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The Announcement you have all been waiting for has just arrived at All About Business, as Series 4 of RTE's Dragons Den are now seeking entrepreneurial applicants for the show. Have you got a unique business idea? A “must have” product or invention? Are you already operating a business and seeking some extra funding to expand? Or maybe more importantly, do you think you have the persuasive prowess to convince the dragons to part with their gold? If you think so, you can apply online at: http://www.rte.ie/tv/dragonsden/ To view other previous Entrepreneurs and Information from Series 3, click here Dragons Den is aired in 22 countries, with Irelands Dragons Den dragging in the biggest audience per capita. This is a big opportunity to gain some nationwide exposure for your company.read more
On Monday 24th October, Bank of Ireland teamed up with The Apprentice to promote enterprise and its support of the Irish business community through the Enterprise Week initiative. The episode saw Teams Zest and Spirit host and design a 'Show your Business' event in two of Bank of Ireland's largest commercial branches - Eyre Square, Galway and Wexford town. Four local Irish SMEs were showcased during the show - Featherbed Farm Luxury Ice Cream and Atlantis Seafoods in Wexford; and Martin Divilly Butchers and Goyas Café and Bakery in Eyre Square. The Show Your Business element of Enterprise Week has been enormously successful with more than 5,000 individual businesses taking part over the past three years. The upcoming event starts on November 18th - businesses can register now on read more
At this years Out On Your Own conference, All About Business were part of the large audience of entrepreneurs, students and SMEs owners who gathered in the RDS to hear guest speakers, financial services experts and of course the Dragons talk about entrepreneurship and give advice about starting up and growing your own business.
To see some video footage from the event you can click here and if you want to listen to the full panel discussions you can find them here in our podcast section.
We here at allaboutbusiness.ie felt that Niall O' Farrell, Retail and Property Investor and RTE Dragon's Den Panellist gave a particularly good speech about how to build a brand at this year's conference and we thought we would share some of his tips with you.
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The Apprentice joins forces with Bank of Ireland on Monday for the teams' most enterprising challenge yet. Tune in to see who'll survive this week's boardroom battle and learn more about the contestants in our exclusive footage here!
The Annual Network Ireland, National Women in Business Awards are taking place today the 21st October 2011 in Dublin Castle. The theme for this year’s awards is 'Local Talent for Global Opportunities'. A member from each of the 10 Network Ireland branches have been nominated, the awards are presented to Women who have made an outstanding contribution to business in Ireland. The categories are: ‘2011 Network Ireland Business Woman of the Year’, ‘New Business of the Year’, 'Self Employed Person of the Year’ and ‘Employed Person of the Year’.
Click here to find out more information about the event and the nominees.
Best of luck to all the nominees and we will be filling you in on the results here on our blog early on next week.
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Innovation Dublin - Monday October 17th - Friday 18th November
For the third year running, the city of Dublin will host the annual festival, Innovation Dublin, showcasing the innovative spirit of the city. The festival will exhibit a wide range of creativity, innovation and design from a diverse range of speakers, whether it is researchers, students, entrepreneurs or large corporations, the event will promote and celebrate innovation in the city.
The Innovation Dublin festival has continued to grow since its inception in 2009, where it attracted over 40,000 visitors to 465 events and was held over one week, the following year it ran for twelve days, while this year it is runs for a month and features hundreds of events and conferences discussing and promoting innovation throughout the city. The event kicked off yesterday, Monday 17th October and runs until Friday 18th November.
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A new cooperative is creating innovative opportunities for small firms exporting from Ireland, by coming together to reduce prohibitive delivery costs.
Up to now small firms in Ireland could not negotiate on the cost of exporting because they could not guarantee future large volumes of exported goods. Many smaller retailers and craftspeople were charged exorbitant quotes to ship their products internationally. This left many barriers for retailers who saw the cost of exporting in excess of the cost of the products themselves.
Now, Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise Exporters in Ireland have the opportunity to join forces with other similar organisations to collectively reduce the costs of these exports and begin selling abroad at fixed fees at greatly reduced prices. . The Co-Operative aims to achieve this by utilising the group purchasing model to create economies of scale thereby reducing cost of export for the individual member business. The Co-Operative will also bring in ex [...]
As part of Bank of Ireland's Enterprise Programme, Dublin West is currently hosting a number of economic seminars for SMEs. The first event was held last Wednesday 5th October in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel. There were two speakers from Bank of Ireland including Michael Crowley (Senior Economist Global Markets) and Damien Daly (Head of Group Deposits) at this event. The event was a huge success and there are two more events planned in October. If you are interested in attending these events, you can find out more information in the events calender here.
If you would like to view the photos from the event on 5th October, you can see them in the SlideShare presentation below.
Enterprise Programme Event - Wednesday 5th [...]
The recent pronounced deceleration in growth across the major economies, allied to the ongoing concerns about a Greek sovereign debt default, have prompted investors to cut back on risk and fuelled a high degree of volatility in financial markets. The Swiss franc normally benefits from such an environment but it has fallen sharply, following the decision by the Swiss authorities to set a ceiling for the currency against the euro, in order to prevent further appreciation and hence further damage to Swiss competitiveness.
This has left the Japanese yen and the US dollar as the winners in the currency markets over the past month, with the latter outperforming all the major currencies despite the Fed’s commitment to keeping rates extremely low for the next two years and in the wake of an S & P downgrade. Th [...]
Bank of Ireland is delighted to announce that it will be one of the sponsors of the upcoming series of TV3 The Apprentice which returns to TV tonight at 9pm!
The fourth series introduces a new format and will see 16 contestants battling over 12 weeks to go into partnership with businessman Bill Cullen, working on a new idea for a business or an existing business.
This year’s winning Apprentice will receive a package worth €200,000. The prize will be made up of a €100,000 in cash and a further €100,000 worth of office space, communication and IT equipment, marketing support, legal and accounting services and advertising.
The Apprentice will run every Monday from October 3 to December 19 at 9pm - stay tuned to Allaboutbusiness over the coming weeks when all will be revealed!! [...]