The Rules Are There Are No Rules

In a world where companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are founded and run by leaders in their twenties and thirties, it is hard to think that the old rules of doing business still apply.

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Invitation to Creative Industries Seminar

Innovation Omagh is to host a ‘Creative Industries’ Seminar at the Strule Arts Centre on 1 March 2013. This will be a follow up event to the ‘What is Innovation’ Seminar held in January and is part of a series of new business support events organised by Omagh District Council through the Innovation Omagh Programme.

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How to Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing

A hashtag is a pound sign (#), but it’s also used on Twitter to categorize messages.

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Access and facilities for disabled people

There are around 200,000 disabled people in Northern Ireland. You must not discriminate against disabled people who use your goods or services. You are also required to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

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‘Cloud telephony’ could be silver lining to phone costs

THE north’s businesses could cut their phone costs in half thanks to the rise in webbased telecoms, one of the region’s top communications firms has said.

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Innovation key to success says cross-border agency

Export more, innovate more and don’t be afraid to look for alternative sources of finance, are the recommendations of cross-border development agency InterTradeIreland following the release of its survey of businesses.

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Exciting Upcoming Seminars by Joanne Sweeney-Burke

Challenging economic times requires stamina and self-motivation. No matter how good your business is or how innovative your product or service, without the determination and grit to drive it forward, you could find yourself and your business on the back-foot.

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Don’t get caught on the net by tax rebate phishing scam

Taxpayers reported almost 80,000 tax rebate phishing emails last year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have revealed today, as they warn people not to fall victim to the email scams sent by fraudsters.

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The Spirit Of Enterprise: Spires Art

Twenty-five years ago enterprise and entrepreneurs weren’t much in the news and certainly not in fashion. Parents and teachers encouraged children to get steady secure jobs in the banks, insurance companies and public sector.

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How to Secure Your Facebook Business Page?

Could your company’s Facebook Page be easily hacked? We cover the key steps to maintaining a secure social media presence for your business or organization on Facebook.

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Northern Ireland companies urged to use technology to drive business success

Speaking at Invest NI’s Technology at Work conference, which was attended by 380 delegates, Mark Ennis, Invest NI’s Chairman, said: “Companies need to put innovation at the heart of the business because it is essential to growth and economic success.

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First aid, accidents and ill health

You must have first aid arrangements in your workplace, as you are responsible for making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work.

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Why social enterprises should employ disabled people

Disabled staff are as productive as their non-disabled colleagues and have less time off sick, says Evenbreak’s Jane Hatton

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Cookstown’s CDEnviro eyes export markets

COOKSTOWN-based manufacturing firm CDEnviro is to undergo a major expansion which will create 20 jobs by August and includes a substantial extension to its existing production capacity.

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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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How to Create Brand Recognition

The attitudes that consumers have towards brands today are very different to the attitudes of even one generation ago. Today, having a strong brand is more important than ever before. Consumers are not content to purchase a product simply because it “can do the job”.

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Spires Art are 25 Years in Business!

A big Congratulations to Spires Art who are celebrating 25 years in business this week. Colm MacRory was our very first tenant back in 1988!

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Maternity leave and pay

This guide will help you comply with the laws on statutory maternity leave and pay.

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Do Small Businesses Create Jobs?

Small businesses are in the spotlight as governments rely on them to create jobs. Small businesses are seen as important creators of jobs and resilient enough to survive the changes taking place in the economy.

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Exploring your own business

A NUMBER of local people are reaping the benefits of a programme to help long-term unemployed people to get back into work and explore the opportunities for running their own business.

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