Does Rural Development Need New Thinking?

The recent Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 consultation paper launched by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA focuses on the need to support the agri-food industry. It complements the Europe 2020 strategic objectives of smart growth to ensure the competitiveness of agriculture and the food industry; sustainable growth to manage natural resources; and inclusive growth to ensure the balanced development of rural areas.

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Omagh Included In Christmas Parking Bonus For Towns

Twenty-five towns across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a special Christmas and New Year parking rate. The new reduced tariff allows five hours parking for just one pound in 95 Road Service car parks. It will apply to car parks that have a tariff of 30p or more per hour. The tariff will be introduced from Monday 2 December and will continue until Saturday 11 January.

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Inspire Business Support Programme – ‘Grow Your Business with Effective Branding’

Inspire Business Support Programme – ‘Grow Your Business with Effective Branding’

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Innovation Sector Grows By 20% In Three Years: Report

The so-called ‘knowledge economy’ of firms which rely on innovation and ingenuity is growing faster in Northern Ireland than in the rest of the UK, a report said today.

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Averil Baxter-Hart of DYNAMIS takes the 60 Second Challenge

Averil Baxter-Hart, Dynamis Homeopathic Medicine takes ‘The 60 Second Challenge’ with Omagh Enterprise Company

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Omagh Enterprise Nominated for ENI Social Media Award

Omagh Enterprise are delighted to be nominated for the Enterprise Northern Ireland Social Media Award this Thursday night at Holiday Inn, Belfast.

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Female Traits That Lead to Business Success

Leaders are often made, not born. People become successful because of the thoughts they think, the things they do, the habits they cultivate, and the traits they possess.

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Crypto Virus – Please Take Time To Read

The crypto virus has become the biggest ever threat to computer and internet users around the world and has infected thousands of computers worldwide in just over 1 month.

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Does Government Have A Role In The Economy?

At last week’s Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce President’s Banquet the Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton MLA, suggested that government has a key role to play in the development of the economy. Given the need to reduce the dominance of the public sector and grow the private sector, it is worth asking a question. Is he right?

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Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Content marketing and social media are two of the biggest marketing trends online, and there are good reasons why they’re being implemented by a growing number of small businesses.

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Apply To Become NI’s First Business Improvement Districts

Areas throughout Northern Ireland can now apply to take part in a Business Improvement District (BID) pilot scheme

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6 Tips for Entrepreneurs During the Holidays

If you’re an entrepreneur or self-employed, chances are you struggle with taking any real time off. Sure, your lifestyle may allow you to “work from anywhere,” but you’re not recharging the batteries when you’re chained to your smartphone or iPad, even while sitting at the beach.

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Town Centre Fightback Needed

While many parts of the economy are enjoying a renaissance, sadly for our retail sector a sustainable recovery remains illusive, given the findings in recent surveys by property specialists lisney and the NI Retail Consortium.

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Is Your Business PCI Compliant?

Ensuring your online retail business is compliant with regulations set out by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is an essential part of protecting your customers and their sensitive information during each transaction.

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Waste Transfer Notes Go Paperless With edoc

From January 2014 you can cut paper waste and save time and money by using a new online system for recording waste transfers

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Thinking Of Starting A Business? Under 25?

Are you Under 25 – Not in Education, Employment or Training – you could be eligible for a £1500 start up grant.

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Co. Tyrone Firm Lifts National Award

Plumbridge company, Waste Systems Ltd, has scooped a prestigious UK national award in the category of ‘Vehicle Plant and Equipment Award’, for its highly acclaimed Max X Tract Density Separator which it supplied to British based customer Worsley Plant Ltd.

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Omagh Enterprise Company Scheme Praised At Stormont

The business start-up support offered at Omagh Enterprise Company was acknowledged on the floor of the Stormont chamber this week.

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It’s Not About Jobs, It’s About Customers

The economic difficulties and associated social unrest experienced in many countries around the world highlight the importance of jobs. The availability of jobs is not only vital to the economy but also to the people, families and communities that make up our wider society.

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New Hotel Plan For Omagh Town Centre

A plan has been submitted to expand a town centre bar in Omagh, County Tyrone, into a 27-bedroom hotel.

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