Scheme Aims To ‘Spark’ Social Entrepreneurs

An awards scheme launched by the Western Trust hopes to encourage young social entrepreneurs to step to the fore.

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Can A Smart Region Create Jobs?

The world’s population reached seven billion in 2012, is predicted to grow to eight billion by 2024 and reach nine billion in 2045. Much of the growth will happen in poorer countries, as fertility rates remain high and life expectancy increases.

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Farm Feed Efficiency This Winter

A series of winter feeding seminars and on-farm workshops, focusing on feed efficiency are being delivered by CAFRE Advisors. The favourable weather of late summer / early autumn has allowed the majority of livestock farms to build up sufficient winter forage stocks.

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Even Santa’s Grotto Needs A TV Licence

Northern Ireland TV Licensing encourages pop-up Christmas shops to consider their licensing requirements

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Northern Ireland Firms Dealing With Hardships of The Economy

A key measure of the health of the Northern Ireland economy has shown that companies here have been able to weather the difficult economic conditions over the last quarter.

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Tyrone Utilities Firm Wins Licence

Tyrone utilities firm LCC Power has been granted a licence to supply gas to customers across the north.

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Responsible Marketing is Green Marketing

Being a sustainable business in your everyday dealings is a gratifying venture. But some entrepreneurs haven’t yet transplanted their philosophies into their marketing. The same ideals that that leads us to use recycled paper and halogen light bulbs can direct us towards smarter, more effective marketing that will improve our planet and our brands.

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KES Solar Best Business Start Up Award Winner

THE crème de la crème of local trade and industry converged on Kelly’s Inn on Friday night for this year’s Omagh Business Awards.

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Local Students Show Hunger For Business

Students from local schools were among those who took part in a recent Young Enterprise event in Irvinestown.

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Smart Data Is About To Change Your Life

There are signs the economy is improving as companies increase sales and profits and start to create more jobs. Exports are growing and technology continues to present opportunities as new industries develop. One new area of growth lies in the use of data by companies to increase sales and profits.

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Don’t Get a Fright This Halloween By Selling Fireworks Illegally

Retailers in Northern Ireland are reminded that it is illegal to sell fireworks without being registered or licensed by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Agri-Food Industry Told: Evolve or Die

The agri-food industry must “evolve and adapt” to survive, Danske Bank has warned.

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Amplify Content On LinkedIn

LinkedIn launched in 2003 as the social network of choice for professionals, and as a landmark of sorts for those who wanted an online space for their resume.

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Claire Bowes of Omagh Music Academy takes the 60 Second Challege

Claire Bowes, Omagh Music Academy takes ‘The 60 Second Challenge’ with Omagh Enterprise Company

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Use Trade Marks In Your Business

Trade marks are any signs that distinguish your products and services from those of your competitors.

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Why Northern Ireland Needs To Be Innovative When It Comes To Research and Development

Arlene Foster, as minister with responsibility for encouraging economic development, is consulting on the merits of a new aspect of policy, which focuses directly on seeking a more innovative approach by businesses to their long-term development.

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Retain and Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers is one of the most difficult aspects of running a business, so it is important to retain the ones you have, sell more to them and continually look for new ones.

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Human Resource Strategy: Old vs New

Through the years, human resource strategy has continued to upgrade: from manual HR management strategy to the use of high-technology devices and HR software. With the undeniable importance of what is considered as any organization’s most valuable resources, experts and practitioners have continued to develop effective HR strategies and tools to continuously improve the administration of this vital function.

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Stelios Award For Disabled Entrepreneurs In The UK

This unique and prestigious Award is sponsored by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the serial entrepreneur best known for founding easyJet.

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How Internet Is Providing Funds For Our Entrepreneurs

A growing number of Northern Ireland businesses have been been turning to crowd funding to secure cash to grow their businesses with increasing success.

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