Here's How To Get Ready For Brexit


Brexit is already here and hurting our manufacturers and service sectors, as seen by the decrease in imports and exports YoY; warehouses have limited capacity available. If Brexiters have their way, the UK will leave the EU on October 31st without a deal; and the country most impacted by this change will be the UK itself. The latest leaked reports from the UK government suggests that there will be shortages in food, medicine, fuel and long delays at ports and airports. We need to manage the impact of this on the Irish economy so here are some helpful tips for how to get ready for Brexit:

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5 Lessons From Henry Ford You Can Apply To Your Business


Back in the 1900s, Henry Ford was presented with many of the same business challenges as the ones that are present today. The historic founder of Ford Motors was 40 when he created the company. His goal was to create a car that would be so affordable, everybody would be able to own one. What he did obviously worked as Ford cars are now considered to be one of the most popular vehicle brands on the market. So what can be learned from Ford’s success? Here are 5 lessons from Henry Ford you can apply to your business:

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5 Simple Things To Tackle Gender Imbalance in the Workplace


More and more businesses and companies are making it their priority to restore the gender balance in the workplace - and you should be too. Working to hire a fair balance of men, women and non-binary staff will not only create a more diverse atmosphere in the office, but it will also ensure you’re searching in a bigger pool of candidates, meaning you can find exceptional people with varied world views to form a powerful, productive team. But how to do it? Here are 5 simple things your business can do towards tackling gender imbalance in the workplace.

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Five Habits of Successful Small Business Leaders


Each year, thousands of people start small businesses. Unfortunately, at the same time, thousands of small businesses fail. What is the secret to staying afloat in an uncertain economy? There are a number of simple habits demonstrated by successful small business leaders. Here are 5 in particular that successful small business leaders tend to have:

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Influencer Marketing: A Guide For SMEs


Are you tapping into the power of influencers? From YouTube stars to Instagram celebrities, there are plenty of people online who could spread the word about your business. We explore how to make the most of them, guide on influencer marketing for SMEs:

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Call For Applicants For Next ACORNS Programme


The call is out for applicants for the next ACORNS programme, we asked Paula Fitzsimmons, Director, ACORNS to tell us all about it: Join our Business Achievers community  and get access to downloads to help your business, free online training courses...
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5 Things You Should To Do To Ensure You Get Paid On Time


Some business owners manage cash flow beautifully, and some plod along and seem to get through. If you proactively work on getting your cash flow system working for you, it can reap rewards. Here are a number of ideas you can quickly implement in your business, with 5 things you should do to ensure you get paid on time:

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How to Create an Effective Product Label


Designing a product label can be an intimidating thing. Making a first impression is integral to creating a powerful message that turbo-charges your brand, but it's easy to overdo it and mess up your image. The last thing you want to do is send people the wrong impression. Follow these 5 rules for how to create an effective product label and you could create a label that beats all the competition.

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Free Online Training Courses for Business Achievers Members


Good news, we have a number of practical training courses, designed for busy business owners and these are available to Business Achievers members for free. Find out about our free online training courses for Business Achievers members:

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How to Make Your Business Stand Out in a Crowded Market


Does your business stand out in a crowded market? What differentiates your business from your competitors, and how do you make sure it receives the right attention? We speak to business leaders at the top of their game about how you can ensure you and your business make a positive lasting impression. Here are 10 key ways to make sure it gets noticed. 

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4 Simple Tips for a More Sustainable Office Environment


The initiative to reduce office waste can not only be more profitable for a business but can also help to make a happier working environment for your employees. Investing in eco-friendly options can make for a better, more vibrant working space that is both sustainable and profitable. Here are 4 simple tips for a more sustainable office environment:

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Some Tips For Reducing Business Costs


Does your business need to look at reducing costs? You need to approach the problem of cost reduction smartly and methodically. This is usually achieved through careful observation of your spending and targeting the things that can be reduced or excluded from your overall budget. Reducing unnecessary cost will also increase your business’ profitability. Here are some tips for reducing business costs.

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Here's Where You Can Get Support For Your Business For Brexit


Irrespective of the final outcome of Brexit, the decision of the UK to leave the EU will result in changes, and while there is still a lot of uncertainty, it’s important for business owners to be aware of what Brexit may mean for your business and your daily life. Here's where you can get support for your business for Brexit:

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Top Tips For Business Planning: Don't Plan to Fail, Don't Fail to Plan


Business planning and implementing a business strategy is more than simply achieving business goals. It inspires people to work hard, makes the team feel part of a purpose; it incites actions and ensures that activities happen. Simply constructed, effectively executed, a business strategy is a template for business success. Here are top tips for business planning: don't plan to fail, don't fail to plan:

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Why Approaching Passive Talent Can Be Cost Effective Recruitment For SMEs


Ireland’s soaring employment figures are proving quite a challenge for SMEs that need to recruit. SMEs can make their recruitment more effective by targeting passive talent. The nation’s near-full employment status means that, according to a recent survey from Performance Reward Consulting, 80% of Irish firms are finding it difficult to recruit much-needed talent. If a firm struggles to find their ideal candidate among those actively hunting for new positions, they need to look in a different direction – by targeting talented candidates who aren’t yet dreaming of pastures new. Here is why approaching passive talent can be cost effective recruitment for SMEs:

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11 Tips for Motivating Your Employees


A motivated workforce goes a long way towards the success of your business. As the business owner, you may be super motivated about your own business but how are you motivating your team? Here are 11 tips for motivating your employees:

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4 Virtual Office Services That Could Save Your Business Money


Given the developments in technology and the opportunities that are available, virtual services are becoming more and more popular. With an increase in entrepreneurs and more small businesses starting up each year, the traditional model of a corporate office is changing. This process has been underway since the 1990s, but recent technological progressions and the current economic climate have contributed to a much quicker pace of change in the past few years. Here are 4 virtual office services that could save your business money:

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Rebranding Your SME? Brian O’Reilly of Fusion Events Shares His Experience


Are you considering rebranding your SME? Events company MD Brian O’Reilly explains why he took his established, popular, successful firm – and completely rebranded it.

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6 Tips for Making a Promotional Video For Your Business


Have you created video about your business? Are you using any video content to promote your products or services? Here are six important things to consider in making a promotional small business video:

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A 3-Step Success Process Inspired By Walt Disney


I believe Walt Disney was one of the best dreamers of the 20th century, and that his dreams directly impacted his success. As Walt Disney is a huge inspiration to me, I wanted to write this article to share with you how you too can become one of the best dreamers of the 21st century, thus impacting your success in your life, career, and business. Here is a 3-step success process inspired by Walt Disney:

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