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INVITATION: World Trade Center Savannah’s Business and Trade Delegation to Georgia USA

Every year World Trade Center Savannah, in partnership with Georgia Power, welcomes an international business delegation to the Coastal Georgia Region during the Savannah Music Festival. By working with our partners to showcase the region, our intention is to further develop trade opportunities, increase foreign-direct investment and help our regional businesses expand internationally. We are looking Read more about INVITATION: World Trade Center Savannah’s Business and Trade Delegation to Georgia USA[…]

Small Business Column: The best export destinations for Irish firms

In this week’s column, Kehlan looks at the best countries to export to and why you should be looking at them to grow your business Over the past number of years Irish SMEs have learnt the Irish market simply isn’t big enough to rely on for growth. Mentions of the US and China come as Read more about Small Business Column: The best export destinations for Irish firms[…]

Refine your product to succeed, say experts at Expo

Funding is available for small businesses outside of the traditional sources, but entrepreneurs need to identify their customers and hone their product, according to experts at last week’s Kildare Enterprise Expo. Meanwhile, if they plan to grow their businesses they need to understand the economic circumstances, but they also need to strike the balance between Read more about Refine your product to succeed, say experts at Expo[…]

Peer-to-peer lending: the way of the future for Irish small business?

The Government says something called peer-to-peer lending “can be a valuable source of funding to micro and small businesses, either as a complement to traditional bank funding or as an alternative to this funding channel in instances where the application for bank credit has been refused.” Peter O’Mahony, chief executive of Linked Finance, outlines how Read more about Peer-to-peer lending: the way of the future for Irish small business?[…]

Budget 2015: SMEs, the “lifeblood of the economy”, benefit from range of budget measures

18:20, 14 October 2014 by Colette Sexton Describing SMEs as the “lifeblood” of the Irish economy, Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced several initiatives to support the sector including the retention of the tourism VAT rate, the return of the Seed Capital Scheme and an extension of the Foreign Earnings Deduction scheme. Restaurants and pubs did Read more about Budget 2015: SMEs, the “lifeblood of the economy”, benefit from range of budget measures[…]

SME advice: 5 quick tips to improve your link-building strategy

A good link-building strategy is a crucial factor in achieving SEO success for your business website. It sounds good — but what exactly is link-building? Put simply, it’s the process of attracting traffic to your website by establishing relevant inbound links or backlinks to help you achieve higher search engine rankings. The Daily Business Post asked Read more about SME advice: 5 quick tips to improve your link-building strategy[…]

Kickstarter launches in Ireland in a dramatically altered fundraising market (15/09/2014)

Sarah McCabe, Published: 15/09/2014 It is the latest – and largest – of a series of new entrants to the Irish fundraising market, which have dramatically changed small businesses’ access to finance. Crowdfunding has taken off around the world, drastically altering how capital gets deployed as projects, companies and individuals flock to the web for Read more about Kickstarter launches in Ireland in a dramatically altered fundraising market (15/09/2014)[…]

One third of SMEs expect to hire over coming months (02/09/2014)

Sarah Stack Published 02/09/2014 Three out of 10 small firms aim to hire new staff in the coming months, with just 7pc planning to cut numbers. Business and labour costs are among the key issues for bosses who will be forced to let staff go, the Small Firms Association (SFA) said. SFA director Patricia Callan Read more about One third of SMEs expect to hire over coming months (02/09/2014)[…]