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Juncker Plan: €29 million EIB loan finances expansion of gas distribution in Portugal

gasThe European Investment Bank (EIB) is granting a €29 million loan to support the investment programme of Sonorgás aimed at expanding its natural gas distribution networks to new areas in northern Portugal.

This investment will "increase and improve the security of energy supply in the country and contribute to economic growth and job creation in an EU cohesion region."

Free local business survey: 'What makes the Algarve attractive to foreign businesses?'

11444Business support service company, Neomarca, has launched an online survey that explores the attractiveness of the Algarve to businesses, and how businesses can better be supported in the future.

This survey collects information that will be presented to local, regional and national authorities, alongside other key research that Neomarca is producing.

Algarve Website Design - professional, affordable and necessary

Algarve Website Design

There are many reasons for having your own web site, you may have a small business, be involved with a club, charity or organisation, or may just want a site with information about yourself for friends and family to look at. These days the internet is the first place people turn for almost everything, and as a small business, club or organisation you're almost invisible without an internet presence. You need a professional looking website that shows the public who you are and what you do, and you need to be able to update the information on your site yourself, as and when necessary. Algarve Website Design offer the perfect solution.

What is Your Pricing Strategy?

What is Your Pricing Strategy?There are a lot of reasons to be in business. For some it is about autonomy and freedom. Others talk about having a passion for their business area.

But for the majority money plays a part.
So finding ways to optimise the money element of the business seems to make sense for the majority. That being so I’m always amazed that so few have investigated pricing strategies and the psychology behind how people perceive value and what they are prepared to pay.

Jack's handy tips for the budding ice cream entrepreneur

icecreamIn Portugal, two foreign companies dominate the market for ice cream and prevent small enterprises making any progress outside their local municipalities or outside city limits.

Although criticized by several government departments, the big companies obtained court injunctions so that that, individually, each artisan ice cream maker can operate in his own area, but will have problems trying outside.

Thousands visit BLiP EXPO 2016

Thousands visit BLiP EXPO 2016Thousands of visitors took advantage of the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of businesses at this year’s BLiP EXPO in the Portimão Arena over last weekend and many of those exhibitors have already expressed their satisfaction with the outcome.

The President of the Portimão Câmara, Isilda Gomes, toured the Exhibition on Saturday afternoon accompanied by Michael Reeve (CEO of the organisers afpop) and Chris Ireland, President of afpop’s Management Council and met many of the Exhibitors. In a televised interview she praised the event and its important role in raising the profile of Portimão amongst the resident and business community.

Doing business in Portugal: Portugal trade and export guide

Doing business in Portugal: Portugal trade and export guideA guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Portugal.

CLICK HERE to read the Doing business in Portugal: Portugal trade and export guide

Who is killing our ears?

HearingAidThe hearing aid cartel is one of the most powerful and well-organised in world, third only to crude oil and arms. Only six companies, using many different brands and models with different codes, make us think that there is healthy competition in a free-market. The owners became billionaires in a few decades. Some have been prosecuted in their countries for various crimes, writes Jack Soifer.

William Demant Holding A/S & GN Store Nord A/S are two Danish companies whose voting share majority is in the hands of the American corporation T. Rowe Price Group Inc. with 5% in the hands of Dutch, Danish and Norwegian investment funds.