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Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Business Networking Events

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2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Conference, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Conference, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

Press Release by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

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Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

Introbiz Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

  • Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
  • An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
  • Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
    • Who are you?
    • What are your products and services?
    • Who are your clients?
    • What’s your target audience for your business?
    • What new introductions can we make for you?
    • How can you follow up effectively?
  • Event closes
  • Introduction to what to expect at the Global Summit that day.

Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.

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Welsh Business News Podcast – The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

 

 

You can get lots of Welsh Business News and Advice from Welsh / Global Entrepreneur, Mike Armstrong via his Welsh Business News & Advice Podcast Show which is called the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast.  The Entrepreneur Podcast Show includes features such as Wolf of Wales, King of Marketing, The Voice of Social Media, Networker 2018 Entrepreneur Chats, The Networking Grapevine, Mikes Likes, Mikes Moans and the Daily Motivation Episode Feature #MorningMotivation.

For more about Mike Armstrong please see https://mikearmstrong.me and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel.

Cardiff Business News – Cardiff firm looks to Rise & Thrive from Covid and asks you to join them by tking part in their global business summit…

Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Global Business Networking Events by Cardiff Business Networking Company, Introbiz

Welsh Business News - Welsh Business Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Summit, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Summit, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the Online Business summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

This Cardiff Business News Press Release is by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

‘Things To Do In Cardiff’ business directory • Introbiz

During these extraordinary challenging times businesses face with Covid, more and more businesses have to rely on Online presence. Research shows that the vast majority of consumers (including the likes of pensioners , who previously never used the internet) are now shopping online for products and services… With this change in significant change in behaviour, even post Covid,  people will continue using online services….businesses without a website or without any online presence are suffering….. here is the solution!

Introbiz has secured a phenomenal opportunity for all businesses…. a fantastic new Online Business Advertising directory www.thingstodoincardiff.co.uk which offers inherent benefits of joining this unique directory for your business.

Check out: https://thingstodoincardiff.co.uk/ I’m sure you will agree the site looks fantastic,  a Massive increase in their SEO (search engine optimisation) getting found online above your competition, and can expect many more potential customers to find and see your products or services, we will promote your company on our social media platforms, and another bonus is all of our towns and cities link together for maximum exposure.

–  that every listing is via a unique one page website (Micro-Site) which will then link to your website and if you do not have a website then it’s a double bonus.

– Things To Do In has many thousands of page one Google search terms for businesses that list on our directory and we have thousands of visitors and business owners weekly to our sites.

– Now the really exciting bit especially in these troubled times prices are from just £1.00 per day and no contract to be tied into so no risk.

– We charge a one off fee of £100.00 for the building of the webpage.

Please have a look on www.thingstodoin.co.uk for more info:

Next step:
Sign-up for this unique business advertising directory here: https://forms.zohopublic.com/info84/form/CustomerAgreementAndDirectDebit/formperma/dX9ILx1-L9NgV2uwk938ZTzQpkeoOmEQKrmgecY7sjA
for your call to action, and if you recommend four businesses and the sign up you can have a year’s free listing.

Refer to the banner (attached) to show some of the benefits.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/things-to-do-in-cardiff-business-directory/

Cardiff Business News • Introbiz Members News

News.
Follow the latest company news here. Updates posted weekly, subscribe to get emails straight to your inbox.
— Read more on introbiz.co.uk/educate/news/

Great news for our members ‘Mobius Works’ • Introbiz Members News – Cardiff Business News

Great to see our members Mobius Works growing and expanding.

Today, we have launched a brand new branch specialising in delivering larger projects as main contractor across the south of the country. Introducing Mobius Construct.

Mobius Construct will allow us to deliver larger scale projects from the value of circa £5million, including building, construction, refurbishment, interiors and fit out, as well as being able to offer ongoing maintenance and facilities management via Mobius Works. The business will operate across a variety of sectors spanning D&B, commercial, residential, leisure, retail, health, defence, workplace, education and also the public sector.

Mobius Construct will be headed up by Bristol based Tim Stringer, who has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and has worked with several reputable companies including Pearce Group, Integral UK and Tetris UK, and most recently has been working as a Consultant to Mobius overseeing all major projects. He’ll be joined by Divisional Director Carly Willis, Former Chair of Women in Property (WiP) South West and incoming Chair of Interact Bristol, who specialises in delivering high end commercial projects, with a background in Project Management and Quantity Surveying.

Speaking about the launch of the new company, Managing Director Tim Stringer said:

“Having worked with Lee and the team at Mobius on a consultancy basis for some time, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Mobius Construct; a new step which will allow the company to grow ever faster than they already have over the past few years. We feel that our combined years of experience and expertise will allow us to offer the very best in service delivery and go above and beyond our clients’ expectations through proactive and innovative solutions.”

Mobius founder, Lee Bignell said:

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Tim and Carly to the team to lead the charge on Mobius Construct. Being able to pitch for larger projects is a huge step for Mobius, and we can’t wait to see how the business grows with their addition over the coming months and years.”

For enquiries contact Tim at tim.stringer@mobiusconstruct.co.uk or Carly at carly.willis@mobiusconstruct.co.uk.

If any of our other members have any news or press releases etc., please email marketing@introbiz.co.uk and social@introbiz.co.uk and we can share it across our Network for you.

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/great-news-for-our-members-mobius-works/

Help ‘The Pituitary Foundation’ to save lives! • Introbiz Members News – Cardiff Business News

The Pituitary Foundation are doing a petition which everyone can sign. It is about changing the name ‘diabetes insipidus’ to pituitary insipidus – desmopressin dependent’ (PIDD).

The term ‘diabetes insipidus’ is very often mistaken for diabetes mellitus by health care professionals (HCPs) and the general public. The two conditions unfortunately share ‘diabetes’ within them, although they are completely unrelated and mean very different things.

The challenge for diabetes insipidus patients is when they need hospital attention (A&E, surgery, or on a hospital ward). Many HCPs are unaware of DI and assume the patient has diabetes mellitus. The consequences include their blood sugars being checked, being given ‘diabetic diets’ etc. instead of being given the treatment they need…

Read more and sign the Pituitary Foundation petition here: https://www.change.org/p/healthcare-professionals-change-the-name-of-diabetes-insipidus-noneedtodi 

For more Introbiz News please follow the link.
Discover the best of Introbiz Events from just £599 a year!
You’ll be able to meet hundreds of businesses, present your products and services and enhance your brand including having your news regularly shared on our Introbiz News section such as this post for the Pituitary Foundation!

Click on the button below to explore all of our membership packages and start your networking journey now! Membership Details
  *Have you registered yet for our FREE Introbiz Global Summit – Please do so now via the following link – Introbiz Global Summit

— Read on introbiz.co.uk/help-the-pituitary-foundation-to-save-lives/

Things to do in Franchises…

‘THINGS TO DO IN’ FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY

Your very own ‘work from home’ business

No experience necessary

Earn in excess of £50,000 in your 1st year

Be part of one of the most exciting, fastest growing online business directories in the UK

After an outstanding first 24 months, THINGS TO DO IN are offering the opportunity to become part of their exceptionally successful business.

WHAT IS ‘THINGS TO DO IN’?

‘Things to do in’ is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur ‘Paul Nash’.

The business consists of an online business directory which sits in prominent positions throughout all the major search engines for some of the most commonly used search terms in the industry.

Any new business added to a ‘Things to do in’ directory can expect to see fantastic results throughout Google. There is no other directory that we are aware of that can make such a statement. The results are simply outstanding with new businesses joining daily at an ever growing rate.

The business has gone from strength to strength over the last 24 months attracting attention from both consumers and also national media.

Click video above to watch ‘Things To Do In’ introduction

What do i get with a ‘things to do in’ franchise?

Full training and ongoing support (no experience necessary)
Fully responsive ‘stunning’ website directory ready to use
Gloss business cards
Full use of our ‘in house’ design and advert creation team
Stationery starter pack
Website maintenance support
Potential to earn up to £100,000 by year 2
Complete exclusivity in your chosen area
A chance to be part of the most exciting, fastest growing online business directory in the UK

IS IT DIFFICULT TO DO?

Absolutely not. You need no previous experience whatsoever in sales or websites/marketing. All you need is an upbeat, friendly attitude and a good work ethic. The rest is given to you by us, including full training and ongoing support.

About the franchise

Things To Do In Is a unique, local online business advertising directory which was set up in late 2013, the idea came about because we owned a children’s zoo in Clacton on sea and had decided to research how our customers had found us.

So we asked all of our customers how they had heard about our zoo and they would answer, seen the sign outside, been before, local, recommended etc,

but we soon noticed that around 70% of all customers had ticked the internet section so we then started asking everyone who said internet what search term they had entered and to our surprise 90% of these customers said oh we just typed in “things to do in Clacton” and when we entered this on Google this just brought up trip-advisor and days out with the kids.

There was no things to do in Clacton and so we bought this site and soon realised it was available in most towns throughout the UK and so the idea was born and it was amazing that it had not been bought before considering it’s the most searched term out there for anyone looking for something to do in a town or wanting to know what’s happening in their own town.

Things to do in was started as an attraction based business as the name implies, but it has now evolved into a unique local online business advertising directory, in fact almost all businesses that have joined us owe their first page ranking solely to the fact that they have their business advertised on our sites.

How will I get work?

There are many ways of getting work which equates to adding companies to our “Things To Do In sites”.

One of the great things about this Franchise is if you are not feeling a 100% you can email companies direct from home to set up appointments or better still, call companies and get meetings set up.

If you want to get out and about (which is the best way of getting new businesses on board) then you can go out and meet with companies. We have found this to be the most productive and enjoyable way of meeting new business owners and is a fantastic way of getting new businesses on board. When you tell them what we offer and for the price we offer it for, you will the fantastic response and the many businesses that join.

You can also go to networking groups or business shows. There are no limits to the way you can add companies and make some great friends along the way.

You can work the hours that suits your lifestyle. No more being tied to a desk or stuck in a factory. Being your own boss but with all the support you will ever need and make some great friends along the way.

What areas can I work in?

You can pick the area that suits you best if it’s still available. Most franchisees will pick their own local area to save on travelling costs and time and the fact being you may know many company owners already.But there is nothing to stop you owning two or more areas. We try to make each area that we franchise have 2,500 businesses.

SALES POTENTIAL…WHAT CAN YOU EARN?

We would expect you to earn over £50,000 with very low outgoingsand in excess of £100,000 in year 2.
What are we looking for in a potential franchisee

We are looking for a people’s person, who likes talking to and meeting people, if you have sales and some internet experience then great but if not we will give you full training in both fields.
What will this cost me?

The cost of this Franchise is £9,950
What are you waiting for?

This asking price offer is for a limited time only whilst we are building our brand Nationally. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly advisors to see if your area is available and find out more about this exciting opportunity.

— Read more on thingstodoinfranchises.co.uk/

If you need more info or want to discuss anything further please call Mike on 07960 872549.

Scotland hosts fifth international festival for public relations professionals – Scottish Business News

TODAY, PRFest, the world’s only festival dedicated to the public relations profession, has launched its first tranche of tickets, a brand new format and an international line-up for its event on Thursday, 18 June in Edinburgh. Public Relations and Communication Association (PRCA) has also confirmed its support.

Founder Laura Sutherland, a Chartered PR practitioner and crisis PR expert, from Glasgow, said: “I have spent time considering PRFest and what it means to those who come every year, from across the UK and beyond. I’ve also visited other events across the world in order to research content, format and best practice. I want to retain the intimacy of the event, but we need more conversation, sharing and action, underlining the value that public relations adds to organisations and this year, looking at purpose as our core theme.”

The first keynote announced is Alex Myers, founder and CEO of Manifest, an independent brand communications agency with offices in London, New York, Stockholm and Manchester. As well as coordinating Manifest’s operational growth, Alex has led creative communications strategies for brands as diverse as Virgin, BrewDog, Samsung and Help for Refugees.

Alex’s session “Building a creative process fit for the purpose economy”, will be followed by a second international speaker, Mary Beth West, a senior strategist from Maryville, Tennessee, who will host a conversation about “Waging ethics battles for positive outcomes”, reinforcing the ethical role public relations has and should play within an organisation.

PRFest will also focus on PR professionals as individuals, introducing elements of the programme including wellbeing and personal finance. Further programme announcements will be published on www.prfest.co.uk on 13th March and 1st May, timed with next level tickets being released.

Francis Ingham, director general of long-time PRFest partner, PRCA, said: “We’re excited to support and come along to PRFest once again on 18th June in Edinburgh. The event offers a fresh approach to out-of-office learning and has a richly deserved reputation for sharing intelligent thinking on the latest PR trends.”

“PRFest offers communication professionals the perfect opportunity to get away from London and other cities, and network with colleagues from across the UK and beyond.”

Added benefits this year include a free PRFest headshot for all ticket buyers and a buddy system for people new to PRFest. The annual influencer dinner, a let-your-hair-down opportunity for speakers, sponsors and attendees, will take place on the evening of the event.

— Read on scottishbusinessnews.net/2020/02/27/scotland-hosts-fifth-international-festival-for-public-relations-professionals/

Global tech investors lined up for EIE20 in Edinburgh – Scottish Business News

HOMEGROWN entrepreneurial talent and global tech investors are among those to feature at this year’s EIE20 in Edinburgh. 

EIE is an all-year round investor readiness programme run by Informatics Ventures and highlighted by Scotland’s leading tech investor event where 50 ambitious data-driven startup to scale-up companies pitch to investors from Scotland, the UK and around the world for seed to series A funding.  This year’s EIE returns to the University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall on Thursday 23d April.  

Michael Welch OBE, who sold online tyre retailer Blackcircles.com to Michelin for almost £100 million in 2015, will share his thoughts with attendees on his experience of taking an early stage venture through the startup stage to a successful exit to a multinational.  Welch, who is also the founder of Edinburgh-based fashion site Atterley.com is currently splitting his time between Edinburgh and Miami from where he recently launched Tirescanner.com, an online tyre retail site aimed at the US market.  

Mike Welch said: “Launching a startup is not for the faint hearted. The setbacks, stress and isolation are enough to put most off! But if you get it right, the rewards, in more than just monetary terms, can be so much greater than that achievable from a ‘normal’ job.

“A big part of getting it right is choosing a group of investors that you can develop a working relationship with. But getting the right investors on board is a tricky process and can make or break early stage companies.  It can also be a distraction for the leadership team that can take people away from the main task in hand – making sales and growing the company.  It’s great that the Informatics Ventures team and EIE provide a format that can help navigate founders through that minefield’. 

On the investor side, IBM Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and Octopus Ventures will join EIE20’s investor panel.  Deborah Magid, Director, IBM Ventures said: “I have coming to EIE every year since the very beginning when it was still a small event.  I was introduced to EIE by the person at IBM who handled our relationships with academia.  It’s now so popular that people come from all over the world!  There is a reason I come back every year – everything about the event is extremely well done, for the way they coach the companies, right down to the small details.”

Informatics Ventures will be announcing further keynotes, featured investors, partners and sponsors in the run-up to EIE20.  The team is also surveying its 500-plus alumnus companies for the latest edition of its Scottish Startup Survey, findings of which will be released in advance of EIE20.  

— Read on scottishbusinessnews.net/2020/02/27/global-tech-investors-lined-up-for-eie20-in-edinburgh/

McEvaddy brothers vow to continue to back Irish aviation business

McEvaddy brothers vow to continue to back Irish aviation business

Aviation entrepreneurs, the McEvaddy brothers, pledged to continue supporting their Irish business at the end of 2018 when it was almost €7.2 million in the red, new figures show.

Accounts just filed by Ulick and Desmond McEvaddy’s Omega Aviation Services show that it earned a profit of €5,525 in the 12 months ended December 31st 2018 but liabilities exceeded its assets by €7.2 million.

The accounts state that the directors, the McEvaddy brothers, confirmed that they would continue to support the company.

Auditor Richard Twomey of Richard Ensor & Co noted noted that there were a number of conditions that cast significant doubt on whether the company could continue as a going concern without the brothers’ support.

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/mcevaddy-brothers-vow-to-continue-to-back-irish-aviation-business-1.4183703?mode=amp

Exposed to coronavirus: How Irish business is coping with fallout

Exposed to coronavirus: How Irish business is coping with fallout

Dublin-based entrepreneur Maurice Healy says nobody from his “crew” in China has returned to work yet after the extended holiday for the lunar new year.

Movements of people and workers has been severely curtailed in China as authorities attempt to stem the contagion from the coronavirus that has resulted in more than 2,000 deaths and left almost half the population living under some form of travel restriction.

Healy Group imports about €15 million worth of vitamins and other ingredients for pharmaceutical and nutritional products every year for use by its manufacturing clients across the globe. China is one of the biggest manufacturers of raw materials that go into vitamin C supplements.

Traditionally, it is the first week of March before full production returns in China due to the lunar year holiday period, but the extended break due to the virus and ongoing restrictions on travel and movement of people have knocked out schedules this year.

“I doubt I will be taking any materials of any significant amount in the coming weeks,” says Healy, who is still trying to assess when things might return to normal. “I wish to God I could tell. There is no certainty from the conversations I have been having and I am having those conversations two or three or four times a day.”

Our plants right now are back working, but probably working at 30 per cent of capacity 

With the level of recorded cases of the infection now at over 75,000, almost 99 per cent of which are in China, companies across the world are desperately working out their exposure to the fallout as the virus disrupts supply chains, manufacturing plants, and business and consumer demand in the world’s most populous nation, an engine of global growth.

This week alone has seen tech giant Apple warn about how the outbreak is hurting business in China more than previously thought; Adidas and Puma reveal how production and demand for their German sportswear have taken a hit in Asia; Jaguar Land Rover resort to having car parts flown from China to the UK in suitcases as supplies dwindle; and Beijing reportedly weigh measures such as direct cash infusions and mergers to rescue some of its airlines as the industry has been virtually paralysed.

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Upcoming Business Networking Events in Bristol, South West England

Upcoming Business Networking Events in Bristol, South West England

Upcoming Business Networking Events in Bristol, South West England

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Business Advertising Opportunities with MAN Media on Mike Armstrong News & One Stop Entrepreneur Shop Website – #MANews

MAN Media Advertising Opportunities on the Mike Armstrong News & One Stop Entrepreneur Shop Website – #MANews

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West Midlands business sees a return to growth

West Midlands business sees a return to growth 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💼📰

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Blog | Mike Armstrong News & One Stop Entrepreneur Shop – MA News | Mike Armstrong Offers Rapid Business Growth Coaching, Mentoring and Training as well as Sales & Marketing Mentoring, Coaching & Training Offering all that you need to succeed In Sales, Business & Life includes Entrepreneur Mentoring & Coaching & MA News

Blog | Mike Armstrong News & One Stop Entrepreneur Shop – MA News | Mike Armstrong Offers Rapid Business Growth Coaching, Mentoring and Training as well as Sales & Marketing Mentoring, Coaching & Training Offering all that you need to succeed In Sales, Business & Life includes Entrepreneur Mentoring & Coaching & MA News

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Liverpool likely to sell Harry Wilson in the summer

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PREMFLIX: The Premier League reveals plans to develop Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed

PREMFLIX: The Premier League reveals plans to develop Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed

PREMFLIX: The Premier League reveals plans to develop Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed


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Aldi to raise employee pay and hire 3,800 more workers | Business News | Sky News

Aldi to raise employee pay and hire 3,800 more workers | Business News | Sky News

Aldi to raise employee pay and hire 3,800 more workers | Business News | Sky News


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BAE Systems locates share surge through £1.5bn GPS deal | Business News | Sky News

You have to go back 15 years to find an acquisition as large as the one BAE Systems announced on Monday.

The company said it was buying the military Global Positioning Systems (GPS) of Collins Aerospace, the US defence contractor, for $1.93bn (£1.5bn).

BAE is also paying a further $275m for a leading airborne tactical radios business from Raytheon.

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Department store Beales collapses into administration – BBC News

One of Britain’s oldest department stores has collapsed into administration, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk.

Beales has appointed KPMG as administrators after failing to find a buyer or new investment for the business.

The department store began trading in Bournemouth in 1881 and has 23 shops.

There will be no immediate closures and Beales stores will continue to trade, although the website is offline.

Beales had tried to secure rent reductions with landlords and was in negotiations with potential investors and buyers.

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-51176418

Businesses say they are still in the dark about post-Brexit trade with the EU | Business News | Sky News

British businesses say a lack information about the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU is still preventing them from planning for the future.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) found that 55% agreed they “will only be able to make planning and investment decisions with certainty when we understand our future relationship with the EU”.

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Free Business Networking in Newport, South Wales…

Free Business Networking in Newport Free Business Networking in Newport – Online Social Networking for Businesses in Newport… City Business Links – Newport are looking for some early adopters to join their online business networking platform for Newport Businesses to network, for FREE Online, with other Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire Businesses. If you are looking […]

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Next Introbiz Business Networking Event in Cardiff…

Hi All, We’re very proud to have had Google provide some business training at our last business event in Cardiff at the very first networking & business training seminar event of 2017 in the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff.  We really enjoyed the event on Thursday afternoon and we hope you all enjoyed the presentations and the […]

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