4 Key Business Mistakes To Avoid

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To err is human – but learning from those mistakes is what makes a successful business. Every entrepreneur has at some stage got something wrong. However, the successful ones learn from that experience. It’s okay to make mistakes – just don’t make the same ones twice. We asked some business owners about mistakes they have made and what they learned from those mistakes. Here are 4 key business mistakes to avoid:

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How to Use Localisation to Help Your Business Go Global

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No matter which foreign markets you are looking to expand within, adapting your content to an international audience will be necessary if you want to reach your goal. Here are some tips for how to use localisation to help your business go global.

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Cross-Border Trading Increases Exporting Further Afield

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Key research from InterTradeIreland reveals that cross-border trading leads to increased productivity and levels of innovation. Cross-Border Trading in goods is also at an all time high, standing at £6bn/€7bn for 2017 and has been growing at an average of 4% per annum over the last 20 years.

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How to Determine If You Have a Good Idea for a Business

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The biggest problem with entrepreneurs is their complete fixation on their product or service. They are passionate about the idea they have come up with. But how do you know if it is a good idea? Here's how to determine if you have a good idea for a business:

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Business Achievers: Fergal O'Connor and Buymedia

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Our latest Business Achiever is Fergal O'Connor and Buymedia. We asked Fergal to tell us a little bit about his advertising-focussed business and asked him about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Fergal O'C...
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Tips on Preparing Your Fleet Vehicles For Winter

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Maintaining your fleet’s performance, both in terms of your business as well as the general performance of the vehicles themselves, is an important factor in helping your business continue running throughout the very coldest months. Here are a few ways you can prepare your fleet vehicles for winter.

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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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