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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13 Key Questions to Ask for Growth by Acquisition

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Mergers and acquisitions often play a key role in a company's ongoing growth-planning process. It may be more efficient to achieve the objectives by buying assets and resources needed for growth. Here are 13 key questions about your business for growth by acquisition:

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How To Raise Employee Morale in 4 Quick Ways

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A happy worker is a productive worker, and a harmonious office or workplace is one best suited to getting things done with the best quality and on time. Unhappy employees tend to be demotivated, and it will show up in the quality of their work. And unhappiness can spread – one unhappy worker can lead to others similarly feeling stressed, demotivated and discouraged too. Here is how to raise employee morale in 4 quick ways:

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5 Simple Financial Tips for Startups and First-Time Entrepreneurs

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As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to make hard choices day in and day out. Money choices can be the trickiest when you're not sure exactly what the ROI will be on your decision. Here are five simple financial tips for startups and first-time entrepreneurs that may help you in this regard.

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Trade Show Giveaway Ideas: The Ultimate Guide

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One of the main tools exhibitors use at trade shows to drive the crowd into their space is a giveaway. Promotional products are always popular. And there are good reasons for that. People love something for free, and doing a giveaway the right way can be really beneficial. A proper giveaway will help you generate leads to grow a brand. Here are Trade Show Giveaway Ideas based on my experience:

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How to Use VR for Your Business

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It would be easy to dismiss virtual reality (VR) as only relevant to gamers and the entertainment industry. However, it is becoming a vital commercial marketing and communications tool. So how does VR for business work? This article looks at how to use VR for your business.

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Win Tickets to Jenny Greene & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at GIAF

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We have 2 tickets to one of the hottest gigs at this year's Galway International Arts Festival up for grabs! 2FM Live with Jenny Greene & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is sold out again but you can win two tickets for the performance on 29 July, 8pm ...
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7 Steps to Take Your Government Tenders to Another Level

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The State is the single largest buyer in Ireland, spending a whopping €9 billion of public money on procuring services and goods in 2017, across 7,500 different tender opportunities. Here are 7 Steps to Take Your Government Tenders to Another Level:

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Great blog. What are the minimum financial hurdles that an SME has to meet to bid...t/o over three years, insurances such as publi... Read More
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Hi Fionan Thanks for your comments and you're right. Candidate selection criteria usually fall into three main categories: \nExclu... Read More
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Three Things That Will Help Small Firms Remain Competitive

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Ulster Bank was delighted to continue its association with the Small Firms Association at its 2018 Annual Conference, bringing focus to a sector of critical importance to the economy as a whole. The economic growth and employment supported by the sector is reflected in the Bank's aim to lend more than €1bn to SMEs in 2018. Here's what Eddie Cullen, Managing Director of Commercial Banking at Ulster Bank had to say post event:

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3 Simple Ways to Organise Your Business

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As a small business owner, when you hear the word, “organisation,” as it relates to entrepreneurship or management, you might think about scheduling and organising your time. While that’s vital to any business, have you given thought to the physical organisation and layout of your operations center? Here are 3 Simple Ways to Organise Your Business:

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Follow the Leader - Brian O'Reilly, of MCE Events

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In the latest of our interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Brian O’Reilly, MD at Dublin-based MCE Events. Since it was founded 18 years ago, MCE has organised events and parties for hous...
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Nice to read about another indigenous SME who has grown.
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Ulster Bank Participate in Launch of New Credit Guarantee Scheme

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Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD launches the new SME Credit Guarantee Scheme   The revised SME Credit Guarantee Scheme was launched today, replacing the 2012 Scheme which e...
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Help For What Matters : Ken Boyne, Managing Director of Ionic Consulting


Ken Boyne, Managing Director of Ionic Consulting tells Ulster Bank his story about becoming an “accidental entrepreneur” when he moved to buy the Irish subsidiary of their parent company, Wind Prospect Group. The decision to purchase the business was...
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Ulster Bank Announce €15m Agri Weather Fund

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Ulster Bank has today (10th July 2018) announced that it is allocating €15 million through its Weather Agri Fund to support farmers as they face continued challenges due to adverse weather conditions. Applications for this fund will be available from...
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Help For What Matters : Ionic Consulting & Sliabh Bawn Windfarm

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Ken Boyne, Managing Director of Ionic Consulting tells Ulster Bank his story about becoming an “accidental entrepreneur” when he moved to buy the Irish subsidiary of their parent company, Wind Prospect Group. The decision to purchase the business was...
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Very Interesting Story thanks for sharing
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5 Ways to Promote Your Business to Millennials and the iGeneration

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Marketing to Millennials and post-Millennials means understanding the power of connectivity. Here are 5 Ways to Promote Your Business to Millennials and the iGeneration:

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How Cash Flow Determines Startup Success

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Money makes the world go round they say. As CEO of the startup Kite.ly I learned first-hand the significance of cash flow, particularly during the embryonic stage. Cash flow is vital for startups, whether they are VC backed or bootstrapped self-funded ventures. Without exceptional cash flow, the wider vision is impossible to realise. Here is How Cash Flow Determines Startup Success:

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The Quick Start Guide to Startup Fundraising

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One of the key roles of the CEO/founder/owner of a business is to keep the business funded. There are a number of ways to do this – grants, equity finance, debt/loans and, of course, revenues. For this article we’ll focus on non-revenue funding sourc...
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Digital Disruption: Innovation Lessons

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Why does innovation not work? Why do the big companies spend the millions and the young start-ups with no money walk away with the big price? “Creative intelligence” “Creative intelligence” is about trying to crack the innovation code. What are the t...
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How Visual Communication Can Help You Nail Your Unique Brand

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Visuals are not only for grabbing readers’ attention but are also excellent for communicating a message. Here's How Visual Communication Can Help You Nail Your Unique Brand:

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