Business Achievers: Samantha Kelly and Women's Inspire Network

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Our latest Business Achiever is Samantha Kelly and Women's Inspire Network. We asked Samanth to tell us a little bit about her social-focussed business and about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Samantha Kelly and Women's Inspire Network.

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A Guide to Getting Your Corporate Culture Right

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The way in which a business’s employees behave and uphold its values – both internally and with customers – can impact on business success. Over the past decade, businesses of all types and sizes have woken up to the idea that putting the right organisational culture in place is an essential cornerstone of success. But what exactly does this entail? Here's our guide to getting your corporate culture right:

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Why People Leave Cushy Corporate Jobs for the Unknown of a Startup

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Let’s face it, corporate jobs have a lot to offer. There’s job security, the promise of internal promotion and not to mention the robust benefits. And while many find that holding down a corporate job has its advantages, others opt to leave for the land of startup. Here's why people leave cushy corporate jobs for the unknown of a startup:

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Tips for Avoiding Copyright Infringement For Your Business

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The way we share things online in our personal lives often colours our approach to business. In a content-driven culture, many of us share images and videos on social media without a second thought - and this often reaches back to our businesses. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds (and even company websites) are littered with snapshots of the latest watercooler shows, and lit up with beautiful portraiture and landscape photography. Here are some tips for avoiding copyright infringement for your business:

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5 Things You Need to Attract Investors to Your Startup

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One of the most exciting, and most frightening times for a team that is launching a startup is when it is time to pitch your products or services to potential investors. In fact, it is a bit like presenting your baby to the outside world and hoping everybody loves it as much as you. When you work to attract investors to your startup, you actually have several things to accomplish. The first, and most obvious is obtaining the funds you need to get your company to the next stage. However, in addition to this, you also want to get the best terms possible, and maintain as much control over your business as you possibly can. Here are 5 things you need to attract investors to your startup:

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Top 10 Reasons Why Every Business Needs Content Marketing

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The business landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years. As more and more companies emerge, getting noticed by customers has become challenging. Additionally, the advent of technology and smartphones has led to a massive influx of information, right at people’s fingertips. With so much of information available for consumption, it is vital for organisations, small or big, to put across the right message at the right time in the right form to avoid getting skipped or ignored. Here are the top 10 reasons why every business needs content marketing:

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How to Choose a Web Host for Your Business

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A web hosting service is essential for any business as it ensures that the website is visible to the consumers. It also makes it easy for the business to update their websites as and when needed. A good web host provider will provide many useful features to the businesses that want online exposure. For any organisation that wants to go digital it is very essential to get hold of a top web host service provider. Here's how to choose a web host for your business:

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How to Ensure Your Small Shop is Ready for Higher Customer Traffic

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Many small businesses are often in survival mode in the first few months or years that they are a company. As these businesses begin to bring in more customers and start turning a profit, they may find that they aren’t quite ready for all the traffic their new success is creating. For this reason, businesses need to be proactive in the ways they scale up. Business owners should consider the following tips when preparing for higher customer traffic.

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Intellectual Property Protection: A Simple Guide for Startups

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Intellectual Property is one of the most important assets of a startup, particularly if you are doing something disruptive or with new technology or new processes. Here's a simple guide for startups to intellectual property protection:

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7 Tips to Boost Footfall Using Your Website

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How do you use your website to drive your customers into your bricks-and-mortar premises? A recent study found we look at our smartphone 57 times a day on average, and 44% of us check it at least once at night too. If you want to attract new customers, no doubt about it – online is the place to be. Here are 7 tips to boost footfall using your website:

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6 HR Mistakes Not To Make For Small Businesses

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Running a small business means taking on multiple roles. However, having to handle so many jobs, from marketing to managing employees, can lead to costly mistakes. It's not uncommon for a small-business owners to neglect the human-resources side of the business when things are going smoothly, but not staying on top of employee management can lead to high turnover and possible litigation. With human-resource errors being one of the main reasons most small business fail in less than five years, employee management must be one of your top priorities. To up your odds of survival, here are 6 HR mistakes not to make for small businesses:

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5 Reasons To Use Live Chat For Your Business

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By now you must have understood the fact that quality customer service is crucial to the long-term success of your business. To make customers your vocal advocates, you need to provide a worthwhile and memorable experience every single time. So are you owning a business with an online presence and wish to grow? And are you using live chat? Here are 5 reasons to use live chat for your business:

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7 Tips for Better Invoicing for Start Ups

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Invoicing is among the most important aspects of operating a small business. However, it can be such a big hassle at times - particularly if you are a start up company and new to the process. Here are 7 tips for better invoicing for start-ups:

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6 Strategies for Better Customer Relationship Management

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Customer relationship management (CRM) comprises of all the facets of interaction between a business enterprise and its customers. It is basically a business strategy whose main goal is to build and strengthen mutually beneficial customer relationships. Here are 6 strategies for better customer relationship management:

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10 Things That Could Be Preventing You From Getting More Business

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There are businesses that do well. There are ones that hold the edge. There are businesses that lead the competition. And, there are the ones which struggle with getting more business. Here are 10 things that could be preventing you from getting more business:

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4 Ways Businesses Can Increase Inclusion For Disabled Employees

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While the law requires reasonable accommodations to be met for current and applying employees, it’s best not to wait until an employee asks before you update your facilities. Having a company that is already physically prepared to handle disabilities can attract great talent that otherwise would have been put off by inadequate accommodation of physical needs. Take the time to evaluate what you have right now to help include disabled individuals, and consider these 4 ways to further that inclusion.

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Business Achievers: Eamonn O'Brien and The Reluctant Speakers Club

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Our latest Business Achiever is Eamonn O'Brien and The Reluctant Speakers Club. We asked Eamonn to tell us a little bit about his speaking-focussed business and asked him about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Eamonn O'Brien and The Reluctant Speakers Club.

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Key Tips For Cyber Security For Irish SMEs

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Cyber attacks on SMEs are becoming more common. What are the biggest threats and how can businesses best protect themselves? Here are some key tips for cyber security for Irish SMEs, things you should look at implementing as soon as possible. 

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Tips for Employee Training For Your Small Business

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Whether you're running a small business or a blossoming startup, the best training will meet the mission of your business, offer consistency for the company’s services and products providing new members of staff with the skill they need to be productive and to succeed. Here are some tips for employee training for your small business:

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How to Make Your Online Business Stand Out From The Crowd

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The Internet is so vast that starting an online business can make you feel like a raindrop in the middle of the ocean. How do you make sure that potential customers find you, and how do you get them to stay loyal to your business instead of flipping to a competitor’s site? Here are some tips for how to make your online business stand out from the crowd:

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