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today led a sod turning ceremony to begin construction of a new Innovation Growth Centre at Omagh Enterprise Company (OEC). The new facility has the potential to create around 200 new jobs.

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Survey: Bribery Act still confusing managers

This week marks a year since the UK Bribery Act came into effect – but according to a survey by a big-four accountancy firm, 72 per cent of middle managers are unaware of its implications.

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Managing your energy use

Energy can be a significant cost for an organisation. However, in many cases putting in place an effective energy management strategy can lead to substantial savings.

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Businesses urged to consider Olympic TV Licensing

Approximately 2,100 hours of live Olympic coverage will be shown during working hours. According to TV Licensing, many workplaces are planning ahead, allowing staff to Stop, Watch and Cheer Team GB / Ireland.

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We are getting older faster

The first results from the 2011 census for Northern Ireland released last week did not include analysis of the religion or ethnic background of the population – this will come later this year or early in 2013 – but it did include a mass of detail on the age distribution of the population and the structure of households.

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Embracing digital for customer interaction

A recent study by IBM and Forrester shows that 83 per cent of UK businesses continue to use telephone centres as their primary source of customer contact, and are failing to embrace digital channels for consumer interaction.

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3 Reasons to Recruit via Talent Communities

For all its efforts to adopt new technology and adapt to the communication tools and needs of the candidate pool, recruiting overall is still in the dark ages.

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Are You Looking For a Job?

The era of a job for life is at an end as companies look for more part-time, freelance and contract workers. The average number of years worked by people with the same company has been reducing for the last two decades.

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Dear Marketers: You Need a Data Scientist

We’ve all heard about the endless possibilities around big data. How this unimaginably enormous repository of information holds the key to every revolutionary marketing technique we’ve ever imagined. In several ways, it’s true. And that’s where data scientists come in.

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£50bn investment to kick-start economy

THE British government will underwrite up to £50 billion of in-vestment in UK infrastructure and exports, under radical plans unveiled by George Osborne.

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Social Enterprise Awards Northern Ireland 2012

The Awards highlight and promote excellence in the social economy sector across Northern Ireland. Winners of categories 1-5 will also progress to a UK wide award ceremony to be held in London on the 14th November 2012, coinciding with Social Enterprise Day.

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Crackdown launched on tax dodgers

A taskforce tackling tax dodgers in hair and beauty businesses in Northern Ireland was launched today by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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