5 Recommended Small Business Accounting Software Options

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Unless you are a qualified accountant, odds are you’ll need some help with your business’s accounts. And you are probably going to need to invest in some accounting software. However, since there are so many products available, it can be tough to know what to choose. To help you make sense of it all, I have picked out some packages. Here are 5 recommended small business accounting software options:

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Checklist For Company Valuation

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Are you considering selling your business? If you are in the process of evaluating your company for sale then this checklist might be helpful, it's a list of things you need to consider when looking at your company valuation:

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6 Effective Types of Marketing Your Small Business Should Be Using

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At the core of any business’s success is their ability to effectively market themselves to their target audience. Without efficient marketing, a great product or service won’t sell; in fact, in this fast-paced world, it could very well go unnoticed. In a nutshell, if you’re not focusing on marketing on a regular basis, it could hinder your success. Here are 6 effective types of marketing your small business should be using:

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Building A Strong Business Brand

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A robust brand will reflect the heart of a business, benefiting every aspect of the company from recruitment to reputation and crucially – the bottom line. A powerful brand is vital if you want to take your business to the next level, helping to boost customer and staff loyalty, as well as positively impacting your profits. But what exactly constitutes a strong brand?

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What Is XR And How Can It Play A Role In The Future Of Your Business?

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As technology evolves ever more rapidly, more opportunities arise for businesses to incorporate affordable tech solutions into their day-to-day processes. Taking the time to research the latest tech on the market and implementing it into your company structure can yield invaluable results. In the field of communication alone, we’ve come a long way from fax machines and emails; now with Extended Reality (XR) it’s possible to broadcast live avatars of ourselves to other users across the globe. What is XR and how can it play a role in the future of your business?

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Importing To Ireland - A Guide For SMEs

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Globalisation continues to change the way businesses operate, enabling SME importers in Ireland to trade with new, previously difficult to reach markets. However, it’s easy to be caught out by unexpected or hidden costs. Importing can help businesses reduce manufacturing costs and gain an edge in a competitive local market. But firms need to be aware of and prepared for the various costs involved to make sure their import activity makes sound business sense. Here's a guide for SMEs to importing to Ireland:

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How Not to Kill Your Employees’ Motivation

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As you grow and build your business and beyond it is important to have motivated employees around you, so how do you make sure to keep them motivated and enthused? Here are 10 straightforward things to do to make sure not to kill your employees' motivation:

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Chain Reaction: Challenges and Opportunities For Exporters According to Lorcan Sheehan

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Lorcan Sheehan is the CEO and founder of PerformanSC Supply Chain, a consulting firm headquartered in Dublin with international offices in Chicago, London and Singapore. Read on to find out his thoughts on what the biggest challenges and also opportunities for exporters are. 

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A Three-Stage Process For Segmenting Customers For Rapid Business Growth

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Fuelling rapid growth comes from gaining sustainable competitive advantage and differentiation - which will come from looking for ‘response bases’ to identify uncovered (unsatisfied) market segments. Here is a three-stage process for segmenting customers for rapid business growth:

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4 Key Business Mistakes To Avoid

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To err is human – but learning from those mistakes is what makes a successful business. Every entrepreneur has at some stage got something wrong. However, the successful ones learn from that experience. It’s okay to make mistakes – just don’t make the same ones twice. We asked some business owners about mistakes they have made and what they learned from those mistakes. Here are 4 key business mistakes to avoid:

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How To Attract Gen Z Candidates For Your Business

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In the past few years, there has been a massive emphasis on Millennials in the job market. In fact, many companies have rebranded and reinvented themselves to attract employees from this generation. But as companies start looking to the future, it is important to think of the next crop of employees. That’s right, it is time to start thinking of Gen Z! How can companies attract Gen Z candidates to their business?

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5 Essential Tools for Successfully Managing a Remote Team

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Remote working is the future. In ten years’ time, many of us will reminisce fondly about the time when we had to commute into the centre of big cities, just to sit in front of the same computer we have at home all day. If you're facilitating or thinking about introducing remote working, then here are 5 essential tools for successfully managing a remote team:

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Key Questions Companies Should Ask Before Switching to LPG

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If you've been considering switching your business energy from oil to LPG, then here are some key questions companies should ask before switching to LPG:

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Does Your Business Have Billion Dollar Potential?

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Are you an ambitious SME owner? Do you feel your business could really scale? Does your business have billion dollar potential? Here's an exercise to work through to help answer these questions:

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How to Use Localisation to Help Your Business Go Global

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No matter which foreign markets you are looking to expand within, adapting your content to an international audience will be necessary if you want to reach your goal. Here are some tips for how to use localisation to help your business go global.

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A Useful List of Market Research Questions For Startups or Product Launches

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Are you a start up seeking market research? Are you launching a new product and need to do some research on the market for the new product? Here is a useful list of market research questions for startups or product launches:

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Cross-Border Trading Increases Exporting Further Afield

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Key research from InterTradeIreland reveals that cross-border trading leads to increased productivity and levels of innovation. Cross-Border Trading in goods is also at an all time high, standing at £6bn/€7bn for 2017 and has been growing at an average of 4% per annum over the last 20 years.

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9 Simple Things That Can Prevent You From Being Successful

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It's hard negotiating the world of business and achieving success. Reputation really is everything. Here are 9 simple things that can prevent you from being successful:

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Business Achievers: Fergal O'Connor and Buymedia

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Our latest Business Achiever is Fergal O'Connor and Buymedia. We asked Fergal to tell us a little bit about his advertising-focussed business and asked him about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Fergal O'C...
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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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