issue no. 2
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.
• €20,000 Start Up Package Giveaway for Wexford’s Newest Entrepreneur Pg3
• Tenders Pg9
www.whoseview.ie 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.
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.
www.whoseview.ie 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 www.whoseview.ie 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 www.whoseview.ie,
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
4. Be kept informed of your favourite businesses
in terms of reviews and offers through our
what s new?
Games, Gadgets and
Technology Website -
New version of Gaming, Technology and Gadgets
website now online
Today sees the Re-launch of
www.techtv101.com. Techtv101.com 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
“Techtv101.com 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
content at an Irish site”
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
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Start Up Package
€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.
They will also be the
recipients of Enterprise
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 www.wec.ie/vision or contact Wexford
opportunities in County Wexford. We are sending Enterprise Centre on 053 9141711.
and Supply Chain
“International trade can be daunting
when you don’t know your ro/ro from
your lo/lo,” says Lara Walsh, Online
Business Developer for freightfox.ie.
“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.”
freightfox.ie 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: email@example.com
“Malahide Promotions has been publishing the www.freightfox.ie
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
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
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.
whats it all about?
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!
www.GiftsandVouchers.ie 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
http://www.talkshop.ie 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 www.talkshop.ie
driving force behind it, Sian Maloney from all about it!! Join
http://www.giftsandvouchers.ie 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
Innovation Alive & Well
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
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
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
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
• 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
Tel: 045 982812 / 086 6008016
bestpricewins.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
blueleafgallery.com Sian Maloney
Tel:+353 18333456 Managing Director
email: email@example.com www.giftsandvouchers.ie
Blue-Spire Ltd Co. Meath, Ireland
Bailieborough, 086 3702831
freightfox.ie Michael Brennan
Lara Walsh, Online Business Developer Webmaster/ Producer
Tel: 01 845 4640 Co. Dublin, Ireland
email: firstname.lastname@example.org +353 867914055
jdldigital Photography Michael McFhionbhear
John Lowes CEO
Tel: 087 9456446 44 Ballintyre Walk
Email: email@example.com. Ballintyre Hall
Co. Dublin, Ireland
Tel:+353 1 4937908
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