A Derry councillor has branded Invest NI’s record in the city and district “extremely poor” as councillors backed a new council-led cross-border scheme to help local businesses improve their export potential. SDLP Councillor Sinead McLaughlin made the comments during a meeting of Derry’s Business & Culture Committee this week.However, Invest NI have said that such claims are unfounded, stating that since June, 2018 it has announced projects that will help create over 700 jobs and bring £35m investment to the north west.During the meeting on Tuesday, councillors were asked to endorse the proposed Global Export Programme, which is a joint initiative by Derry City & Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council. Derry & Strabane Council Head of Business, Kevin O’Connor, told the committee that the extent to which businesses here engage in global commerce, will have a “significant influence” on the region’s prosperity … [Read more...] about Invest NI claims criticism ‘unfounded’ as councils devise new export initiative
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Encouragement from VIR’s partners Pereric Hogberg - Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam I met with so many impressive journalists in Vietnam. I think the best thing journalists can do is to try to listen to the real stories, to be open-minded and curious. It is about transparency, openness, curiosity, and being willing to write and discuss failures and challenges, because they are not the same as mistakes. My country, Sweden, has gone through so many failures, but we learned from them. I am most interested in real knowledge. Sometimes, I want to understand more about the fundamentals of the Vietnamese economy, what is really pushing and driving the value of the currency, inflation, and taxes. In Vietnam, it is a bit hard to know who is paying, who is paying what, and what the services are. Phyllis Tan - Senior manager, Investment List Sotheby’s Investment International Realty, Singapore As a foreign company looking to enter Vietnam, we are happy to have access to regular and … [Read more...] about Encouragement from VIR’s partners
By Jade Scipioni Published August 27, 2018 Food and Beverage FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print article Tennis player Maria Sharapova poses for photographers as she promotes her "Sugarpova" confectionary brand in London June 20, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD SPORT TENNIS) - RTX10V59 Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova says when she first got the idea to launch her candy brand, Sugarpova, she was focused on the brand’s packaging but now, six years in, she’s all about the ingredients. Continue Reading Below “In the last four to five years, you’ve seen this trend in health and wellness and taking care of yourself and your body and being very aware of what you put into your body,” Sharapova tells FOX Business. “So with our gummies when we launched five years ago to where we are now, we’re in research and development of making our gummies organic and making our gummies … [Read more...] about Maria Sharapova is taking her candy brand to the next level, here’s how
Kylie Jenner has taught us that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. It can also help you build a billion-dollar company. Carol Sankar Published 11:00 am CDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Want a Billion-Dollar Brand? Invest in Quality Photography. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery What can the youngest self-made soon-to-be-billionaire, Kylie Jenner, teach aspiring entrepreneurs about the importance of quality photography? Everything. Related: This Ad Agency Head Spends Half His Time Taking Photos for Instagram. Here's Why He Doesn't Consider It a Side Hustle. If there is one thing … [Read more...] about Want a Billion-Dollar Brand? Invest in Quality Photography.
Experts say you only have 7 seconds to hold a consumer's attention. Here's a good place to start. Ryan Smith Published 6:43 am CDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Photo: VasilevKirill | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: VasilevKirill | Getty Images 3 Ways Cannabis Brands Can Make a Powerful First Impression 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Cannabis culture, though scaling quickly, is still an exclusive club. Only nine states in the U.S. allow its sale and use as a general consumer product. Although there are passionate communities of active cannabis users virtually everywhere, the majority have yet to be introduced to today’s sophisticated branded products. I have now personally seen more than half a dozen new cannabis markets legalize, and it takes much more than general business savvy to … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Cannabis Brands Can Make a Powerful First Impression