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Businesses in Northern Ireland

Discussion in 'Northern Ireland' started by Davem1234, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Davem1234

    Davem1234 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Good to see someone is thinking about other businesses in these tough times.

    I hope both you and your clients become very successful.

    Dave
     
    Posted: Jun 29, 2012 By: Davem1234 Member since: Oct 24, 2008
  2. Andrew Qualification Sale

    Andrew Qualification Sale UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thank you very much. If you are ever in need of any type of training please let us know. :) we have very good prices for friends!
     
    Posted: Jul 2, 2012 By: Andrew Qualification Sale Member since: Jun 28, 2012
  3. VPA-NI

    VPA-NI UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi everyone - just to let you know there was an unofficial 'like' campaign started back in April on Facebook for all Northern Ireland businesses. It was like a round-robin with everyone 'liking' each others business page - it was just a way to drive up awareness about what companies are operating in Northern Ireland.

    You are more than welcome to go on my Facebook page and work through the 'likes' - they are a good bunch and will 'like' you back.

    https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPersonalAssistantNI
     
    Posted: Jul 11, 2012 By: VPA-NI Member since: Feb 27, 2011
  4. Dalzells Beds

    Dalzells Beds UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Bedding Department at Dalzell's of Markethill :)
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2012 By: Dalzells Beds Member since: Sep 14, 2012
  5. zaidy88

    zaidy88 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Just started this last month. Based in Northern Ireland too but shipping worldwide.
    Feel free to have a look and spread the word, help a local get up and running :)
    bigbargainstore.co.uk
     
    Posted: Oct 4, 2012 By: zaidy88 Member since: Dec 20, 2011
  6. Davem1234

    Davem1234 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Zaidy88

    I just looked at your website and it is very impressive.

    The franchise/referral system is very clever too, I hope it works for you.

    If you need an Accountant at any point in the future then please consider me, I am based in Dromore (Co Down) but can pop in to see you if necessary.

    Regards
    Dave
    www.dsmni.co.uk
     
    Posted: Oct 5, 2012 By: Davem1234 Member since: Oct 24, 2008
  7. Allkare NI

    Allkare NI UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello,

    Ive started a disastor restoration company speacialising in fire, flood, storm damage to properties. I deal with the insurance company from the off, right to the final snag in the repairs. Based in Belfast but cover the whole of NI.

    Neil
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: Allkare NI Member since: Nov 26, 2012
  8. Davem1234

    Davem1234 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Neil

    I hope your new business goes well although hopefully this winter wont include a big freeze, burst pipes and flooding like a couple of years ago!!

    Regards

    Dave

    DSM & Co
    www.dsmni.co.uk
     
    Posted: Nov 27, 2012 By: Davem1234 Member since: Oct 24, 2008
  9. Allkare NI

    Allkare NI UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted: Nov 27, 2012 By: Allkare NI Member since: Nov 26, 2012
  10. Davem1234

    Davem1234 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Good thinking, I know plumbers were so busy before that they had too much emergency work so there should be plenty of work out there ... if the same happens again of course.

    Dave
     
    Posted: Nov 28, 2012 By: Davem1234 Member since: Oct 24, 2008
  11. VPA-NI

    VPA-NI UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi Neil

    How about also contacting roofing companies, drain cleaning companies and guttering services! May as well try and get the name out there as much as possible!

    We had awful trouble a few years ago with an empty property (due to a family bereavement) and it was a real battle trying to get things sorted.

    All the best with your new venture.
     
    Posted: Nov 29, 2012 By: VPA-NI Member since: Feb 27, 2011
  12. OhSo

    OhSo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have just joined so thought i would pop in and say hello.

    Im Terry, 34 years young, 35 next week..damn..:mad: getting old,

    I have a girlfriend / soon to be asked to become wife. and 2 class kids.

    I have been with my girlfriend for 2 happy years and 5 miserable years. so we got a bright future. lol.

    I am from Bangor Co Down n. Ireland and i enjoy Motor cars, F1, Moto GP, Spending time working on my projects online and offline.

    I have a few businesses, both online and offline.

    alloy wheels international i started in 2004 - currently still in operation.

    Extreme Clean Car valet i started in 2007 - currently still in operation.

    Tr Car Sales - started in 2008 - currently trading as extreme clean car sales.


    Online ventures just started include a franchiseable model of a group buying website Treat Local - launched in 2012 and heading in the right direction. - currently looking for people to join me, online marketing and offline sales reps, possible company shares available.


    A few other sites including a how to site on ho to learn facebook - for social media marketing tips, free and paid.

    and i am currently always in development for new sites and affiliate networks and oppertunities to partner up and share my contact base in Northern Ireland.

    I hope this is a good introduction and i look forward to chatting with you in the forums.

    Laters Terry..
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2012 By: OhSo Member since: Dec 4, 2012
  13. VPA-NI

    VPA-NI UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi Terry - gosh you are a busy chap, how on earth do you have time to fit everything in??

    Well with girlfriend, children and a selection of businesses I can see why you are sooo motivated - all the best for the future!
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2012 By: VPA-NI Member since: Feb 27, 2011
  14. OhSo

    OhSo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi vpa

    Yes as I say nothing like a bit of debt to get you out of bed in the mornings. :)

    Hopefully my 16 hour days will be rewarded at some stage,

    Partners are always welcome for joint ventures, so if anyone in the forum has marketing skills and local business knowledge then just on me,

    I hope you all get the success you require.
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2012 By: OhSo Member since: Dec 4, 2012
  15. Davem1234

    Davem1234 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Welcome to this website, hopefully you'll find partners to take some of the pressure off you and to help you to make money from all your businesses.

    Don't worry about being 35 next week, I'm 41 and it always helps to meet someone who is a few years older than you!!

    Dave
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2012 By: Davem1234 Member since: Oct 24, 2008
  16. q3605x

    q3605x UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Just joined so here goes

    I currently own 18 shops
    1 hotel
    1 wholesaler
    1 new online based company

    I am about to close 5 of these stores due to poor sales over this past 5 months.
    I intend to relocate or try another business in certain towns.

    Things are very tight, If sales continue it s possible ill have nothing left by 2014.

    Anyone else feeling tight?
     
    Posted: Jan 28, 2013 By: q3605x Member since: Jan 28, 2013
  17. q3605x

    q3605x UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Oh and I am from Northern Ireland just trying to find how to put this into my bio :)
     
    Posted: Jan 28, 2013 By: q3605x Member since: Jan 28, 2013
  18. Davem1234

    Davem1234 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Welcome to this thread and the website in general.

    Sorry to hear you are closing some of your shops, I'm sure that was a difficult decision even if the financial side of things made it the right decision.

    Sometimes less is more, I wonder if you will be able to focus more on the remaining (more profitable?) shops to make those more appealing to the public and more profitable to you.

    Times are hard for most people. I'm an Accountant, I see lots of businesses accounting records and I think people have to a certain extent got used to watching their pennies and have forgotten what its like to spend money more freely.

    That's not to say people don't spend money, its just that you have to have a better product, better price, better advertising to reach them at the right time.

    If you don't try and innovate then you wont get anywhere but you also need to know when to call it a day and maybe start something else.

    Dave
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2013 By: Davem1234 Member since: Oct 24, 2008
  19. gdirect

    gdirect UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    New start-up business that specialize in Wall Graphics. Great to see some many local members on here !
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2013 By: gdirect Member since: Oct 1, 2012
  20. gavo

    gavo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello,

    This is Gavin from Office Convergence Ltd., we're a voice & data consultancy and generally end up working with anything with a flashing light on it.
    We supply low energy PC's (10 watts per user), low rate telecom services (3p/min mobiles, 0.5p/min landlines - no call set-up fees and per second billing...) and we also get involved in infrastructure designs (IT) such as call centres and financial services ecommerce. Very hard to list everything really.
    We were basically born out of the Quinn Group fallout, were looking to start up on our own and then the Quinn Group issues 1) hurried things up and 2) provided the redundancy monies to finance it all. Been in business just over 2 years and don't owe anyone one iota.
    We sit on the middle of the fence in terms of politics and religion - we're all just people at the end of the day.
     
    Posted: Feb 19, 2013 By: gavo Member since: Jan 2, 2013