Fin Murray is one of the original founders of business-achievers.com, which he helped set up in 2006 to provide an engagement platform for businesspeople on the island to help and support each other to grow their businesses. Fin is a cofounder of www.rinodrive.com, a new secure share, collaboration and data storage platform that is being launched to help SMEs meet their GDPR obligations. Fin is moderating the GDPR group to allow SMEs engage and ask questions. Fin has asked his rinodrive.com team to make themselves available. This team includes legal, data privacy and data security experts. The views expressed are Fin’s own.

Respecting Personal Data and the Law

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Business must start taking the personal data they hold on customers, employees and suppliers seriously. Figuring out the type of data that’s being held, where it’s being stored and who’s responsible for it will be law from May and so the managing and...
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GDPR To-Dos

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If you’re starting to get ready for GDPR here’s a quick check list of to-dos. 1. Make sure someone senior is responsible for data privacy to illustrate that  the organisation is taking it seriously. 2. Investigate your current security and privacy pr...
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GDPR Is And Will Be Profound

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GDPR, the Eu’s general data protection resolution, may well be one of the most profound pieces of legislation protecting consumer and privacy rights ever. It’s a recognition that the means to generate data and information on people have multiplied to...
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GDPR Legislates That Private Data Has To Be Respected...Or Else!

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law in May 2018 and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe and to provide a data protection framework for the protection of personal data. The GDPR allows individuals to bring pr...
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Where Are All The Smart People?

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If you’re smart, the right colour, go to the right schools, live in the right areas and have friends like you then there’s a good chance that you’ll make it. You’re likely to be an innovator and job creator and earning hundreds of thousands of dollar...
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Mason Edwards
A little bit sad here but hopefully things will improve as you say.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 16:30
Fionan Murray
Thanks Mason. Things are getting better...definitely. I read a report yesterday that showed that 80% of our kids are now going ont... Read More
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 16:52
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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation will be Implemented in May 2018 - SMEs Must Prepare Now to Avoid Fines

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How many businesses can efficiently handle a request from consumers where they have to show the data that’s held about them, where its held, who stored it, who looked at it, who changed it, if it was shared – when, by whom, with whom? Eu citizens are...
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Looking for Bloggers

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We are looking for budding business writers to submit articles and posts to be published in our blog - tips, news, how to's, features, start-up stories, business events, that sort of thing.    You can include a link back to your company/service/produ...
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What's the Role of the CEO/Founder?

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Did a workshop with a group of young business students doing Masters. Asked what was the role of the CEO/founder. After some great debate, they came up with this: 1. Keep business funded - revenues and/or finance (angel/VC) and/or grants 2. Hire grea...
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Ron Immink
The role of the CEO is to secure the future of the venture. This is today thinking. Read https://www.business-achievers.com/news/g... Read More
Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:14
Fionan Murray
That's what the students said - in 100 words!
Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:19
Ron Immink
This one is even longer https://www.business-achievers.com/news/general/the-hard-economic-statistics-that-should-inform-your-strat... Read More
Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:28
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Opportunities in China

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  Fin Murray or Rinolab.com and business-achievers.com was recently the guest of Shenzhen City in Southern China to explore business opportunities. Shenzen is one of China's fastest growing cities and is the economic engine of Guangdong Province, one...
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basically am from UK and doing job as a research teacher lots of students of assignment service help uk as about opportunities in... Read More
Friday, 20 October 2017 07:07
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Banking Strategy

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You always hear that you should develop a relationship with a bank and like all relationships you have to be conscious of the needs of the other party. At the early stage of the business, capital is a key requirement – so as well as basic banking nee...
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The Process of Obtaining Venture Capital Financing

The Process of Obtaining Venture Capital Financing
Owners and managers of early-stage growing companies often have mixed views toward the institutional venture capital industry. On one hand, they welcome the money and management support they desperately need for growth, but fear the loss of control a...
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Startup Stories - Raising Money (Part 1)

Startup Stories - Raising Money (Part 1)
(Part 1 of 3) Rinocloud Ltd (trading as Rinolab ( https://rinolab.io ) recently secured €1.2m seed from a range of international investors that includes VCs and angels from China, the US and the UK. Incorporated in July last year, its raise is at Sil...
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Business Achievers Network Allows Ulster Bank Reboot Its Support of Businesses

Business Achievers Network Allows Ulster Bank Reboot Its Support of Businesses
Small Business Can, the peer-to-peer platform for business owners has been rebooted. Not only has it a new name, Business Achievers, but it has a raft of new applications designed to make it of even greater benefit to all business users. It is also m...
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Startup Stories - What Resonated With Our Investors (Part 3)

Startup Stories - What Resonated With Our Investors (Part 3)
Rinolab.io , Irelands answer to Dropbox and Github for scientific data, recently convinced big international VCs and powerful angel investors to band together to support it with significant seed funding. Here, CEO Fin Murray, finishes up explaining w...
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Startup Stories - How We Positioned Our Story (Part 2)

Startup Stories - How We Positioned Our Story (Part 2)
Rinocloud, Ireland’s scientific data management software company, went looking for money  in March 2016 and we were mentally geared for a 12 month journey. We were building out an MVP, we had hundreds of beta users that needed supporting and we ...
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