5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Fleet Running Costs

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When you run a business that is reliant on a fleet of vehicles, that fleet can often be one of the most expensive costs your company faces. From petrol to services and MOTs, ensuring your fleet is up to scratch and performing safely is a hugely important consideration if your business is to run smoothly. Here are 5 ways to reduce your business fleet running costs:

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How to Protect Your Company From a Data Breach

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2017 was really “the year of the data breach”, seeing a higher than ever level of data breaches in companies across the world. All businesses can be affected, and because the cost of a potential breach can be very high, extra attention needs to be paid to potential data breaches and cyber security. Here's how to protect your company from a data breach:

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Why Employees Should Play an Active Part in Organisation Redesigns

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A global e-mail goes around to the whole company, announcing that the senior management have drawn a new organisation chart and front-end staff are being cut. It doesn’t have to be this way, yet it’s a typical scenario across organisations. I’ve personally been on the end of such moves numerous times in my career as an organisation design consultant and I have never seen a positive version of it that doesn’t damage moral and the psychological contract of the survivors. Here is why employees should play an active part in organisation redesigns:

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Are You An Effective Team Leader?

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It's right to expect the best from your staff, but do you know how to achieve this? Are you an effective team leader? Try these ten top tips to become more effective as a leader:

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Marketing to Generation Z: How to Sell to The Consumers of Tomorrow

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Marketers talk a lot about millennials. And, yet, the oldest members of the next generation – Generation Z – are starting to make their first online purchases. In fact, Generation Z is expected to collectively spend $200 billion in 2018, and by 2020 account for 40% of consumers. Here's a quick guide to marketing to Generation Z: how to sell to the consumers of tomorrow:

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Irish Exporters Supply Chain Seminar Series Continues in Cork

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The third large Seminar in a series of 8 Supply Chain Seminars and Roundtables for Irish exporters is taking place on September 28th in Cork. We asked the organisers, the Irish Exporters Association, to tell us a bit more about this business event.

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A Quick Guide to Outdoor Advertising for Business

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Have you ever considered signs and billboard advertising for your business? With all the digital trends nowadays it may surprise you that outdoor advertising is still on the rise. Here's a quick guide to outdoor advertising for business:

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Business Podcast: The Innovation Show

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As a former Irish international and professional rugby player of over 10 years with over 100 caps for Leinster, Toulouse and London Irish, Aidan McCullen now applies his discipline to the world of digital disruption and strategic innovation. Aidan created “The Innovation Show” podcast in recognition of the need for a show that covers innovation topics in depth. We caught up with Aidan to ask him about the podcast. 

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Gaining Momentum: Alison Banton

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The Momentum Series 2018, in partnership with Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Ulster Bank, brought together inspirational business leaders to shore their views on growth opportunities to fellow entrepreneurs. In our series of interviews with Momentum's speakers, we cast the spotlight on Alison Banton, CEO at beauty business Brooke & Shoals Fragrances.

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Free Online Training: PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016

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If you've never used PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel then these are excellent tools to help summarise and show key data in new ways. We have a free online training course called PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016 available for Business Achievers members.

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Free Online Training: The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict

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Conflict in the workplace can be difficult to overcome sometimes. If you have been experiencing workplace conflict then we have a free online training course called The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict available for Business Achievers members that might help.

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Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018

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With consumers spending more time online, discover the key trends that will help you harness the power of digital marketing. Here is our roundup of Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018:

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Cryptocurrency: More Than Just a Craze

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Though the bitcoin bubble may appear to be bursting, regulations and innovation could help small businesses in Ireland benefit from what cryptocurrency has to offer. Here's why cryptocurrency is more than just a craze:

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How To Raise Employee Morale in 4 Quick Ways

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A happy worker is a productive worker, and a harmonious office or workplace is one best suited to getting things done with the best quality and on time. Unhappy employees tend to be demotivated, and it will show up in the quality of their work. And unhappiness can spread – one unhappy worker can lead to others similarly feeling stressed, demotivated and discouraged too. Here is how to raise employee morale in 4 quick ways:

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Help For What Matters : Ionic Consulting & Sliabh Bawn Windfarm

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Ken Boyne, Managing Director of Ionic Consulting tells Ulster Bank his story about becoming an “accidental entrepreneur” when he moved to buy the Irish subsidiary of their parent company, Wind Prospect Group. The decision to purchase the business was...
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5 International Packaging Fails and How to Avoid Them

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Globalisation is a tricky business, particularly when it comes to product packaging. Not only are you at risk from messages getting lost in translation, but there are plenty of examples where a little something extra gets added into the mix. Swear wo...
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7 Tips to Establish a Lasting Business Partnerships

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In order to succeed in the business world, you’ll need some help and the simplest way to achieve this is by establishing a business partnership. The problem with this idea is that efficient business partners form a symbiosis, which causes them to bec...
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10 Ways to Increase Diversity at Your Workplace

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Diversity is critical for the modern workplace. It's important to customers, employees, and your company's global image. Here are 10 ways to increase diversity at your workplace: 1. Identify your organization's needs Define how your company will bene...
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Boosting Customer Experience on the Irish High Street

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Online sales are rising in Ireland and putting pressure on the traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers. We look at how businesses can improve their in-store customer service, and the impact it might have on the high street. Retail Ireland, the body t...
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Ready to Rise? 4 Ways Relocating Your Business Drives Growth

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As a small business owner, it’s so important to make decisions that benefit your company. In order to sustain a long-lasting business, one of the keys is to think strategically. Consider these four ways relocating your business can result in growth. ...
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