10 Tips Shared by Companies Who Have Gone Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Dublin sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulsterbank and Business Achievers, companies discussed the challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are 10 tips shared by companies who have gone global:

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The Benefits of a Virtual Office

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While larger companies usually find it more convenient to have most of their employees housed in one central workspace, smaller ventures can save a lot of money and still function effectively by considering alternative arrangements. One of the more popular solutions for firms that are just getting started and employ a few people who work from home is to pay for a mail and telephone answering package. Here are some of the benefits of a virtual office.

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Thinking of Offering Remote Work? Here are 5 Challenges to Overcome

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These days many businesses rely on a remote workforce telecommuting. However, this arrangement brings along as many challenges as it brings advantages, often causing frustration and discontent both in employers and employees. Those who aim to establish effective communication with their remote team should be aware of the challenges its members may face.  If your business is considering offering remote work to a virtual team then here are 5 challenges you will have to overcome to manage and communicate well with your remote employees and contractors:

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8 Tips For How to Be More Organised In The Workplace

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Do you feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? So do we. Milking every last minute out of our working week is important for successful business productivity. There’s always room to sharpen your organisational skills and leave the office on time for once. Here are 8 tips for how to be more organised in the workplace:

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How to Create a Workspace that Encourages Productivity

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There are many factors that can influence productivity in the workplace. If your business is looking for ways to increase the engagement and productivity levels among your employees, then you should ensure that your office space creates the right conditions for concentration, focus and motivation. Here's how to create a workspace that encourages productivity:

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How To Go About Market Opportunity Analysis

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There are five major elements in the assessment of a market opportunity for a new business venture and/or new product. Here is how to go about Market Opportunity Analysis using the Five C's framework:

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Follow the Leader: Andreea Wade, Opening.io

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Andreea Wade, co-founder and CEO of recruitment solution Opening.io, on how she leads her business.

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You Should Do This Before You Write Your Business Plan

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When you start a business, you typically have researched your business idea long before you come to write your business plan. A big problem is when you haven't entirely considered all available options and go too narrow. You should do this before you write your business plan:

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Tips For Avoiding Burnout at Work

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Are you looking to use your spare time more productively? Wondering how other people manage to avoid burnout at work? We've been looking at the downtime habits of successful people. Here are tips for avoiding burnout at work:

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Successful Shipping: Managing Your Deliveries like a Pro

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The process of selling a product doesn't end until you have successfully shipped it to your customer. Here are some successful shipping tips to get you managing your deliveries like a pro.

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Gaining Momentum: Noreen Doyle, The Irish Biltong Company

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The latest in our series of interviews with influential Irish business leaders features Noreen Doyle, co-founder and CEO of The Irish Biltong Company, who believes maintaining a clear focus is the key to business success.

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Tips to Go Above and Beyond With Customer Service

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The competition in today's retail business environment is so competitive that you have to go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service if you want to stay ahead of your competitors. This means that you have to do whatever it takes to win the hearts and minds of your customers (remaining within ethical and financial limits of course). Here are tips to go above and beyond with customer service:

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How Can I Protect My Business From Cyber Attack?

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Cybersecurity is a common concern for businesses across the globe. Attacks on company systems can cause severe disruptions to everyday processes, delay delivery of services, put sensitive data (both employees’ and clients’) at risk, and ultimately damage the target enterprise’s reputation. In some instances they have even forced businesses to close due to the costs of such an attack. Have you been wondering "how can I protect my business from cyber attack"? Read on for some tips.

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4 Simple Ways to Save Money in Your Business

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The early weeks and months of a startup are a tenuous time. One of the ways businesses can get into hot water fast is when they burn through their available startup funds faster than anticipated—or, at least, so fast that they haven't built up the revenues to keep pace. Most startups and burgeoning small businesses are eager for actionable means of saving money now. Here are 4 simple ways to save money in your business that can help cut your expenses:

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Plenty of Food for Thought at Dairy Day 2018

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From the cosy and comfortable surrounds of the Punchestown Event Centre, attendees at this year's Irish Farmers Journal Dairy Day were spoilt for choice in terms of the wide array of exhibitors, speakers and contributors on the day. The persistent and often heavy rain did not dampen the spirits of exhibitors and visitors, with lively discussion and insight. There was plenty of food for thought at Dairy Day 2018.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Website Homepage

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The performance of your business is directly proportional to the performance of your website homepage. The first impression always counts. If you agree, you’re already aiming for the best possible first interaction between your brand and your first-time online visitors. Here are 7 ways to improve your website homepage:

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How To Get Customer Feedback That You Can Take Action On

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Savvy entrepreneurs know that customer feedback can directly translate into real competitive advantage and boost bottom line growth in revenues and profits. Well established companies all across the world, too, are inviting customers to help them: create better, more meaningful and motivating advertising & marketing communications and to design and actually develop new products that subsequently sell faster. Here's how to get customer feedback that you can take action on:

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Information is Power, Here's How To Understand It for Your Business

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Information is becoming more and more valuable - and its value is being recognised more and more. In many cases, "soft" assets like information are more valuable than all the "hard" assets of a business and more critical to the growth of the business. Information is power, here's how to understand it for your business:

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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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Business Achievers: Kate McQuillan and Pet Sitters Ireland

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This month's Business Achiever is Kate McQuillan from Pet Sitters Ireland. We asked Kate to tell us a little bit about her pet related business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Kate McQ...
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