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The woman who quit smoking and built a global hypnotherapy firm

Image copyright Mikaela Gauer Image caption Grace and her company have clients around the world The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to US hypnotist Grace Smith. Grace Smith says she was able to give up alcohol, but that quitting smoking seemed impossible. Back in 2011, the then 25-year-old… Read more →

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IOA: US insurance firm announces 40 jobs for Belfast

Image copyright Getty Images A US insurance company is planning to expand its newly established operations in Northern Ireland. Florida-based Insurance Office of America (IOA) has set up a technical development centre in Belfast. The firm plans to hire 40 people by 2022 with jobs from entry level to “high end” engineering, software development and data science roles. Invest Northern… Read more →

Qarik: New York technology firm creates 50 jobs in Belfast

Image copyright Getty Images A New York-based technology business has announced 50 new jobs in Belfast. Qarik provides cloud-based data management and analysis software development services. Invest Northern Ireland has offered £325,000 in support. The roles range from graduate to senior level and include software engineers. Economy Minister Diane Dodds met the company’s founders during a visit to the US… Read more →

How her own illness led one woman to set up a global firm

Image copyright Rob Northway Image caption Jules Miller started to research dietary supplements with her grandfather The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Jules Miller, founder of dietary supplements firm The Nue Co. Jules Miller says she became so ill that she had internal bleeding. “I was exhausted,… Read more →

Thomas Cook to be revived as online travel firm

Image copyright Reuters The Thomas Cook travel brand is close to being re-launched following the company’s spectacular collapse last year that cost thousands of jobs. However, the new firm will be online-only without the aircraft, hotels and shops of the old business. The brand’s owner, China’s Fosun, wants to revive Britain’s oldest travel firm within weeks to capture the start… Read more →

‘People told me my plans for a skincare firm were crazy’

Image copyright Tata Harper Image caption Tata Harper launched her eponymous skincare brand in 2010 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Tata Harper, owner of the popular US skincare company of the same name. Tata Harper’s mission to create a natural skincare range began when her stepfather… Read more →