Free Online Training: PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016

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If you've never used PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel then these are excellent tools to help summarise and show key data in new ways. We have a free online training course called PivotTables and Advanced Charts in Excel 2016 available for Business Achievers members.

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10 Mistakes Not to Make With Your Sales Presentation

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At sales pitch meetings, it is clearly important to get it right and make the favourable first impression. This cannot be done alone; it is impossible to pitch, present and listen at the same time. Pitch presentations will typically have two key communication tools: the first is the entrepreneur (& a second team member) as communicators; the second is a PowerPoint presentation & presentation folder. Here are 10 mistakes not to make with your sales presentation:

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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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How to Motivate Staff Through Employee Training

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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

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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

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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

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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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Free Online Training Courses for Business Achievers Members

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Good news, we have sourced a number of practical training courses, designed for busy business owners and these are now available to Business Achievers members for free. Find out about our free online training courses for Business Achievers members:

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How to Know if a Career Change to Entrepreneurship is Right For You

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Money makes the world go round they say. As CEO of the startup Kite.ly 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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The 7 Essential Ingredients of a One-Person Marketing Plan for Startups

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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