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:

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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...
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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:

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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.

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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:

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How Cash Flow Determines Startup Success


Money makes the world go round they say. As CEO of the startup 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:

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The Quick Start Guide to Startup Fundraising

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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...
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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.

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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:

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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...
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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...
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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...
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10 Ways to Increase Diversity at Your Workplace

Diversity is critical for the modern workplace. It's important to customers, employees, and your company's global image. Here are 10 ways to increase diversity at your workplace: 1. Identify your organization's needs Define how your company will bene...
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Boosting Customer Experience on the Irish High Street

Online sales are rising in Ireland and putting pressure on the traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers. We look at how businesses can improve their in-store customer service, and the impact it might have on the high street. Retail Ireland, the body t...
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Ready to Rise? 4 Ways Relocating Your Business Drives Growth


As a small business owner, it’s so important to make decisions that benefit your company. In order to sustain a long-lasting business, one of the keys is to think strategically. Consider these four ways relocating your business can result in growth.

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7 SEO Tactics to Improve Your Business Visibility on Google

If you have a business website, you’ll need to improve the search visibility on Google. Because more visibility means more traffic to your website , which brings you more business. Implement these 7 tactics and you’ll definitely see the improvement o...
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Megan Perry
Extremely important article for any business - great read. Thank you.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 11:48

Why Businesses Need A Strong Brand Strategy


Most entrepreneurs reading this would agree that their business reputation is the most important thing with it comes to retaining clients and attracting new business. Your brand is your reputation and vice versa. Here's why businesses need a strong brand strategy:

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