Five Habits of Successful Small Business Leaders

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Each year, thousands of people start small businesses. Unfortunately, at the same time, thousands of small businesses fail. What is the secret to staying afloat in an uncertain economy? There are a number of simple habits demonstrated by successful small business leaders. Here are 5 in particular that successful small business leaders tend to have:

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Call For Applicants For Next ACORNS Programme

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The call is out for applicants for the next ACORNS programme, we asked Paula Fitzsimmons, Director, ACORNS to tell us all about it: Join our Business Achievers community  and get access to downloads to help your business, free online training co...
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5 Things You Should To Do To Ensure You Get Paid On Time

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Some business owners manage cash flow beautifully, and some plod along and seem to get through. If you proactively work on getting your cash flow system working for you, it can reap rewards. Here are a number of ideas you can quickly implement in your business, with 5 things you should do to ensure you get paid on time:

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How to Create an Effective Product Label

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Designing a product label can be an intimidating thing. Making a first impression is integral to creating a powerful message that turbo-charges your brand, but it's easy to overdo it and mess up your image. The last thing you want to do is send people the wrong impression. Follow these 5 rules for how to create an effective product label and you could create a label that beats all the competition.

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Is Your Start-Up Ripe For a Pivot? Here's How To Find Out

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There will be hurdles for every start-up and every entrepreneur must have one trait, i.e. determination to battle and overcome the inevitable obstacles. But there comes a time when an entrepreneur needs to reverse his business plan, take a third option rather than just hanging in there. It is harder to follow but this is what a business often needs to be successful. Is your start-up ripe for a pivot? Here's how to find out:

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Free Online Training Courses for Business Achievers Members

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Good news, we have a number of practical training courses, designed for busy business owners and these are available to Business Achievers members for free. Find out about our free online training courses for Business Achievers members:

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4 Simple Tips for a More Sustainable Office Environment

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The initiative to reduce office waste can not only be more profitable for a business but can also help to make a happier working environment for your employees. Investing in eco-friendly options can make for a better, more vibrant working space that is both sustainable and profitable. Here are 4 simple tips for a more sustainable office environment:

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Some Tips For Reducing Business Costs

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Does your business need to look at reducing costs? You need to approach the problem of cost reduction smartly and methodically. This is usually achieved through careful observation of your spending and targeting the things that can be reduced or excluded from your overall budget. Reducing unnecessary cost will also increase your business’ profitability. Here are some tips for reducing business costs.

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Some Things Your Startup Might Need for Branding and Communications

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If you’re just starting your business, then it's good to organise some simple things that can help with your marketing as well as how you communicate with the outside world. Here are some things your start up might need for branding and communications:

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Here's Where You Can Get Support For Your Business For Brexit

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Irrespective of the final outcome of Brexit, the decision of the UK to leave the EU will result in changes, and while there is still a lot of uncertainty, it’s important for business owners to be aware of what Brexit may mean for your business and your daily life. Here's where you can get support for your business for Brexit:

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Top Tips For Business Planning: Don't Plan to Fail, Don't Fail to Plan

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Business planning and implementing a business strategy is more than simply achieving business goals. It inspires people to work hard, makes the team feel part of a purpose; it incites actions and ensures that activities happen. Simply constructed, effectively executed, a business strategy is a template for business success. Here are top tips for business planning: don't plan to fail, don't fail to plan:

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Business Achievers: Eoin Heverin and Tell My Story Book

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Our latest Business Achiever is Eoin Heverin. We asked Eoin to tell us a little bit about his book-focussed business and about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Eoin Heverin and Tell My Story Book. Join our...
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11 Tips for Motivating Your Employees

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A motivated workforce goes a long way towards the success of your business. As the business owner, you may be super motivated about your own business but how are you motivating your team? Here are 11 tips for motivating your employees:

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4 Virtual Office Services That Could Save Your Business Money

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Given the developments in technology and the opportunities that are available, virtual services are becoming more and more popular. With an increase in entrepreneurs and more small businesses starting up each year, the traditional model of a corporate office is changing. This process has been underway since the 1990s, but recent technological progressions and the current economic climate have contributed to a much quicker pace of change in the past few years. Here are 4 virtual office services that could save your business money:

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6 Tips for Making a Promotional Video For Your Business

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Have you created video about your business? Are you using any video content to promote your products or services? Here are six important things to consider in making a promotional small business video:

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A 3-Step Success Process Inspired By Walt Disney

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I believe Walt Disney was one of the best dreamers of the 20th century, and that his dreams directly impacted his success. As Walt Disney is a huge inspiration to me, I wanted to write this article to share with you how you too can become one of the best dreamers of the 21st century, thus impacting your success in your life, career, and business. Here is a 3-step success process inspired by Walt Disney:

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Business Achievers: Loretta Ní Ghabháin and Lorg Media

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Our latest Business Achiever is Loretta Ní Ghabháin and Lorg Media. We asked Loretta to tell us a little bit about her marketing-focussed business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Loret...
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5 Reasons Why Happy Employees Are More Productive

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I believe that every employer strives to have productive employees. The most effective way to improve productivity at work is to satisfy employees. Here are 5 reasons why happy employees are more productive:

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5 Tips for Managing Small Business Finances

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Professional financial management is essential for the success of any business that is just getting on its feet. Money matters are very crucial since the entire basis of the business is to generate an income. Here are 5 tips for managing small business finances:

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6 Key Ways a PR Strategy Can Help Fuel Your Marketing

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When organisations think about marketing, far too often, public relations (PR) is far down the list of priorities. There are numerous, more measurable activities that marketers tend to focus on. But, when done right, proper PR is one of the very best marketing strategies to build awareness with potential customers, partners and stakeholders. Here are six key ways that a PR strategy can help fuel your marketing efforts:

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