How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves Against Data Breaches

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Cyber security is an ever-growing concern for small businesses, particularly given that 58% of malware attack victims fall in the small business category. Unfortunately, protecting oneself against these threats without the benefit of a large security budget or a dedicated IT team can pose a significant challenge. Here's how small businesses can protect themselves against data breaches:

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Business Achievers: Fredericka Sheppard and Voltedge

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Our latest Business Achiever is Fredericka Sheppard and Voltedge. We asked Fredericka to tell us a little bit about her HR-focussed business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Freder...
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Does Your Management Team Have the Skills for Growth?

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As your company develops, you will need different sets of skills. The skills you used several years ago to propel your company through the start-up and early growth phases are not the same as the skills you now need for growth and maturity. Does your management team have the skills for growth?

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You Have 30 Seconds or Less for Your Business Plan Executive Summary

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The average reading time for a business plan is 30 seconds and is getting shorter. If your plan or presentation does not capture the imagination in that time frame, you are wasting your time. Next in our Start Up Series: you have 30 seconds or less for your business plan executive summary:

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Business Achievers: Niamh Hogan and Holos Skincare

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Our latest Business Achiever is Niamh Hogan, CEO and creator of Holos Skincare. We asked Niamh to tell us a little bit about her skincare-focussed business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achieve...
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9 Key Success Factors for Internationalisation of Your Business

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Are you looking to internationalise your business? Have you started making exports but need to scale? Here are 9 key success factors for internationalisation of your business:

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8 Things To Encourage an Innovation Culture

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Innovation does not happen; it must be planned for, organised and managed. Here are 8 things to encourage an innovation culture in your business:

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6 Big Failures To Avoid When Going Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Dublin sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulsterbank and Business Achievers, companies discussed the challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are 6 ...
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9 Warning Signs A Company Is In Trouble

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You are at a critical stage of your company. You have been through the growth stages and you are unlikely to have the same entrepreneurial culture as when you started. There are some distinct warning signs that your business might be in trouble. If they apply to you, you are in danger. Here are 9 warning signs your business might be in trouble:

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Follow the Leader: Andreea Wade, Opening.io

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Andreea Wade, co-founder and CEO of recruitment solution Opening.io, on how she leads her business.

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You Should Do This Before You Write Your Business Plan

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When you start a business, you typically have researched your business idea long before you come to write your business plan. A big problem is when you haven't entirely considered all available options and go too narrow. You should do this before you write your business plan:

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Successful Shipping: Managing Your Deliveries like a Pro

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The process of selling a product doesn't end until you have successfully shipped it to your customer. Here are some successful shipping tips to get you managing your deliveries like a pro.

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How Can I Protect My Business From Cyber Attack?

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Cybersecurity is a common concern for businesses across the globe. Attacks on company systems can cause severe disruptions to everyday processes, delay delivery of services, put sensitive data (both employees’ and clients’) at risk, and ultimately damage the target enterprise’s reputation. In some instances they have even forced businesses to close due to the costs of such an attack. Have you been wondering "how can I protect my business from cyber attack"? Read on for some tips.

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Information is Power, Here's How To Understand It for Your Business

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Information is becoming more and more valuable - and its value is being recognised more and more. In many cases, "soft" assets like information are more valuable than all the "hard" assets of a business and more critical to the growth of the business. Information is power, here's how to understand it for your business:

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Gaining Momentum: Eamon Moore, Hikari Data Solutions

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In the latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders, we feature Eamon Moore of Hikari Data Solutions, who believes taking a chance is the route to business gain.

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How to Put in Place an Exit Strategy To Maximise Value

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Formulating and executing an exit strategy is one of the most difficult challenges the entrepreneur faces in creating and then subsequently realising value in the business venture. Here's an in depth guide to how to put in place an exit strategy to maximise value:

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Choosing the Right Growth Strategy

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Given the rapidly moving changes in our marketplace, the challenge for the entrepreneurial company is how and when to grow. And this leads to other major questions that can be difficult to answer. Here are some key questions to ask to help choose the right growth strategy:

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5 Mistakes Companies Make When Trying to Go Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Cork sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulsterbank and Business Achievers, companies discussed challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are 5 mistakes companies make when trying to go global:

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Growing Your Business: a Personal Perspective

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The first stage in developing growth plans for your business is to determine where you want to go in a personal context – in other words, why you want to grow your business. You need to decide this in a personal context, before you can approach the business context – otherwise, the two may be out of sync, and lead to disaster. Here's some food for thought on growing your business: a personal perspective:

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How to Protect Your Company From a Data Breach

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2017 was really “the year of the data breach”, seeing a higher than ever level of data breaches in companies across the world. All businesses can be affected, and because the cost of a potential breach can be very high, extra attention needs to be paid to potential data breaches and cyber security. Here's how to protect your company from a data breach:

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