The Importance of a SWOT Analysis when Business Planning

  People often ask me, what is the difference between a strategic plan and a business plan. Briefly, a strategic plan sets the strategic direction of a company; it will contain information about mission, vision and long-term direction. The business plan focuses primarily on forecasts and profitability, as well as focusing on the market, customers…

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Foodies of Cork delight as new café opens on Lee Road – Six new jobs created for local economy as well-known Cork business expands

Cork is well-known the world over as a purveyor of gastronomic greatness and the latest addition to the foodie scene in our beautiful city will undoubtedly fuel this reputation. LISHH Catering, a name synonymous with the supply of gourmet food from its current premises in the Dosco Business Park on South Douglas Road, today opened…

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Award winners announced for the 63rd Cork Film Festival

Irish short Stigma has won the prestigious award of Grand Prix Irish Short Award at the sixty-third Cork Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the Triskel. The film, directed by Helen Warner and produced by Marie McDonald, now joins the longlist for the Academy Awards in 2020 in the Live Action Short Film category. The awards were presented ahead of the Closing…

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Chefs from Cork gathered for a special mentoring workshop at CIT to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme

Chefs from Cork gathered for a special mentoring workshop at the Cork Institute of Technology to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme workshop, supported by Fáilte Ireland and other tourism industry bodies. The workshop was held by Fáilte Ireland to assist existing industry mentors, who have apprentice Chef De Parties’ in training to…

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Leave any cold feet outside with Oriel House Hotel, The Cork Wedding Venue of the Year

Oriel House Hotel is one of the most in-demand wedding venues in Munster. Registered for civil ceremonies and with a capacity for 320 guests, this beautiful hotel has pre-designed wedding packages catering for small, intimate weddings or larger, more extravagant receptions and after parties. All of this is achieved to an exceedingly high standard with…

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IDS searching for talent and are hiring again!

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Commercial Manager to join Irish Door Systems Ltd, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of door systems and bespoke entry solutions. IDS is a dynamic, award-winning and rapidly growing company with an energetic and enthusiastic workforce, who are passionate about developing new and pioneering products for a multitude of industries. The…

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