Should your SME Outsource its Logistics Operations?

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The global logistics market represents a huge growth market, and one that is set to achieve a cumulative value of $15.5 trillion by 2023 . This is an interesting point for SMEs to bear in mind, particularly those that are product-oriented and determi...
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Latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Shows That ‘Business is Holding Its Breath’

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Indications of a ‘collective pause’ The majority of firms across the island remain very stable, according to the latest quarterly InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report (January-March 2018). However, levels of growth are declining sharply in Irela...
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SMEs Name Money Management as a Top Reason Behind Poor Mental Health

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In light of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, which is focusing on stress, online printer instantprint has collected insider tips SMEs can implement to tackle money management issues and improve their mental health. In a recent survey , instantprint...
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Top Tips For Starting an Online Ecommerce Business

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Here are a few of the less obvious tips when starting an online ecommerce business Sacrifice profit early It's very easy to generate a business concept, setup an ecommerce Webster using quick online tools such as shopify . You may then rush into inve...
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The Supply Chain Conundrum for SMEs

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With Britain's exit from the European Union now less than one year away, you'd be forgiven for thinking that both parties would be engaged in productive negotiations. This is not necessarily the case, however, with complex issues such as the Irish bo...
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Digital Innovation for Irish SMEs

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Become a Digital Skills Academy Industry Partner and accelerate your business growth. Digital Skills Academy have opened up application for new Industry Partners. Whether your organisation is looking to build bespoke digital solutions, enhance existi...
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World Password Day #LayerUp

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Thursday 3rd of May 2018 is World Password Day and we are asking our staff and customers to join us along with the thousands of people and hundreds of global organisations today and take a pledge to improve your password security habits. We have prod...
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The Top 5 Places for Business Travel

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It's widely suggested that travelling broadens the mind, creating a more open perspective and a willingness to explore new opportunities. This can be particularly beneficial for small business owners, who must constantly embrace new technologies and ...
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Green Light: Section 481

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From Star Wars to Vikings, the Irish creative industry is reaping the benefits of the Section 481 tax credit. It’s not every day you walk into a pub and find Luke Skywalker pulling a pint of Guinness. The Bridge Bar in Portmagee, County Kerry, became...
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How to Design a Creativity-Inducing Work Space

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Creative thinking is not only reserved for artists and designers. You can have very little to do with the aesthetics and still need to think creatively. Innovation, for example, is a result of the creative thinking process. You can use it to find new...
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The GDPR: Counting Down to 25 May 2018

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Much has been said about the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) which is coming into force across the European Union, including the UK, this May. If you’ve had your head stuck in the sand until now, it’s high time to act . The good news is t...
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How the 2018 Changes in Business Rates Will Affect UK Businesses

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The new financial year has seen several changes to UK business rates which will affect British businesses, including the over five million small and medium-sized companies operating in the UK. The changes, which were announced by Chancellor Philip Ha...
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Does Team Building Represent a Sound Investment for your Business?

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For small businesses and startups, one of the biggest challenges revolves around funding. This is particularly true in the current economic climate, where more than half of SMEs in the UK are struggling to secure the funding that they need to achieve...
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How SMEs Could Benefit from Faster Express Shipping Options

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If you own a small business, then you’ll know how demanding it can be. Every day you’re required to split your time among endless and varied tasks, from cash-flow management and financial forecasting, to hiring and admin. Your customers should be you...
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Ulster Bank Hackathon @Dogpatch Labs

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The 3rd annual Ulster Bank Hackathon which took place in Dogpatch labs, again delivered a frenetic and fun-filled weekend of creation, co-opetition, and innovation. Since 2015 Ulster Bank and the Open Banking team in RBS have been hosting hackathons ...
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Momentum - Dublin Chamber & Ulster Bank launch new event series

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New Series for Entrepreneurs Launches Today at sold-out launch event Dublin Chamber and Ulster Bank today embarked on a mission to help Irish SMEs to scale-up. Over 100 entrepreneurs and business leaders gathered in Dogpatch Labs start-up hub to hear...
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The Search is on to Find the Best New Start and Early Stage Company on the Island

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€280,000 prize fund Entrepreneurs across the island could get a huge cash boost for their business, thanks to a total prize fund of €280,000, offered by InterTradeIreland’s 16 th Seedcorn Business Competition 2018. Seedcorn The competition is the lar...
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Mortgages for the Self Employed

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A mortgage for someone who is self-employed is not really a real loan. Lenders will merely make a modification change to their assessment application and offer you the same mortgage as someone in a standard salary position. However, to keep things as...
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7 Trends That Will Shape eCommerce in 2018

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In 2017, global eCommerce market was worth about $2.3 trillion but numerous experts expect that this figure could double by the year 2021. Whereas some people are sceptical about its ability to overcome traditional retail, others recognize that eComm...
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Why Training is Central to the Growth of your Small Business

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While it's never been easier to launch a small business in the digital age, it's becoming increasingly difficult to achieve organic and sustainable growth. This is borne out by the figures, as while 91% of SMEs will continue to operate after a single...
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