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New business opportunities!

Research by Innovator and CIES has identified 16 insights / potential new business opportunities in the civic security sector.

One was around the lack of space around the regulatory security activities required in airports.

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Ballymena business people say ‘yes we can’

Business people who have ‘been there and done it’ shared their mistakes, successes and knowledge with entrepreneurs in Ballymena last night.

David Patton of Patton Group, Sam Morrison Jnr of Clockwork Orange clothing chain, David Robinson of the Robinson Cleaning company,

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Our new site coming soon!

That's right. Small Business Can's brand spanking new site shall be unveiled quite soon!

We have enhanced the structure according to feedback with a bigger Blog, a web 2.0 forum, a more user friendly (and relevant) library, the beginnings of a business directory where you can promote your business and a new social learning programme

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You Are Invited To...

On the 22nd of this week (Thursday) a group of experienced entrepreneurs will discuss the business issues of the day at the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena, kick off 5.30 for 6pm. David Patton of Patton Group, Sam Morrison Jnr. of Clockwork Orange clothing chain, David Robinson of the Robinson Cleaning company, and Steven Montgomery of Montgomery’s will join founder of
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New marketing plan to put firm in the spotlight

James Thompson Ltd is a lighting retailer based on Larne's Main Street that has been a family business since it was started in 1946 — but, confusingly, it is now run not by the Thompsons, but by the McIlroys.

Although it was James Thompson who founded
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Andy’s healthy dose of ambition

Andy Barr admits to a bout of over-confidence when he started the Marturion company back in 2001.

His firm conducts research and product development for medical devices and nine years ago corporations felt these were core activities that could not be outsourced. Happily for Dr Barr
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Waste is the root of Envirogreen’s success

Envirogreen Recycling is a business in a hurry. The Armagh company was only established in August last year, yet it is on course for a three quarters of a million pound turnover in its first year, and its cast of prestigious customers includes the Quinn Group.
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What Value Do You Offer The Marketplace?

There is a great quote that I heard a few years ago and it simply states, “You get paid for the value you bring to the marketplace” and we lost sight of it during the craziness that was the Celtic Tiger. We have all seen our revenues decline, marginally or dramatically, and subsequently we have responded in one of two ways, paralysis or action.

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OSI unveils all-Ireland online mapping service

MapGenie to be Ireland's most comprehensive navigation tool yet. Ordnance Survey Ireland's (OSi) has released a new business-to-business online mapping service, MapGenie.

Premium Map Data

MapGenie provides immediate online access to the most complete map data
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The Sites You NEED to Know About

There’s a lot of help for businesses out there. Here’s a list of useful business sites broken down by what they do compiled by the Sunday Business Post. It’s great to see smallbusinesscan.com listed with these heavy hitters.
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HR Locker

Online marketing is an essential tool for web-based start-ups. That is according to John Dennehy, managing director of HR Locker, a new supplier of web-based human resource systems to SMEs.

Established last September, HR Locker is
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Swingsets!

Limerick company Adventure Swingsets is partnering with retailers around the country to display its range of Irish-made, timber playground equipment to consumers.

The company's founder Seamus Colfer hopes the strategy will boost sales of the outdoor children's
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Fruit and vegetable wholesales bring value to the householder

With the current economic climate and the everyday house holder watching every euro, Chefs Garden, an independent fruit and vegetable wholesaler, has decided to take value and quality to the homes of Dublin, with the support of their suppliers.
The concept was put together by chef Chris
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InStore

A keen focus on customer service earned furniture and homeware retailer, InStore, the National Retail Store of the Year award at the recent FBD Ireland Retail Excellence Awards.

The award, for InStore's Stillorgan outlet in Dublin, reflected the ethos of the company's founder
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My Kids Time

www.mykidstime.ie is an information website for parents and family-oriented service providers. Founded by two parents, Michelle Davitt & Jill Holtz, in June 2007 and piloted in Galway, the Mykidstime website is now available in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Clare, Sligo, Meath and Wexford, with other areas arriving during 2010.

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Innovative Thinking? What are the Guidelines?

I was asked to comment on major innovation report in the Republic recently. The report was attempting to change the innovation culture in the Irish economy. It got me thinking about innovation (or lack of), which has been a bugbear for me for quite a while.
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The disciplinary process – the importance of a paper trail

Today more than ever the manner in which you discipline you employees is most important. The allegations being investigated and discussed may potentially be gross misconduct or minor misconducts but the common thread throughout is that a paper trial must exist. This begins with either a letter of suspension or an invite letter to
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Cutting Costs while remaining legally compliant

When times are tough it really brings to the fore the importance of having robust human resource policies and procedures.  This starts with legislative compliance which, when done correctly, can have considerable cost savings for your business. Problems often arise when there is either no contract of employment or a very poor

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