Tips on Preparing Your Fleet Vehicles For Winter

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Maintaining your fleet’s performance, both in terms of your business as well as the general performance of the vehicles themselves, is an important factor in helping your business continue running throughout the very coldest months. Here are a few ways you can prepare your fleet vehicles for winter.

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Good Sources of Market Research Information

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Are you looking for market intelligence? Do you need to carry out market research? A significant amount of market intelligence can be built through inexpensive secondary market research. Free databases/sources can be used to identify competitor companies, branded positioning(s), customer types and needs and market size. Here are some good sources of market research information:

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4 Reasons Why Employee Recognition Is Important For Managers Too

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It can be a lonely place at the top. The buck stops here, there can be few people to truly rely on and it’s often a cut-throat, dog-eat-dog environment too around the highest boardroom in an organisation. There are good reasons to make sure managers are recognised just the same as employees. Here are 4 reasons why employee recognition is important for managers too:

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How To Use A Strawman For Focus Groups To Get Feedback

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Focus group market research is a good way to get prospective customer response and feedback. Presenting a product as a "strawman" is a good way to get feedback. Here's how to use a strawman for focus groups to get answers:

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Business Event Focus: Momentum 2019 Kicks Off With a Bang

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The next Dublin Chamber Momentum event for businesses takes place Tuesday 29th January at Dogpatch Labs, supported by Ulster Bank. We asked the Chamber to tell us a bit about the upcoming event:

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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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How Have You Done So Far? Take Our Business Health Check Exercise

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When was the last time you had a stock-take of your business? Are you about to do a strategy review for your business? Here's an exercise to quickly allow you to take stock of your business, take our business health check exercise and see how you are doing:

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5 Simple Tricks To Boost Your Online Sales Today

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If you have an online store and are looking for ways to increase online sales then here are some tips for increasing your e-shop conversion rate. Here are 5 simple tricks to boost your online sales today:

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Why On-Demand Delivery Can Help Your Food Business

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The concept of on-demand food-delivery is expanding convenience and choice, allowing customers to place an order from their preferred restaurants or food business quickly and easily from their smartphone. Here are reasons why on-demand delivery can help your food business:

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Back for Business Open Call for Applicants

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Have you recently returned to Ireland and have you been thinking about starting your own business? Do you know someone who is? The Back for Business programme might be of interest and they have a call for applicants to apply before 25th January 2019:

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How To Get Your Brand Message Across

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Consumers and businesses are bombarded daily with promotional and advertising noise; they receive hundreds of textual and auditory messages from morning until night, 24/7 and 365 days a year. Here are some tips for how to get your brand message across:

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How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves Against Data Breaches

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Cyber security is an ever-growing concern for small businesses, particularly given that 58% of malware attack victims fall in the small business category. Unfortunately, protecting oneself against these threats without the benefit of a large security budget or a dedicated IT team can pose a significant challenge. Here's how small businesses can protect themselves against data breaches:

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Why Making Good Financing Choices Could Be The Difference For Business Survival

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While banks and other financiers are in the business of lending and providing myriad forms of financing, they tend to shy away from start-ups, considering such enterprises risky. In the case of firms that provide services rather than products, they are even more unlikely to take a chance. Here's why making good financing choices could be the difference for business survival:

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5 Steps in Building a Successful Content Strategy For Your Business

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Have you been wondering about using content as part of your marketing strategy? Before you start out on the content marketing journey, you need to do some planning and research. Here are 5 steps in building a successful content strategy for your business.

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Why Holding Open Days for Your Business Can Pay Off

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Building trust in your company and its product amongst prospective customers, often in other countries, is one of the biggest marketing challenges for the rapid growth stage entrepreneur. There is significant brand benefit in having a key prospective customer or group of customers visit your company premises, meet your key management, staff and advisors/suppliers. Here's why holding open days for your business can pay off:

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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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Business Growth Series: How To Get To A Million

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You have been through the start-up stage and it is now time to bring your company to the next level, including increasing your turnover to a million and more (the first million is the hardest). Here are some tips to consider in the latest in our Business Growth Series: How To Get To A Million:

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Why You Should Outsource E-Commerce Data Entry Services

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Are you running an E-Commerce site? Are you entering product data regularly? Here's why you should outsource e-commerce data entry services for your business:

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Business Achievers: Fredericka Sheppard and Voltedge

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Our latest Business Achiever is Fredericka Sheppard and Voltedge. We asked Fredericka to tell us a little bit about her HR-focussed business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Freder...
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Does Your Management Team Have the Skills for Growth?

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As your company develops, you will need different sets of skills. The skills you used several years ago to propel your company through the start-up and early growth phases are not the same as the skills you now need for growth and maturity. Does your management team have the skills for growth?

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