Banking on Change in Payments Market

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In the first of a two-part series on the future of payments in Ireland, Ulster Bank’s head of payments, Celine Singleton, looks at current trends in a nation where cash remains king. Ireland is a country of contradictions, no more so than when it com...
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Channelling the Digital Vision

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Highlights Reflecting the growing popularity of digital devices, 58% of Irish citizens used online banking in 2017 Many banks offer a range of online services, with the potential to develop a greater range of options for business customers 80% of Iri...
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It's an exciting (as well as challenging) time for the banks, as they need to figure out how to be as nimble as new digital start ... Read More
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A Simple Guide to Raising Capital

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Once the company begins to raise equity capital from outside investors, the founders begin to suffer dilution. This is the loss of a proportional percentage of the company's shares when shares are purchased by outside investors. However dilution and the capital brought in to the business brings huge potential benefits. Here's a simple guide to raising capital:

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Free Online Training: PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016

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If you've never used PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel then these are excellent tools to help summarise and show key data in new ways. We have a free online training course called PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016 available for Business Achievers members.

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10 Mistakes Not to Make With Your Sales Presentation

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At sales pitch meetings, it is clearly important to get it right and make the favourable first impression. This cannot be done alone; it is impossible to pitch, present and listen at the same time. Pitch presentations will typically have two key communication tools: the first is the entrepreneur (& a second team member) as communicators; the second is a PowerPoint presentation & presentation folder. Here are 10 mistakes not to make with your sales presentation:

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7 Tips for Effective Business Partnering

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Are you considering partnering for your business? Would partnership make sense for your business? Here are 7 tips for effective business partnering:

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Things to Consider When Setting Up a Business From Home

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When starting a business, you might decide to base yourself at home. Many new startups were founded at kitchen tables. But sometimes space, resources, and family can make this difficult for new entrepreneurs. So here are some things to consider when starting a new business from home:

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10 Handy Time Management Tips for New Business Owners

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Time will be your biggest enemy in getting your business of the ground. You will be pulled in all kinds of directions. Successful people are very careful about how they spend their time. No matter how you slice it, we all have 24 hours in a day, so the key lies in learning to use your time (and energy) wisely. Here are 10 handy time management tips for new business owners:

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How to Motivate Staff Through Employee Training

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Training is an excellent and a proven effective tool for motivating your employees. Not only does training create numerous benefits for the company and the employer, but it also benefits the employees. Here's how to motivate staff through employee training:

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A Quick Guide to Understanding Venture Capitalists

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Venture capitalists generally invest other people's money. So they're accountable. Understanding what makes them tick is half the battle. Here's a quick guide to understanding venture capitalists:

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Free Online Training: The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict

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Conflict in the workplace can be difficult to overcome sometimes. If you have been experiencing workplace conflict then we have a free online training course called The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict available for Business Achievers members that might help.

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Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018

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With consumers spending more time online, discover the key trends that will help you harness the power of digital marketing. Here is our roundup of Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018:

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Follow the Leader, Ronan Cunningham, Footee

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In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Ronan Cunningham, owner of Footee and president of the Irish Footgolf Association.

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A Framework and 10 Key Questions for Your Business Strategy

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We've put together a list of questions and thoughts based on us studying a range of the latest theories on strategy, such a blue ocean strategy, future of management, renewing the core, open business models, etc. Here is a framework and 10 key questions for your business strategy that you can use to examine and develop your strategy with:

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How to Become a Better Leader

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As a business owner, one of the most important elements in being successful is being a good leader. There is no single definition that determines what it means to be a good leader. In most cases, being a good leader means being able to inspire the people below you to reach and even exceed all of the goals that they set out to achieve. Here's how to become a better leader:

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Great insight Tony. The sentence "good leadership is a form of learned behavior" stood out to me specifically, I completely agree ... Read More
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What Inside Outside Leadership Can Mean for Your Business

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As proven again and again leadership is essential for exponential growth. We assume you have a value proposition that sounds like a bell, that you have your customers and that you have a scalable business model. Now examine your leadership. Do you have Inside Outside Leadership? Here's what Inside Outside Leadership can mean for your business:

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Top Tips for Attending Trade shows and Exhibitions

Are you planning on attending trade shows and exhibitions? It is very likely you are attending an exhibition or trade show to make as many people as possible aware of your products, brands or services. Here are my top tips for attending trade shows and exhibitions:

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Cryptocurrency: More Than Just a Craze

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Though the bitcoin bubble may appear to be bursting, regulations and innovation could help small businesses in Ireland benefit from what cryptocurrency has to offer. Here's why cryptocurrency is more than just a craze:

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10 Low Cost But Effective Marketing Strategies for Startups

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Marketing is all about innovation, unique ideas and compelling content. It builds your brand recognition and helps nurture strong relationships with target consumers. Here are 10 low cost but effective marketing strategies for startups:

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How to Know if a Career Change to Entrepreneurship is Right For You

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There was a time where entrepreneurship was looked upon with a less than a savoury eye. It was essentially code-speak for, "I'm not exactly sure...but I plan on wandering for a while. And I expect to fail. A whole lot. Oh, and sleepless nights. Those...
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