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West Cork lady launches website to bring emigrants closer to home

LOCAL retailers throughout West Cork can celebrate the dawn of a new era for their business thanks to a new Irish company, Local Gift Cards which has been launched by Clonakilty based Maria Carolan. Givealocalgiftcard.ie provides retailers and service providers with the opportunity to offer gift cards to customers from all over the world. The service has already been rolled out to towns throughout west Cork with this due to

LEO Microfinance Loan means business in West Cork

LOCAL Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and Microfinance Ireland have announced a new collaboration designed to support small businesses across the country. The LEO Microfinance Loan will see credit on offer to small companies employing 10 people or less, at a reduced rate of interest. West Cork TD Noael Harrington has welcomed the announcement saying, “I strongly welcome the introduction of the LEO Microfinance Loan, which could be extremely beneficial to sole

USA opportunity for West Cork craftspeople

Are you a craftsperson, artist or designer making quality Irish made designs and interested in entering the USA market? www.irishmadegifts.com is an online shop that represents over 60 makers of quality Irish craft. IrishMadeGifts is travelling to The Ireland Show next April 2015 to represent makers. We will be dealing directly with shop owners who are interested in Irish gift ideas.

Breakfast Morning to Focus on Distribution for Food Businesses in West Cork

Distribution challenges and opportunities for food businesses in West Cork will be the topic of discussion at a breakfast morning hosted by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Tuesday the 9th September. The WCDP is delighted to welcome James Burke, Ireland’s leading Food Consultant and Retail Advisor to speak at the event.   The WCDP has commissioned James to conduct a “Review of

It’s a case of ‘digital first’ for West Cork

NEXT month influential business leaders will convene in West Cork to talk ‘digital’ at the third annual OFFSITE event organised by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP). Pictured at the launch are David Tuohy, WCDP with speakers Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity and Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch. Offsite 2014 will run from 9am to 3pm on Monday 29th September at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery and tickets are available

Large turnout in West Cork at online trading voucher information seminar

MORE than 100 Cork based small businesses were keen to take their slice of Ireland’s €4 billion online sales market in Rosscarbery at an Information seminar on the Online Trading Vouchers. The scheme is being rolled out by the local enterprise offices in Cork City and County and offers small businesses funding to the value of €2,500 up to a maximum of 50% of the total cost to develop and

Dunmanway retailers delighted with Beacon Retail Programme

CORK County Council’s Beacon Retail Programme for 15 Dunmanway retailers was completed in the town recently.   The programme commenced in early March this year and following an onsite meeting with the business owners in the town, a strategic working document was tailor made for each individual outlet. This document was designed by an external expert team who specialise in the retail industry and for the duration of the programme,