This week on the roundup: confidence boosts, conversion rates, ego, new partnerships, personal updates, language skills, clean-ups, moving house, firefighting drones, investments, entrepreneurship, the media, travel lifestyle, Web3, podcasts, kudos, and more...
But first...we strongly recommend joining IPBN member Jo James' new workshops for Ambitious Women in the Algarve to thrive, boost your confidence and create your exciting vision for 2023 and beyond at The Magnolia Hotel on the morning of December 2nd and the evening of December 9th. Register here!
You will remember that we organized a workshop with Jo last July for all our members in the Algarve. Check it out here.
IPBN member Upwords asked, "Do you feel your articles have quality but haven't improved your conversion rate?" If so, it is time to change your content strategy.
IPBN member Carol Smith at Synneo shared a new blog: "Your Ego is Losing You Business." When ego gets in the way, it's a sure way of losing the confidence of your client, or at worst the contract and any future referrals.
IPBN member Otonomee is delighted to announce a new partnership in the SAAS innovation space with GlassDollar. They posted, "Our partnership is a natural fit with close alignment across our vision, mission, and values. Berlin-based GlassDollar helps corporations to find, implement and scale start-up solutions that solve business challenges with innovation."
IPBN member Brendan O’Neill is living outside the box! "A quick personal update: I've moved to Portugal and have changed directions in my career."
IPBN member Vitae Professionals says these are just some of the faces of Vitae Professionals who during 2022 helped more than 300 nurses find career opportunities in the UK, Holland, France, Ireland, Saudia Arabia and the USA! These professionals have helped hundreds achieve the language skills needed to work in their country of choice and sold over 600 courses to health professionals!
IPBN member Vale do Lobo wants you to help them clean Vale do Lobo’s beach. "On the 19th November, from 10:00 to 13:00, all the participants will walk along our beautiful beach, where the goal is to collect the rubbish found and count it at the end. All supported with fun and educative tips and facts about conserving the natural environment."
IPBN member Blevins Franks says if you live in Portugal or you’re planning on moving there, you need to review and adjust your succession arrangements to suit the local regime.
IPBN member Carolina Cruz posted that C-MORE | Beyond the Obvious is in Mexico with the best partners ACCSE (Acción Social Empresarial)
IPBN member Jose Nunes from Sleeklab recently showcased their "firefighting drone" prototype SAP at the Inovação UC event promoted by UCBusiness— Universidade de Coimbra!
IPBN member Yunit Consulting says there are only 2 weeks left: "Have you signed up for the Webinar Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa [CCIP] -Yunit Consulting 'PT2030 - Anticipate the preparation of your investment projects?' November 28 - 15h00/16h00"
IPBN Partner Daniel Traça, Dean at Nova SBE posted that entrepreneurship has been crucial to the economic development of various countries. In Portugal, the number of unicorn startups reflects the importance of entrepreneurial minds, but I believe our country can go even further by attracting talent and capital.
This is very much what we discussed at our event in Porto last week. If you have missed it, you can find everything about it here.
IPBN member Core Optimisation, the digital marketing agency, says it was great to have their CEO and Co-Founder Caroline Dunlea join a panel on Newstalk with Bobby Kerr to discuss all things Entrepreneurial and more ahead of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland finals at the end of the month
IPBN member SixEmotions posted about travel lifestyle: Get to know Lisbon's best sights and local secrets!
IPBN member PinkRoom was fortunate to participate in Lisbon block chain month '22. They said, "We learned a lot and we got to meet a lot of people from the Web3 community."
IPBN member Carolyn McKeown passed along her congratulations to their Winners at the Algarve Business Awards 2022! "Don't forget we will announce the 2023 awards in the New Year."
IPBN member Shelley Wren, Head of Business Development at The Sovereign Group, said, "in Portugal recorded a conversation on The Golden Quarter Show, a CP Podcast, earlier this year."
IPBN member Vilamoura World's most recent project is already 50% sold! There are two bedroom units left. The development will be completed in the first half of 2024.
IPBN member StrongStep says a new version of ISO 27001 is now available! What changed? The update from ISO 27001:2013 to ISO 27001:2022 brings some long-awaited changes to the standard.
IPBN member KRA Portugal posted that the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) translates the performance of climate policies of 59 countries in a list with 63 positions. On the list, released at the UN climate conference (#COP27), Portugal appears in the 14th position.
IPBN member Bridge In shared a testimonial from an employee who has been living in Portugal for 8 months now. Nice testimonial from one of their new recruits from Ukraine.
In the Tourism and Events sector, two of our members noted that they were able to readjust their business models and build out their skillsets to fight the negative effects of social distancing, lockdowns, and closed borders on their businesses: United Events Global and Quinta dos Vales
The IPBN Algarve committee, in partnership with the University of Algarve (UAlg), the Algarve STP, and NEST Tourism Innovation Center Portugal, recently hosted the well-attended event, "Scaling-up for Tourism: Opportunities for Innovation in Tourism and the Challenges to Adapt to Transformation."
The IPBN is constantly working behind the scenes for our members to set up one-on-one meetings and introduce interesting leads that we feel might be interesting to member companies because we strive to be a touchpoint for recruitment needs, to offer assistance in opening new cross-border offices, and to make the right introductions at the right time.