Businesses Tread Water With ‘Wait and See’ Attitude to Brexit

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According to the latest Business Monitor from InterTradeIreland, which surveys over 750 businesses North and South on business sentiment, while the wider economy on the island remains resilient, there are further signs of difficulties generated by the uncertainty around Brexit. Businesses are cautious, and this could potentially impact on growth prospects. Businesses tread water with "wait and see" attitude to Brexit:

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How to Make Your Business Meetings More Manageable

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Business meetings are known for being a bit boring, and sometimes unorganised. They can also run late and long without giving attendees an authentic opportunity to engage the process. Company leaders have to ensure events are productive and keep employees engaged and informed. Here are six tips to consider that can help manage any business meeting a little better and more manageable.

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The 10 Key Stages of Product Design

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The goal of the product design process is essentially to deliver better product solutions to market, helping establish and grow business, while delivering useful gains to the end user, be that functional or emotional engagement to a product that exceeds their expectations. Here are the 10 key stages of product design:

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How to Get Employees to Brag About Your Business

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Research has shown that the key to getting your employees to brag about your business isn't your services or products - it's your engagement. Interestingly enough, when an employee feels engaged at work, there is a 96% chance that he/she will give their job nothing less than their best effort. Here's how to get employees to brag about your business:

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Financial Management Tips to Keep the Cash Flowing

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There are so many intriguing layers to running a business. Though you may have the best products and services in your industry, they all mean nothing if you can't properly manage your cash flow. You need cash to adequately market your products and services, hire and pay staff, manufacture and produce results, and provide customer service. If your cash is always tied up in one aspect of business or another, your business stands to become stagnant. To avoid this common pitfall, here are some tips on effectively managing your cash flow:

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6 Ways To Maintain and Enhance Your Customer Relationships

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Marketing to a potential audience and attempting to get new leads is one of the best ways to grow your business. If you truly want to be successful with your company, however, leveraging your current customers and getting the most out of them is the most cost-effective thing in the long run. After all it costs more to acquire a customer than keep one. Here are 6 ways to maintain and enhance your customer relationships:

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What Scaling Ecommerce Companies Need to Know About Finances

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If you’re at the helm of an online selling brand, then, and you’re aspiring to reach that next level, how can you get all your ducks in a row? What do you need to know about handling your corporate finances? Here are some key points:

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A Handy Tech Checklist for Startup Owners

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While technology is in a constant state of change, there are a few things that are guaranteed to stay the same for the time being within the world of Entrepreneurial business. That said, sometimes the basics are forgotten, so here is a handy tech checklist for startup owners to remind all of the things you should think about technology-wise if you haven’t already.

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5 Office Design Trends That Could Make Your Company More Productive

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Every company needs different work space to accommodate how it organises its workflows. The design of your office can affect how your employees work both by themselves and together. Every now and then trends emerge in the way offices are designed. Here are 5 office design trends that could make your company more productive:

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Grants and Support to Help New Businesses in Ireland

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You think you have a great business idea – but how do you get it off the ground? Well, for budding entrepreneurs, there’s no end of help available. Here's a round up of grants and supports to help new businesses in Ireland:

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Follow The Leader: Jo Davey, Absolute Nutrition

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Our series of interviews with inspirational business leaders takes on a family flavour this month as we speak to Jo Davey, founder of Absolute Nutrition.

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Business Leaders Share Key Mistakes To Avoid When Going Global

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Irish CEOs are taking a new approach and looking at ways to help each other grow their businesses internationally. The latest event in the ‘How to’ of Going Global series organised by KPMG and supported by Business Achievers, Ulster Bank and Enterprise Ireland was held in Drogheda on 30th April 2019. Business leaders shared their tips for avoiding key mistakes when going global with your business:

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7 Inexpensive Benefits to Show Your Staff They’re Appreciated

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Health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off are some of the most common benefits employers provide to their staff – and with good reason. While a competitive salary can attract top candidates to your company, the key to retaining highly qualified staff is showing them how much they’re valued. Offering additional benefits to your employees not only shows them how much you care, but it motivates them to put their best foot forward on the daily basis. If you’re interested in extending a little appreciation to your staff, here are some ideas that won’t break the bank. 7 inexpensive benefits to show your staff they're appreciated:

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Business Leaders Exchange Tips on Going Global in Drogheda

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The latest event in the ‘How to’ of Going Global series organised by KPMG and supported by Business Achievers, Ulster Bank and Enterprise Ireland was held in Drogheda on 30th April 2019, where business leaders exchanged tips on how to grow, scale and export.

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7 Things a VC Looks for in a Startup

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With the number of startups mushrooming all over the world, one would think that investors are just dying to give away money to new business ventures. Take the case of unicorn startups for instance. Once an unheard of phenomenon (hence the name unicorn startups), these are startup firms that are valued at $1 billion or more. Numbers like this would obviously excite a wannabe entrepreneur and spark the hope that their new venture has what it takes to become the next big unicorn. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it looks. Here are 7 things a VC looks for in a startup:

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PR Metrics You Should be Measuring For Your Business

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The PR metrics that you should consider measuring are based on the objectives of your business. PR is a tool for communication designed to help you meet your business objectives. Within PR, spending a significant amount of time on tracking metrics is necessary in order to communicate the value of this function. Here are the PR metrics you should be measuring for your business:

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Tips For Choosing Your First Office

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Choosing your first office is exciting. Your office is your base of operations. Whether you have been working out of your home or are simply a budding entrepreneur who is ready for a first office, how you choose can make all the difference in the world. The wrong office space can hinder your productive just as the right space can make your productivity soar. Here are tips for choosing your first office to make sure it's the right one:

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How to Get the First Client for Your Business

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Starting a new business is not easy, no matter what people may want you to believe. And the worst part can actually be the first steps, those awkward days of gaining your first client and earning that hallowed first invoice. The thing is, your first customer is your most important customer in a way, because once you have one, you can reference them to other prospective customers you are talking to. Here are tips for how to get the first client for your business:

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Simple Things to Create a Productive Environment For Your Business

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Do you feel maybe that your employees aren't as productive in your business as you'd like them to be? Want to create a more productive environment at your company? Here are some suggestions for simple things that can help to create a more productive environment for your business:

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SME Funding Options in Ireland You Might Not Be Aware Of

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It always surprises me to see how little awareness there is out there concerning some of the funding options available for small businesses. Here are some SME funding options in Ireland that you might not be aware of:

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