There are certainly some good indications that sustainable practices have a much higher visibility among the general public than they did just a few short years ago. One example of this would be the carrier bag charge which was introduced in Scotland almost exactly a year ago. Now that retailers […]
Dublin-based tech startup Bizimply is delighted to announce that it is the winner of both ...
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Modern advertisement techniques abound on the Internet, television, radio, and everywhere else you turn your eye and ear. For the most part, however, the focus seems to be entirely on how to get new customers rather than on how to retain old ones. Both are valid, in fact necessary, goals. […]
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has only been around since 2011, but it feels like that they have been around forever. Its role is to promote trade between Ireland and the UK. Currently that trade is 57 billion annually and sustains 400,000 jobs. Here is John McGrane (6 minute […]
Dublin-based tech startup Bizimply is delighted to announce that it is the winner of both of the top startup prizes at this year’s Web Summit! The company was awarded first prize in the 2015 ESB Spark of Genius Award on the Marketing Stage at midday, before being announced the overall […]
Start-ups need money to grow and in the case of most businesses this means that they need to increase their sales. So, how do you go about doing this? Well, we’ve compiled a list of 5 different ways that start-ups can increase their sales and grow their businesses to new […]
It always surprises me to see how little awareness there is out there concerning some fairly mainstream funding options for small businesses. Most of the people will be fairly familiar with two of the mainstream funding options, which seems to top the poll, namely the Enterprise Ireland funding (www.enterprise-ireland.com) and […]
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the world’s largest support network for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have announced a new partnership with 31 Local Enterprise Offices in Ireland. This will mean free access for Irish companies to Europe’s largest database with up to 10,000 new business and technology opportunities in […]
If you want to maximize efficiency in your business, you must take two big steps. The first step involves identifying the business processes you use to conduct your business. As an experiment you should monitor everything your business does for one month. How do you collect sales reports? What systems […]
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As a business owner, staying on task and ahead of schedule will directly determine whether your company will sink or swim. One of the biggest problems within companies today is small inconsistencies that turn into large problems in the future. Once they get to that point they are even harder […]
Derry~Londonderry and Belfast Company take top regional prizes Derry~Londonderry company, Modern Democracy, was recently named the Best Early Stage company and Belfast-based Photonics Measurements the Best New Start company at the Northern Ireland final of the 2015 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition. €20,000 funding secured for regional winners […]
The scene is set for the European Central Bank (ECB) to either increase quantitative easing or lower the Repo rate at their meeting in December or a more likely scenario is that they will do both. Meanwhile in the UK, the Bank of England (BOE) have been rowing back on […]
Embracing change Ulster Bank hosted a Young Trained Farmer seminar in Sligo on Thursday November 19th. The seminar, titled ‘Embracing Change’ sought to support agricultural producers in this era of continual change and present attendees with research findings, market insights, farmer experiences and tools to manage change irrespective of the […]
Choosing your first office is exciting. Your office is your base of operations. Whether you have been working out of your home or are simply a budding entrepreneur who is ready for a first office, how you choose can make all the difference in the world. The wrong office space […]
At the mention of Search Engine Optimisation, most people envision larger companies or other multimillion dollar businesses. Many small business owners believe that this marketing strategy should best be explored by larger corporations; which is not true. Just like the big companies, Small Marketing enterprises can benefit from SEO services […]
One of the most complicated areas of VAT for many businesses is cross border transactions. Many businesses, particularly those who trade over the Internet, will often make sales to customers who are based in a number of different countries. Often referred to as “distance selling”, there are certain VAT regulations […]
The event was facilitated by Katherine O’Leary of the Irish Farmers Journal. Panelists were Anne-Marie Butler (Ulster Bank), Alan Jagoe (dairy farmer, President of CEJA 2015-2017), Ed Donovan (dairy new entrant), Brendan Horan (Teagasc Moorepark) and Patrick Ryan (pig farmer). Next generation Katherine O’Leary spoke about the enthusiasm of youth […]
Cadence is the backbone of every company. Everyone from the employees to vendors understand what you stand for based on what they see you do time and time again.. In other words, this is the energy of the business where people draw on in order to power the business. A […]
According to the FBI, preventing computer fraud, network intrusions and identify theft are the key priorities of their Cyber Crime branch. Cyber-crime is on the rise as more consumers rely on the Internet and mobile technology to do things like shopping, banking and investing. As illustrated below, insecure e-commerce sites will […]
The bureaucracy associated with starting a business abroad is shocking and is enough to deter even the most confident entrepreneur. European countries such as France, where many Brits now call home, is regarded as a red tape jungle and can be quite difficult to establish a business due to the […]