To celebrate the Chinese new year, the year of the snake here is a special game of business snakes and ladders.
Making 2013 your best year yet requires you doing just one thing differently than any year before. Just one thing. If you do it, you will reap the rewards. If you don’t, you won’t. It really is that simple.
Even if you do have a marketing budget, why not give yourself three months to work on the “zero budget” plan and see how much you can achieve for no cost.
Are you a Hands On Soloist that that loves the skill and craft of what your business provides or are you The Manager/CEO type, a great mentor and leader that delegates important tasks to employees, or perhaps you are The Classic Entrepreneur that thrives on the adrenaline of a start-up environment. Take our two minute quiz and find out.
By Beatrice Whelan, Social Media & Content Specialist at Sage I have to be honest. When I was asked to review The Cheese Mall as part of a virtual book tour, I was a bit sceptical. I totally judged this book by its cover and thought, what can two mice teach me about marketing? Well […]
Dublin City Enterprise Board’s priority is job creation and exports for micro businesses. We provide financial assistance to certain types of businesses only. Irish businesses that are eligible for support include businesses that export a service, for example, selling technology outside Ireland, Irish businesses that manufacture an innovative product in Ireland for example a bakery or tourism businesses that attract foreign tourists to Ireland are also eligible for financial support.
A new government funding scheme aims to assist people who whose loan request was turned down by a bank. The Microfinance Scheme is aimed at sole traders and businesses employing up to ten people. Applicants for funding from the Microfinance Scheme first have to be turned down for a loan by a bank. Then the applicant has to go to their local enterprise board, as Microfinance Ireland prefers that applications are first vetted by CEBs.
In January of this year Enterprise Ireland launched, New Frontiers, an entrepreneur programme which offered a six-month course to give participants the entrepreneurial skills needed to set up and run a business. I spoke to Piers Dillon-Scott of www.sociable.co about his participation in the programme.
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has published a two page pamphlet to assist small businesses in difficulty. ‘Managing Out Of The Crisis’ is a list of web links to online resources and is available to download from the DJEI website.