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What is the Beacon Initiative all about?

The Beacon Initiative was established by Cork County Council in 2012 and is funded by the Economic Development Fund.

The Initiative was set up to help companies sustain existing employment, while also trying to achieve growth in turnover and an increase in profitability, with the ultimate goal being,  creation of new employment opportunities within existing businesses. 227 more words

Business Advice

Report: Business Excellence for SMEs Training, October 12-15, 2015, Singapore

Strengthening the capabilities of SMEs has always been a priority of APO for most of its member countries. This project, entitled ‘Training Course on Business Excellence for SMEs’, is a four-day training course on Business Excellence or BE, a key mechanism for developing and strengthening the management systems and processes of an organization in order to improve its competitiveness and productivity. 1,027 more words

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How to Succeed in 2016 – in Thirty Seconds…

We’ve all heard the term ‘elevator pitch’ – a short, succinct and persuasive sales pitch, traditionally delivered in the space of an elevator ride. Once upon a time that was two minutes: let’s adjust for today’s lifts and say 30 seconds… 682 more words


HK's SMEs second to Taiwan in global & regional exports

HONG KONG, Nov 13 (GCTL18) – Fifty per cent of small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong are currently exporting well above the regional and global averages of 36 per cent and 38 per cent, according to a new global research study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of FedEx in September 2015. 435 more words


Insolvency fees rise but the number of insolvencies drop

Hart Shaw Business Recovery is reminding SMEs that revised fees for bankruptcies and company insolvencies will come into force on 16 November 2015.

Fees and charges are reviewed annually and the revised fee structure ensures that the cost of insolvency processes is paid for by those who use them. 251 more words

Hart Shaw

A Swedish Lesson in Working Less

If there’s one subject I’ve written about more than any other in this blog it’s work/life balance. I make no apology for that. I hope everything I do is directed at two simple ends: helping you build a successful business – and making sure that you stay in control of the business, … 587 more words

Work Life Balance

Skye Bank assures funding for capacity building of SMEs

The Executive Director, South South/Retail Banking, Skye Bank Plc, Mrs. Ibiye Ekong, has pledged the bank’s continued support to the growth of small and medium enterprises through capacity building and funding. 352 more words

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