Funding helps Digitary expand

Digitary, a provider of educational security software, has launched a e1.2 million funding round to aid expansion into new markets. ‘‘We are in the middle of a funding round, which is going well and should be finalised within the next few months.We are looking to a combination of venture capital, Enterprise Ireland and private investment ,’ ’ said Jonathan Dempsey, chief executive of Digitary.

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Successful Trade - Inbound Or Outbound - With Chinese Businesses

In today's recessionary environment where we're all being told we have to take action in terms of cost savings, cost reductions, cutbacks, and belt tightening, it has become more and more difficult to maintain margins and remain profitable.  Downward pressure on prices means that all cost areas have to be examined closely.

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Setting Sail

When John Griffin’s SSIA matured in 2006, he didn’t run out and buy a new car. Instead he and his friend John Innes used their savings to buy a couple of boats and a landing rig
and set up a sailing and powerboat training centre in Youghal, Co Cork. Three years on and the firm is one of the largest sailing schools in the country.


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Tidal Energy Firm Wins Recognition

The team behind the tidal turbine in Strangford Lough has been ranked as the world’s leading tidal power company on a 100-strong hotlist of green technology pioneers.


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Bangor firm develops scented hair brush

The scented version of Denman's ionic hair brush County Down company Denman International has invented the world's first scented hair brush.

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Budget Analysis ROI

The Minister for Finance certainly faced an unenviable task today.  The idea of trying to take some €4bn, equivalent to 2.5% of GDP, out of an economy contracting at a record pace with the unemployment rate at a near 15-year high must be every politician’s nightmare.


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Budget analysis – UK

While David Cameron's so called era of austerity remains largely on hold, it should be remembered that today's announcement was the first of three budget statements anticipated over the next 8 months. 

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Eurozone SMEs Feeling The Strain

Credit has become even tighter for small-and medium-sized companies in the euro zone, according to a new European Central Bank (ECB) survey published yesterday.

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Where is the "Green Buzz" Leading To?

There is a huge amount of chatter (and twitter and blogging) these days in the media and in general conversation, about what the future brings in terms of Eco Friendly and Green Products. The buzz words in the current recessionary environment are 'Green', 'Sustainable', 'Carbon Neutral', and a host of similar words and phrases that are heard and seen almost everyday wherever you look or listen

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Patient Technology Is Out Of This World

Remote monitoring of ill patients is one of the great business growth opportunities of the early 21st Century. It is a sector in which a Belfast company has established itself as a market leader.


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The Sweet, Sweet Taste Of Success

Making a virtue out of a vice sounds like an excellent way of running your own business. And this has been true for Karen Baxter and Michael Murray, founders, owners and managers of Baxter Murray Creative Chocolate.
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Speeding Work Up

As any user of the internet knows, slow data transfer speeds are the bane of productivity. It is the same for major corporations. Awareness of the problem — and the solutions — has driven the rapid growth of Replify.
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Online Payments: Understanding the Options

The choice of an online payments solution often proves to be a difficult and time consuming decision in the setup of an e-commerce website. The area of online payments can be confusing, particularly for those who are just getting started. There is new jargon, many different options, configurations and various pricing plans.

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Exporting to China From Ireland and the UK?

Currently there are a number of positive reasons why businesses from Ireland and the UK should consider exporting to China.

The first and most significant reason is that at present China is one of the few remaining countries anywhere on the planet that is experiencing growth in its economy, and significant growth at that.

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Surviving The Crunch

The credit crunch and global recession was bad news for most businesses — but not for Causeway Data Communications. With property values in meltdown, there is a good profit to be had for a company producing software that provides accurate, but affordable, property valuations.

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Willow’s A Hot Option For Heating

Ever wondered what keeps the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister warm in their Stormont offices? The answer, surprisingly, is willow.


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Carrick Shoemaker To Market Brogues In US

A Carrickfergus shoemaker is reclaiming the Irish brogue in a plan to export high quality shoes to the US.

Robinson’s Shoemakers has developed its own brand of the traditional footwear with support from Invest Northern Ireland and has launched them for sale online. The shoes are the only brand of Irish brogue available, despite the shoe originally being created in Ireland.


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Media Kit

Link your website to smallbusinesscan and 60,000 visitors {jathumbnail off}For all those businesses that have registered with the site, here's a link to a selection of smallbusinesscan logos. We'd like you to make a link from your site to ours. And w...
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Andrews Thrive as Competitors Fall by Wayside

GCD Technologies was established amidst the dot.com bubble in 1999. Yet, unlike many of its peers, the company has not only survived, but is doing very well.

Andrew Cuthbert and Andrew Gough were school friends who were still at university at Queen's when they were contacted by another old friend who had moved into business investment.

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Bad Times Can Also Mean Opportunity For The Lucky Few

Few businesses just three years old already employ over 50 people and expect turnover next year to top £4m. But that is the achievement of one of Belfast's more recent arrivals, Acityabode

Acityabode originated in Cardiff in June 2006 and expanded to take on its second major investment in Belfast in Easter this year.
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