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Innovate or stagnate: the Co-Innovate Programme at InterTradeIreland

Innovate or stagnate: the Co-Innovate Programme at InterTradeIreland

| May 17, 2018

Neil Ryan the Co-Innovate programme manager at InterTradeIreland has the following tips for developing innovation within your business. Steve Jobs has suggested that “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & […]

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Success is a lousy teacher

Success is a lousy teacher

| May 14, 2018

by Jonathan MacDonald founder of the Thought Expansion Network Bill Gates once said: “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” I’ve learned the hard way that this statement is true. Of the many ventures I’ve founded over the years, three of which worked pretty well and four that […]

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Brexit is not having any impact so far, says AIB Brexit Sentiment Index

Brexit is not having any impact so far, says AIB Brexit Sentiment Index

| May 11, 2018

The AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q1 2018 reveals that the majority of SMEs both north and south of the border have yet to feel any impact from the proposed withdrawal of Britain from the European Union, but do have concerns.  The majority of SMEs both sides of the border have also yet to put […]

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Technology’s long-term benefits – educating the public

Technology’s long-term benefits – educating the public

| May 10, 2018

It’s no secret that technology is one of the biggest drivers of change in the UK says Rupal Karia, Head of Commercial Sector at Fujitsu. While that change is generally seen in a positive light, our ‘Tech in a Transforming Britain’ report revealed there are some innovations that may take longer to be widely accepted. While only 41% are uncomfortable […]

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InterTradeIreland – Latest Business Monitor shows that “business is holding its breath.”

InterTradeIreland – Latest Business Monitor shows that “business is holding its breath.”

| May 8, 2018

The latest quarterly InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report (January-March 2018) shows that the majority of firms across the island remain very stable, however, levels of growth are declining sharply in Ireland. This is consistent across companies both large and small. While not a cause for concern at the moment, it would appear to indicate that we […]

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The importance of celebrating progress…

The importance of celebrating progress…

| May 4, 2018

The world is a better place than it was, and we should celebrate those who have had a role in creating our current reality, says Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive at Women in Business NI. It can be much too easy to view the world we live in as unjust, unequal and unfair. While there is […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership – when doing good is good for business.

Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership – when doing good is good for business.

| May 3, 2018

Jo Watson, Director of JW Associates NI and a champion of responsible business recently completed her Masters in Executive Leadership at Ulster University Business School and shares her latest research on Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership – when doing good is good for business Much has been written about Corporate Social Responsibility and whether there is […]

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Forward Look – Political Horizon Scan

Forward Look – Political Horizon Scan

| April 30, 2018

by Chris Brown, Brown O’Connor After the disappointment of the recent efforts to restore devolution, some of the optimists among us had hoped that the post Easter exploratory talks may have held out some hope for a return to political normality. Not so. Not even the dysfunctional norm that we had adjusted to. The megaphone […]

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Northern Ireland 40 under 40 List 2018

Northern Ireland 40 under 40 List 2018

| April 20, 2018

We had almost 100 nominees for this year’s Northern Ireland 40 under 40 List 2018, so the competition was fierce to find our final 40. Thanks to our judges from MB McCgardy, Ulster University Business School, Institute of Directors and 4c Executive, we managed to narrow it down to the final list. Now you can find […]

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Board members say they are ready for Brexit, but only half of lawyers agree: Pinsent Masons Report

Board members say they are ready for Brexit, but only half of lawyers agree: Pinsent Masons Report

| April 19, 2018

With one year to go until the UK leaves the EU, new research from international law firm Pinsent Masons has revealed a gap between how prepared board members of the UK’s biggest companies think their business is for Brexit, and the opinion of the most senior in-house lawyers tasked with preparing for change. ‘Into the […]

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