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Research reveals benefits of Junior Entrepreneurship Programme

A survey of 330 national schools has revealed that 87pc of its teachers saw an increase in confidence in children participating in the Junior Entrepreneurship Programme (JEP), with a further 66pc stating that taking part in the programme improved communication skills and the ability to work as a team. Life skills such as decision making,…

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Nettl:click&collect Targets Small Retailers with Launch

A strategic partnership has been announced between web design studio Nettl.com and web transactions company Epos Now, which both expect will “transform the click and collect opportunities” for independent retailers in the Dublin region. Lowering the barrier to entry, the new partnership makes the move to click and collect a viable and cost-efficient option for…

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Almost 18,000 new company formations in 2014 – Vision-net.ie

Company start-ups reached a seven-year high in 2014, with almost 18,000 new company formations, the first time this has happened since 2007, according to Vision-net.ie. Overall, there was a 14pc rise in company start-ups in 2014 it was the best December for company start-ups since the millennium (1,728 new companies). The Vision-net.ie figures show that…

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Life in the Womb app receives 2014 World Summit Award

An iPad app developed in Dublin called Life in the Womb has been recognised as one of the top 40 for mobile content innovation in the world. It has received a 2014 World Summit Award in the m-learning and education category and will be honoured next February at the WSA Mobile Global Congress in Abu…

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July’s company start-ups up 11pc – Vision-net

Company start-ups in July were up 11pc over the same month last year to 1,518, according to new figures from Vision-net.ie. This is the highest number of company start-ups for of July since pre-recession 2007 and works out at almost 49 new companies each day. Vision-net said the professional services sector was the most popular…

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Kinvara Skincare only Irish finalist at UK beauty awards

Organic skincare company Kinvara Skincare is the only Irish finalist at the FreeFrom UK Beauty Awards this year. Over 100 products from more than 70 skincare brands around the world have made the shortlist and the winners will be announced at the ‘Love Natural, Love Organic’ show at the Olympia in London on 4 July.…

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47pc rise in number of Irish tech start-ups – Vision-net.ie

A 47pc rise in the number of Irish tech company start-ups (122) was recorded in April 2014 compared to the same month last year (83), according to new figures from Vision-net.ie. Managing director of Vision-net.ie Christine Cullen said the increase indicated “positive growth within our indigenous tech sector”. “Ireland is the second largest exporter of…

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