Number of vacant retail premises on the rise in Omagh

Omagh’s business community received more gloomy news this week with latest figures showing that the number of vacant retail premises
has risen by two per-cent.

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Generate business from your e-marketing plan

The overall objective of any marketing initiative is to help sell your goods or services. Used successfully, e-marketing can enhance customer relationships and increase your business’ profitability.

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Cross border initiative ‘generates £15m in sales’

An EU funded cross-border business development programme, which generated over £15 million in new sales for firms in region has come to an end.

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Enterprising Introverts

We live in a world where the prevailing culture is that of being sociable and outgoing. The ability to socialise and interact with others is highly prized and even linked to better health and a sense of well-being.

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Deadline for settling late tax returns approaches

The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Tax Return Initiative is aimed at people liable to pay tax at rates of 40 per cent and above and who have been told to submit a Self Assessment tax return for 2009/10 or earlier, but have not done so.

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Google Launches Online Resource for Entrepreneurs

Google took the wraps off “Google for Entrepreneurs,” a microsite that brings together information about Google’s programs and partnerships for startups and entrepreneurs.

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It is time that we taught our children how to operate like real entrepreneurs

The general level of entrepreneurship education is very poor. Most academics teaching the subject have NEVER run a business. You have to have been there to understand. For example, selling is not part of entrepreneurship courses (no academic merit).

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Help available for business rates

There are a number of reliefs available to business ratepayers.

This guide outlines the various reliefs and allowances available and how to apply for them if you are eligible.

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Good Accessibility – Here’s How!

Good Accessibility is extremely important. Many people have preconceived ideas about disability. These are generally due to the lack of knowledge or understanding.

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A lack of imagination

Much depends on investors’ time horizons, composure and risk appetite. Advice tailored to financial circumstances and personalities is a cornerstone of our investment philosophy.

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Measuring your online marketing

There is a wide range of online marketing tactics that you can use for your business, such as websites, emails, pay-per-click advertising, social media, mobile advertising and affiliate marketing.

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Small companies playing ‘crucial role’ by lowering unemployment

Small companies are essential for strengthening the economy and bringing down the unemployment rate.

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Pay – an overview of obligations

As an employer, you have a number of legal obligations when paying your staff.

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Argue Your Way to Success

Scientists and economists tend to believe we are rational logical creatures but psychologists suggest we are driven more by emotion than logic.

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5 Ways Your Business Should Use Twitter Hashtags

Assuming you already have a Twitter account dedicated to your small business, you should also be investing in hashtags as part of your social media strategy.

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Assess your options for growth

It is important to evaluate whether you want to consolidate your business’ position or find ways to grow.

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Rural Challenge Programme 2012

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) launched its £700,000 Rural Challenge Programme on 14 September 2012.

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Corporation tax reform could bring 58,000 new jobs

Northern Ireland could attract 58,000 more jobs by 2030 if corporation tax was reduced to Republic of Ireland levels, an independent study has found.

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Internet usage figures show smart money is on smartphone

Smartphone ownership has risen significantly in the past year which is hardly surprising given the functionality smart phones now have.

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CIPD launches Workplace Financial Education guide

New guidance to help employers improve financial awareness and help prevent employees from being worried about finances.

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