Klout or Harvard?

Klout or Harvard?
Recently watched Black Mirror's "Nosedive". The episode is about social influence and the impact on society. Making social influence hyper-transactional. Scary. It is scarier than " The Shallows ". Seeing how younger kids behave online, a Nosedive-ty...
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Does Business Size Affect Employee Happiness and Culture?

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There's no doubting happy employees are more productive. But does business size affect employee happiness and culture? 

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Five SMEs Across the Island Recognised For Their Exemplary Innovation… And How You Can Be Next

Five SMEs Across the Island Recognised For Their Exemplary Innovation… And How You Can Be Next
Innovation is thriving within local companies and that was clear to see this week as we recognised five exemplary local firms that took part in our FUSION programme last year with resounding results. The award recognises exceptionally high levels of ...
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Bounce Rate: Why Does It Matter? (Plus Tips for Keeping It Low)

Bounce Rate: Why Does It Matter? (Plus Tips for Keeping It Low)
Bounce rate: it’s a term you hear all over in the world of digital marketing. For many people, though, it’s a vexing phrase. Fortunately, the definition of “bounce rate” isn’t as confusing as it might seem. “Bounce rate” refers to the number of peopl...
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Why UK Small Businesses Need to Apply for Government Grants

Why UK Small Businesses Need to Apply for Government Grants
It is puzzling to consider the fact that despite the publicity that has been released about them, small businesses in the UK still fail to take full advantage of the grants that are made available to them. The technical term that is used by the techn...
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Can You Chew Off Your Own Fingers?

Can You Chew Off Your Own Fingers?

For a long time, I have been trying to figure out why large companies are not acting faster. I finally figured it out. They are not prepared to chew off their own fingers (metaphorically speaking of course) in order to survive and save the business. ...
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Fighting Fraud - The Golden Rules to Protect Yourself

Fighting Fraud - The Golden Rules to Protect Yourself
Peter Quilter, director of Corporate and Commercial banking, looks at how to avoid falling victim to fraud. Fraud today is sophisticated, organised and lucrative. With every sector of the economy facing this threat, businesses should recognise t...
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Brexit Risk and Sterling – Where Do We Stand? Currency Market Update with Simon Barry

Brexit Risk and Sterling – Where Do We Stand? Currency Market Update with Simon Barry
Ulster Bank invites you to join us on a customer conference call update. Conference call details: Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016 Time: 12.00pm (Irish time) Approximate duration: 45 minutes Please register here to access dial in details, direct event...
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“I Should’ve Probably Trademarked That”

“I Should’ve Probably Trademarked That”
Following Specsavers’ high-profile bid to trademark ‘should’ve’, many companies may be asking themselves whether they should attempt to trademark a word or phrase of their own. But how should they go about this? High-street optician Specsavers has ca...
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Getting The Nation’s SME Housebuilders Building Again

Getting The Nation’s SME Housebuilders Building Again
Historically, SME builders accounted for two thirds of new housing supply in the UK, but today they account for just under a third. What happened and what needs to be done to help them start building again? The UK residential market has insufficient ...
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Fighting Fraud - The Golden Rules to Protect Yourself

Fighting Fraud - The Golden Rules to Protect Yourself
Peter Quilter, director of Corporate and Commercial banking, looks at how to avoid falling victim to fraud. Fraud today is sophisticated, organised and lucrative. With every sector of the economy facing this threat, businesses should recognise that t...
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Reinvention - Learn Judo or Become a Navy Seal

Reinvention - Learn Judo or Become a Navy Seal
The ability to reinvent yourself and reinvent your organisation will be one of the most important competencies to master in the 21st century. Weathering the storms of creative disruption . Dealing with the shock waves coming your way. Are you a ...
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Ulster Bank Reaches Out to Farmers Facing Milk Price Crisis

Ulster Bank Reaches Out to Farmers Facing Milk Price Crisis
Ulster Bank's new boss has said it will switch the loans of under-pressure dairy farmers to interest-only and advance extra working capital to customers affected by swings in milk prices. The move has been welcomed by the Irish Farmers' Association (...
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We All Fear ‘NO’: The Importance of Selling

We All Fear ‘NO’: The Importance of Selling
Despite being in a technological era with instant communication available, exhibitions are still a fantastic opportunity for businesses of all sizes to generate new relationships & sales leads, enhance brand image and maintain relationships with ...
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Top Tips for Maximising Your Event ROI

Top Tips for Maximising Your Event ROI
Despite being in a technological era with instant communication available, exhibitions are still a fantastic opportunity for businesses of all sizes to generate new relationships & sales leads, enhance brand image and maintain relationships with ...
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5 Surprising Ways to Motivate Millennials at Work

5 Surprising Ways to Motivate Millennials at Work
Lazy? Not engaged? Don't care attitude? Jump from job to job? Millennials have been described in those terms and far worse. It's true that millennials view work differently. They've grown up with technology. Compared to earlier generations, they're b...
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6 Reasons Why Your Site Might Not Be Indexed

6 Reasons Why Your Site Might Not Be Indexed
For your site to be seen it needs to be indexed. However, it may not be for one reason or another. Here are six of the most common reasons your site doesn’t appear in search engines. 1. Black Hat SEO Spam There are a lot of black hat SEO strategies o...
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What Would a UK Corporation Tax Cut Mean for Businesses?

What Would a UK Corporation Tax Cut Mean for Businesses?
Last week, while he was still in office, George Osborne announced a possible 5% drop in UK corporation tax, pending reports on the UK’s future. But will it actually happen, and what would the impact be on businesses and the public at large? Local exa...
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Five Tips For Effective Logistics Management

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Managing your logistics, especially as a growing business, can be a bit of a headache. You need to make sure that you receive materials and deliver products on time. Here are 5 tips for effective logistics management: 

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7 Reasons To Use Excel For Your Business

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It feels like Excel has been around for literally years now, it's a very handy tool to learn for so many reasons and can be greatly beneficial in the workplace. Here are 7 reasons to use Excel for your business:

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