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Six steps to financial freedom

Jonathan Sloan
FINANCIAL freedom is often described as peace of mind that your finances will allow you to do what you want in life.

Hope in business can make you an April fool

Paul McErlean
ON a quarterly basis, I try to get our whole company together, now twenty-two full time people, to report on the previous quarter’s performance, look forward to the next quarter and go over any other issues: training; marketing; business development etc.

Tech sector must do more to increase gender diversity

Patrick McAliskey
RECRUITMENT is something that is never far from the thoughts of technology companies in Northern Ireland – and with our biggest ever contract secured last year, Novosco has been very much in hiring mode during recent months.

Real leadership can deliver £7 billion to our economy

Roseann Kelly
IN September the Treasury launched a review into barriers for women in business, and while it reported that the UK is one of the best places in the world to grow a business, it also found that women are half as likely as men to be involved in starting one.

End of a turbulent year

Cathy Dixon
WITH the end of the financial year (April 5) falling before the date when the UK might feasibly leave the European Union, it seems prudent to continue with year-end planning.

Services sector urged to prepare for the ‘end game’

Jonny Hacking
DESPITE the exhaustive coverage about the implications of a no deal scenario on the cross-border trade in goods, little has been said about the significant impact on trade in services between the UK and the EU.

Not every cloud is equal

Eric Carson
STRATUS, Cumulonimbus, Cirrus, private, public – with so many clouds to choose from, it can be hard to keep track of what is right for you and your business. One of the biggest IT buzz words of the past few years, ‘cloud computing’ has brought incredible promise to the world of information technology.

The luck of the Irish . . .

Angela McGowan
LIKE Northern Ireland, the Republic has its fair share of worries, particularly when it comes to the damaging impact of a no-deal Brexit that will be felt across both islands. But despite the prevailing Brexit cloud, there was plenty for the Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to celebrate in Washington last week when he attended the White House for the St Patrick’s Day festivities. Ireland is now widely recognised as one of the most progressive and tolerant countries in the world and to further enhance that accolade, the Irish economy continues to thrive thanks to the continued policy support for key areas such as education, skills and infrastructure.

Are we witnessing the UK’s greatest-ever own goal?

Claire Aiken
IT was early September 2018, the prolific Dubs had just raised the Sam Maguire for a fourth time in four years and the stands of Croke Park were awash with jubilant scenes of sky blue and navy.

The future of work - how will it look?

Donal Laverty
RECENTLY I had the pleasure of speaking to delegates at CO3’s Leadership Conference about ‘The future of work’ - one of continuous disruption; of shifting demographics; innovation and technological enablement.