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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Gaining Momentum: Eamon Moore, Hikari Data Solutions

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In the latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders, we feature Eamon Moore of Hikari Data Solutions, who believes taking a chance is the route to business gain.

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How to Put in Place an Exit Strategy To Maximise Value

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Formulating and executing an exit strategy is one of the most difficult challenges the entrepreneur faces in creating and then subsequently realising value in the business venture. Here's an in depth guide to how to put in place an exit strategy to maximise value:

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Choosing the Right Growth Strategy

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Given the rapidly moving changes in our marketplace, the challenge for the entrepreneurial company is how and when to grow. And this leads to other major questions that can be difficult to answer. Here are some key questions to ask to help choose the right growth strategy:

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5 Mistakes Companies Make When Trying to Go Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Cork sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulsterbank and Business Achievers, companies discussed challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are 5 mistakes companies make when trying to go global:

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Growing Your Business: a Personal Perspective

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The first stage in developing growth plans for your business is to determine where you want to go in a personal context – in other words, why you want to grow your business. You need to decide this in a personal context, before you can approach the business context – otherwise, the two may be out of sync, and lead to disaster. Here's some food for thought on growing your business: a personal perspective:

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How to Protect Your Company From a Data Breach

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2017 was really “the year of the data breach”, seeing a higher than ever level of data breaches in companies across the world. All businesses can be affected, and because the cost of a potential breach can be very high, extra attention needs to be paid to potential data breaches and cyber security. Here's how to protect your company from a data breach:

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Top Tips for How to Go Global

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At a recent How to of Going Global event in Cork sponsored by KPMG Private Enterprise, supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ulster Bank and Business Achievers, companies discussed challenges and opportunities of scaling and going global. Here are top tips that companies shared for how to go global:

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Tailoring Your Business Plan For Different Readers

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There is a view that there is a single “business plan document”. In reality, there will probably be several different documents representing the business plan, across a spectrum from an operational manual to a fund-seeking document like the slide pack you use to put together your presentation. Here are some tips on tailoring your business plan for different readers:

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How To Pick Your Business Model To Support Growth

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You need to establish a business model that will support your plans for growth. If your business strategy changes, you may need to modify your business model to align with it. Here's how to pick your business model to support growth:

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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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Why An Advisory Board Can Benefit Your Startup

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As a startup you would be mad not to use the advice, insights, experience, knowledge and contacts of experience directors and advisors. Advisory boards are like friends you go for advice, ideas and feedback, they view your business from far, far away. Here's why an advisory board can benefit your startup

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Health & Safety is Essential Even for Small Businesses: A Guide to Getting Started

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For small businesses, establishing health and safety in the workplace early on is essential. Why? Because the early stages of growth are the best times to put into place your policies and procedures. While the process is not complex, it's better to get in early rather than to scramble with a patchwork response when a crisis has already occurred because you don't have a policy in place. Here's a guide to the essentials of health & safety for small businesses:

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