A Simple Guide to Raising Capital


Once the company begins to raise equity capital from outside investors, the founders begin to suffer dilution. This is the loss of a proportional percentage of the company's shares when shares are purchased by outside investors. However dilution and the capital brought in to the business brings huge potential benefits. Here's a simple guide to raising capital:

Continue reading

Free Online Training: PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016


If you've never used PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel then these are excellent tools to help summarise and show key data in new ways. We have a free online training course called PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016 available for Business Achievers members.

Continue reading

10 Mistakes Not to Make With Your Sales Presentation


At sales pitch meetings, it is clearly important to get it right and make the favourable first impression. This cannot be done alone; it is impossible to pitch, present and listen at the same time. Pitch presentations will typically have two key communication tools: the first is the entrepreneur (& a second team member) as communicators; the second is a PowerPoint presentation & presentation folder. Here are 10 mistakes not to make with your sales presentation:

Continue reading

Things to Consider When Setting Up a Business From Home


When starting a business, you might decide to base yourself at home. Many new startups were founded at kitchen tables. But sometimes space, resources, and family can make this difficult for new entrepreneurs. So here are some things to consider when starting a new business from home:

Continue reading

How to Motivate Staff Through Employee Training


Training is an excellent and a proven effective tool for motivating your employees. Not only does training create numerous benefits for the company and the employer, but it also benefits the employees. Here's how to motivate staff through employee training:

Continue reading

Free Online Training: The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict


Conflict in the workplace can be difficult to overcome sometimes. If you have been experiencing workplace conflict then we have a free online training course called The Many Approaches to Facing Workplace Conflict available for Business Achievers members that might help.

Continue reading

Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018


With consumers spending more time online, discover the key trends that will help you harness the power of digital marketing. Here is our roundup of Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018:

Continue reading

Cryptocurrency: More Than Just a Craze


Though the bitcoin bubble may appear to be bursting, regulations and innovation could help small businesses in Ireland benefit from what cryptocurrency has to offer. Here's why cryptocurrency is more than just a craze:

Continue reading

Free Online Training Courses for Business Achievers Members


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

Continue reading

How to Know if a Career Change to Entrepreneurship is Right For You

There was a time where entrepreneurship was looked upon with a less than a savoury eye. It was essentially code-speak for, "I'm not exactly sure...but I plan on wandering for a while. And I expect to fail. A whole lot. Oh, and sleepless nights. Those...
Continue reading

How To Raise Employee Morale in 4 Quick Ways


A happy worker is a productive worker, and a harmonious office or workplace is one best suited to getting things done with the best quality and on time. Unhappy employees tend to be demotivated, and it will show up in the quality of their work. And unhappiness can spread – one unhappy worker can lead to others similarly feeling stressed, demotivated and discouraged too. Here is how to raise employee morale in 4 quick ways:

Continue reading

5 Simple Financial Tips for Startups and First-Time Entrepreneurs


As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to make hard choices day in and day out. Money choices can be the trickiest when you're not sure exactly what the ROI will be on your decision. Here are five simple financial tips for startups and first-time entrepreneurs that may help you in this regard.

Continue reading

Three Things That Will Help Small Firms Remain Competitive


Ulster Bank was delighted to continue its association with the Small Firms Association at its 2018 Annual Conference, bringing focus to a sector of critical importance to the economy as a whole. The economic growth and employment supported by the sector is reflected in the Bank's aim to lend more than €1bn to SMEs in 2018. Here's what Eddie Cullen, Managing Director of Commercial Banking at Ulster Bank had to say post event:

Continue reading

How Cash Flow Determines Startup Success


Money makes the world go round they say. As CEO of the startup Kite.ly I learned first-hand the significance of cash flow, particularly during the embryonic stage. Cash flow is vital for startups, whether they are VC backed or bootstrapped self-funded ventures. Without exceptional cash flow, the wider vision is impossible to realise. Here is How Cash Flow Determines Startup Success:

Continue reading

The Quick Start Guide to Startup Fundraising

startup fundraising
One of the key roles of the CEO/founder/owner of a business is to keep the business funded. There are a number of ways to do this – grants, equity finance, debt/loans and, of course, revenues. For this article we’ll focus on non-revenue funding sourc...
Continue reading

5 Marketing Strategies to Bring You Growth


Being in business is not an easy task. With the number of failing businesses, it can become daunting. Every business needs to promote, but if you are lost as to how to approach your marketing process, we are here to help. If you do the foundation work, you stand a better chance to succeed. A marketing strategy is not exclusive to big corporations, but even more beneficial for a smaller one. In the development where you are trying to grow your business, you need to have a clear plan.

Continue reading

The 7 Essential Ingredients of a One-Person Marketing Plan for Startups


Launching a startup is the easiest way to build your own business because it doesn’t take more than one person and an idea. However, running a profitable startup is definitely not the easiest thing since 90% of such projects fail eventually. Here are the 7 Essential Ingredients of a One-Person Marketing Plan for Startups:

Continue reading

Product Launch 101 – Advice for SMEs

There are many advantages associated with establishing a product-oriented business, not least the fact that firms can focus heavily on quality and offering tangible value to their customers. Successfully launching a new product or range as an SME can...
Continue reading

Leaflet Marketing for SMEs – The Key Considerations

In the digital age, there's a tendency for SMEs to become preoccupied with online marketing techniques. After all, digital channels are often considered as being central to cost-effective marketing campaigns, while they also provide businesses with i...
Continue reading

So, You Want to Work Remotely and Be Location Independent

We are living in the greatest time in human history where technology has made everything possible. Thanks to the internet, we are presented with endless opportunities including the freedom to create a life on our own terms. Remote work is one of them...
Continue reading

Member Login

Business Insights & Tips


Jill Holtz
1156 Points
Michael Lane
802 Points
Ron Immink
732 Points
Fionan Murray
714 Points
367 Points
View Leaderboard