Incentivising Sales – Universal Rules for Motivating Customers

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Business statistics are always insightful, particularly when dealing with those that relay sales figures and performance. Take conversion rate figures, for example, which offer a telling insight into how forms are struggling to optimise sales and inv...
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Tenderscout are #businessachievers

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Background to business Tony spent several years writing proposals for large and small SMEs, while at the same time, evaluating proposals written by other SMEs for public contracts. He quickly realised that the technical capabilities required to write...
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7 Serious eCommerce Trends That Will Shake up the Industry in 2018

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In 2017, global e-commerce market was worth about $2.3 trillion but numerous experts expect that this figure could double by the year 2021. Whereas some people are skeptical about its ability to overcome traditional retail, others recognize that e-co...
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"Securing the Interests of Irish Exporters in the Mid-West" - 2018 Supply Chain Seminar.

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Ulster Bank was pleased to support the Irish Exporters Association 2018 Supply Chain Seminar in Limerick on Fri 23rd March 2018. The Event was Titled "Securing the Interests of Irish Exporters in the Mid-West". I was pleased to attend this event whic...
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Where there any particular insights you could share?
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A key take away is the imperative for exporters and importers to plan for the various potential outcomes to Brexit rather than fir... Read More
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Digital Marketing in 2018

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Artificial Intelligence, once the reserve of Sci-fi movies, is now a fully-fledged reality. And an immensely important part of business growth for brands and organisations looking to future-proof themselves. The market for machine-learning applicatio...
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3 Ways Your Business Can Help Customers Get to Know You

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If your business is like most, your primary communication with your customers is over the phone. While this may be an effective way for your customers’ needs to be addressed, the reality is that a phone call can seem impersonal and provides your cust...
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Financially Weathering the Weather Woes

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Every farmer the width and breath of our beautiful country is well accustomed to the myriad of weather challenges presented across a calendar year.  With only three months of 2018 spent, Irish farmers have already experienced a Beast from the East, n...
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Nine Common Traits of a Successful Company Director

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Career aspirations are something that many people have. While not everyone has dreams of working their way up the corporate ladder and eventually heading a company, others have the role of a company director in mind, playing a large role in determini...
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Keep It Simple — 5 Businesses With Straightforward USPs That Work

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If you can’t describe what your business does in a couple of short sentences, your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) might be too complex for customers to understand. If you have a wide range of services, it’s possible to condense these into a short, ...
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Empowering More Women in Business for a Virtuous Cycle of Increasing Returns

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Mainstream media bombarded 2018 as ‘Year of the woman’. Which was driven by the #metoo revolution and the apparent changes happening in society. But is this also the case when we look at business? Fewer than 10% of FTSE 100 executive directors are fe...
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How to Get Your Local Business to Rank Well on Google

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Online shopping has become increasingly popular, as it offers convenience and simplicity when it comes to procuring products or services. People simply have to type in what they want in their search engines and they'll have millions of results to dec...
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What to Consider before You Decide to Accept Cryptocurrency at Your Small Business

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According to reports by Google Trends, the interest in cryptocurrency has never been higher. Not only that more and more people decide to invest in cryptocurrency but we’re also starting to see plenty of businesses, big and small, starting to accept ...
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How to Handle Disputes with Shareholders

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Disputes between shareholders can be caused by many different things, so being able to identify the most common types of trustee disputes and know how to resolve them is very important. It is important to understand the rights of all parties and the ...
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Building for Brexit

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Highlights The UK is Ireland’s biggest two-way trading partner, with trade between the countries estimated to be worth more than €60bn a year The Irish government’s Project Ireland 2040 scheme outlines a number of infrastructure projects that could h...
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How to Create a Small Business Budget

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It can be easy in the beginning stages of setting up a small business to only look forwards. Change happens at such a progressive pace that taking a moment to sit down and assess what has come before can seem counterintuitive. But by narrowing your f...
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Securing the Interests of Irish Exporters in the Mid-West

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Looking forward to the seminar in Limerick this Friday, part of the 2018 IEA Supply Chain Series supported by Ulster Bank. “Securing the Interests of Irish Exporters in the Mid-West”. Date: Friday, 23rd March 2018 Venue: Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis ...
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A great opportunity for exporters in the Mid-West to get together with industry experts, share learnings while discussing common c... Read More
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The Questions to Ask About Brexit

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Brexit With Brexit being kicked down the road for two years, does not mean you can be complacent. The Irish Export Association just published an article that Irish SMEs are even more dependent on UK export since Brexit was announced. More here Around...
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5 Leadership Styles and Their Effectiveness

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There's a clear difference between bosses and the leaders, with latter being the obvious choice for any serious entrepreneur. However, it's not as easy defining just how a certain leader prefers to lead, which is extremely important for optimizing a ...
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Foolproof Tips for Organizing a Successful Business Event

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Hosting a business event can be very beneficial in terms of mingling with customers and clients, providing networking opportunities, and even making a deal or two and producing some revenue. However, successful business events are not something that ...
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Lessons in Resilience

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I had the pleasure of speaking at the ACEI conference about resilience. This is what I talked about: Resilience The definition of resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties” or “the ability to persevere; to attempt to overcome s...
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