Workplace Relationships and Employing Family Members

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Given the amount of time we all spend in the workplace it's only inevitable that workplace relationships develop over time. Or it may be the case that a business owner decides to employ a family member and this could potentially cause resentment. Here's what you need to know about workplace relationships and employing family members.

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The Benefits of Nostalgia Marketing and How to Use It

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If the past few years of advertising and brand strategies have felt like a blast from the past, that’s because many of them actually are. From ‘90s fashion to classic ‘80s movies, nostalgia marketing can be an effective way to draw in a young, millennial audience. Read on to find out the benefits of nostalgia marketing and how to use it for your business:

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Startup Series: A Guide to Advertising Your Business

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You need to look at your advertising in the same way that you look at other areas of your business - that is, set clear objectives and goals. Continuing our Startup Series, here's a guide to advertising your business:

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Business Podcast: The Innovation Show

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As a former Irish international and professional rugby player of over 10 years with over 100 caps for Leinster, Toulouse and London Irish, Aidan McCullen now applies his discipline to the world of digital disruption and strategic innovation. Aidan created “The Innovation Show” podcast in recognition of the need for a show that covers innovation topics in depth. We caught up with Aidan to ask him about the podcast. 

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How to Tap Into Future Trends For Your Business

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If you want to be in business for a long time, you need to develop a vision of the future and the place of your business in that future. Here's how to tap into future trends for your business:

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5 Top Tips for Managing Your Business Finances Better

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Let’s face it. The vast majority of business owners and directors are not accountants. In most cases your real expertise lies at the heart of your business – making stuff, designing things, training people, selling goods, providing services.. After all, isn’t that what you are really good at and why you started your business in the first place? Here are my 5 top tips for managing your business finances better:

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Telltale Signs of When to Hire and Fire Employees

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While a business owner has many challenges each day, the toughest might be deciding when to hire and when to fire employees. Here are telltale signs of when to hire and fire employees:

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4 Nifty Ways To Use Technology to Enhance Your Trade Show Presence

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Exhibiting in trade shows and exhibitions are one of the best ways to meet your clientele face to face and foster industry relationships. In our previous post about trade show tips and tricks, we shared some tips for effective trade show and exhibition ROI. The essence of any successful exhibition plan is the user engagement. The more engaged your audience is the more likely they are to convert. But, the real question here is how to engage? Technology can help here. Here are 4 nifty ways to use technology to enhance your trade show presence:

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10 Key Steps to Financing Rapid Growth

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Growing a company often requires significant financing. Purchasing new equipment adding product lines, expanding the premises or raising additional working capital to fund growth are just some of the reasons why a company might want to think about putting together a proposal to obtain financing. Here are 10 key steps to financing rapid growth:

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How to Maximise PR for Your Business

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Public relations (PR) is an effective way for businesses to gain publicity, create a particular image for your business and attract new clients. Here are some tips on how to maximise PR for your business:

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Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me

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This month's Business Achiever is Aoife O'Driscoll from Inspireme.ie. We asked Aoife to tell us a little bit about her super accessible business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me.

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Gaining Momentum: Alison Banton

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The Momentum Series 2018, in partnership with Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Ulster Bank, brought together inspirational business leaders to shore their views on growth opportunities to fellow entrepreneurs. In our series of interviews with Momentum's speakers, we cast the spotlight on Alison Banton, CEO at beauty business Brooke & Shoals Fragrances.

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Free Online Training: Polishing Your Feedback Skills

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Giving feedback is vital in the workplace. But giving feedback is not always easy, especially if you need to give negative feedback. We have a free online training course called Polishing Your Feedback Skills available for Business Achievers members that might help.

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Follow the Leader: Pat FitzGerald

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In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Pat FitzGerald, founder and MD at Beotanics & FitzGerald Nurseries in Stoneyford, Kilkenny.

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5 Easy Ways to Get Ideas to Innovate for your Business

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Innovation is the systematic development of new opportunities. And it's not only the 3Ms, HPs and IBMs of this world that need to innovate. It is becoming essential for business success. Product life cycles are getting shorter, the speed of change is ever increasing. Here are 5 easy ways to get ideas to innovate for your business:

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6 Innovative Ways We See Technology Changing Business

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There’s no denying that technology plays a huge part in our lives, both at home and work. This article takes a look into exactly how tech has changed the businesses and the way we operate. Here are 6 innovative ways we see technology changing business:

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How to Have The Best Board In The World

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A high quality, dynamic board of directors is critical to a high-growth company because a carefully selected board provides the experience you need to help you set the right course and make quick and accurate decisions. Here's how to have the best board in the world for your business:

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10 Tips to Convince Your Customers Not to Abandon Their Shopping Cart

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Picture the scenario: you’ve spent countless hours designing, optimising and testing your e-commerce store. You switch it on, then go online to check your site analytics, only to see that customers are leaving their cart at checkout; heartbreaking when you've spent all that time on store setup! Here are 10 tips to convince your customers not to abandon their shopping cart:

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Latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor: Winners and Losers in a Highly Competitive Market

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The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor report shows winners and losers in a highly competitive market. Read on for more insights: Join our Business Achievers community  and get access to downloads to help your business, free online training co...
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7 Tips from a CEO for Managing Hyper Growth

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You are in the exciting part of the S-curve and now is time where your future market share will be determined. You need to be able to act quick and dump the (legacy) systems that hamper your ability to respond a hyper speed to new opportunities to expand your market share. Here are 7 tips from a CEO for managing hyper growth:

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