Legislation to clarify tax status
Question : I work in the construction industry and, although I work on big projects, I am a self employed worker. Will the new self employment legislation and affect me?
Embellishing CV will catch up with you
Question : Uncertainty surrounding the accuracy of the Yahoo CEO's CV shows what can happen when a CV comes under scrutiny. But surely some level of CV embellishment is just par for the course and to be expected by employers?
Green claims can make you see red
Question : I have become aware of a company that is making false claims about its 'green' credentials? Is there anything I can do about it?
Volunteer now and prepare employees for retirement
As part of the European Year of Active Ageing, Volunteer Now is calling on all employers across Northern Ireland to attend a breakfast briefing to find out how signing up their employees aged 50 plus to volunteer can have a positive impact on the lives of their staff after they retire.
Me&MyJob: Inspired by passion for healthy foods
Jane McClenaghan, Nutritional coach at Vital Nutrition which she established in 2001
More than one path to new a career
Question: I have sent out a lot of speculative job applications with no success, what should my next step be?
Me&MyJob: I love teaching people to act up
Philip Crawford, Creative learning coordinator, Lyric Theatre Belfast
Me&MyJob: Open mindedness is key in this field
Sharon Magorrian, team leader for the Simon Community Northern Ireland freephone helpline
Me&MyJob: Working to save lives and educate
Naomi Thompson, Senior cancer prevention officer at the Ulster Cancer Foundation
Export invoice finance can help business to run more smoothly
Question : I'm keen to grow my business and considering targeting the south of the border to do so. Would you recommend this strategy and if so can you offer me any advice or tips of what to look out for?
Me&MyJob: Helping people look after their pennies
Caroline Mooney, Consumer Affairs Officer - Consumer Council
Me&MyJob: Going for gold with top apprenticeship
Jack Gilis, Greiner Gold Apprentice
Me&MyJob: ‘Housing the elderly is my biggest reward’
Geraldine Gilpin, Chief Executive, Abbeyfield Uk (NI)
Me&MyJob: ‘Bringing MAC to life has been rewarding’
Aine McVerry, Director of marketing and communications at the Mac, Belfast
Local property management firm bucks retail trend
The outlook for many retailers across Northern Ireland looks bleak, with some major retailers being recent victims of the economic downturn.
SMEs account for almost one third of NI Exports
A recent survey by the Department of Finance and Personnel has found that Small and Medium sized Businesses (commonly referred to as SMEs) account for 31.8% of NI exports.
Franchising a ‘low risk’ Start up option for individuals and a proven growth strategy for existing businesses
Franchising is an often misconstrued concept that conjures up notions of huge chains such as McDonalds or KFC in many people's minds.
Software developers find they're in demand
Despite escalating unemployment figures, the software industry continues to grow and web solutions company GCD Technologies is one successful example of this trend.
A unique training programme
A Belfast-based company with vast experience in helping people to set up their own business has launched a training programme aimed strictly at professionals
Business Opinion: Golden era beckons for Northern Ireland tourism
Canadian exploration company Dalradian Resources Inc has announced it's going to start digging a little deeper for gold in Gortin, Co Tyrone.
John Henderson Holdins Ltd: Steady growth year on year
For the year ending on December 31, John Henderson (Holdings) is the parent company to a number of subsidiaries with a range of activities – wholesale and retail – in food distribution, mainly in Northern Ireland, but alongside extensive sales elsewhere.
Help & Advice
Shortage of mentors hampers recovery of the Northern Ireland economy
I came to Belfast 10 years ago on a three-month contract and was immediately hooked. The reason was simple: I had arrived in what seemed like a business utopia.