Business Achievers: Kate McQuillan and Pet Sitters Ireland

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This month's Business Achiever is Kate McQuillan from Pet Sitters Ireland. We asked Kate to tell us a little bit about her pet related business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Kate McQ...
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Applegreen Expands Further Into The UK With Acquisition of Welcome Break

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Applegreen plc has furthered its expansion into the UK with the acquisition of Welcome Break, the UK motorway service and hotel chain in a deal worth €361.8M.

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5 Simple Ways To Ensure Happy Employees

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If you own a business, your goal should be to make money (of course!). However, you should also strive for happy employees. After all happy employees make a happy company. We’ve been inundated with images of quirky offices around the world that find unique ways to boost productivity and encourage creativity. Small business owners might not be able to do things on such a grand scale, but there are smaller and more affordable ways to lift your employees’ mood. Here are 5 simple ways to ensure happy employees:

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How to Put in Place an Exit Strategy To Maximise Value

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Formulating and executing an exit strategy is one of the most difficult challenges the entrepreneur faces in creating and then subsequently realising value in the business venture. Here's an in depth guide to how to put in place an exit strategy to maximise value:

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One Entrepreneur Answers 'Why Do We Do It'?

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We put out the call recently on one of our Business Achievers mailings to ask people "So you want to own your own business? Why?". One business owner took the time to write back. Here's what Mícheál Ó Doibhilín, Kilmainham Tales had to say:

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Why Appointing Key Account Managers is a Smart Move

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It is an immutable business fact that 80 per cent of revenues come from 20 per cent of your customers. It therefore pays to target those key customers. Here's why appointing Key Account Managers is a smart move for your business:

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Choosing the Right Growth Strategy

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Given the rapidly moving changes in our marketplace, the challenge for the entrepreneurial company is how and when to grow. And this leads to other major questions that can be difficult to answer. Here are some key questions to ask to help choose the right growth strategy:

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5 Mistakes Companies Make When Trying to Go Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Cork sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulsterbank and Business Achievers, companies discussed challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are 5 mistakes companies make when trying to go global:

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Call for Applicants for New Cycle of Going for Growth Now Open

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(Pictured L to R Olivia Lynch, KPMG, Mary O'Brien, VideoDoc, Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland)

The call has just opened for a new cycle of Going for Growth. This will be the 11th cycle of the programme funded by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG. We asked Paula Fitzsimons, National Director of Going for Growth to tell us more:

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3 Things to Look For When Hiring for Your Startup

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You’re trying to get your startup business off the ground. You’ve reviewed your business plan to within an inch of its life, you’ve received input from mentors and advisers, you’ve built up your foundation and you’ve steeled yourself as much as you can for the rough waters ahead. Now, you have to find people who are willing and able to navigate those waters with you. As you go about looking for people to join your business team, here are 3 things to look for when hiring for your startup:

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How To Finance Your Startup

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It is one of the most important responsibilities of the CEO to keep the business funded at all times. No funding equals no business. Here's how to keep your business financed:

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How to Write a Press Release That is More Likely to Get Published

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Are you working on a press release to go to the media? Here are some tips for how to write a press release that is more likely to get published.

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Competition Time: Win a Copy of Going It Alone by Jane Bwye

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This month our featured business book is Going It Alone by Jane Bwye, a practical guide to starting your own business, and we have 1 copy to give away!

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Growing Your Business: a Personal Perspective

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The first stage in developing growth plans for your business is to determine where you want to go in a personal context – in other words, why you want to grow your business. You need to decide this in a personal context, before you can approach the business context – otherwise, the two may be out of sync, and lead to disaster. Here's some food for thought on growing your business: a personal perspective:

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Business Book: Going It Alone by Jane Bwye

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This month our featured business book is  Going It Alone  by Jane Bwye, a practical guide to starting your own business. We caught up with Jane to ask her about the book: Join our Business Achievers community  and get access to downloa...
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How to Have an Effective Team Meeting

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Team meetings create the foundation for project planning, goal-setting and team communication. When the team begins expanding, it can be tough to keep everyone on the same page. To improve the productivity of the team meeting, there are a few important methods to use to get the most out of it and hold better team meetings. Here's how to have an effective team meeting:

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How To Do a Market Segmentation Strategy For Your Startup

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It’s been said that the world will not beat a path to your doorstep, even if you have invented the best mousetrap. Real success lies in finding the right customers for your ‘better mousetrap’ and attracting them to your door, repeatedly for purchasing. This is known as market segmentation, and here's how to do a market segmentation strategy for your startup:

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Top Tips for How to Go Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Cork sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulster Bank and Business Achievers, companies discussed challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are top tips that companies shared for how to go global:

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Really top class event. Great discussion and networking amongst people that think and act global...
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Tailoring Your Business Plan For Different Readers

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There is a view that there is a single “business plan document”. In reality, there will probably be several different documents representing the business plan, across a spectrum from an operational manual to a fund-seeking document like the slide pack you use to put together your presentation. Here are some tips on tailoring your business plan for different readers:

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7 Ways To Improve Team Efficiency And Productivity

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Being the leader of a team isn't a piece of cake. As a matter of fact, NO team is actually easy to manage. Whenever several people with different beliefs, coming from different walks of life are put to work together as a team, miscommunication and chaos are potentially going to be there. However, strong leaders know how to keep their teams together and how to motivate people to cooperate towards common goals. Here are 7 ways to improve team efficiency and productivity.

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