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We caught up with Michael Lauhoff after the wrap up of Dragons' Den, where he spoke to us about Bank of Ireland's ABC Credit Application process. Michael talks about the lending application process with Bank of Ireland, and how what most people may think is an intimidating and daunting process, is actually quite a simple one.
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Some of the tools mentioned in the video can be found here: http://www.allaboutbusiness.ie/online_business_toolsA- Application The application captures a picture of you and your business, what are your assets and liabilities, the monthly commitments and a basic financial healtcheck B- Business Plan This does not have to be a 30/40 page glossy document, but rather a guide as to [...]
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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Despite the devastating scale of the destruction in Haiti last January more than 220 nominations were received for a new awards programme run by Digicel.
The volume of the nominations received is a testament to the dynamism and determination to overcome adversity of the enterprise culture which still flourishes there, said Digicel’s Haiti CEO, Maarten Boute.
Over 1,000 small Irish firms have used a €5,000 Government innovation voucher which allows them to link with college researchers to solve business and technical problems, according to the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan TD. (more...) [...]
AllAboutBusiness.ie has been out and about interviewing SME owners to hear their views on Business Principles for Success.
Yesterday we met with Omar Gonzales, who started up Candy Cupcakes eight months ago, and has since catered to the likes of Mary McAleese and Pink! (more...) [...]