In Focus South-West Ireland - Attracting Industry As Well as Tourists

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The Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle and the Dingle Peninsula are not only attracting tourists to the South West of Ireland – some stars of industry find it irresistible, too. We examine what the region has to offer for business:

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My Secret Guide to Reducing Small Business Costs

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Just like your own business, the marketplace is ever changing. In fact, in the last several years, the technological and digital breakthroughs have changed the business environment all across the world. If you’re running a small business, you’re obviously subject to these changes. Every business owner – including you – aims for one specific end goal: net profits. Revenues, expenses, traffic, sales – they all lead to the same point, which is the profitability of the business. Here is my secret guide to reducing small business costs:

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7 Non-Venture Capital Financing Options for Startups

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It isn’t uncommon for entrepreneurs and small business owners to seek venture capitalists to fund their business. Venture capital (VC) is an institutional or private investment made into new businesses. However, if you are not interested in going this route, here are 7 non-venture capital financing options for entrepreneurs.

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Have You Checked Out Our FREE Business Downloads?

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We've got some excellent (even if we say so ourselves) free business downloads for our members and business owners to access and use. From financial spreadsheets to templates for pitching to checklists for your business, visit our Downloads section any time to access these. 

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The Do's and Don'ts of Attending Trade Shows

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In the early start up stage, finding early adopters and buyers for the ventures new product is the urgent task. No sales, no survival. One of the best ways to make those early sales is at industry exhibitions and tradeshows. Exhibitions attract innovator and early adopter buyers, keen to see what is new. It pays therefore to make a winning impression at the key exhibitions and trade shows that are attended by buyers for the new product. Here are the do's and don'ts of attending trade shows:

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Follow The Leader: Conall Laverty, Wia

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In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Conall Laverty, founder and CEO of Dublin-based firm Wia, about his business journey. Join our Business Achievers community and get access to downloa...
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A Tax Break for Christmas: Take Advantage of The Small Gift Exemption

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Don’t forget about a small tax-planning opportunity where an employer can make a non-cash gift to an employee without the gift being taxed in the hands of the employee. Take advantage of this tax break for Christmas with no tax on gift vouchers to employees under the small gift exemption scheme:

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8 Things To Encourage an Innovation Culture

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Innovation does not happen; it must be planned for, organised and managed. Here are 8 things to encourage an innovation culture in your business:

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10 Signs You Are Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

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Being a successful entrepreneur is many people’s dream. A great lifestyle, incredible rewards, the possibility to travel and take vacations every time you please, freedom…it’s no wonder why so many people are starting to reject the 9-to-5 workstyle and begin looking for the next golden opportunity. Here are 10 signs you are destined to be an entrepreneur:

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34 Questions to Answer 'Do You Have A Billion Dollar Company?'

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Most entrepreneurs aspire to exiting and selling their company. But can you maximise your sale opportunity? Here are 34 questions to answer to find out if you have a "billion dollar company":

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In Focus South-East Ireland - A Burgeoning Tech Hub

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Brimming with history, the South East of Ireland is fast becoming a tech hub. We examine what the region has to offer for business and why it has resisted adopting a silicon label. 

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5 Simple Tips To Help Create a More Successful Business

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So you want a stronger bottom line? Well, good news, you don’t have to shell out millions for marketing costs or hire a pricey consultant to improve business. Creating more success at your company is an inside job. Here are 5 simple tips to help create a more successful business - ways to improve workplace morale, rally your team and enhance the quantity and quality of work produced at your organisation. 

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Business Achievers: Michael Fitzgerald and OnePageCRM

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This month's Business Achiever is Michael Fitzgerald and OnePageCRM. We asked Michael to tell us a little bit about his sales and customer-focussed business and asked him about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achiev...
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What is The Difference Between Digital PR and Traditional PR?

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Not that long ago PR was just that - PR. However, modern marketing is continually developing, and technology keeps advancing. PR has had to transform. It took on new shapes, as well. With the introduction of Internet marketing and social media, PR split into two - traditional and digital. What is the difference between digital PR and traditional PR?

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Win a Costa Coffee Card and Help Us!

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We want to hear from business owners about what kind of business content they like to read and what they would find useful. Take our short survey and one respondent will win a £50/€50 Costa Coffee card!

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How to Use Your Own Network to Grow Your Business

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"It is not what you know, it is who you know” - there is a lot of truth in that phrase. A network of connections is an especially powerful tool in growing a business. Research among high achievers shows that one of the reasons for their success is the fact that they cultivate (that is, develop and use) a strong network of personal contacts. Here's how to use your own network to grow your business:

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6 Big Failures To Avoid When Going Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Dublin sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulsterbank and Business Achievers, companies discussed the challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are 6 ...
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9 Warning Signs A Company Is In Trouble

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You are at a critical stage of your company. You have been through the growth stages and you are unlikely to have the same entrepreneurial culture as when you started. There are some distinct warning signs that your business might be in trouble. If they apply to you, you are in danger. Here are 9 warning signs your business might be in trouble:

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5 Ways For Making Training and Development for Employees Even Better

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Workplace training doesn't have to be boring or just a paper exercise. New techniques and methods can be applied to engage your employees while bringing other benefits to the workplace. Here are 5 ways for making training and development for employees even better:

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8 Proven Brand Design Principles For Startups to Follow

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A brand is more than just a logo. Branding is the image a company presents to the public. It colours all interactions, all marketing, and all user expectations. In many ways, branding is defined by people’s perceptions as much as it is by what your company produces or the service you provide. In other words, branding is critical to the success of every company and is involved in all aspects of a business. The following 8 principles are a guide to effectively design your brand and take your business to the next level. Here are 8 proven brand design principles for startups to follow:

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