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February 2015

Don’t be scared of Twitter – Embrace it!

Want to get on Twitter and explore the massive potential of #FermanaghHour, but don’t know where to start? Problem solved!  First Stop Shop in association with Lisnaskea Chamber of Commerce are hosting a “Twitter Networking for Businesses” event on Tuesday 3rd March from 7.00 – 8.00pm. As well as introducing newcomers to the world of Twitter, the evening will also cater for those who are already using Twitter but want …Read More

Fermanagh Businesses! Want to Reduce Your Operating Costs? Free Event

Do you want to make real savings for your Fermanagh business?  Do you need advice on how to reduce your operating costs? If the answer is “Yes” then book your place now at the First Stop Shop lunchtime event on Friday 27th Februrary 2015 – 1-2pm in the Clinton Centre, Belmore Stree, Enniskillen. You’ll hear from industry experts on how you can boost your profits by cutting your expenses and …Read More

Creating Smart Products from Smart Materials – up to £6m investment

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £6m in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects to encourage the development of smart products that use a combination of functional, hybrid and multiple materials.  A smart product is one that responds autonomously to stimuli in the environment to produce a beneficial action, which is usually reversible. To be in scope, projects must involve the …Read More

Fermanagh Dairy Farmers-DARD “Finance on Dairy Farms” Meetings

DARD and five of the main banks in the north have announced a series of public meetings offering advice to dairy farmers affected by the recent fall in milk prices. The meetings entitled ‘Finance on Dairy Farms’, will provide the opportunity to discuss a range of areas including herd management and farm cash flow as a result of low milk prices. Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle O’Neill said: “We …Read More

Up to £50,000 support for Research & Development

Are you planning to improve a process or develop a new product or service that can be sold outside of Northern Ireland?  If you are prepared to invest in Research and Development then your business could benefit from up to £50,000 support from Invest Northern Ireland. Research and Development can bring substantial benefits to companies that are prepared to invest and can be the first step to producing a truly world-class product, …Read More

“Funding for Growth” Launch Events from IntertradeIreland

Is your company growing and in need of new finance options? Succeed in Raising Finance with the launch of InterTradeIreland’s new ‘Funding for Growth Advisory Service’ at one of their FREE breakfast launch events in either Belfast or Dublin. Tuesday 10th February 2015    Croke Park, Dublin           7.30am – 10.30am Thursday 12th February 2015   Ramada Hotel, Belfast     7.30am – 10.30am At this events you will hear how InterTradeIreland is offering …Read More

HM Revenue & Customs’ key business messages for Fermanagh businesses

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have published their key business messages for February 2015. The messages include current upcoming issues for businesses, updates as well as help and advice available for small businesses. Key messages – February 2015 Employer’s National Insurance contributions for under 21s Supporting Small Business – HMRC spells out help for small businesses New online service – payments by debit card Guidance on what to do if …Read More