British Irish Chamber The British Irish Chamber of Commerce notes the outcome of the UK Referendum on EU Membership and is committed to supporting our business members in the UK and Ireland as they must now plan for a changed future environment. Support The Chamber will constructively support early steps to […]
eCommerce is huge right now. In fact, it’s gotten to the point that you’re not ...
Businesses don’t market themselves. There has to be a proactive effort from the part of ...
You’re a new business. You’ve worked really hard to develop your product or service. You’re ...
Enterprise Ireland has said that the UK’s vote to leave the EU will present significant new challenges for Irish companies exporting to the UK, and announced that it is immediately implementing its plans to support these companies. These include steps to help companies maintain their UK presence while also diversifying […]
As you grow and build your business and beyond it is important to have motivated employees around you, so how do you not kill their motivation? Even when you start out with motivated employees over time you will find that they have lost their motivation. This is due to several […]
In order to boost the number of your Instagram likes for your business, start taking better photos for Instagram using these five tricks and tips. Don’t take your photos using the Instagram app. When you are ready to take your shots, don’t use the camera in the app to shoot […]
When you consider the fact that the majority of business fail in the first five years, cutting costs and improving efficiency should be the mantra of any startup. If you follow sound financial principles, you can turn your business around and start pulling in a profit before your business reaches […]
When you’re creating content for a blog or website, there are generally considered to be two types of content: News and Evergreen. Evergreen content is useful for a long time and to a broad audience; this is tutorials, frequently asked questions, and tips articles. News articles are more typically based […]
If you’re a business owner, you know how important the right employees can be to the success of your company. But in order for them to be productive, you need to define and communicate your expectations. When you invest in them for the long-term, you’ll find it beneficial to both […]
eCommerce is huge right now. In fact, it’s gotten to the point that you’re not alive, on the internet, if you aren’t in eCommerce. Nobody has to tell you that there is no internet without ecommerce. No matter what your ecommerce business is, it seems like every business benefits from […]
Ulster Bank recently hosted its 9th successful ‘Meet your Neighbours’ Networking Event in Galway, in association with the IDA. This was the first time the event was held outside Dublin and we were happy to support the IDA with its regional strategy. The purpose of the evening was to facilitate […]
Brian McEnery, Chair of HIQA and Head of Healthcare in BDO shares some insights on strategy & financial management of Nursing Homes with Orna Stokes of Ulster Bank. Nursing Homes are all about caring for people, is Financial Management for Nursing Homes different to Financial Management in commercially trading businesses? […]
Businesses don’t market themselves. There has to be a proactive effort from the part of the owner. Indeed, it takes a go-getter mentality to really push your business to the forefront. It also takes grit and a willingness to go above and beyond. Above all, it takes strategy; here’s six […]
You’re a new business. You’ve worked really hard to develop your product or service. You’re certain your offering is better than your competitors. But as a new player in the market, getting people to try your brand over established industry giants is what that stands between you and the success […]
Small business loans are set to become more affordable, thanks to an interest rate cut announced by Microfinance Ireland in Dublin today (June 17th 2016). Microfinance Ireland, the government funded not-for-profit lender to micro-enterprises, will reduce its lending rate by 1% for all new lending from July 1st 2016. Furthermore, […]
5 Tips & Tricks to get your website off to a FLYER… So you’ve decided you want to get your business online. Should be fairly straightforward. Find a website designer, tell them what you want, pay them and you’re done. Sadly, it’s just not that simple. If you really want […]
Being a small business owner isn’t easy. Simply being able to reach customers and retain them can be extremely difficult. However, if you are able to successfully engage with your core customer base, you could develop a loyal following that will provide you with revenue for years to come. Below […]
I have always wished for clubs with little financial power to challenge their heavy weight counterparts with massive financial power in the English Premier League and other European Leagues. The English Premier League Crown has rotated among the “Big Four” teams in England namely; Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and […]
Can Direct Mail Work For You? Absolutely….Maybe The progression of the internet and all the communication techniques it has to offer has made it seem like direct mail is a thing of the past. On the contrary, direct mail still has a great deal of life left in it. All […]
The Irish Franchise Associations have published 20 questions you should ask a Franchisor before you make the decision to buy into a franchise – reproduced here, with kind permission of the Irish Franchise Association. If you are considering joining a franchise you will need to carry out due diligence before […]
Ulster Bank has many years experience of working with Franchises in the Irish market. This second article on Franchising explores the concept of growing your established business through Franchising. Business Take-Stock You’ve built up a business, its now profitable, generating an income, employing some people – you’ve successfully come through […]
Marketing a small business is a difficult process. Marketing your good reputation is even harder. It’s very simple to get your name out there. You can get as much exposure as you feel you can afford, and there are some easy ways to get lots of online visibility as well. But to […]