Steering SMEs Through Brexit

Highlights About 90% of Irish businesses are SMEs – and over 40% of their exports go to the UK The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses in both countries, has called on the Irish government to ease the path of SMEs through B...
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Follow the Leader : Emma Kennedy, The Echo

In the third of our series of interviews with business leaders about their business journey so far, we speak to Emma Kennedy, MD of The Echo, a local newspaper based in Tallaght, Dublin. The Echo, which is the only paid-for local paper in the city, w...
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Tara De Buitlear
Nice to read a story of a family business, in a challenging sector whose resilience has carried them across challenging times, ada... Read More
Thursday, 08 March 2018 14:22
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Follow The Leader: Dave Meier, Hidden Depth.

In the second of our series of interviews with business leaders about their business journey so far, we speak to Dave Meier , who launched his web design agency Hidden Depth in 2009. What began with just Dave Meier and a laptop has grown into an awar...
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:05
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The Wild Atlantic Way Is A Winner For Tourism

A 2,500-kilometre driving route along Ireland’s west coast is proving popular with visitors and tourism businesses alike. Billed as one of the world’s ultimate road trips, the Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s answer to California’s Pacific Coast Highwa...
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Emerging Technologies: Shaping the Future of Customer Service

With everything from artificial intelligence to cloud computing rapidly transforming the business landscape, we explore how emerging technologies can help companies interact with customers, improve their services and gain insight into trends and habi...
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Damien Judge
Delighted to have been asked to contribute to this article, very exciting times in the financial sector with rise of AI. Well don... Read More
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:48
Stephen Graham
It's fantastic to see this technology leveraged in ways that offers meaningful insights, ultimately benefitting the customer!... Read More
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:59
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Follow the Leader: Brooke Tully

In the first of our series of interviews with business leaders about their business journey so far, we speak to Brooke Tully, an Australian who moved to Dublin just over 18 months ago to launch BikeExchange Ireland. The venture is part of a wider gro...
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Colin O'Sullivan
Great to see Bike Exchange establishing in Ireland. Great read.
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:09
Tara De Buitlear
An interesting read - thanks Brooke. Nice to hear from a business leader here in Ireland, with a global business and brand and to ... Read More
Monday, 22 January 2018 13:10
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Brexit update: The Swiss model

Highlights Switzerland is considered a ‘quasi-member’ of the single market and has the freedom to strike its own trade deals, but must also accept the free movement of people A Swiss-style relationship for the UK could present opportunities for Irela...
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Yvonne Kennedy
Great article - interesting to see how the Swiss model works.. The important thing for Ireland is to keep focussing on the opportu... Read More
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:33
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EU GDPR: How to Prepare

With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect in May next year, experts offer guidance to businesses on how to deal with the EU’s overhaul of data protection laws. The government has described the Data Protection Bill – which will gi...
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Your Club and Country

Ulster Bank and the IRFU have teamed up again for a lucrative fundraising draw that benefits the country’s clubs. This is the seventh season that Ulster Bank will work with the IRFU to raise money for the grassroots club game through the Your Club, Y...
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Transmission Banking: Making it Easy

Transmission banking is evolving, and now is a good time to check it’s working for you. It’s often such a natural part of business banking that you may not have stopped to think about how your provider approaches payments and the transfer of funds. B...
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Getting to Grips With Dairy Expansion

Hightlights The country’s dairy farmers have benefited from the scrapping of EU milk quotas, which had restricted output The national herd now tops 1.35m, and the export value of dairy products and ingredients is worth an estimated €3.4bn a year New ...
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Ailish Byrne
The ending of milk quotas has opened up opportunities for existing and potential new entrants to dairy farming. However, there ar... Read More
Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:15
Tara De Buitlear
A good read for anyone considering converting or expanding into dairying.
Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:55
Anne-Marie Butler
The article highlights the importance of planning and the key elements of efficient dairy production. Valuable read for all conce... Read More
Monday, 04 December 2017 10:42
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Five Reasons to Choose CRM

How customer relationship management systems can boost your small business. Customer is king, as the old saying goes. It’s crucial for businesses to truly understand their customers’ needs and behaviours. In the past this was done by knocking on door...
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Pat Horgan
I agree with all of the top 5 suggestions - Salesforce is a key CRM tool in our business that is currently supporting positive ac... Read More
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:21
Shane Feeney
Customer Experience - It looks at the overall experience customers have with an organisation. It’s primary role to embed a culture... Read More
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:41
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What Budget 2018 Means for Agriculture

Highlights The government has unveiled a €300m loan scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses, with a minimum of 40% of this sum going to food and agriculture firms Farming families will also benefit from lower tax rates on land transfers, whi...
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How Innovation Can Set Larger Businesses Apart

Disruption from new, high-tech start-ups has become one of the most significant risks facing established companies today. But increasingly, many businesses are trying to beat the innovators at their own game. It has never been more important for comp...
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Password Perfection

  Businesses go to great lengths to protect their information, but many still underestimate how weak passwords can leave them exposed to cybercrime. Is it time to reset?   It’s Friday afternoon, just before a three-day bank holiday weekend, and a mem...
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Phishing Scams: Don’t Take The Bait

In the cyber-security fight, employees can be a business’s greatest asset – or their biggest threat. We explore how you can turn employees into the first and best line of defence.  Phishing is not a new challenge for businesses, but it is a dynamic o...
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Eddie Cullen
An excellent reminder of some simple steps to help prevent phishing. One of the topics we will cover in the "Protecting your busin... Read More
Sunday, 12 November 2017 09:10
Ron Immink
We will be sharing the content from the event over the coming days on #businessachievers
Monday, 13 November 2017 09:38
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What Makes The Ideal Office Space?

Every business has its own unique office requirements, and understanding the options will help get your SME off to a flying start. While flexible working is hardly a new idea, the past decade has seen thousands of businesses take the concept to the n...
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Today individuals truly need space to relax at work. These spaces can come in all shapes and sizes but let employees feel greater.... Read More
Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:02
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Setting Up Shop In The UK

H ighlights A UK base can provide opportunities for businesses Good planning, a strong management team and communication are key to a successful move It may become more difficult after Brexit with new rules in place In focus – Brexit:  With rules for...
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Ready to Brexit

Highlights Three quarters of Irish SMEs intend to invest in their businesses over the coming year despite concerns over Brexit Businesses should check their supply chains for Brexit exposure, even if they don’t buy or sell directly to the UK They cou...
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Funding Growth And Sales Into New Markets

Highlights Ahead of Brexit, larger companies may want to establish a UK-registered company that can conduct its business in sterling and thus limit exposure to currency fluctuations In the event of Britain leaving the customs union, companies that se...
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