Cork Biz

Following a recent increase in attempted business scams, as well as a steady increase in the rates of less sophisticated ‘phishing’ and e–mail scams, An Garda Síochána has warned businesses in Cork to be vigilant — especially when it comes to invoices.

So–called “invoice redirection fraud” has become increasingly prevelant lately,...

Cork is among Five cities which have been chosen to host the Startup Gathering 2015. Our Gathering is expected to draw significant numbers to the city when the Region Open Day takes place at the beginning of October.

The open day will see Cork host a day-long series of events as the centrepiece of a week–long series of events and initiatives around the country, forming a national...

it@Cork, the European Tech Cluster, has called on startups and multinationals from across the Cork region to participate in DealStart 3.0, which will take place in Vertigo, County Hall on 27 May, gives 10 startups the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to 10 multinational corporations.
  
"With DealStart, it@Cork aims to be a catalyst for dialogue between the...

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens in Clonakilty has seen their way through nine other finalists to win the coveted title of Ireland’s Most Community Minded SME at the Blacknight SME Awards in east Cork.

The SME awards were held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Little Island to celebrate Ireland’s almost 200,000 small and medium sized businesses. Fernhill were also finalists in...

Róisín Thornhill chats with one of the country’s most savvy businessmen about what it takes to get ahead in sales, why we’re not good at it, and how you can improve.

By his own admission, I am chatting to a very ‘chilled’ Gavin Duffy; he is in the plush environs of the Shelbourne Hotel avoiding the atrocious weather sweeping Dublin.

Duffy,...

Róisín Thornhill meets the Corkman behind Hozier's lauded Take Me To Church video and finds out what it takes to get ahead in the age of YouTube...

So you’re a young filmmaker who makes a video for an up-and-coming singer songwriter. Within a few months said singer songwriter blows up all over the world thanks, in no small part, to your video (19 million plus views...

Róisín Thornhill goes old school as she visits the Prince August Toy Soldier Factory in Kilnamartyra, one of a kind in Europe...

Halloween spending is set to soar to a record high of $7.4 billion in America this year; while the US leads the world in celebrating the spooky holiday in style, Halloween traditions in Ireland have moved far beyond humble...

Walk, on Paul Street, is a veritable temple to trendy, comfy, quality shoes. Lorcan MacMuiris grabs a few minutes with Holly and Fiona Breen to talk about what it's like to think on your feet.

"These women really, really, really like shoes" I think to myself not long after I sit down to talk business with them. I wonder if I'm being misogynist, but I'm sitting...

Shandon Travel is forty years old, and has brought generations of Corkonians around the world since the early 1970s. Lorcan MacMuiris talks to Michael Dorely about wanderlust, broadening the mind and new frontiers.

They say the world is getting smaller all the time. The internet, and before it television and telephones and even telegraphs, cinema and photography, have made the planet...

As the budget looms and business owners across Cork cross their fingers and hope for a minor miracle, Lorcan MacMuiris talks to Eamon Dwyer of City Life Wealth Advisors about what could, should, and might happen when Michael Noonan takes to his feet in the Dáil on the 14th

"Follow the money."

The vague-but-strengthening whiff of optimism in our...

Taking cues from Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, one of the 'next big things' in mobile apps is gestating right under our noses. Lorcan MacMuiris gets a little closer to Closr and finds out what all the fuss is about...

It's been a whirlwind of activity for Robin Deegan and Andrew Hobbs, the founders of Closr. Pushing themselves to get the app off the ground in time...

City Tiles And Bathrooms, by far Munster's largest showrooms for Quality Tiles and Bathrooms have firmly cemented their commitment to Cork with the opening of a brand new, ultra-modern superstore on the north side of the city. The newest branch of the 100% Irish-owned business can be found at North Point Business Park on Commons Road, Blackpool and houses the most expansive range of tiles, as...

KPMG’s Barrie O’Connell (pictured) has been elected as the new President of Cork Chamber.

Mr O’Connell, Partner in Charge at KPMG, was elected at Cork Chamber’s 196th Annual General Meeting this week.

Addressing his fellow Chamber members, he urged them to have faith in their power to represent the best interests of business in Cork for “a generation...

Delays and distractions are par for the course in a modern business, mirroring the intrusion of social media, speed–of–light communication and smartphones into our private lives.

However, distractions from callers, tweeters, messagers and likers aren’t the primary cause of distractions or loss of productivity in Irish workplaces. In fact, almost the opposite is true:...

Going for Growth, a support initiative designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, has selected 60 successful participants from hundreds of applicants, including two Cork businesswomen; Deirdre O’ Flynn of O’ Flynn Medical and Sarah Dineen of Uniwink (pictured).
 
With a combined annual turnover of over €40 million in 2014, the network aims to...

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