Every business needs a road map of some sort – usually written down in a business plan. Does your plan attract an investor’s attention? Is it balanced between all the areas that an investor will expect to see covered? What sort of investor are you looking for? Do you know what the investor wants from the arrangement? Is your business plan investor balanced?
In this month's blog, Grainne Lennon, Manager of our Funding Advisory Service team, talks through the 5 key things you need to consider if you are looking for investment for your business.
It is now officially less than a year to go until March 29th 2019 when the UK officially leaves the EU and perhaps unsurprisingly therefore the EU / UK Brexit negotiations continue to dominate the news agenda.
Our Brexit Advisory Service team have been busy holding events across the island to inform SMEs about what practical action they can take now to be better prepared for Brexit. Feedback from these events has been that business owners really welcome the opportunity to engage with each other and share their thoughts and experiences on how Brexit is beginning to impact and what they are doing now to address it.
The Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) Ltd. are conducting a second research project on the impacts of Brexit for people living and working in this Region. This initiative follows on from the ‘Bordering on Brexit’ report which was completed in late 2017 and can be found at https://go.qub.ac.uk/bordering
The survey closes on Monday 16 April at 5pm - Please take ten minutes to support.
safefood in partnership with Teagasc are hosting free workshops specifically for SME food business and those working within the wider food sector providing practical advice on how to produce and handle food safely. Their experts will be there to address all your burning food safety questions. The workshop will cover:
What you need to know about bacteria and how to control them to keep your customer’s safe
Have you documented your 2018 social media marketing strategy? Do you have clear goals in place, and do you understand the metrics you'll use to measure your success?
These are key questions to answer, and key elements to establish. To help with this, the team, at Sprout Social have put together this new guide to help you better strategize, and formalize your social media marketing process.
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