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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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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SlidePath

SlidePath, a Dublin firm specialising in digital image and data management, is bucking the wider trend with plans to create new jobs in the coming months.

Acquired earlier this year in a e3.7 million deal with Genetix, a British cell imaging and analysis firm, SlidePath recently moved to a new state-of-the-art facility in Santry.Its founders Dr. Seán Costello and Dr. Dónal O'Shea, who continue to lead the firm, have set ambitious five-year growth targets. Already, they are preparing to recruit seven new staff to add to the company's twenty-strong workforce.

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Special Stories

Kate Gaynor established Special Stories Publishing four years ago to produce children's books on complex topics, ranging from disability and illness to social problems and the care system. Special Stories' first book series, published in April 2008, covered adoption, asthma, childhood cancer, diabetes, foster care, speech difficulties and wheelchair use. Gaynor's aim was to educate young readers, but in an entertaining way.

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Busylizzie

Managing the lives of busy professionals is paying dividends for Galway-based e-venture Busylizz.ie Established in 2004 by entrepreneur Tara Dalrymple, the company provides lifestyle management services to private clients, sole traders and small ventures. 

It employs seven staff in Galway, Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Wicklow. Services range from e-marketing, social marketing, website development and print design to dictation, transcription and powerpoint presentations. 
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Embricon

Galway-based biotech Embricon is seeking funding to bring its first product, a medical tool to treat varicose veins, to market.

A spin-out of NUI Galway, Embricon has already raised e500,000 to commercialise the product. Its target is e2 million in private investment and a further e1.2 million in grant funding.   

The firm has a history of success in the funding field. It secured finance under Enterprise Ireland's High Potential Start-up Scheme shortly after its launch in 2005.

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A Few Small Changes? You Bet

As middle aged ‘old economy’ businessmen, we used to think that the teccies talking about internet time being 6 or 7 times faster than real time was an exaggeration. We were wrong. Six months into the launch of smallbusinesscan, we are launching anther major upgrade. Some of us have been in the IT industry most of our adult lifes and we have a saying about software – launch early and launch often – but the internet takes this to a new level.


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Magic Formula

The Commission for Aviation Regulation estimates that around 20 travel operators folded in past year as the sector has been impacted by the downturn. One firm that has defied the slump is Kinsale-based niche operator Magic Vacations. The company was founded by John Barrett in February 2008 and specialises in long-haul travel and all things to do with Disney such as Disneyland Paris, Disney World Orlando and the Disney cruises.

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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is also known as on-line marketing. It is crucial to the success of any business to incorporate SEO into the design of their website and also to use it to promote their on line presence, their business, products and services.

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