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The Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2016 are Open for Entries

November 29, 2016

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Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards logo

Now in its 19th year, the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards has become one of the most highly anticipated events in Ireland’s business calendar. Earlier this month, the bank started taking entries for the 2016 awards. The awards recognise the business successes of companies from all over Ireland irrespective of their offering, size or sector. [...]

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One-in-ten UK high street shops lying empty

November 19, 2016

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A shop holding a closing down sale

In more gloomy news for high street retailers it’s been revealed that more than one in ten town centre shops are lying empty. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), which has been gathering data on empty shops in town centres since July 2015, announced that the latest vacancy rate of 11.3% was the highest they’ve seen. [...]

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Ethical Investment Week

October 15, 2016

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This week will see ethical investment look at ways people can invest their money in businesses and projects that are considered green finance. There has been something of a boom surrounding ethical investment as people are becoming more aware of where their money is going and how it can have an impact on the environment around [...]

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Money: Who Needs It?

October 12, 2016

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  It seems like money makes the world go round. There have however been plenty of experiments involving doing away with the official currency. Before there was proper money goods and services were exchanged directly for each other. Eventually Sumerian types decided that it was easier to trade using granary receipts rather than the grain [...]

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Entrepreneur Profile: Mark Zuckerberg

June 8, 2016

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  This is a new of  a monthly special for us here at the Money Lion. Every month we are going to do a profile on a famous entrepreneur and their rise to business success. This month we are looking at Mark Zuckerberg following his floatation of Facebook on the public stock market. Mark Zuckerberg was born [...]

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News: Government aid for young entrepreneurs

May 28, 2016

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  The government has launched an £82 million scheme to enable  people between 18 – 24 to start their own businesses. David Cameron said he hopes the initiave could lead to 30,000 more start-ups and unleash a “new wave” of enterprise to support economic growth. He also added that he wanted young people to have [...]

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The next generation of business

April 4, 2016

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The Next Generation

  There is the age old saying: it wasn’t like that in my day.  I am sure many of us have caught ourselves muttering it under our breath when paying an extortionate  amount to get on a bus or going to the cinema. Well this saying is carrying on in to the world of business. [...]

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Case Study: Recruit 121

April 2, 2016

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  This is the 6th edition of our look at business case studies and this month we are looking at Recruit 121. Overview Recruit 121 is a SAP staffing specialist both in the UK and US with offices in Chicago, Cardiff, Amsterdam and California. The business prides itself on being flexible and connecting great businesses [...]

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Earn money doing something you love

March 20, 2016

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  In these difficult times, everyone is looking to save a little bit of extra cash. Unfortunately, fun stuff like hobbies can be one of the first areas to take the hit when you’re tightening the purse strings. Let’s face it: who wants to spend money on craft supplies when they are struggling to pay [...]

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British Airways owner IAG announces profits of £425m

February 29, 2016

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  Today International Airlines Group, have announced they had made a pre-tax profit of £425.6m. IAG is the parent company of British Airways and Iberia has had a 10% increase in revenue despite a 29.7% increase in fuel costs. This is a positive change for the company which had a difficult 2013 with the Icelandic ash [...]

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