5 Things That Your Small-Business Website Needs

A couple of weeks back, I happened upon a website that probably defined what you "don't" want in your website. I honestly don't know where to begin. The website had no proper home page and opens directly to the 'About' page, which is practically blan...
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Helpful Healthcare: What Are Clinics Doing Differently To Retain Clients?

Starting a new clinic can be quite challenging, and retaining patients is one of the many challenges new clinics face. Patients are often loyal to doctors they’ve been going to for years and just starting out it can be hard to generate reviews right ...
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How Will The New Companies Act Affect Businesses In Ireland

The long awaited Consolidated Companies Bill that came into force on the 1 st June 2015 has affected huge numbers of businesses throughout Ireland. The new law essentially consolidates the existing Companies Acts of 1963-2013 into a single piece of l...
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Ulster Bank Fraud Seminar Reaches Omagh

Continuing with the Ahead for Business Programme and trying to help businesses get ahead in Tyrone, Ulster Bank held their latest Fraud Awareness Seminar in Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh. The objective of the seminar is to help businesses keep themselves...
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6 Best Companies for Health Benefits

Companies who truly value their employees will offer amazing health benefits and incentives. Some of the most well-known companies provide benefits to all of their employees regardless of employment status, while others beef up the stakes with free h...
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Queens University: Dragons Den

Lights, Camera, Action…..Queens University: Dragons Den Head of Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh Business Centre Shauna Burns recounts her recent experience as a judge on Queen’s University’s Dragons Den , where enterprising local students faced a grilling a...
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Improve eCommerce Conversion Rate

Poor user experience is one of the top reasons that people leave websites without purchasing. In fact, 25 percent of shoppers will leave a website if it is too difficult to use. One of the areas where customers find a website offers a poor user exper...
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Why Website Experience is Critical to Business Success

Marketers have long postulated that “your website is your best salesperson,” and this statement is probably the best way to describe the importance of having a neat and informative company website that interacts with the audience. Considering the num...
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Calling all Innovators & Entrepreneurs, we need your help & your green VOTE !!

As with any  Irish technology company , we all suffer unique challenges when growing business internationally. As a country we have a small population so we struggle when trying to make as much noise as our International competitors. Even places we a...
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Digital Marketing for Small Business – the Basic Practices

Small businesses are faced with more than a few trials, especially in the first couple of years of their inception. According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 businesses fail in the first 18 months of their existence. There are numerous reasons why people l...
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6 Tricks to Design Your Workstation the Creative Way

The environment in which you work often determines how productive and creative you will be. When you work in a workstation that's dull and colorless, your productivity usually will be inhibited and your creative juices will be less likely to flow. 6 ...
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How Small Businesses Benefit from Mobile Technology

In the past, it was not always possible for a single person or a small business to compete with large businesses or corporations. Limits came in the form of physical restrictions or infrastructure restrictions. Now, however, with the onset of new tec...
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Using Excel for Bookkeeping

Using excel for bookkeeping is not considered a long term solution for your business for many reasons. Here we outline some of them, and why you should consider using an Accounting package to manage your Bookkeeping/Accounting function. Accounting so...
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Why Your Business Needs An Outreach Strategy

Reaching out to potential customers is one of the best things any business can do. While you may have the greatest products or services available, if no one knows about them, it won't matter much. Those companies that do not have an effective outreac...
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6 Tips to Keep Your Motivation High in Business

If you are running your own business and are a devoted entrepreneur, then you might feel overwhelmed sometimes. Being at the top of the game is not easy, but remember, it was not easy getting there either. Working-out, setting up a to-do list and res...
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Modern Methods for Advertising Your Small Business

Modern Methods for Advertising Your Small Business: Two decades ago, new businesses had it easy when it came to marketing. It was all about the push: push out a press release, an ad, drop in a spot in the Yellow Pages, and customers flocked to your b...
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Back to the Business Basics

In this post we look at going back to business basics; Focusing on the customer, delegating responsibility, avoiding micromanagement, setting realistic goals, corporate training and competitive analysis. Customer Service Focus Small businesses need t...
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Careers: Starting Out Small Pays Big

When a recent graduate enters the workforce, they may feel like they have the whole world in front of them and to a large degree, that is true. Students have so many opportunities in front of them when it comes to careers. They have to decide where t...
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5 Ways to Amp up Your Customer Service Strategy

Recently I had a dispute with my phone carrier, who will remain nameless. My data speeds had been throttled despite having been only one third of the way through my data, and not one of the two human beings I spoke to before could assist me. Without ...
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5 Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

No matter the size of a business, the way it is run is one factor that ultimately determines its success. As much as there is no fixed formula for running a business, managing a business depends greatly on a variety of factors that are different and ...
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