Views sought on climate change legislation

The Environment Minister Alex Attwood is seeking views on the value of Northern Ireland climate change legislation or a voluntary approach to emissions reductions.

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TEDxStormont is in Northern Ireland

TEDxStormont event will take place in the iconic Parliament Buildings, Stormont – 15 years after the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. The theme of the event is ‘Imagine’ – we will look forward and imagine the kind of future we could have together as a society, here in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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Are You Creative?

The creative sector is often seen as a cultural curiosity rather than a sector that makes a significant contribution to the economy. Traditionally, creative businesses accounted for a small part of economic activity and were given little attention by policy makers and politicians.

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Harnessing Creativity – Innovative Project Supporting Business and Creative Professional Throughout The Region of Leitrim, Fermanagh & Tyrone

A unique Harnessing Creativity Project in the border counties of Leitrim, Fermanagh, Tyrone and surrounding Counties was launched in Carrick on Shannon on Friday March 15th.It represents part of a €2 million investment in the creative industries in the region.

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5 Creative Ways to Use LinkedIn Company Pages

Does your business have a LinkedIn company page? Have you noticed how other businesses are using LinkedIn lately?

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Employers’ health and safety responsibilities

Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public.

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Mobile technology

Mobile computing allows people to use IT without being tied to a single location. Any business with staff that work away from the office can benefit from using it.

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Corporation tax powers for north – at long last

BRITISH prime minister David Cameron is expected to give Northern Ireland the go ahead today to set its own rate of corporation tax.

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Employee absence due to bad weather

What is your position as an employer, when the weather affects your employee’s ability to get to work?

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Benefits of social networking

BUSINESS executives in Northern Ireland responsible for on-line marketing budgets are still slow to fully engage in social marketing.

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Turn your business into a franchise

If you have a successful business, franchising can be a very effective way of growing. You use your existing business as a blueprint for expansion.

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Renting The Right Space For Your Business

Starting a business doesn’t mean you have to work from home or invest a lot of money to rent or buy offices. More and more people are enjoying the benefits of shared-space, as a way to get started in business while keeping costs to a minimum.

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Budget 2013

The Chancellor George Osborne made his Budget 2013 statement on Wednesday 20 March 2013. See the summary of key points for Northern Ireland businesses.

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Blogs Outrank Social Networks for Consumer Influence: New Research

Are you wondering how to influence potential customers and prospects? The latest findings from Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence Report show that “consumers are turning to blogs when looking to make a purchase.”

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Advertising: the basics

Advertising is an important component of your marketing strategy. The aim is to promote your business and communicate the information you want to send to your intended audience, usually with the aim of increasing sales or making your audience aware of your products or services.

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No longer an apprentice

One-time Apprentice finalist Jim Eastwood, now an ambassador for Young Enterprise Northern Ireland, is in this week’s spotlight

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Join Claire Burge and learn how to make sales seamlessly!

Claire Burge is back in Omagh Enterprise Company on Thursday 21st March for some interesting seminars. The seminars are not about how to sell.

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Do you need an export or import licence?

If your business is considering exporting or importing goods, you will need to check if you need a licence.

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Business will benefit from QUB and South West College partnership – Farry

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today welcomed the collaboration between South West College and Queen’s University Belfast which will enable local firms to become more competitive in the renewable energy sector.

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9 Rules For Success

Every day people leave the comfort and security of employment to become entrepreneurs and start new businesses. Why do they do it and what makes them successful?

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