Business Podcast: Blogcentric

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Based in Kildare, digital marketing consultant, Amanda Webb also produces “Blogcentric” a bi-weekly podcast that covers content marketing and business blogging in depth. Amanda's blog has won awards including Best B2B Blog at the Blog ...
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4 Reasons Why Hiring During the Holidays is a Good Idea

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Hiring during the holidays can be challenging. Business hours are abbreviated, your internal key decision makers are likely taking time off. In addition, candidates most likely have the holiday lull in mind, and are holding off on the job hunt until recruiters are back in office. But it can offer some advantages. Here are 4 reasons why hiring during the holidays is a good idea:

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Why An Advisory Board Can Benefit Your Startup

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As a startup you would be mad not to use the advice, insights, experience, knowledge and contacts of experience directors and advisors. Advisory boards are like friends you go for advice, ideas and feedback, they view your business from far, far away. Here's why an advisory board can benefit your startup

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Health & Safety is Essential Even for Small Businesses: A Guide to Getting Started

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For small businesses, establishing health and safety in the workplace early on is essential. Why? Because the early stages of growth are the best times to put into place your policies and procedures. While the process is not complex, it's better to get in early rather than to scramble with a patchwork response when a crisis has already occurred because you don't have a policy in place. Here's a guide to the essentials of health & safety for small businesses:

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Business Achievers: Rita Smyth and Role Players for Training

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This month's Business Achiever is Rita Smyth, founder of Role Players for Training. We asked Rita to tell us a little bit about her training business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Rita Smyth and Role Players for Training:

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Are You An Effective Team Leader?

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It's right to expect the best from your staff, but do you know how to achieve this? Are you an effective team leader? Try these ten top tips to become more effective as a leader:

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4 Interesting Ways That Businesses Can Use Augmented Reality

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Technology has revolutionized the way companies conduct business. Entrepreneurs, it’s a good time to keep your pulse on emerging trends to avoid disappointing customers and falling behind competitors. Augmented reality is the hottest thing right now. Here are 4 interesting ways that businesses can use augmented reality:

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How to Know When Your Business Should IPO

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An initial public offering (IPO) allows a company to issue stock to the public and have it traded on a stock exchange. But how do you know when is a good time to IPO? Here's how to know when your business should IPO:

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7 Must-Haves for Marketing Your Startup

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When you start up a business you tend to be focussed on your product or service but there are a few key things you should have in place for your marketing. Here are 7 must-haves for marketing your startup:

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Gaining Momentum: Pat Lucey, Aspira

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In the latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders we feature Pat Lucey, CEO of Aspira, whose passion for planning and preparation knows no bounds.

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4 Reasons Why Fake Reviews Are Deadly For Your Business

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Large and small companies have valued customer reviews for years. And for as long as we can remember, businesses have always used client feedback to better serve customers. Of course, your success in business relies on whether or not your customers are satisfied with your services. And more often than not, happy customers will always refer new clients to services that they enjoy. But if you've ever been tempted to pay for fake reviews for your business then don't. Here are 4 reasons why fake reviews are deadly for your business:

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3 Simple But Essential Things To Do For Your Startup Strategy

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As a startup are you wrestling with your business strategy? Have you defined your strategy? Here are 3 simple but essential things to do for your startup strategy

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Reach Out For The Help Your Business Needs to Tackle Brexit Issues

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The British Irish Chamber of Commerce’s sixth #Agenda2018 seminar was held in Galway in association with KPMG and Ulster Bank on 4th October. We asked one of the business owners and panellists, Martin Fox, CEO of Joint-It in Tuam, Co. Galway for his take on Brexit and the seminar.

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Why Preparation is Key When Building a Brand

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If you have just launched your startup, you are probably wondering what makes a brand or a business a complete success. Well, you might believe that this question has a complicated answer, but the truth is far simpler than you might think. Almost everything your business does will influence your success! Your beautiful logo, your catchy brand name and that ad campaign that attracted the right customers - your brand’s success goes beyond that too. Here's why preparation is key when building a brand:

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Business Event Focus: CongRegation 2018

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The 6th annual CongRegation takes place next month. We asked organiser Eoin Kennedy to give us some details on this unique event and who it is for:

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Knowing Your Supply Chains and Being Prepared are Key for Brexit

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The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), in association with Rhenus Logistics Ireland, Ulster Bank and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail recently held the third large seminar of 8 regional events in the IEA's 2018 Supply Chain Series, “Securing the Interests of Irish Exporters in the Munster Region”. Here are some of the insights from the event:

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Startup Series: How To Do a Business Forecast

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Forecasting is part art and part science. Art because it's going to be about the CEO's feel for the business, its market and customers. Science because there are certain predefined financials that have to be taken into account. In our Startup series, here's how to do a business forecast:

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5 Tips For Building the Perfect Startup Team

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A startup company is only as good as its team. No matter how good your idea is, no matter how much experience you have, your startup’s success will depend completely on the people you hire. Here are 5 tips For building the perfect startup team.

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Tips for Getting Paid On Time

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Keeping your business cash flow strong can be a constant battle. Unpaid invoices can really cause problems if left too long. Here are some tips for getting paid on time:

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Free Online Training: Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Time and Tasks

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The amount of time available to you is constant – you can't buy more and you can't save it for later. What you can do is increase your productivity – the value you produce in the time you have. And the better you understand your own personal productivity, the easier it will be to manage your time effectively. We have a free online training course called Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Time and Tasks available for Business Achievers members that might help.
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