Health & Safety is Essential Even for Small Businesses: A Guide to Getting Started

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For small businesses, establishing health and safety in the workplace early on is essential. Why? Because the early stages of growth are the best times to put into place your policies and procedures. While the process is not complex, it's better to get in early rather than to scramble with a patchwork response when a crisis has already occurred because you don't have a policy in place. Here's a guide to the essentials of health & safety for small businesses:

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Understanding The Effects of Rapid Growth In Business

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If your business is growing rapidly, then managing cash flow is as critical as managing sales and expenses. Here are some tips for understanding the effects of rapid growth in business:

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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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10 Practical Tips for Writing a Business Plan

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The first thing most people will tell you when they hear you are thinking of starting your own business is that you will need a business plan. Here are some tips to get you started, with our 10 practical tips for writing a business plan:

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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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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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7 Tips for Effective Business Partnering

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Are you considering partnering for your business? Would partnership make sense for your business? Here are 7 tips for effective business partnering:

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Things to Consider When Setting Up a Business From Home

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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:

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A Framework and 10 Key Questions for Your Business Strategy

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We've put together a list of questions and thoughts based on us studying a range of the latest theories on strategy, such a blue ocean strategy, future of management, renewing the core, open business models, etc. Here is a framework and 10 key questions for your business strategy that you can use to examine and develop your strategy with:

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Follow the Leader: Sinead Devlin

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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 Sinead Devlin, managing director of Emergenetics International for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, based in Dublin.

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Tara De Buitlear
Another very interesting interview with an Irish business leader. #BusinessAchievers
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Yvonne Kennedy
Super insight into a very exciting & innovative company. Congrats Sinead, Ashley and Frank and continued success to Emergenetics!... Read More
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13 Key Questions to Ask for Growth by Acquisition

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Mergers and acquisitions often play a key role in a company's ongoing growth-planning process. It may be more efficient to achieve the objectives by buying assets and resources needed for growth. Here are 13 key questions about your business for growth by acquisition:

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3 Simple Ways to Organise Your Business

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As a small business owner, when you hear the word, “organisation,” as it relates to entrepreneurship or management, you might think about scheduling and organising your time. While that’s vital to any business, have you given thought to the physical organisation and layout of your operations center? Here are 3 Simple Ways to Organise Your Business:

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Why Quality Control is Essential for Small Businesses

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While poor or inconsistent quality with their products and services is a concern that no business can afford to discount, problems with quality assurance can be especially serious for new ventures that are struggling to establish themselves or that m...
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Embarking On International Business

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The next challenge for the entrepreneur is to grow beyond the borders and become a global business. Not everyone can manage to get into international business as seamlessly as they should, and to be fair, not every business is meant to be a global business. But if you have ambitions to go global here's what you need to know if you want to run a successful global business.

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3 Ways You Can Deliver Products to Customers Faster

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Are you old enough to remember the days when customers would patiently wait six to eight weeks for product delivery? Today's customers have a much higher expectations for when they receive items they have bought. Here are 3 ways you can deliver products to customers faster:

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How to Avoid Grapevine Communication in Order to Improve Efficiency

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Communication is very important to the growth and success of a company. It can either make or break the company. To ensure that all employees are efficient, communication should be clear and effective. One common practice that could hinder the efficiency of the company is grapevine communication. Here's how to avoid grapevine communication in order to improve efficiency:

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The Role of the IT Department in a Small Business

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Not long ago, the marketing department was the key driver of business growth. But in today’s digital world---a world immersed in information and transformed by technology---traditional marketing is giving way to data driven marketing. The result of this marriage of technology and marketing is that companies looking to boost profits and gain competitive advantage need to understand the critical role that the IT department now plays in helping to drive business growth. We look in this article at the role of the IT department in a small business:

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