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NI start-ups urged to ‘Propel’ their businesses forward in the global marketplace

October 19, 2015 - 1:49 pm in Advice, Featured Advice

Invest Northern Ireland has urged NI start-ups to apply for the 2015/16 Propel Programme before the 6th November deadline. The programme is designed to support innovative entrepreneurs who have the greatest potential to scale up an export focused company and…

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Top apps for career success

October 16, 2015 - 7:04 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Neal Lucas is a recruitment consultant who specialises in the appointment of Director and Senior Management level roles. He shares his favourite must-have…

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Which investment experts should you believe?

October 13, 2015 - 8:52 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Jonathan Dobbin, Head of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Northern Ireland, gives NI Business Now readers some tell-tale signs to watch out…

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Cyber Risk – Is your business prepared?

September 25, 2015 - 7:07 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Cyber security breaches are continually hitting national and international headlines and the need to be proactive to safeguard your business against such risks is increasingly important. Ranked by the UK Government's UK National Security Strategy as a "tier…

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New fuel regulations to impact on majority of NI businesses

September 11, 2015 - 9:53 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Abbey Scott, Northern Ireland sales manager at Kingspan Titan offers advice to NI Business Now readers on the new fuel storage regulations that come into force this December. “The new regulations will affect the vast majority of businesses in Northern Ireland…

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How to impress in your job interview

September 2, 2015 - 8:45 am in Advice, Featured Advice

After spending hours searching online and filling out countless applications forms, securing an interview places you one step closer to landing your dream job. However, with a number of other candidates vying for the position there’s still one hurdle to…


Alternative Finance: Have you heard of Spot Factoring?

August 20, 2015 - 7:10 am in Advice, Featured Advice

David Banfield is the President of The Interface Financial Group, one of the world’s leading invoice financiers, with more than 40 years’ experience in invoice discounting and an extensive franchise base in nine countries. Here he provides SMEs with advice…


Pension relief: Use it or lose it!

August 19, 2015 - 7:35 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Following the government’s announcement that pension relief is to be reduced from April next year, Pension relief – the amount that can be paid into a pension fund in any single year tax free – is currently £40,000, but from April 2016 that will fall…


How local businesses can harness the power of technology for rapid growth

August 12, 2015 - 11:30 am in Advice, Featured Advice

As Belfast continues to cement its place as one of Europe's rapidly-growing, premier technology business hubs, Gareth Quinn from Digital DNA discusses how local businesses big and small can use technology to help grow in Northern Ireland and beyond. We might…

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Creative Entrepreneurs: make a job, don’t take a job

May 27, 2015 - 7:00 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Earlier this year, the Arts Council released shocking figures showing the hard hitting cuts local arts organisations would take due to funding deficits emanating from Northern Ireland's reduced budget. But the funding shortage doesn't just affect large groups.…