Its All In The Label

Dublin packaging specialist TLC has invested €2 million in just six months to develop new technology for its food labeling business.

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Green Initiative Delivers Savings

Entrepreneur John Quinn is cashing in on the environmental trend with a green initiative designed to deliver savings to homeowners.
Established early last year, Greenloan's Home Energy Savers Scheme organises householders seeking green technology upgrades into groups to leverage economies of scale.

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What A Start For Start Up

Less than a year in existence, software start-up is already preparing to launch in the Middle East, where it hopes  sales will fuel ambitious growth plans.

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Money, Marketing, Management, Motivation

MOTIVATION: "I hope you don't give up. It is part of the job of an entrepreneur to find money. That is part of the deal. You are always looking for money. Get over it!!! As Maxi Priest says ... You don't need eyes to see, you need vision..."
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Top 10 Sales Predictions

Top 10 Sales Predictions:

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Business Achievers Award winner 2008 goes global

The Time and Life Building, New York, The World Technology Awards, July 16 th 2009: Mcor Technology today proudly flew the flag for Ireland at the World Technology Awards in the category of IT Hardware. Mcor were the only Irish company nominated acro...
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After Generations, Customer Remains King

VIDEO - Waterford Wood Started by Paul McCarthy, bespoke furniture maker Waterford Wood now includes his son Conor. Their skillset has seen them endure and lead through three decades of changes.  The contrasting father-son business dynamic is evidenced in this short video, with both proving valid, yet differing outlooks on reaching customers.

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Minding Cash

Byers explains that smaller companies need to pay extra attention on how they spend their cash because if they run out of cash, it is game over for them. Byers uses the example of Palm Inc. to show how well the company managed their cash flow.

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In Tune With Current Trends

VIDEO - Van Morrison, Katie Melua, Bruce Springsteen..are all customers of Avolon Guitars, a company that is aware of modern trends not just in the music business but also in terms of best business practice. Managing Director Steve McIlwrath‚ Avalon Guitars explains.

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Calling all businesses in Connaught

Businesses across Connaught are invited to enter the 2009 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. The awards, which are in association with the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, aim to celebrate business success, irrespectiv...
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Motivation To Do More

VIDEO - Damien Cranney, founder and managing director of successful design agency Frank, talks about the motivation to start his business, the success he has had to date and what drives him and his company forward.

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Make Your Pitch

VIDEO - If you met your most important prospect in line for a coffee or you bumped into the most influential venture capitalist in your space in a lift, could you ''sell it'' in 2 minutes? Let''s see how these guys from the Leap Programme in Limerick IT do it. Leave helpful comments.

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Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards launched in Leinster

Businesses across Leinster are invited to enter the 2009 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. The awards aim to celebrate business success, irrespective of business offering, size, sector or location. Shortlisted Leinster businesses will be rewarde...
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John Collins shares Insights With Small Business Can

VIDEO - Multinational experienced IT and Business Services veteran John Collins recently shared his insights with

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Business Achievers Awards

VIDEO - In March of this year smallbusinesscan was launched at the gala event for Ulster Bank''s Busines Achievers Awards. smallbusinesscan is now proud to be in at the start of 2009s awards. Celebrating and rewarding achievement, these awards are an an important recognition and support for Ireland''s businesses.

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Start Up Marketing For a Professional Services Firm

For many people, there is considerable confusion about what exactly marketing is about, what sales entails - and anyway are they really different? The answer is that they are. Here's how they both work and contribute differently to your firm's success with clients.

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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 and various restrictions that are typically placed on the company by the investment documents.

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A Financial Operation





















Growing a company often requires significant financing. Purchasing new equipment adding product lines, expanding the premises or raising additional working capital to fund growth are just some of the reasons why a company might want to think about putting together a proposal to obtain financing.

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Angels Insights

Experienced angel investors, Ron Conway, Founder of Angel Investors LP, and Mike Maples, Founder of Maples Investments, provide a rare look into the ins and outs of angel investing.

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Your Challenge

Your capabilities in maintaining perspective (reality vs. euphoria), balancing today's and tomorrow's needs, and coordinating resources are being tested. The original route to success works for some time, but then it stops working so well and hits diminishing returns.

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