Mind Mapping for Innovative Entrepreneurs

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Any entrepreneur is faced with the difficult task expanding. Rather than maintaining a flat level of growth, an entrepreneur must propel a company on a new trajectory, reinvent the framework so that it does more. Innovation is one way of growing your business and mind mapping can be very helpful to come up with new ideas:

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Developing a Business Growth Strategy from Consumer Research

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Only half of startups survive more than five years, and only a third make it to ten years. To ensure sustainability of business, you must create growth strategies. A tangible plan is a defining factor that determines whether you will create growth or devalue the business. A business growth strategy should integrate consumer research to capitalise on market opportunities and keep a pulse on their market dynamics. Here are tips on developing a business growth strategy from consumer research:

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5 Ways to Manage Growth Of Your Small Business to Avoid Growing Pains

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Small business owners spend a lot of time thinking about how to make their business grow, but they are often not prepared when that growth happens. Scaling a small business to grow will require you to rethink how you operate. If you want to keep growing in a sustainable way, then you need to learn how to manage it. Here are few ways you can manage growth of your small business and keep your company running smoothly (and avoid growing pains!):

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6 Effective Business Practices To Implement Today

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Successful businesses are dynamic. They take the best tips of the trade and experiment with them as needed. Getting too comfortable with where your business is at means that the business model will most likely fail over time. Interests change, technologies advance, and clients often move on to the next best thing. The best way to avoid this is to employ some prime business techniques that will ensure that your company stays on top (or makes itself there if it isn’t already). Here are 6 effective business practices to implement today:


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Leadership, Strategy, and Culture: The Holy Trinity of Modern Business

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There are three elements that define the ability of an organisation in its field to offer its employees the best in skill-acquisition, industry-specific education, and ongoing learning, as well as opportunities for employees to exhibit their strengths and apply themselves immediately. Nurturing these elements will ensure that employees are engaged, have a clear role and purpose in your organisation, and believe wholeheartedly in the mission and direction that your company is headed in. Leadership, strategy and culture: the holy trinity of modern business:

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You Could Grow Your Business Through Franchising

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Have you been looking at ways of growing your business? Have you considered franchising as a growth option? This article explores the concept of growing your established business through Franchising.

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Gaining Momentum: Sonia Deasy, Pestle & Mortar

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The latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders features Sonia Deasy, co-founder and CEO of skincare firm Pestle & Mortar.

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6 Must-Have Applications for Small Business Owners

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Staying on the cutting edge of technology is important for any business trying to compete in today’s marketplace. Failing to follow tech trends can put your company at a great disadvantage. With all of the different apps designed for small businesses and their employees, choosing the right one can be a bit challenging. Taking the time to weigh all of the app options you have is essential when trying to make this important decision. Here are 6 must-have applications for small business owners to help you decide:

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Key Things That Prospective Franchisees Should Consider

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Are you keen to run your own business? Have you been considering becoming a franchisee? Here are some key things to consider if becoming a franchisee is of interest to you.

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Top Tips for Creating a Successful Business Plan

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Constantly updating your business plan can help your organisation survive – and thrive. “Fail to plan and you plan to fail” is more than just an old adage – in business, it’s a fact. According to the Harvard Business Review, start-ups built on a formal business plan are 16% more likely to survive – while research from the University of Oregon, 20% of new businesses with plans in place are more likely to enjoy growth and almost twice as likely to attract investors. Here are top tips for creating a successful business plan:

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A Guide to Supports for Women in Business in Ireland

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In 2017, an estimated 9,800 women became new business owners in Ireland (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Entrepreneurship in Ireland 2017). That might sound like a healthy number, but there is still some way to go before women can achieve entrepreneurial parity with men. According to the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) 2018, just one in five of all entrepreneurs in the country are female, and only 10% of women say they would like to start and run a business in the next three years. Here's a guide to the supports that are available for women in business in Ireland:

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Leadership In Business: What Makes People Gravitate To Others?

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Being a business owner or manager doesn't always make you a person others want to be around. Certain individuals have traits that make them stronger and more qualified for leadership roles than others. They have qualities that unify that workplace, keep morale high, and increase productivity. Here are some traits that great leaders have that make people gravitate towards them:

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Gaining Momentum: Niall Horgan, Gym+Coffee

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Join our Business Achievers community and get access to downloads to help your business, free online training courses and network with members to help grow your business. Niall Horgan’s business Gym+Coffee is, unexpectedly, neither a gym nor a coffee...
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7 Things You Must Consider When Taking Your Business Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Galway 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 7 things you must consider when taking your business global:


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Gaining Momentum: Daithi O'Connor, Revive Active

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The latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders features Daithí O’Connor, founder and MD of health-food supplements company Revive Active.

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How to Create a Road Map For Your Business

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As a business owner, to achieve growth and success, you need to define where you want to be, preferably in the form of targets and milestones - your future "destination". Here's an exercise that will help you to create a road map for your business:

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Business Achievers: Joanne Sweeney and Digital Training Institute

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Our latest Business Achiever is Joanne Sweeney and Digital Training Institute. We asked Joanne to tell us a little bit about her digital-focussed business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Joanne Sweeney and Digital Training Institute.

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The Ins and Outs of Business Process Outsourcing

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Delegating tasks that range from bookkeeping to IT support can be an effective way for businesses to grow while remaining focused on core operations. Outsourcing has, to some extent, cast off its traditional reputation as a way for major corporations to cut costs and increase efficiency by delegating operations such as call centres or logistics to third-party suppliers. Here are the ins and outs of business process outsourcing:

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Targeting And Evaluating Prospects for Company Acquisitions

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Acquisitions can play a key role in a company's growth as it may be more efficient to achieve objectives by buying assets and resources needed for growth. When considering acquisition prospects you need to look at a number of factors. Here's how to go about targeting and evaluating prospects for company acquisitions:

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What Is XR And How Can It Play A Role In The Future Of Your Business?

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As technology evolves ever more rapidly, more opportunities arise for businesses to incorporate affordable tech solutions into their day-to-day processes. Taking the time to research the latest tech on the market and implementing it into your company structure can yield invaluable results. In the field of communication alone, we’ve come a long way from fax machines and emails; now with Extended Reality (XR) it’s possible to broadcast live avatars of ourselves to other users across the globe. What is XR and how can it play a role in the future of your business?

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