Can Retail Survive? Part II

Some commentators argue that retail, as we know it, is dead and that the future of shopping is online. They suggest physical shops will continue to lose out to online competition. Others argue the future of retail is not so bleak and that it will consist of physical shops complemented by online.

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Advertisment For Harnessing Creativity Job Post

Job description for Harnessing Creativity Project.

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Loan Aid For Young Entrepreneurs

A loan scheme for young entrepreneurs is to be extended to Northern Ireland, the Deputy Prime Minister has announced.

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Why Businesses Should ‘Act Human’ on Facebook

No matter how much thought you put into your social media strategy, the real world can always interfere.

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Price To Pay For Untapped Entrepreneurial Potential

A report by the Women’s Business Council has been released entitled ‘Maximising Women’s Contribution to Future Economic Growth’. But is this possible?

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Northern Ireland’s Premier Digital Industry Awards

Seize the opportunity to shine this autumn at the Northern Ireland DANI Awards.

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Using Mentoring To Boost Employee Performance

Mentoring is a supportive form of employee training that many experts believe should be independent from other training activities.

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Increase Sales With Your Linkedin Profile

Is your Linkedin profile making you money? Linkedin is the leading social media network for business professionals and it boasts some 225 million+ members. You must have been living under a rock over the last 5 years if you have not received an invitation to connect on Linkedin.

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New Chamber President Looks Ahead

Congratulations ABAC Chartered Accountants’ Julian McKeown, who has been elected Omagh Chamber of Commerce’s new President, from everybody at Omagh Enterprise Company.

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Start-Up School: Education For The Digital Age?

Traditionally, schools have been associated with teaching at the primary level, as a way to share knowledge in an organised and systematic way. Formal schools existed in ancient Greece, Rome, India and China. Similarly, Islam developed a strong culture of education focussed on the importance of sharing knowledge.

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Deadline For InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition

New or early-stage businesses from across Northern Ireland are today being urged to enter the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition before the deadline on 28 June 2013.

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Know How Much Holiday To Give Your Staff

This guide shows you how to calculate a worker’s holiday entitlement and pay. It also explains notice requirements, how you may impose restrictions on when workers can take their holiday, and the relationship between annual leave and sick leave. Finally, the guide demonstrates how to pay leavers for any untaken holiday.

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How To Make Your Email Marketing Efforts More Profitable

Social media marketing and mobile marketing seems to have taken over the digital marketing world; this concept, time and again, has proven to be a myth. Email marketing, up to today’s date, still manages to be one of the most important ways to get your product or service into the consumer black box.

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Manage Risks From Workplace Vehicles

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) and the 26 local district councils have urged employers to make sure they have all the information they need to effectively manage the risk from vehicles in workplaces.

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Five Ways to Market Your Business With Vine

If you’re on Twitter, then you’re probably noticing an abundance of Vine videos. Vine is a free social media app that launched in January 2013 on iPhone and June 3rd 2013 on Android. It lets you record six-second videos, which play on a loop. Vine is user friendly and allows brands to be creative and innovative. Vine videos are so short and repeating that after a few views, the messages of the video clips get stuck in your head like a jingle does.

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‘Focus On Stem Subjects’ Needed

The Northern Ireland economy will continue to fall behind the rest of the world until more focus is put into science, technology, engineering and maths, according to an education charity.

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Comply With Data Protection Legislation

Data protection laws affect how businesses and other organisations are allowed to make use of personal information. You must follow these rules if your business stores or processes people’s details – ie keeps customer or employee records.

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Invitation To Attend International Synergies’ FREE Resource Matching Workshop

The event is designed to record the resource/material streams generated or used by the participating companies and identify matches or links leading to the exchange of resources.

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Harnessing Creativity Project : CREATIVE LABS CALL FOR BUSINESSES TO JOIN

For the past 6 weeks 30 people from the creative sector are working in what we are calling ‘Creative Labs’ happening at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen & The Strule Arts Centre, Omagh. Their brief is to shape some new concepts for products or services for the Leitrim / Fermanagh / Omagh area or indeed beyond. which is truly new, different and inspiring and could become a viable business / income stream.

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The Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards for 2013.

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