Xerocon 2017: Dublin based Beyond Accounting wins Accounting Partner of the Year – Ireland

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Dublin based Beyond Accounting took the award for Accounting Partner of the Year – Ireland last night at Xerocon London 2017.   Attended by over 2,000 accountants, bookkeepers and exhibitors, Xerocon London 2017, the UK’s biggest cloud accounting ann...
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Burren Smokehouse is a #businessachiever

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The Burren Smokehouse is an  Irish  family-run producer of  Smoked Irish  fish . The company is established in 1989 and located on Kincora Road,  Lisdoonvarna ,  County Clare . It was set up by Peter and Birgitta Curtin. Ongoing diversification The B...
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Entrepreneurs and Their Lightbulb Moment

Entrepreneurs and Their Lightbulb Moment
Four entrepreneurs share what inspired their big idea. Many start-ups simply follow a trend, hoping to cash in on the success of others, but some SME owners were jolted into action with a bona fide ‘Eureka!’ moment. We spoke to four entrepreneurs who...
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Supporting Ireland’s Fintech Community and Driving Cultural Change Across Ulster Bank

Supporting Ireland’s Fintech Community and Driving Cultural Change Across Ulster Bank
Dogpatch Labs’ mission is to accelerate the development of Ireland’s startup ecosystem, and in partnership with Ulster Bank we have become an important pillar of the startup community in Ireland since we launched in 2015. Ulster Bank has provided us ...
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Business Still Struggling? Maybe It's Your Fault

Business Still Struggling? Maybe It's Your Fault
We're living in the age of when everything bad, so bad, bigly bad, terrible, really terrible… is someone else's fault. So who's to blame if your business is not growing? Maybe it's your fault. Consider this? If you've been feverishly working away now...
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Owning Leadership

Owning Leadership
I have always believed that entrepreneurs are the athletes of the business world. Or if you want to speak in army terms, they are the Navy Seals of the business world. Special forces and athletes Ever since I read “ The rare find ”, I have been readi...
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Future Babble; Slow vs Fast

Future Babble; Slow vs Fast
Retail is e-tail I was invited to speak at the "Retail is e-tail" conference in Monaghan. A perspective on 2022-2040, where I used the books we covered in Bookbuzz to give a perspective. Download available Singularity, AI, cyber security, lego, stati...
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Delight As The Killer App For Business

Delight As The Killer App For Business
Most firms are parasites that destroy far more than they generate. Most people are not engaged in work. 26% hate their employer. Heart attacks go up by 20% on Monday mornings. That is from “Firms of Endearment, How World Valls Companies Profit f...
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Attention Merchants and Netflix

Attention Merchants and Netflix
Tim Wu is the author of “The Switch”, which is a book about the history of communication. His latest book is “Attention Merchants; how our time and attention are gathered and sold". 1833 A similar book, but this time about the history of advertising....
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Do You Want Help to Become Investor Ready?

Do You Want Help to Become Investor Ready?
With a total cash prize fund of €280,000, the opportunity to gain expert advice on your business plan, tips and guidance on how to pitch to investors as well as the potential access to a valuable network of VCs, entering the Seedcorn Competition is d...
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Purpose As a Way to Future Proof Your Business

Purpose As a Way to Future Proof Your Business
Mapping the future Over the last few years, I have been speaking to companies about the latest business thinking. Helping them to create a map for the future. Because without a map, you do not know where you are going.  VUCA gurus In those talks...
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Royal Bank of Scotland Has Published Its Fifth Annual Legal Benchmarking Report

Royal Bank of Scotland Has Published Its Fifth Annual Legal Benchmarking Report
Economically, 2015 and the majority of 2016 were positive years for the legal sector, with high levels of consumer and business confidence, especially pre-Brexit. The financial performance of SME-sized legal firms is usually closely aligned to that o...
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Wikipedia and Businesses: Tips for Building a Credible Page

Wikipedia and Businesses: Tips for Building a Credible Page
Think of it — your business in Wikipedia. Wouldn't it be grand? What could be better than seeing your company with its own listing alongside the biggies, like Apple and Microsoft? Believe it or not, you can have it. But, writing a Wikipedia about you...
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Ulster Bank / IDA Meet Your Neighbours Networking Event - 8th March 2017

Ulster Bank / IDA Meet Your Neighbours Networking Event - 8th March 2017
On the evening of the 8th March 2017, Ulster Bank’s FDI Team and the IDA Emerging Business Team co-hosted another successful “Meet Your Neighbours” Networking Event. These events have been running for over 3 years and this one was held in the lovely ...
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Boardroom Balance: Where Are All The Women?

Boardroom Balance: Where Are All The Women?
There’s ample evidence to suggest that while men and women start their careers as equals, fewer women advance up the ranks. At board level, women comprise less than 30% of directors and only seven FTSE 100 CEOs are women. We look at why this is bad f...
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Is Scrum Right for Your Small Business?

Is Scrum Right for Your Small Business?
Small business owners need to wear several hats to ensure smooth operation within their organizations. From tracking every single dollar to ensuring the business is functioning smoothly, a lot needs to be taken care of. As the development processes b...
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How Benevolent Will A.I. Be?

How Benevolent Will A.I. Be?
If you want history lessons about how power works “The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks” is a book to read. If you want to read a book of who will be in power in the future, this is a book to read. If you are looking...
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Small Business Pay and Transparency: In Praise of Openness

Small Business Pay and Transparency: In Praise of Openness
As an article in the Financial Times claimed last summer, ‘pay transparency is the last taboo in business’. Perhaps that’s why, in the past few years, increasing numbers of corporate world onlookers and analysts have begun to treat pay transparency a...
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Where You Alive Before The Internet? Are You Alive Now?

Where You Alive Before The Internet? Are You Alive Now?
I am 51. I was alive before the internet. When I read “ The Shallows ”, I get concerned about what the internet does do to the brains of our children. A start to feel old. Thankfully I picked up “ Originals ”, where old people are more creative than ...
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10 Micro-Improvements You Can Make to Your Business Tomorrow

10 Micro-Improvements You Can Make to Your Business Tomorrow
The SME owner who doesn’t question whether they could be doing things better runs the risk of floundering – so we asked six business experts for some easy-to-implement ‘tweaks’ that could save time, boost morale and increase profits. Use social media...
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