Ideas To Advertise Your Business For Free

There are a number of creative ways you can advertise or market your business for little or no cost.

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Childcare Works Awards 2013

The Awards recognise organisations that promote family friendly working practices such as flexible working, Childcare Vouchers and other employee benefits.

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New Finance Minister Simon Hamilton Aims To Boost Economy

Northern Ireland’s new Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has pledged to try to develop a more positive relationship with the banks to help generate investment and jobs.

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Intellectual Property: The Basics

Intellectual property covers a wide range of business assets, from copyright to trade marks, and patents to design rights. If you have a business, you are likely to own intellectual property and make use of other people’s intellectual property within your business activities.

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Google and Facebook Converge For MBAAI Business Event

Leading figures from two digital media phenomena – with combined annual global revenues of more than $55 billion – are set to come together for a major summit in Belfast focusing on boosting the productivity and profitability potential of Northern Ireland’s businesses.

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The Spirit Of Enterprise Part III

During recent years there has been increasing evidence of the emergence of two different economies: one where businesses succeed and people have jobs; another where businesses fail and people lose jobs.

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Be Mindful of Farm Safety During The Summer Months

The farming community are being urged to keep safety in mind. Over the last five years, more than two thirds of work-related farm fatalities occurred between the months of May and September

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Apply Now For The Social Enterprise NI Awards 2013

Social Enterprise NI, the representative body for Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland has announced that applications for the Annual Awards 2013 are now open.

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G20 Crackdown ‘Boosts Corporation Tax Drive’

A plan to clamp down on tax avoidance by global companies bolsters the campaign to devolve corporation tax-setting powers from Westminster to Stormont.

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Protect Your Business From Flooding

Flooding can be a disaster for any business. As well as damage to premises or equipment, you may lose stock and supplies and find that you cannot trade while the damage is repaired. You may lose contracts and your customers may go elsewhere. Even if the flood does not impact you directly, you may find suppliers are unable to meet your needs or flooded employees cannot get to work.

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8 Creative Ways to Connect With Customers on Facebook

Facebook is a not-so-secret secret weapon for promoting your business. That being said, a lot of companies don’t take full advantage of what this social media platform has to offer when it comes to making deep, lasting connections with their customers. Ads and pleas to “like this” simple don’t quite cut it.

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10 Must-Haves Your Small Business Couldn’t Survive Without

You’ve come up with the business plan, you’ve got the loan, you have a name and you’ve just signed the lease on the office. After years of dreaming and planning your new business is ready to open its doors.

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Recycling Construction Materials

The construction industry uses many different types of materials in large quantities. This means there are many opportunities for construction businesses to increase the amount of waste they reuse or recycle.

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Copyright Hub Opens for Business

UK’s creative sectors joined forces to launch the Copyright Hub pilot – an online platform comprising of a web portal and a collaboration forum – aimed at simplifying registering and licensing of copyrighted work in the UK.

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Search Is On For Cream Of The Crop

Today, the Omagh Business Awards begins its search to find the local business cream of the crop along with the Business Personality of the Year.

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Capitalism: Is It The Problem or The Solution? – Part II

Capitalism has helped improve the living conditions of millions of people around the world over the last couple of centuries. It has, however, come at a cost and never more so than today, as it brings with it a toxic mix of insecurity and inequality.

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Counselling At Work

Counselling is used in a variety of ways to support employees in solving their problems. Different types of counselling is available and can form part of the disciplinary process.

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Improve Employee Performance on a Budget

Small businesses don’t have the liberty to put in place an expensive and time taking process of motivation and performance enhancement to improve the performance of their employees and in turn improve business profitability.

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Are You Fit Enough For Business Bootcamp?

Budding young entrepreneurs from rural parts of Tyrone are being given the opportunity to win a trip to the Faroe Islands by flexing their business muscles at a special one-off boot camp in the county this month.

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Online Business Networking and Social Networking

The connections you and your business make are of paramount importance today. Developing strategic relationships via networking events has been the traditional means of making new business contacts.

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