Latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Shows that Business Uncertainty isn’t Confined to Brexit

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The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor shows that business uncertainty isn’t confined to Brexit. Brexit is still the biggest concern on the minds of most SMEs (44%) but it’s worth noting that other issues are rising in significance, for example, rising costs are a concern for over a third of SMEs (36%) while cash flow is an issue for 32% of firms. 

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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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How Using Motivational Speakers Can Help Engage Employees

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Staff can be motivated by an increase in their wages, or by a good incentive program. However, often employee motivation can be increased with the aid of a great motivational speaker. They can motivate and inspire a workforce in a way that no manager can by simply appreciating them from the point of view of an outsider. Motivational speakers do not need to be expensive although the cost of hiring a good one can be more than offset by the increased productivity and motivation of your staff. Here's how using motivational speakers can help engage employees.

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Checklist For Company Valuation

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Are you considering selling your business? If you are in the process of evaluating your company for sale then this checklist might be helpful, it's a list of things you need to consider when looking at your company valuation:

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Business Achievers: Michael Fitzgerald and OnePageCRM

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This month's Business Achiever is Michael Fitzgerald and OnePageCRM. We asked Michael to tell us a little bit about his sales and customer-focussed business and asked him about his business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achiev...
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The Benefits of a Virtual Office

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While larger companies usually find it more convenient to have most of their employees housed in one central workspace, smaller ventures can save a lot of money and still function effectively by considering alternative arrangements. One of the more popular solutions for firms that are just getting started and employ a few people who work from home is to pay for a mail and telephone answering package. Here are some of the benefits of a virtual office.

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3 Things to Look For When Hiring for Your Startup

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You’re trying to get your startup business off the ground. You’ve reviewed your business plan to within an inch of its life, you’ve received input from mentors and advisers, you’ve built up your foundation and you’ve steeled yourself as much as you can for the rough waters ahead. Now, you have to find people who are willing and able to navigate those waters with you. As you go about looking for people to join your business team, here are 3 things to look for when hiring for your startup:

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Trade Remains Resilient In Face of Growing Challenges

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The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor shows that trade has remained resilient over the past quarter with 41% of companies continuing to grow. Read on to find out how trade remains resilient in the face of growing challenges:

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Tips on Positioning Your Business for Sale

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Owners of growing companies typically have two paths to liquidity - either offering shares to the public through an IPO (initial public offering) or a sale of the company. Here are some tips on positioning your business for sale:

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4 Interesting Ways That Businesses Can Use Augmented Reality

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Technology has revolutionized the way companies conduct business. Entrepreneurs, it’s a good time to keep your pulse on emerging trends to avoid disappointing customers and falling behind competitors. Augmented reality is the hottest thing right now. Here are 4 interesting ways that businesses can use augmented reality:

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Why Reputation Management Matters for Small Businesses

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Are you tapping into word of mouth for your business? How are you actively managing the reputation of your business? Here's why reputation management matters for small businesses:

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Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me

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This month's Business Achiever is Aoife O'Driscoll from Inspireme.ie. We asked Aoife to tell us a little bit about her super accessible business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me.

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What Do You Need for a Business Loan? Here Are The 6 C's

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This is about the 6 Cs of getting a loan from your bank. It’s about you getting to know your bank manager and the lending criteria of his/her employer. Like all relationships you have to be conscious of the requirements of the other party. Read on to find out what do you need for a business loan: here are the 6 C's:

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Latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor: Winners and Losers in a Highly Competitive Market

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The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor report shows winners and losers in a highly competitive market. Read on for more insights: Join our Business Achievers community  and get access to downloads to help your business, free online training co...
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Top Tips for Attending Trade shows and Exhibitions

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Are you planning on attending trade shows and exhibitions? It is very likely you are attending an exhibition or trade show to make as many people as possible aware of your products, brands or services. Here are my top tips for attending trade shows and exhibitions:

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How to Use VR for Your Business

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It would be easy to dismiss virtual reality (VR) as only relevant to gamers and the entertainment industry. However, it is becoming a vital commercial marketing and communications tool. So how does VR for business work? This article looks at how to use VR for your business.

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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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5 Ways to Promote Your Business to Millennials and the iGeneration

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Marketing to Millennials and post-Millennials means understanding the power of connectivity. Here are 5 Ways to Promote Your Business to Millennials and the iGeneration:

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Bolstering Customer Service With Automated Help Desk Software: 3 Factors to Consider

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Help desk software has become essential in the business world for supplying both employee and consumer support. However, the daunting task of picking out the best automated software for the job is no simple feat. Every small business or startup will ...
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5 International Packaging Fails and How to Avoid Them

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Globalisation is a tricky business, particularly when it comes to product packaging. Not only are you at risk from messages getting lost in translation, but there are plenty of examples where a little something extra gets added into the mix. Swear wo...
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