Irish Exporters Association Roundtable Discussion Sligo 28th March

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Ulster Bank was pleased to support the Irish Exporters Association 2018 Supply Chain Roundtable in Sligo. I was delighted to attend the Sligo roundtable discussion on Wednesday 28 th March, which was the latest in a series of 8 regional events being ...
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Five Safeguards For Your Business and Workforce

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Whether you're an owner of a small business or a founder of a tech startup, one thing is certain, there are safety concerns that are worth looking into. And as the head honcho, it falls under your lap to address and resolve these problems. From natur...
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Taking Off the Rose Colored Glasses with Conversion Testing

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“Many of these theories have been killed off only when some decisive experience exposed their incorrectness… Thus the yeoman work in any science… Is done by the experimentalist, who must keep the theoreticians honest.” - Michio Kaku, theoretical phys...
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Tackling Climate Change One Startup At The Time

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ClimateLaunchpad ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition  https://climatelaunchpad.org and is now open for applications. Bigger opportunity than the internet Climate change is the number one biggest business opportuni...
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Considering the state of the planet and the time left to do something, this is pathetically small. Nothing wrong with the good int... Read More
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#Agenda2018: Turning a Challenge into an Opportunity

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The second seminar of the British Irish Chamber’s #Agenda2018 series, sponsored by Ulster Bank and KPMG, brought together policy makers, experts, commentators, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to assess the potential challenges and opportunities ...
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#Agenda2018: Developing Infrastructure Fit for Purpose

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The British Irish Chamber of Commerce held the first seminar as part of the #Agenda2018: Business, Politics & Brexit series, sponsored by Ulster Bank and KPMG. This seminar brought together policymakers, experts, commentators, advisors ...
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Top Ten Beginner Career Tips

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Dear millennials, I’m one of you as well, and I really hope that I can make a change in your lives by telling you my story. Back in 2007, I was struggling to get a job in the marketing field. My education was complete, I had taken all the exams with ...
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Why Training is Central to the Growth of your Small Business

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While it's never been easier to launch a small business in the digital age, it's becoming increasingly difficult to achieve organic and sustainable growth. This is borne out by the figures, as while 91% of SMEs will continue to operate after a single...
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6 Ways to Find Best Fit Talent

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Now, the fact remains that the number one determinant of the success of any form of organization is the human resources. The material resources, the finances and the infrastructure, are all secondary, and success will not be achieved if the rightful ...
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Diner Decor: Tips for Making Your New Restaurant Stand Out

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Opening a restaurant is the dream of many a culinary fan. For those serious enough to make that dream a reality, a solid plan is an absolute necessity. The odds of failure are stacked against restaurants, where approximately 80 percent will fold in t...
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This Week's #businessachievers

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The business achievers for this week are: VR education VR education (virtual reality digital education and corporate training) raised 6.7 million on AIM in London and ESM in Dublin. More here . Payslip Fidelma McGuirk set up Payslip in 2015.  In rece...
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Cybersecurity Strategy: Adopt a Zero Trust Model, but Expect to Get Hacked

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According to Stephen Robert Morse, writing for The Hartford’s SmallBiz Ahead publication , protecting your business income begins with “evaluating potential threats,” and it ends with creating both a business continuity plan and a business recovery p...
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Can you Teach Yourself Search Engine Optimisation?

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The simple answer would be “yes” – and I could just leave it at that. But I could just as easily say “no” – which is why I feel this article has its place in the world. The more pertinent question to ask yourself could also be “ should you teach your...
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Hi Andrea, good post. I think you should learn SEO basic, even if you're planning to hire an expert or agency. At least, you woul... Read More
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Five Tips to Reducing Your Business' Churn Rate

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Employees are the lifeblood of any business, pumping life into its different limbs. From managing inventory to answering customer queries, employees manage a bulk of the legwork, which explains why an employee leaving your company can drastically dam...
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Top 5 Phones that Were Announced During the MWC 2018

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The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung sto...
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Courting Investors to Grow Your Business

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It’s all well and good to have a small business that’s founded on a strong idea or product. The difficulty that many entrepreneurs face is try to come up with the funds to make their dream into a reality. The most obvious route for many is to find so...
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Rewarding Hard Work: How to Make Your Business Results-Oriented

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When you’re a business owner, it’s always important that you do the most you possibly can with what you have. That means stretching your resources and pushing your employees to produce the best possible results for your clients or customers. If you a...
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SEO Strategy: 5 Don’ts In Keyword Research

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For business marketers, it is a common fact in their world that in creating their keywords they are to focus on what their business is offering and how they want to be known to the market. This is a good strategy for every business websites, however,...
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Yes, always go with longer keywords - don't use just one word keyword!
Friday, 30 March 2018 09:37
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Is Small-Business Hiring a Dire Situation Around the World?

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The small business sector is the backbone of the US economy, hiring more than half of total workers in the country. It is no surprise that everyone pays close attention to it, from politicians to investors. However, fewer people are opting for a care...
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Incentivising Investment: The Tax Landscape as a Lever

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How could Ireland’s taxation system work harder to attract investment in ICT post Brexit? The Irish ICT (information and communications technology) sector is one of the fastest growing in the world. There are currently 105,000 people working in the s...
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