How to Have The Best Board In The World

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A high quality, dynamic board of directors is critical to a high-growth company because a carefully selected board provides the experience you need to help you set the right course and make quick and accurate decisions. Here's how to have the best board in the world for your business:

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10 Tips to Convince Your Customers Not to Abandon Their Shopping Cart

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Picture the scenario: you’ve spent countless hours designing, optimising and testing your e-commerce store. You switch it on, then go online to check your site analytics, only to see that customers are leaving their cart at checkout; heartbreaking when you've spent all that time on store setup! Here are 10 tips to convince your customers not to abandon their shopping cart:

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Startup Series: Guide to Understanding Capital Structure

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How is ownership decided in a startup? When should we bring on board investors? I'm being diluted! What does that mean? What's a ratchet? What's pre-money and post money valuation? Help! Here's our startup series guide to understanding capital structure:

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Buying Cars Online – The New Customer Journey

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  • Most customers start their car-buying journey online, researching mileage, body types, road tax and safety ratings
  • Customers make, on average, only 1.5 visits to a dealership when purchasing a new car
  • Dealers are therefore changing the way they reach out to potential buyers, making the online service they offer more appealing
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How to Plan a Website for Your Startup

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A website allows you to conduct and market your business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And it's global from day 1. Its ultimate aim as a business tool is to make it easy for customers and partners to do business with you. Here's how to plan a website for your startup:

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Chain Reaction: Pat McCormick

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Pat McCormick is incoming president of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and head of department at the Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at the Dundalk Institute of Technology in County Louth. We spoke to Pat recently and asked him for his views on upcoming impacts for business:

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Latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor: Winners and Losers in a Highly Competitive Market

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The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor report shows winners and losers in a highly competitive market. Read on for more insights: Join our Business Achievers community  and get access to downloads to help your business, free online training co...
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7 Tips from a CEO for Managing Hyper Growth

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You are in the exciting part of the S-curve and now is time where your future market share will be determined. You need to be able to act quick and dump the (legacy) systems that hamper your ability to respond a hyper speed to new opportunities to expand your market share. Here are 7 tips from a CEO for managing hyper growth:

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Banking on Change in Payments Market

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In the first of a two-part series on the future of payments in Ireland, Ulster Bank’s head of payments, Celine Singleton, looks at current trends in a nation where cash remains king. Ireland is a country of contradictions, no more so than when it com...
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Very interesting Celine - looking forward to part of this interview !
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Channelling the Digital Vision

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Highlights Reflecting the growing popularity of digital devices, 58% of Irish citizens used online banking in 2017 Many banks offer a range of online services, with the potential to develop a greater range of options for business customers 80% of Iri...
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It's an exciting (as well as challenging) time for the banks, as they need to figure out how to be as nimble as new digital start ... Read More
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A Simple Guide to Raising Capital

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Once the company begins to raise equity capital from outside investors, the founders begin to suffer dilution. This is the loss of a proportional percentage of the company's shares when shares are purchased by outside investors. However dilution and the capital brought in to the business brings huge potential benefits. Here's a simple guide to raising capital:

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Free Online Training: PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016

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If you've never used PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel then these are excellent tools to help summarise and show key data in new ways. We have a free online training course called PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016 available for Business Achievers members.

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10 Mistakes Not to Make With Your Sales Presentation

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At sales pitch meetings, it is clearly important to get it right and make the favourable first impression. This cannot be done alone; it is impossible to pitch, present and listen at the same time. Pitch presentations will typically have two key communication tools: the first is the entrepreneur (& a second team member) as communicators; the second is a PowerPoint presentation & presentation folder. Here are 10 mistakes not to make with your sales presentation:

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Follow the Leader, Philip Noone, Aalto Bio Reagents

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we talk to Philip Noone, CEO of innovative Irish biotechnology firm Aalto Bio Reagents. Philip Noone, CEO of Aalto Bio Reagents, ...
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7 Tips for Effective Business Partnering

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Are you considering partnering for your business? Would partnership make sense for your business? Here are 7 tips for effective business partnering:

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Things to Consider When Setting Up a Business From Home

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When starting a business, you might decide to base yourself at home. Many new startups were founded at kitchen tables. But sometimes space, resources, and family can make this difficult for new entrepreneurs. So here are some things to consider when starting a new business from home:

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10 Handy Time Management Tips for New Business Owners

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Time will be your biggest enemy in getting your business of the ground. You will be pulled in all kinds of directions. Successful people are very careful about how they spend their time. No matter how you slice it, we all have 24 hours in a day, so the key lies in learning to use your time (and energy) wisely. Here are 10 handy time management tips for new business owners:

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How to Motivate Staff Through Employee Training

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Training is an excellent and a proven effective tool for motivating your employees. Not only does training create numerous benefits for the company and the employer, but it also benefits the employees. Here's how to motivate staff through employee training:

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A Quick Guide to Understanding Venture Capitalists

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Venture capitalists generally invest other people's money. So they're accountable. Understanding what makes them tick is half the battle. Here's a quick guide to understanding venture capitalists:

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Free Online Training: The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict

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Conflict in the workplace can be difficult to overcome sometimes. If you have been experiencing workplace conflict then we have a free online training course called The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict available for Business Achievers members that might help.

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