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Up to date overview of Irish sports agents industry

Up to date overview of Irish sports agents industry | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
“I’m the guy you don’t usually see. Im the one behind the scenes. I’m the sports agent.”
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Excellent insight on what is happening behind the scenes as rugby "progresses" down the road of professionalism and increased commercialism, from Gavin Cumiskey in the Irish Times.

 

 

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SPL PRO sells #ElectricVoice and other leading brands for musicians, Bands and DJs , buy online or call in @hotpress @irishbiz

SPL PRO sells #ElectricVoice and other leading brands for musicians, Bands and DJs , buy online or call in @hotpress @irishbiz | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it

SPLPRO sells #ElectricVoice and other leading brands for musicians, Bands and DJs , buy online or call in to our showrooms in Ballymount Dublin 12

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Kenny says Bristol-Myers Squibb decision ‘a vote of confidence’

Kenny says Bristol-Myers Squibb decision ‘a vote of confidence’ | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
American pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb is to create up to 400 new jobs in Dublin as part of a $900 million (€720 million) investment in a new plant in Blanchardstown.
The 30,000-square metre project will house six 15,000-litre bioreactors and a purification area as well as office and laboratory space. The facility will be built on the grounds of the company’s existing pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Cruiserath, Co Dublin, and is due to be completed by 2019.
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UK's 30,000 'super-SMEs' behind 68pc of new jobs - Telegraph #websummit #startupireland

UK's 30,000 'super-SMEs' behind 68pc of new jobs - Telegraph #websummit #startupireland | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
A small army of high-growth small businesses hired 5,000 new staff every week in 2013, and are behind the majority of the UK's economic growth, according to a landmark report

 

A super-charged subset of small businesses are driving unprecedented levels of growth in the British economy.

The so-called “high-growth small businesses” (HGSBs) account for just 1pc of the business community but generated 68pc of new jobs in the UK between 2012 and 2013.

 

In a landmark report out today, UK fund management firm Octopus Investments found that these super-SMEs are generating a disproportionate amount of employment, adding 256,000 jobs in a single year (or 5,000 a week) bringing the total HGSB workforce to 667,000, and driving significant economic growth in the UK.

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How can Irish SMEs become HGSBs?

Enterprise Ireland could learn a lot from the UK experience of supporting high growth potential SMEs, for example

 the London City Partners Business Link of the late 1990s.

(UK support for small business has fragmented since).

 

The state agency should understand that these high growth companies 

- can be from any sector

- are growing already

- have innovative if not maverick leaders

- will pay for high quality advice & expertise

- don't usually like state interference

- or too much state support

- would like to dip in and out of EI type support, not have to join "programmes" that are designed around EI needs

- are impatient of bureaucracy and political involvement

 

The nature of the public sector is to be risk averse, and the present system of state support is not sustainable. It  squeezes out entrepreneurialism out of startups and small companies while its stated objective is to do the reverse.

 

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Why do celebrities invest in startups? #websummit

Why do celebrities invest in startups? #websummit | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
If you attended Europe’s largest tech conference, held in Ireland last week, you probably wouldn’t have known that the continent had ju
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Boston comes on strong at Dublin’s #WebSummit

Boston comes on strong at Dublin’s #WebSummit | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
A gaggle of technology entrepreneurs, students, and investors made their way from Boston to Dublin last week to take part in one of Europe’s largest technology conferences, the Web Summit. Among 20,000 attendees and a roster of distinguished speakers, Boston’s finest shined bright at the event, showcasing the vast breadth of expertise this city fosters. Here's a look at the highlights.
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Starting a Business in Ireland - Irish Point of Single Contact @billylinehan

Information links for Starting a business in ireland

 

For business advice, contact info@celtar.ie , giving brief details of your enquiry   

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What is a tech accelerator – and which are the best in Europe?

What is a tech accelerator – and which are the best in Europe? | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it

There are dozens of European funds ready to help fledgling companies get the funding and support they need to turn their bright idea into the next thing. 

With more than half of all startups imploding two to five years after inception, accelerator and incubator programs provide young startups and willing investors with a medium to combine what they have to offer each other.

Modelled on the success of Y-Combinator, startup accelerators are continuing to spring up on this side of the Atlantic with more than 100 programmes open for applications across Europe.

 

See list at end of article

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Note that many accelerators are run by potential funders, or give open access to venture capital firms they are friendly with.

 

No such thing as a free lunch!

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Welcome to Clientrol

Welcome to Clientrol | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
RT @clientrol: The biggest challenge for freelancers is getting paid and communications - we solve those problems! - http://t.co/fGkOTVzJ8A…
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Cleintrol exhibited in the recent websummit.

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Trends in the UK Alternative Finance Industry Report 2014 | Nesta

Trends in the UK Alternative Finance Industry Report 2014 | Nesta | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
This large scale study examines the growth, trends and dynamics within the UK alternative finance sector, including crowdfunding and P2P lending.
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Tthe UK alternative finance market will provide £1bn of growth & working capital to 7,180 SME (that is 2.4 per cent of bank lending to businesses) by the end of the year - ESTIMATE..


- See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/understanding-alternative-finance-uk-alternative-finance-industry-report-2014#sthash.q7Cpfb9F.dpuf

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" @billylinehan to offer #guerillamentoring to startups @websummit2014 #websummit #hackdublin | Where The Tech World Collides

" @billylinehan to offer #guerillamentoring to startups @websummit2014 #websummit #hackdublin | Where The Tech World Collides | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it

It’s been called 'the best technology conference on the planet'. But we just think it‘s different. And that difference works for our attendees, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the most exciting startups in the world. Our speakers may be world class, but our networking is 'simply legendary'  says summit supremo Paddy Cosgrave.

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So many summits, so little time

 

Billy Linehan a Dublin based startup specialist will offer free #guerillamentoring to startup businesses at the summit.

 

"Email or Tweet me - and if we are both available let's talk" says Billy of Celtar business  advisers.

 

 

20,000 attendees

3,000  students 

 

9 Summits

Marketing Summit

Machine Summit

Builders Summit

Enterprise Summit

Investor Summit

Surf Summit

Fringe Summit

Music Summit

Food Summit

 

Events

Hatch Program

Pub Crawl

Web Summit for Schools

Women in Tech

Hardest Working Startup

Global Awareness Initiative

Careers Night

 

VIP Events (founder cliques, PR folk & "celebs")

Brand X

Enterprise X

 

Startups

ALPHA Program

START Program

PITCH Program

Spark of Genius

 

 

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Round Ireland swim inspired 'unsinkable' Donegal boat, Atlantic Composites Rib - Independent.ie

Round Ireland swim inspired 'unsinkable' Donegal boat, Atlantic Composites Rib - Independent.ie | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
Mechanical engineering fitter Timmy Boyle was involved in the 2006 Round Ireland Swim and it was during this endurance swim that he realised that there was a huge gap in the market for
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New website & online store for Dublin based co. SPL PRO - best sound & lighting

New website & online store for Dublin based co. SPL PRO - best sound & lighting | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it

 

Showroom Located in Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland.

We provide professional audio and lighting for musicians, bands and DJs. With a wide range of products in stock, contact us today for all your needs.

 

Delivery Information

Republic of Ireland orders are shipped within 48 hours Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.

 

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Five Disaster Planning Steps for Small Businesses

Five Disaster Planning Steps for Small Businesses | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
25% of small to midsize businesses that close temporarily due to a natural or other disaster ultimately never open their doors again.

Via TechinBiz
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The 7 Most Important Hires for your Small Businesses

The 7 Most Important Hires for your Small Businesses | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
Almost all small businesses start out as one-man bands.

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So contrived, Elevator Pitch in a Lap , AUDI car promotion 20 miles from #websummit - YouTube

So contrived,  Elevator Pitch in a Lap , AUDI car promotion 20 miles from #websummit - YouTube | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
As part of the Dublin Web Summit Audi offered start ups the opportunity to pitch their business to a venture capitalist. The only catch is they had to do it ...
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Talk about contrived, I hope it was worth while for the startups in Mondello .........

They didn't drive the car,

sat in back seat with VC

might has well have asked Bank off Ireland for their #websummit #BOIlift

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OPINION: Time to build home-grown businesses that can compete globally #startupireland

OPINION: Time to build home-grown businesses that can compete globally #startupireland | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
In the third of our Science Week series, Royal Irish Academy member Donald Fitzmaurice says we must encourage STEM and business and humanities graduates to work together to build great enterprises.
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Gerry Adams rejects claims of SF cover-up on sex abuse

Gerry Adams rejects claims of SF cover-up on sex abuse | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
Sinn Féin leader claims in Dáil Maíria Cahill’s abuser ‘seems to have been forgotten about’
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Sinn Fein as bad as the Catholic church in handling of sex abuse cases, according to many

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36 Hours in Dublin capital of Ireland

36 Hours in Dublin capital of Ireland | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
Bike along the Liffey River, peel back layers of Ireland’s history, dig into a booming culinary scene and, sure, go for a Guinness during a weekend in the Irish capital.
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Why celebs love investing in tech Dunlin #websummit 2014

Why celebs love investing in tech Dunlin #websummit 2014 | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
Venture capitalists aren't the only ones interested in tech investment - celebrities are getting in on the act too.
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Good publicity stunt by inventing celebs to attend

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Comet chaser ‘Rosetta’ has technology from 2 Irish companies on board

Comet chaser ‘Rosetta’ has technology from 2 Irish companies on board | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency is planning to make history with its Rosetta “comet chaser” by becoming the first space mission to rendezvous with a comet, the first to attempt a landing on a comet’s surface, and the first to follow a comet as it swings...
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Ireland's 'scrappy' culture creates good business, says Qualtric's Ryan Smith - Siliconrepublic.com

Ireland's 'scrappy' culture creates good business, says Qualtric's Ryan Smith - Siliconrepublic.com | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
Ireland’s attitude to getting business done was considered one of the reasons Qualtrics, a research software company, decided to establish its European base in Ireland two years ago and it has expanded ever since.
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At #websummit @Clientrol an interview helping #freelancers get paid on time, see them soon at the Web Summit

At #websummit @Clientrol an interview helping #freelancers get paid on time,  see them soon at the Web Summit | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it

By @SimonCocking

.Who are you, what’s your back ground? Where you are from?

 

Clientrol was founded by Marc Nixon from Dublin, Ireland. Marc has worked as a freelance designer for many years, and found a gap in the market for a product that will manage support, projects and clients. He wanted to create an application that freelancers could use on a daily basis to manage their day. 

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Content aggregator @VideoElephant gets $1M, well done Stephen O'Shaughnessy

Content aggregator @VideoElephant gets $1M, well done Stephen O'Shaughnessy | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it

Irish-based online video marketplace VideoElephant has secured $1 million of funding to help expand its operations into the United States.

 

Founded in Dublin in 2011, VideoElephant aggregates and sells online video content for websites. It launched its website in 2013 with content from AFP, National Geographic, ABC, VideoJug and Press Association. Over the last year, it has forged additional content partnerships with companies such as ITN, Maker Studios and Newsy.

It currently stocks over 100,000 short-form videos and 15,000 hours of short-form and long-form content, across 15 verticals, from news and sports to travel and cooking.  Every day, it adds approximately 300 more new videos to its online catalog.  The company’s license model allows web publishers to pay a one-time fee per domain that grants them the right use the video in perpetuity, all over the world, monetize it however they wish, and keep 100% of the revenues. It also offers a revenue share model.

The Irish company will use the cash infusion to open offices in New York and Los Angeles.
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The last reel nears for film tax break in Ireland

The last reel nears for film tax break in Ireland | Doing business in Ireland | Scoop.it
Final opportunity to avail of Section 481. Scheme ends 31 Dec.

 

Investors are flocking to the popular Section 481 tax break as it heads towards the end of its final reel.

According to industry sources, Grant Thornton has the most Section 481 projects set to close before the end of the year while Mazars is also working on a number of projects. However, for other firms, the projects are starting to dry up as the investment vehicle draws to a close, leaving individual investors cut out of film finance due to changes in the tax code. A number of high profile television and film productions – including Penny Dreadful, Zig and Zag, Vikings, Calvary and Frank – have been beneficiaries of the wildly successful Section 481 film financing provision, which attracted more than 4,000 individual investors last year.


More than €150 million is likely to be raised through Section 481 this year as activity in the film industry will be roughly equal to that of last year, when more than €160 million was raised. 

While the tax code may not benefit Irish investors it will still prove a lucrative prospect for producers. “What the producers now have in their pocket is a 32 per cent tax credit which they can use to go around selling Ireland as a location,” said Gleeson. “The key is television – the onset of the binge watching of box sets, that's important for Ireland. At 32 per cent, [our tax credit] is one of the highest in the world. There has been a lot of interest in Ireland becoming a key location for high end television in the US. But the problem is we may not have the capacity. We have just two studios – one in Ardmore and one in Ashford – and they’re pretty busy.”

However, while Grant Thornton may have a number of projects set to close before the end of the year, others are finding that film deals are starting to dry up. Crowe Horwath, an accountancy firm which has been involved in a number of significant film deals, has told potential investors that the firm has noticed that the supply of projects has been “reduced compared to previous years” and that it has no current projects.

Under the previous tax regime, individuals could invest in special production companies set up for named film or television projects and, up to a limit of €50,000, make investments that they could set against their tax liabilities. However, last year Section 481 was closed to individual investors as the tax benefits shifted so that it accrued to the production companies rather than the individual taxpayers.

From the outset of 2015, a production company can apply for a new tax credit from the Revenue Commissioners amounting to 32 per cent of qualifying expenditure (that is, the cost of all of the cast and crew working in Ireland, as well as the goods and services produced in Ireland), up to a maximum value of 80 per cent of the global budget.

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Sales Admin vacancy, Jobs @ F&P Fogarty & Sons, Baldoyle Dublin #jobfairy

Sales Administrator

F&P Fogartys’ is the leading supplier of light industry conveyor belting on the island of Ireland. Based in Baldoyle Industrial Estate the company fabricates and is a preferred distributor of belting for the food, timber, waste and pharma sectors in Ireland.

Job Title: Sales Administrator

Salary: €26-30K

Main function: The Sales Administrator is responsible for effectively completing sales orders received via phone and email, converting them into manufacturing orders through implementing steps required for delivery of products. And to consistently monitor all orders through the system as to ensure accurate and timely delivery of products.

 

Experience in sales administration is essential 

 

To apply, please email hr@fogartybelting.com

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