Why Companies Should Seriously Consider Donating to Charities

Civilized society is known for giving rewards and recognition to entrepreneurs and businesses who donate time and energy to charitable causes. There are also many direct and indirect benefits to businesses that give money to the needy or organized ch...
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5 Steps To Get The Best Out of Your Employees in a Downturn

If you’re an employer at any company - no matter how big or small - it’s an absolute necessity to keep them productive for the sake of the bottom line. However … when it comes to those natural “bumps in the road” of an economic downturn, it’s not alw...
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SEO, PPC, SEM - marketing acronyms simply explained

If we search online for Marketing acronyms there are hundreds, some of which we will use throughout our working lives and some we won’t ever have the need to use; here are a list of 11 regularly used acronyms in business, all simplistically explained...
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The Perfect Recipe For A Successful Northern Business

instantprint’s Successful Northern Business Panel Reveals Crucial Advice on Launching a Business Successfully in 2018. UK online printer instantprint , held their Successful Northern Business Panel this January, involving 4 accomplished business owne...
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Modern-Day Threats: How to Reduce Your Digital Business Risks

Every business faces potential losses from cyber threats. Whether it is customer information, intellectual property, or fraud, these kinds of theft can damage your reputation and business growth. As our networks and technologies expand, protection ag...
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Persuasion Plan: 4 Secrets to Crafting a Balanced Sales Strategy

Did you know that companies live and die by sales? Companies are nowadays focusing on numbers rather than the big picture of the business they operate. Their most challenging question is—are we increasing sales numbers or decreasing them? These compa...
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Why SEO Is More Important than Advertising Today

The Internet has grown to become a primary source of information, a platform to promote two-way communication, and a reservoir that provides unlimited business opportunities. With the advancement of technology comes increasing methods for marketers a...
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Why I invest in Failing Early Stage Companies

A few days ago I got upset enough to troll a connection. Okay, it was only a critical comment and not intended to offend, but it annoyed me completely.  Why?   Because of this well-meaning comment. "... call to all AgTech Start-Ups. If you are intere...
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Why Tech and HR Are the Perfect Couple

There’s no escaping the fact that technology is all around. In fact, the majority of everyday tasks are now heavily dependent on some form of electronic assistance, automation or leverage. Human resources departments aren’t immune to digital trends. ...
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SME: A Friendly Office is a More Productive One

Numerous research studies confirm that happy employees result in a more productive and profitable business. One study found that 69% of employees in SMEs were found to value happiness over salary, which is something to take into consideration as an S...
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4 Tips for Streamlining Your Marketing

In today's business world, it's all about reaching your target audience and capturing their interest before your competition does. Even more, it's about outrunning your competitors at each step of the way and ensuring that your business reaches succe...
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Technology is the Future of Digital Marketing Say Gartner

For many years, the  line has being blurring between technology and marketing. Now, Chief Marketing Officers are commanding even larger tech budgets than ever before. In this article we will look at the top 5 tips from Gartner. Each year the Gartner ...
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25 Irish Business Awards You May Wish to Enter

All companies want to win awards. Awards provide prestige and are great for branding. They are also great for team morale and, of course, marketing. But which ones should you apply for and when are they held? I couldn't find a definitive list of Iris...
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Aislinn Brennan
Very interesting to see what the awards landscape in Ireland looks like
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:23
Aisling Foley
Actually, I've found four more since posting this which I updated on the original blog post. https://aislingfoley.com/irish-techno... Read More
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 11:05
Ron Immink
Thank you.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:23

How to Avoid Unseen Threats, That Could Slow Your Business Growth

How to Avoid Unseen Threats, That Could Slow Your Business Growth
As Chief Executive Officer of Cellulac, I often write and speak on the creation and building of small, early-stage - sometimes pre-revenue, even debt-laden -- companies into larger commercial businesses. This is based on the success I have had in 20+...
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How BYOD Can Empower your Small Business

It’s often argued that small and medium-sized businesses are central to economic growth, and this is certainly borne out by the statistics. After all, SMEs accounted for 99.9% of all private sector businesses at the beginning of 2017, while these com...
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How the Marketing Environment is Changing

As anyone who has started their own business from scratch will attest, the marketing and promotion of your product/service is the most challenging aspect. You can have the best product in the world, but your business isn’t going to get anywhere if yo...
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4 Ways To Bulletproof Your Small Business From Disaster

Natural disasters strike when least expected. Such calamities often catch most small businesses off guard. This explains why close to a quarter of small businesses today are unable to get back on the feet in the wake of a major disaster. Most busines...
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Ulster Bank Markets Daily Top 3

Ulster Bank Markets Daily Top 3
Barnier takes hard-line position on financial services in UK Michel Barnier, the EU’s Chief Negotiator, set out a hard-line negotiating position in an exclusive interview with the Guardian newspaper that was released late Monday evening. In the inter...
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Why Are Patents So Crucial for SME's Looking to Get Off the Ground?

When it comes to turning an idea you have for a product into a thriving, money-making enterprise, understanding the legalities of monetising your innovation can be a daunting process. With so many hundreds of thousands of cutting-edge technological d...
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Is the Customer Always Right?

Is the Customer Always Right? Instead of being told what Small Business Owners need, is it not time that business owners began to tell their consultants and coaches what exactly is on their minds for their business. What are your needs and wants for ...
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