Free professional advice at your fingertips from nibusinessinfo
Even the most experienced business people can benefit from specialist professional advice from time to time, and when it’s free, instantly available and constantly updated, it’s a real business benefit.
Invest Northern Ireland’s nibusinessinfo.co.uk website offers exactly that. It is the most comprehensive source of online business information and advice in Northern Ireland with 14 subject areas covering key topics such as finance and s, health and safety and sales and marketing.
Here is a quick snapshot of the range of topics that are relevant to the Northern Ireland manufacturing industry:
Manufacturing businesses can benefit from innovation. The site provides information on important new manufacturing technologies, showing you how to protect your innovations and identify sources of help and advice in this area. If you think that manufacturing innovation might allow you to improve your business performance, you can find help and advice in the public and commercial sectors. Find more information at www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/manufacturinginnovation
Measure performance and set targets
The manufacturing sector has significant scope for performance measurement, as most aspects of the production process can be accurately measured in quantitative terms. Find an outline of the seven-point Quality-Cost-Delivery system for measuring key drivers of manufacturing enterprises at www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/manufacturingmeasures
Identify potential suppliers and customers
The companies directory allows you to search for potential suppliers and customers. The database contains contact details for over 75,000 companies located throughout Northern Ireland. Search for NI businesses at www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/companies
Find regulations, licences and organisations specific to your business
The Your business sector area of the site gives you summaries of regulations, licences, British and European standards and contacts for your business category. You can also create checklists and receive e-mail updates when legislation changes or new regulations are introduced that are specific to your sector at www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/regulationchecklist