Gaining Momentum: Jennifer Rock, The Skin Nerd

2019-04-09SkinNerdSR

In the latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders we feature Jennifer Rock, founder and CEO of online skin consultancy The Skin Nerd.

Continue reading
1353 Hits
0 Comments

Grants and Support to Help New Businesses in Ireland

7310_-_ub_-_grants_and_support_to_help_new_businesses_in_ireland-main

You think you have a great business idea – but how do you get it off the ground? Well, for budding entrepreneurs, there’s no end of help available. Here's a round up of grants and supports to help new businesses in Ireland:

Continue reading
1527 Hits
0 Comments

Follow The Leader: Jo Davey, Absolute Nutrition

jo_davey_collage

Our series of interviews with inspirational business leaders takes on a family flavour this month as we speak to Jo Davey, founder of Absolute Nutrition.

Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Tara De Buitlear
Great to hear your story Jo and the ingredients of your success - from passion to business !
Thursday, 02 May 2019 16:36
1097 Hits
1 Comment

How Mentoring Could Help Your Business

7145_-_ub_-_why_mentoring_matters-main

From building the leaders of the future to improving staff performance and morale, there are numerous ways that mentoring can boost your business.

Continue reading
1026 Hits
0 Comments

Recruitment Strategies: Talent Spotting For Your Business

7143_recruitment_main

When faced with a range of suitable candidates, how do you go about recruiting the right person for your business? Placing a job ad can bring in hundreds of applicants who apparently have the right qualifications. But having achieved the best exam results doesn’t necessarily make them the best person for the role. So how, in that sea of CVs, can you spot someone who has real potential to shape your business? Here are recruitment strategies that you can use for talent spotting for your business.

Continue reading
992 Hits
0 Comments

How to Choose a Freight Forwarder

7136_-_ub_-_how_to_choose_a_freight_forwarder__for_irish_businesses_-main

International shipping can be integral to business growth in this age of globalisation, and a freight forwarder can make the journey overseas less daunting. Here are some tips for how to choose a freight forwarder for your business:

Continue reading
1034 Hits
0 Comments

Making a Franchise Work for You

7138_-_ub_-_making_a_franchise_work_for_you-main

Franchising enables people to work for themselves without working by themselves, and buy into a brand with a proven business model and good reputation. Here are some tips on making a franchise work for you.

Continue reading
817 Hits
0 Comments

Follow the Leader: Lyndsey Kenny, Pet-Bliss

img-cat-dog

For the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Lyndsey Kenny, owner of Pet-Bliss, about why she thinks business integrity is as important as financial return.

Continue reading
Tags:
920 Hits
0 Comments

VAT in Ireland: Top Business Tips (Part 1)

7134-ub-_a_guide_to_vat-main

VAT isn’t something for business owners to fear – but it does need to be navigated proactively and with informed confidence. Here is part 1 of our series about VAT in Ireland: top business tips.

Continue reading
Tags:
1330 Hits
0 Comments

Gaining Momentum: Sonia Deasy, Pestle & Mortar

7260_ub_momentum_series_sonia_deasy__founder_and_md___pestle__mortar-main

The latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders features Sonia Deasy, co-founder and CEO of skincare firm Pestle & Mortar.

Continue reading
1626 Hits
0 Comments

The Future of Farming: Ailish Byrne, Head of Agriculture, Ulster Bank

6911_ub_ailish_byrne_agri_team_3_main

In the first instalment in our series of interviews with the Ulster Bank agriculture team, we speak to Ailish Byrne, Head of Agriculture, about the continual need for upskilling amongst farmers and the challenges posed by Brexit.

Continue reading
1171 Hits
0 Comments

Top Tips for Creating a Successful Business Plan

7139_creating_a_business_plan_main

Constantly updating your business plan can help your organisation survive – and thrive. “Fail to plan and you plan to fail” is more than just an old adage – in business, it’s a fact. According to the Harvard Business Review, start-ups built on a formal business plan are 16% more likely to survive – while research from the University of Oregon, 20% of new businesses with plans in place are more likely to enjoy growth and almost twice as likely to attract investors. Here are top tips for creating a successful business plan:

Continue reading
966 Hits
0 Comments

A Guide to Supports for Women in Business in Ireland

7141_ub_supporting-women-in-business-main

In 2017, an estimated 9,800 women became new business owners in Ireland (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Entrepreneurship in Ireland 2017). That might sound like a healthy number, but there is still some way to go before women can achieve entrepreneurial parity with men. According to the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) 2018, just one in five of all entrepreneurs in the country are female, and only 10% of women say they would like to start and run a business in the next three years. Here's a guide to the supports that are available for women in business in Ireland:

Continue reading
Tags:
1447 Hits
0 Comments

Gaining Momentum: Niall Horgan, Gym+Coffee

7262_ub_momentum_niall_horgan_main
Join our Business Achievers community and get access to downloads to help your business, free online training courses and network with members to help grow your business. Niall Horgan’s business Gym+Coffee is, unexpectedly, neither a gym nor a coffee...
Continue reading
1336 Hits
0 Comments

Gaining Momentum: Daithi O'Connor, Revive Active

7261_ub_momentum_series_-_daithi_oconnor_main

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.

Continue reading
1217 Hits
0 Comments

The Ins and Outs of Business Process Outsourcing

7144_-_ub_-_the_ins_and_outs_of_outsourcing-main

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:

Continue reading
1193 Hits
0 Comments

Building A Strong Business Brand

7146_-_ub_-_establishing_your_brand-main

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?

Continue reading
1074 Hits
0 Comments

Importing To Ireland - A Guide For SMEs

7137_-_ub_-_the_costs_of_importing_to_ireland-_a_guide_for_irish_smes-main

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:

Continue reading
1008 Hits
0 Comments

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

LorcanSheehan

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. 

Continue reading
996 Hits
0 Comments

4 Key Business Mistakes To Avoid

7140_-_ub_-_top_business_bad_habits_to_break-main

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:

Continue reading
1035 Hits
0 Comments

Member Login

Business Insights & Tips

Leaderboard

1
Jill Holtz
2343 Points
2
Tena Glaser
1395 Points
3
Michael Lane
802 Points
4
Ron Immink
732 Points
5
Fionan Murray
721 Points
View Leaderboard