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September 2014

An Innovation Voucher could make a big difference. What could £4000 do for your business?

What could £4000 do for your business? A lot more than you might imagine if you’re a small or medium sized Fermanagh business wanting to get that extra edge, or struggling with an issue that needs expert help to solve. You can apply for an Innovation Voucher worth £4000 to allow your business to work with one of our 39 highly respected universities colleges or research bodies, including locally at …Read More

Northern Ireland Tourist Board Host Marketing Roadshow in Fermanagh

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board are bringing their marketing roadshow to Fermanagh. Entitled ‘Your Guide to Growth’, the event on Wednesday 22nd October is aimed at supporting tourism businesses across Northern Ireland.  NITB will be revealing their new toolkit which is packed with research, practical advice, hints and tips designed to ensure you maximise all the opportunities open to you across key markets. The event will be relevant to all …Read More

Free technology resources and support for new businesses

Lack of finance is one of the primary reasons why many new start-ups fail during the early stages of their business journey – and one of the major expenses for any fledgling business is getting essential technology in place. Now as part of the Start-up Incubator Initiative, N Ireland company “The Cloud Simplified”, will provide eligible Fermanagh  start-ups with a host of free technology resources and support designed to help …Read More

Peter Quinn Blog – Fermanagh’s New First Stop Shop (II)

Fermanagh’s new First Stop Shop is designed to produce a strong, well-co-ordinated and co-operative effort to promote the development of Fermanagh’s economy. Our objective is to help at least one business per month either to get established or to help an established business to expand, as well as providing advice to many others.  We expect that our support and the support of our partners will allow those new businesses to …Read More

Grants and Finance for your Business

Sourcing finance to take your business forward can be a time consuming, headache inducing process, but the First Stop Shop based in the Clinton Centre are dedicated to finding your company a painless solution. The new, free signposting organisation based in Enniskillen is running a free information evening to help steer local Fermanagh businesses in the right direction and provide advice to help companies secure the financing they require. “Grants …Read More

Peter Quinn First Stop Shop Blog (2)

FERMANAGH’S NEW FIRST-STOP-SHOP (I) The First Stop Shop mentioned in our previous blog will involve a ‘hands-on’ approach to helping businesses in this area to start, grow and become financially and economically successful. It will provide some of the necessary help, which all new businesses need.  That will include signposting to sales  and marketing advice, production and financial advice, help with human resource management issues and, crucially, support from experienced …Read More

Learn from Leaders in Business

Two highly respected and successful business leaders are coming to Enniskillen on the 10th October to share their knowledge and expertise. The ‘Leaders in Business Networking Event’, hosted by the Fermanagh Herald in conjunction with O2, Belmore Street, Enniskillen, is welcoming Peter Quinn and Bill Cullen to the Enniskillen Hotel to offer local business people the opportunity to come along to a networking event and hear what motivates and drives …Read More

Compete for Contracts in the Public Sector

As a small company do you find it difficult to compete for contracts in the public sector?  Centralised buying and larger contracts within the public sector can make it more difficult for smaller companies to win new business, but working in collaboration with others can open doors. Intertrade Ireland, as part of the Consortia Advisory Service, will be holding a series of FREE Consortia Seminars over the next few months.  …Read More

Peter Quinn First Stop Shop Blog

WE NEED TO START BUILDING OUR ECONOMY FROM THE BOTTOM UP. When the report on the Fermanagh Economy and its Labour Market was released in 2013, the ‘wise men’ told us that we were wrong; the BBC even got an ‘expert’ to tell us why and how we were wrong. But their arguments were unconvincing, or at least those of us who live here were not convinced. Recently published comparisons …Read More

Maximise Income From Your Farm

Farm diversification is a great way to boost your farm business and maximise income from your farm….but how can you make it work for you? CAFRE are providing you with the opportunity to learn from the experts with an awareness seminar aimed at farm families who want to supplement their income by setting up a farm diversification project. Learn how to identify a diversification project that is right for you, …Read More