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  1. 1. issue no. 2 ue i ss 0 9 t 20 g us Au Biz in Biz o u t Welcome to Bizin-Bizout Bizin-Bizout is a new kind of advertising service to new and existing businesses. It is designed to assist new businesses to advertise their products and services through the media and the internet. Featured Companies techtv101 Blue-Spire Ltd Inside: • €20,000 Start Up Package Giveaway for Wexford’s Newest Entrepreneur Pg3 • Tenders Pg9
  2. 2. is Ireland’s new social 5. Receive recommendations via your review based website that enables consumers dashboard on services and offers deemed to rant or rave local services from restaurants, bars, match your personal preferences. beauty salons, hairdressers, butchers, cafes, 6. Earn WhoseView points for action, whereby fashion shops, car dealers etc. The site was 10 points = €0.01 cent and can be redeemed launched on July 17th 2009 with 38,000 Dublin against exclusive offers posted to businesses and close to 650 customer reviews. WhoseView. The goal is to concentrate on city locations, moving to Galway and Cork in September, There are multiple ways businesses and brands before launching into the UK in early 2010. can engage in WhoseView, from building their profile, conversing privately with reviewers, With consumer’s now trusting customer leveraging their reviews via RSS/Widgets, to recommendations more than any other medium, sponsoring premium listings similar to Google. ultimate goal is to help More information can be found on the business people make informed decisions through trusted owner’s page on WhoseView. connections. Secondary to this is the facilitation of conversations between consumers and was founded by Helen businesses/brands. McCarthy and Michael McFionbhear in partnership with Lightbox Multimedia. They are The site contains a number of exciting and also supported by Enterprise Ireland. unique features for a customer review website. Some of these are: To celebrate the launch of, everyone who posts a review before August 31st 1. Search and filter top rated services by 2009, is entered into a draw to win a €250 category, ranking and area e.g. 1 of 65 shopping voucher for Dundrum Town Centre. restaurants in Ballsbridge, 3 of 40 dry cleaners in North City Centre. 2. Monitor the likes, dislikes and recommendations of your trusted network of friends via your private dashboard. 3. Recommend and share special offers with your friends as posted by businesses on WhoseView. 4. Be kept informed of your favourite businesses in terms of reviews and offers through our notification tracker. 1
  3. 3. what s new? Irelands Newest Games, Gadgets and Technology Website - - Site Re-Launch New version of Gaming, Technology and Gadgets website now online Today sees the Re-launch of is a video based website that looks at the latest Gadgets, Games and Web content from an Irish perspective. The sites creator Michael Brennan previously been a total success. All of Produced Irelands first dedicated Computer the production team are still giving their services games TV show “Game On” for intermission and time generously for free, with the hope of studios for Channel 6 Ireland, and has worked in progressing into something that can bring value the Television industry for the past 13 Years. and entertainment to the Irish viewing public “ is basically an Irish web TV site, The site also hopes to connect its users using its based with Irish presenters and Irish related YouTube channel which has been ranked number technology news. Along with gathering the best 1 in Ireland a number of times since launch – and biggest news from around the world in relation, to everything from games releases to the latest phones, The primary focus of the site is to get user The Features are presented by 3 presenters, they involvement from its viewers and provide a one are: stop shop where users can see all the latest video Tony Reilly content at an Irish site” Lynn Larkin The show originally was being produced by the Claire Solan Techtv101 team as a project to see if users would For more Information, Interviews and Presenter show any interest, and with over 40,000 unique Info/ Photos Please contact user visits covering the site and blog so far, has 2
  4. 4. 20 ,0 00 € Start Up Package Giveaway for Wexford’s Newest Entrepreneur €20,000 Start Up Package Giveaway for The overall winner will receive a start up business Wexford’s Newest Entrepreneur. The search has package worth an amazing €20,000. This now begun for Wexford’s Newest Entrepreneur in represents €1000 for every year Wexford a Dragon’s Den style competition. This is one of Enterprise Centre has been in operation. The the biggest enterprise competitions launched in package includes office accommodation, start up Ireland this year. finance, radio advertising, financial and accountancy services, website and hosting, As a voluntary community organisation Innovation business mentoring, broadband and Wexford through its Wexford Enterprise Centre is communications, business insurance and pleased to announce their new innovative job computer equipment. creation initiative. The search has now begun for Wexford’s Newest Entrepreneur in a Dragon’s Ten chosen finalists will pitch a presentation to a Den style competition. This is one of the biggest panel of carefully selected judges with each judge enterprise competitions launched in Ireland so far bringing specific areas of expertise and skill set to this year. The 20/20 Visionary Search Business the judging process. The other 9 finalists will Start Up Competition was launched as part of receive a detailed analysis from the judging panel Wexford Enterprise Centre’s 20th anniversary outlining the pros and cons of their business idea. celebrations. 3
  5. 5. They will also be the recipients of Enterprise Ireland’s Entrepreneur Workshop specifically out developed for this initiative, a positive message that in as well as a place on Wexford these uncertain times opportunities do exist for County Enterprise Board’s Start Your people willing to invest time, drive and energy into Own Business Programme. developing new business ventures. Supporting Wexford Enterprise Centre in this innovative Wexford Enterprise Centre is Innovation venture are Enterprise Ireland, South East Radio Wexford’s most prestigious job creation project (Media Partner), Wexford County Enterprise and is one of Ireland’s largest and most Board, Sheil Kinnear, FBD Insurance, Graphedia, successful centres of its kind. With this Ennis & Co Business Consultants, Celtic Linen competition, Wexford Enterprise Centre is aiming and Skytel. to create a real opportunity for new entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and to encourage This competition spans individuals to consider self employment as a real over three months. The ten option. We are looking to find a brand new finalists will be announced business start up with an innovative idea that will in August. They will pitch create sustainable employment in County their presentations to the Wexford. judges in September. The winner will be announced This unique competition will make a significant during Spirit of Enterprise contribution to Wexford’s economy. It is providing Week in early October. an opportunity for the winner to establish and grow. It will also create a platform for the nine Further detailed information and application runner up companies to develop their ideas requirements can be found on the competition further thus enhancing real employment website or contact Wexford opportunities in County Wexford. We are sending Enterprise Centre on 053 9141711. 4
  6. 6. Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Management companies “International trade can be daunting when you don’t know your ro/ro from your lo/lo,” says Lara Walsh, Online Business Developer for “At least that’s what I felt like when I first came on board to develop the FreightFox website. It’s been my challenge to transfer the expertise demonstrated in the pages of the Irish Supply Chain Management Services Directory to an online medium in a meaningful way. And I think we’re getting there.” helps those looking to export to find to purchase online from the 6th of July for €44 companies that ship to/from Ireland to all over the (plus VAT and P&P). world. It also provides a place for people new to international trade to find out information through Contact Details: its freight dictionary and freight news sections. Lara Walsh, Online Business Developer Tel: 01 845 4640 email: “Malahide Promotions has been publishing the freight directory for over twenty years now. We’ve seen many competitors come and go and I like to About the Irish Supply Chain Management think the fact that we’re still in existence is Services Directory because we know this industry better than most,” Find freight information fast with the Irish Supply commented Ms Walsh. “Going online means we Chain Management Services Directory. get the opportunity to expand our position as the ‘go to’ place for Irish based firms to get information Services connected with the movement and on operators using, providing and servicing the handling of imports and exports are listed in over freight industry in Ireland.” 90 categories segregated into 14 major sections. Over 300 full colour A5 sized pages contain the The re-designed freightfox website will go live this addresses, phone and fax numbers (in Ireland and August and the latest edition of the Irish Supply abroad) to the ‘Who’s Who’ in the freight industry. Chain Management Services Directory is available 5
  7. 7. All in all there are • 4,000 companies organised by services offered • 100+ comprehensive company profiles • A Quick Reference section showing which companies ship to which countries • Freight Dictionary and Glossary explaining common and not so common freight terminology Published by Malahide Promotions, The Irish Supply Chain Management Services Directory is now in its 23rd year and still going strong. About Malahide Promotions Malahide Promotions are specialists in promoting the voice of the freight industry in Ireland. Established in 1988 by Colm Walsh, a veteran of the logistics trade, Malahide Promotions is small but perfectly formed to handle communications and marketing services for companies involved in the freight industry in Ireland. 6
  8. 8. whats it all about? shopping Ireland’s specific room, advice on your appearance from your own personal Image Consultant. Ask your newest Shopping own Landscape Gardener advice on your garden, advice on what baby gift or clothes to Forum buy and even their own Wedding Specialist!! So why not hop on over there and ask! has is a site that has everybody talking! brought together online shopping from some of Irelands best retailers in one place and allows Co. Meath, Ireland — 06 Aug. 2009 you to browse by category, so why not check A great new site has just launched called out their wide range of gift ideas and have them for all those of you out delivered anywhere in Ireland. And then let there who love not only shopping, but TALKING everybody know on about shopping!! The forum is only new, but the driving force behind it, Sian Maloney from all about it!! Join the chat. is hoping that it will become a premier resource for people looking to exchange information and get shopping deals in Ireland. They have an Ask the Experts section for people looking for advice on what wine to buy for that special meal, what fabrics or furnishings will match that
  9. 9. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Alive & Well in Cavan Blue-Spire Ltd offer a cost-effective, easy & secure way to backup company data as an alternative to manual tape backup systems from as little as €23 per month for a small business. Blue-Spire Ltd is the brainchild of industry IT expert Ken Gummerson who has over 20 years experience in the field of information & computer technology. According to Ken, ‘We differ from other online data security providers in Ireland in terms of the technology we use & security we The can provide. Blue-Spire goes a step further than process of backing up data in the standard offering. We researched the best-in- a small business is usually performed using class providers globally, then tailored and priced manual tapes. It is an essential task in order to the service competitively for the Irish market. protect the information held on computers. In the Currently, we are the only providers of this level of event of files being lost, the backup data system service in Ireland’. should hold a second copy of the missing files. Blue-Spire backup use the highest levels of on- However, tapes have proven unreliable & line banking and military-grade encryption expensive at the best of times. Trying to recover available (128-bit SSL and 448-bit Blowfish). This lost data can be crippling, both in terms of lost ensures data is secure during transportation via business and the money spent trying to restore it. the internet and during storage. Data is stored The cost of maintaining a tape backup system for remotely off site in a state-of-the-art, purpose a small business can reach €1.4K per year. Blue- built data centre in the US. Data is double-backed Spire offer a simple, automatic, secure on-line up to a second location and both facilities are backup service starting at €23 per month based built to withstand 7.5 magnitude earthquakes and on for a small office with 1-3 people on a server. run on their own diesel generators. Other business packages are available from Blue- The service can be set-up within 1 hour, Spire including home packages from €10 a technicians don’t have to call out to the office, so month. there is minimal disruption to business during set- Blue-Spire Ltd is based in Bailieborough, up. In the event of data loss, Blue-Spire’s system Co. Cavan, tel: 042 9694724 or website can start to restore saved data in a matter of minutes. 8
  10. 10. Tenders Supply Delivery and Support of USB Flash Operation of Museum Café Licences Drives Ref: JUL122501, Deadline: 01-Sep-09 Ref: AUG125001, Deadline: 01-Sep-09 By National Museum of Ireland By An Garda Síochána Document Type: Invitation to Tender Document Type: Invitation to Tender IRL-Dublin: IT services: consulting, software Supply and installion of an Energy Monitoring development, Internet and support and Targeting System Ref: AUG124835, Deadline: Ref: AUG124878, Deadline: 31-Aug-09 By Legal Aid Board By University of Limerick Document Type: PIN Notice Document Type: Invitation to Tender Online Golf Tee Time Provider Tourism Ireland Imagery Website Ref: AUG124580, Deadline: 20-Aug-09 Ref: AUG124795, Deadline: 07-Sep-09 By Fáilte Ireland-National Tourism Development By Tourism Ireland Authority Document Type: Invitation to Tender Document Type: Invitation to Tender Pension Scheme Administration, Actuarial and Broadband Services Consultancy Services Ref: AUG124502, Deadline: 15-Sep-09 Ref: AUG124775, Deadline: 03-Sep-09 By Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas By Commission for Energy Regulation Document Type: Contract Notice Document Type: Invitation to Tender UL0183 Supply & Installation of AV equipment for Moot Court Room, University of Limerick Ref: AUG124575, Deadline: 28-Aug-09 By University of Limerick Document Type: Invitation to Tender Supply Delivery and Support of USB Flash Drives Supply and installion of an Energy Monitoring and Targeting System Broadband Services Tourism Ireland Imagery Website Online Golf Tee Time Provider Operation of Museum Café Licences Wireless Network for Cork University Hospital Campus Supply Delivery and Support of USB Flash Drives 9
  11. 11. Revenue expenditure is your day to day running costs and covers such items as: • Purchase of goods for resale • Wages, rent, rates, repairs, lighting and heating etc. • Running costs of vehicles or machinery used in the business • Accountancy fees What expenses can • Interest paid on any monies borrowed to I claim for? finance business expenses/items You can claim for any business expenses which • Lease payments on vehicles or machinery you have incurred in order to earn your profits. used in the business These expenses are normally referred to as If you are registered for VAT the expenses you revenue expenditure. claim should be exclusive of VAT 10
  12. 12. Directory Tel: 045 982812 / 086 6008016 email: email: Sian Maloney Tel:+353 18333456 Managing Director BIZinBIZout email: Mornington Blue-Spire Ltd Co. Meath, Ireland Bailieborough, 086 3702831 Co. Cavan Michael Brennan Lara Walsh, Online Business Developer Webmaster/ Producer Tel: 01 845 4640 Co. Dublin, Ireland email: +353 867914055 BIZinBIZout jdldigital Photography Michael McFhionbhear John Lowes CEO Tel: 087 9456446 44 Ballintyre Walk Email: Ballintyre Hall Dublin 16 Co. Dublin, Ireland Tel:+353 1 4937908 086 8068760 email: Biz in Biz o u t To advertise in the next issue please contact John @ Designed by Helen Phelan and John Lowes