4 Nifty Ways To Use Technology to Enhance Your Trade Show Presence

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Exhibiting in trade shows and exhibitions are one of the best ways to meet your clientele face to face and foster industry relationships. In our previous post about trade show tips and tricks, we shared some tips for effective trade show and exhibition ROI. The essence of any successful exhibition plan is the user engagement. The more engaged your audience is the more likely they are to convert. But, the real question here is how to engage? Technology can help here. Here are 4 nifty ways to use technology to enhance your trade show presence:

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10 Key Steps to Financing Rapid Growth

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Growing a company often requires significant financing. Purchasing new equipment adding product lines, expanding the premises or raising additional working capital to fund growth are just some of the reasons why a company might want to think about putting together a proposal to obtain financing. Here are 10 key steps to financing rapid growth:

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Free Online Training: Working With Data in Excel 2016

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If you're a basic user of Excel but would like to learn new tips and tricks for working with data including organising, sorting and filtering, then we have a free online training course called Working With Data in Excel 2016 available for Business Ac...
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How to Maximise PR for Your Business

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Public relations (PR) is an effective way for businesses to gain publicity, create a particular image for your business and attract new clients. Here are some tips on how to maximise PR for your business:

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People was published in 1936. Over 15 million copies have been sold world-wide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

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The UK-Ireland Agri-Food sector: A Shared History, A Shared Future

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The upcoming UK-Ireland Agri-Food Sector event takes place on September 5th. We asked the organisers to give us some details on the event and who it is for:

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10 Practical Tips for Writing a Business Plan

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The first thing most people will tell you when they hear you are thinking of starting your own business is that you will need a business plan. Here are some tips to get you started, with our 10 practical tips for writing a business plan:

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Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me

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This month's Business Achiever is Aoife O'Driscoll from Inspireme.ie. We asked Aoife to tell us a little bit about her super accessible business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me.

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Brexit 1 Year On: What Has Happened And What Is Next

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The British Irish Chamber of Commerce along with Ulster Bank and co-sponsors KPMG came together on May 30th to address the various challenges and opportunities that Brexit has brought about for business interests in the UK and Ireland. Here's what happened at the 3rd #AGENDA2018 event:

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Calculating Digital Marketing ROI: What You Need to Know Nowadays

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It is common knowledge that digital marketing is a form of marketing with a high return on investment. Companies are spending upwards of $250 billion annually on digital marketing campaigns but do they know the return they are getting on that spend? To find out more about how to calculate your digital marketing ROI, here is what you need to know.

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What Do You Need for a Business Loan? Here Are The 6 C's

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This is about the 6 Cs of getting a loan from your bank. It’s about you getting to know your bank manager and the lending criteria of his/her employer. Like all relationships you have to be conscious of the requirements of the other party. Read on to find out what do you need for a business loan: here are the 6 C's:

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Startup Series: How to Pitch to Investors

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If marketing is the art of understanding customer needs and then creating solutions to meet those needs at a profit; then nowhere is marketing more important for an entrepreneur than at seeking funding from investors at start up and subsequent rounds. Continuing our Start Up series, here are tips on how to pitch to investors:

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Gaining Momentum: Alison Banton

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The Momentum Series 2018, in partnership with Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Ulster Bank, brought together inspirational business leaders to shore their views on growth opportunities to fellow entrepreneurs. In our series of interviews with Momentum's speakers, we cast the spotlight on Alison Banton, CEO at beauty business Brooke & Shoals Fragrances.

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Free Online Training: Polishing Your Feedback Skills

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Giving feedback is vital in the workplace. But giving feedback is not always easy, especially if you need to give negative feedback. We have a free online training course called Polishing Your Feedback Skills available for Business Achievers members that might help.

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How To Get Your First Customer

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Starting a new business is always tough. You have spent hours and hours putting your Business Plan together, sorting out the financing, arranging your office and buying equipment. And the big day arrives you have to get out there and secure your first customer. It all looked so easy when you were planning, but now this is real and doesn't seem as effortless as you thought. Here are some tips on how to get your first customer:

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Follow the Leader: Pat FitzGerald

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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 Pat FitzGerald, founder and MD at Beotanics & FitzGerald Nurseries in Stoneyford, Kilkenny.

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5 Easy Ways to Get Ideas to Innovate for your Business

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Innovation is the systematic development of new opportunities. And it's not only the 3Ms, HPs and IBMs of this world that need to innovate. It is becoming essential for business success. Product life cycles are getting shorter, the speed of change is ever increasing. Here are 5 easy ways to get ideas to innovate for your business:

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Seminar - The UK-Ireland Agri-Food Sector: A Shared History, A Shared Future

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This event will be the 5th installment of the series following the Infrastructure, ICT, Financial Services and Brexit Seminars that have taken place in the UK and Ireland. Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin Time/Date: 5th September 2018 @ 08.00...
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6 Innovative Ways We See Technology Changing Business

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There’s no denying that technology plays a huge part in our lives, both at home and work. This article takes a look into exactly how tech has changed the businesses and the way we operate. Here are 6 innovative ways we see technology changing business:

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Contactless to Drive Payments

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In the second instalment of our two-part series on the evolution of payments in Ireland, Ulster Bank’s head of payments, Celine Singleton, explains how businesses have embraced contactless payments.

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