Why People Leave Cushy Corporate Jobs for the Unknown of a Startup

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Let’s face it, corporate jobs have a lot to offer. There’s job security, the promise of internal promotion and not to mention the robust benefits. And while many find that holding down a corporate job has its advantages, others opt to leave for the land of startup. Here's why people leave cushy corporate jobs for the unknown of a startup:

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5 Things You Need to Attract Investors to Your Startup

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One of the most exciting, and most frightening times for a team that is launching a startup is when it is time to pitch your products or services to potential investors. In fact, it is a bit like presenting your baby to the outside world and hoping everybody loves it as much as you. When you work to attract investors to your startup, you actually have several things to accomplish. The first, and most obvious is obtaining the funds you need to get your company to the next stage. However, in addition to this, you also want to get the best terms possible, and maintain as much control over your business as you possibly can. Here are 5 things you need to attract investors to your startup:

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Top 10 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Content Marketing

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The business landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years. As more and more companies emerge, getting noticed by customers has become challenging. Additionally, the advent of technology and smartphones has led to a massive influx of information, right at people’s fingertips. With so much of information available for consumption, it is vital for organisations, small or big, to put across the right message at the right time in the right form to avoid getting skipped or ignored. Here are the top 10 reasons why every business needs content marketing:

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How to Choose a Web Host for Your Business

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A web hosting service is essential for any business as it ensures that the website is visible to the consumers. It also makes it easy for the business to update their websites as and when needed. A good web host provider will provide many useful features to the businesses that want online exposure. For any organisation that wants to go digital it is very essential to get hold of a top web host service provider. Here's how to choose a web host for your business:

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6 HR Mistakes Not To Make For Small Businesses

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Running a small business means taking on multiple roles. However, having to handle so many jobs, from marketing to managing employees, can lead to costly mistakes. It's not uncommon for a small-business owners to neglect the human-resources side of the business when things are going smoothly, but not staying on top of employee management can lead to high turnover and possible litigation. With human-resource errors being one of the main reasons most small business fail in less than five years, employee management must be one of your top priorities. To up your odds of survival, here are 6 HR mistakes not to make for small businesses:

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7 Tips for Better Invoicing for Start Ups

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Invoicing is among the most important aspects of operating a small business. However, it can be such a big hassle at times - particularly if you are a start up company and new to the process. Here are 7 tips for better invoicing for start-ups:

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6 Strategies for Better Customer Relationship Management

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Customer relationship management (CRM) comprises of all the facets of interaction between a business enterprise and its customers. It is basically a business strategy whose main goal is to build and strengthen mutually beneficial customer relationships. Here are 6 strategies for better customer relationship management:

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10 Things That Could Be Preventing You From Getting More Business

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There are businesses that do well. There are ones that hold the edge. There are businesses that lead the competition. And, there are the ones which struggle with getting more business. Here are 10 things that could be preventing you from getting more business:

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Business Achievers: Eamonn O'Brien and The Reluctant Speakers Club

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Our latest Business Achiever is Eamonn O'Brien and The Reluctant Speakers Club. We asked Eamonn to tell us a little bit about his speaking-focussed business and asked him about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Eamonn O'Brien and The Reluctant Speakers Club.

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Tips for Employee Training For Your Small Business

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Whether you're running a small business or a blossoming startup, the best training will meet the mission of your business, offer consistency for the company’s services and products providing new members of staff with the skill they need to be productive and to succeed. Here are some tips for employee training for your small business:

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Surviving the Storm: How to Steer Your Business Out of a Financial Crisis

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When running a small business, finances can often be tight, especially when you’re going through a crisis period. Getting into financial difficulties, for whatever reason, doesn’t have to mean the end of the road for a company. There are many successful businesses that have managed to steer themselves out of a crisis and continue trading. When you’re facing tough times, here are some tips on how you can tackle different financial situations.

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Top Tips for Developing an Export Strategy

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Research in Ireland and the UK has shown that almost one third of companies generate their first export by chance as a result of an unsolicited inquiry. If you're starting your export journey, then here are some top tips for developing an export strategy:

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How to Create an Acquisition Strategy as a Small Business

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Many start up companies hope to eventually get acquired but don't have a clear acquisition strategy or plan on how to get there. In order to create an effective acquisition strategy as a small business, there are several aspect of their business that must be carefully planned out. While transparency is important, the particulars concerning the companies finance and legal aspects play a vital role in the success of the acquisition. In addition, there are organizational concerns, communication tasks and stakeholder assessments required. Let's take a look at developing a good acquisition strategy:

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Have You Checked Out Our FREE Business Downloads?

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We've got some excellent (even if we say so ourselves) free business downloads for our members and business owners to access and use. From financial spreadsheets to templates for pitching to checklists for your business, visit our Downloads section any time to access these. 

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Business Achievers: Paula Travers and Travers Accounting Services

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Our latest Business Achiever is Paula Travers and Travers Accounting Services. We asked Paula to tell us a little bit about her accounting-focussed business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achiev...
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Terminating a Contract of Employment - What You Need to Know

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Terminating an employee's contract is never easy but on some occasions there may be no other alternative. There are certain steps that you should follow. Here's what you need to know about terminating a contract of employment:

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7 Vital Tips If You are Asked For a Personal Guarantee

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Let’s face it, no business owner relishes the prospect of providing a personal guarantee. As a small business owner I know the slightly sinking feeling of signing on the dotted line and the "what if’s" that run through your mind. However Personal Guarantees are simply a fact of life. Here are 7 vital tips if you are asked for a Personal Guarantee.

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How to Conduct UX Testing: A Checklist for Great Results

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A great website is useless if it doesn’t serve its purpose. It should welcome users in, make them feel at home and guide them effortlessly in their journey from visitor to customer. They should be able to find answers to their questions and products that meet their needs, all without ever feeling a flicker of frustration. Before you launch your new website, run some tests to identify any potential problems. Here's how to conduct UX testing with a checklist you can use to deliver great results:

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7 Tips For Greater Focus At Work

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Trouble with focus and attention is a problem everyone has from time to time. However, work seems to bring it out the worst in some people. It often feels as if it should be easy. Just apply yourself and get to work. That's all you have to do. Yet it still feels difficult, almost as if "just apply yourself" isn't actually a solution! Here are 7 tips for greater focus at work:

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Business Achievers: Ollie Walsh and PiP iT

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Our latest Business Achiever is Ollie Walsh and PiP iT. We asked Ollie to tell us a little bit about his payment-focussed business and about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Ollie Walsh and PiP iT.

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