Gaining Momentum: Niall Horgan, Gym+Coffee

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The latest in our series of interviews with successful Irish business leaders features Niall Horgan, co-founder of athleisure firm Gym+Coffee.

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Gaining Momentum: Daithi O'Connor, Revive Active

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The latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders features Daithí O’Connor, founder and MD of health-food supplements company Revive Active.

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The Ins and Outs of Business Process Outsourcing

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Delegating tasks that range from bookkeeping to IT support can be an effective way for businesses to grow while remaining focused on core operations. Outsourcing has, to some extent, cast off its traditional reputation as a way for major corporations to cut costs and increase efficiency by delegating operations such as call centres or logistics to third-party suppliers. Here are the ins and outs of business process outsourcing:

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Building A Strong Business Brand

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A robust brand will reflect the heart of a business, benefiting every aspect of the company from recruitment to reputation and crucially – the bottom line. A powerful brand is vital if you want to take your business to the next level, helping to boost customer and staff loyalty, as well as positively impacting your profits. But what exactly constitutes a strong brand?

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Importing To Ireland - A Guide For SMEs

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Globalisation continues to change the way businesses operate, enabling SME importers in Ireland to trade with new, previously difficult to reach markets. However, it’s easy to be caught out by unexpected or hidden costs. Importing can help businesses reduce manufacturing costs and gain an edge in a competitive local market. But firms need to be aware of and prepared for the various costs involved to make sure their import activity makes sound business sense. Here's a guide for SMEs to importing to Ireland:

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Chain Reaction: Challenges and Opportunities For Exporters According to Lorcan Sheehan

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Lorcan Sheehan is the CEO and founder of PerformanSC Supply Chain, a consulting firm headquartered in Dublin with international offices in Chicago, London and Singapore. Read on to find out his thoughts on what the biggest challenges and also opportunities for exporters are. 

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4 Key Business Mistakes To Avoid

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To err is human – but learning from those mistakes is what makes a successful business. Every entrepreneur has at some stage got something wrong. However, the successful ones learn from that experience. It’s okay to make mistakes – just don’t make the same ones twice. We asked some business owners about mistakes they have made and what they learned from those mistakes. Here are 4 key business mistakes to avoid:

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How Nursing Homes Ireland is Helping Ireland Deal With Demographic Changes

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An ageing population is putting increased pressure on Ireland’s healthcare services. Tadhg Daly, chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland, explains how his members are helping the country meet current challenges and demographic changes.

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Chain Reaction: Paul O’Regan Shares Top Tips for Exporters

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Paul O’Regan is chief operations officer and harbour master at Port of Cork. We caught up with Paul to ask him a few questions about his views on exporting, Brexit and for his tips for those looking to export. Read on to find out his top tips for exporters in the latest piece in our Chain Reaction series:

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Outstanding Opportunities For Fintech Innovators in Ireland

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Spurred on by a highly supportive ecosystem, Ireland’s fintech businesses are reaching a crucial new stage in their evolution, says Patrick Walsh, founder of the Dogpatch Labs start-up hub. Read on to find out the outstanding opportunities available for fintech innovators in Ireland:

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Follow the Leader: Barry McCarthy, Assure Hedge

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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 speak to Barry McCarthy, founder and CEO of Assure Hedge in Dublin.

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In Focus South-West Ireland - Attracting Industry As Well as Tourists

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The Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle and the Dingle Peninsula are not only attracting tourists to the South West of Ireland – some stars of industry find it irresistible, too. We examine what the region has to offer for business:

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Follow The Leader: Conall Laverty, Wia

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In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Conall Laverty, founder and CEO of Dublin-based firm Wia, about his business journey. Join our Business Achievers community and get access to downloa...
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In Focus South-East Ireland - A Burgeoning Tech Hub

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Brimming with history, the South East of Ireland is fast becoming a tech hub. We examine what the region has to offer for business and why it has resisted adopting a silicon label. 

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Follow the Leader: Andreea Wade, Opening.io

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Andreea Wade, co-founder and CEO of recruitment solution Opening.io, on how she leads her business.

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Gaining Momentum: Noreen Doyle, The Irish Biltong Company

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The latest in our series of interviews with influential Irish business leaders features Noreen Doyle, co-founder and CEO of The Irish Biltong Company, who believes maintaining a clear focus is the key to business success.

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Gaining Momentum: Eamon Moore, Hikari Data Solutions

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In the latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders, we feature Eamon Moore of Hikari Data Solutions, who believes taking a chance is the route to business gain.

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Ireland Proves Fertile Ground For Fintech Sector

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Regulatory support and growing overseas investment in Ireland’s already buoyant financial services industry is creating an increasingly favourable environment for Ireland’s fintech sector.

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Tips for Fintech Startups

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In the fast-developing fintech sector, a strong grasp of roles and responsibilities will help companies grapple with the finer details of regulation and strategy. From the Companies Act 2014, which places the onus on directors to fully understand their role and responsibilities, to the raft of financial regulation, directors in the fintech industry have a lot to contend with. So where to begin? This guide, aimed at start-ups, gives an outline. Here are tips for fintech startups:

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Follow The Leader: Declan Mahon, Collar & Cuff

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Declan Mahon, founder of tailoring company Collar & Cuff, about his business drivers. Follow the Leader: Declan Mahon, Collar & Cuff:

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