Agile Networks Predicts 20pc Sales Increase

Agile Networks managing director Darragh Richardson

Dublin-based company Agile Networks is predicting a 20pc increase in sales for 2015, further to reporting revenue growth of 55pc for 2014. The company designs, builds, and supports IT networks across 1,300 sites that support 1.3 million end users.

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SFA National Small Business Awards 2014 finalists announced

Paul Rawlins, founder of Celtic Rider

SFA National Small Business Awards 2014 finalists announcedPaul Rawlins, founder of Celtic Rider, a finalist in the awards Thirty five companies across seven categories have been announced as finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2014. Some companies, such as The Pallet Network, Clevamma, Timbertrove, Ryan’s Cleaning and Celtic Rider Motorcycle Rental have been finalists or winners before, but most of the finalists are newcomers. They include Laois Sawmills in Co Laois and Spectac International in Co Louth in the Manufacturing Category; Bfree Foods and Urban Picnic both from Dublin in the Food & Drink category and Monaghan Music & Piano Centre and The Blessington Bookstore in the Outstanding…

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15 Digital Start-ups Named for Launchpad Programme

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Following an intense competition, 15 high-potential digital start-ups have been identified from a field of almost 100 applicants for the NDRC Launchpad acceleration programme, NDRC Launchpad will culminate in a year-end Liftoff competition for a follow-on investment sourced from venture capitalists and private investors.

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Top 20 Best Small Business Ideas for 2022 (Updated)

Top 20 Best Small Business Ideas for 2017

One of the biggest mistakes most entrepreneurs make is to spend more than they need to on unnecessary costs including technology and equipment. Remember that your business is SMALL and focus on building a profit first, and then look to scale, expand, and automate.

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Closing Date for Entrepreneur of the Year Entries

Frank O'Keeffe, Partner in Charge of the EoY Programme pictured with sponsors Liam Kavanagh, Irish Times, Terri O'Donnell, Invest NI and Tom Hayes, Enterprise Ireland

Closing date for Entrepreneur of the Year entries coming upFrank O’Keeffe, Partner in Charge of the EoY Programme pictured with sponsors Liam Kavanagh, Irish Times, Terri O’Donnell, Invest NI and Tom Hayes, Enterprise Ireland The closing date for nominations for the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is this coming Sunday, 31 March. Frank O’Keeffe, Ernst & Young’s partner-in-charge of the programme, said that this year it wanted entrepreneurs from across the island of Ireland to “truly test their horizons”. “Even in these most challenging times, entrepreneurs are constantly looking for opportunities to grow through innovation and technology, and it is their unparalleled vision and capacity to adapt to the…

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Agile Networks Gets €80k Grant from Fingal CEB

Agile Networks gets €80k grant from Fingal CEB Darragh Richardson of Agile Networks and Oisin Geoghegan, Fingal CEB

Agile Networks gets €80k grant from Fingal CEBDarragh Richardson of Agile Networks and Oisin Geoghegan, Fingal CEB A start-up company specializing in network integration, Agile Networks , is getting grant assistance of €80,000 from Fingal County Enterprise Board. Agile Networks was formed following a management buy-out last November of the Irish operations of Telindus. The Blanchardstown-based company provides professional services to large public sector bodies, multinationals, and export-oriented Irish companies. The Business Priming Grant of €80,000 ensures that six high-value jobs are retained and will also help to create another full-time job and two long-term contract posts, as the company planned to meet growing customer demand in 2012. “These jobs are centered…

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Major Food Showcase to Happen as Part of Web Summit

Major Food Showcase to Happen as Part of Web Summit

The Food Summit Comes to Dublin Updated: November 11, 2017 Dubbed as ‘the largest food showcase in Ireland,’ the Food Summit has been launched in Dublin restaurant O’Connell’s of Donnybrook. Not only is the Food Summit a local favorite, tourists flock to it as well. Ghee, The New Food Summit Entry One of the most fascinating aspects of this Food Summit is the introduction of ghee, which is a type of clarified butter. What makes this truly unique is that it is heated, reduced, and then triple-filtered and what remains is the pure and healthy fat. The amazing part is that is it both lactose and dairy-free, which is in…

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14 Start-ups NDRC’s LaunchPad VII

Business and Leadership Ltd.

Fourteen start-ups are participating in the latest round of the NDRC’s accelerator programme, LaunchPad VII, which begins this week. According to the NDRC , the participants beat off stiff competition and were chosen from a field of 100 applicants. Each of the start-ups will undergo an intensive 12-week programme in NDRC where they will receive hands-on mentoring and support from some of the most seasoned practitioners across the board. At the end of the three months, they will then compete in the ‘Lift Off’ competition for follow-on investment, sourced from venture capitalists and private investors. LaunchPad provides up to €20,000 per start-up in pre-seed investment during the programme, and over 100 start-ups…

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Procurement guide launched to support SMEs

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A best practice guide designed to address the issues that inhibit SME procurement from the public sector was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD at an event in the Dublin Chamber of Commerce today. In Ireland and the UK alone, the public sector procures about €190bn in goods and services every year. But although SMEs account for 99pc of total companies, they deliver less than half of the requirements of contracting authorities “Research has shown that, given the right conditions and assistance, SMEs can become more effective in winning and retaining supply contracts to Government and other authorities,” said Gina Quin, Dublin Chamber chief executive . “This is a ‘win win’ for all; SMEs…

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