Ivan Yates Ivan Yates is a broadcaster, columnist, businessman and former politician, holding the position of Fine Gael Dáil deputy for more than twenty years. A native of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, he became involved in local politics at a young age and, at twenty-one years old, was the youngest member […]
Are you looking forward to having your own startup? That’s simply grand, as there are ...
Paternity leave is a period of absence granted to a father after or shortly before ...
Increasingly, businesses are seeing the advantages of corporate wellbeing – an umbrella term describing a ...
This info-graphic gives information that relates to everything concerning health and safety. Image Courtsey :Injury Solicitors
Entrepreneurial Spark are offering you the chance to have a look around the accelerator, speak to one of the team and discuss joining the programme or how you/your business can become involved with Entrepreneurial Spark. Whether you have a business yourself that you are looking to take to the next […]
What is humanities back up plan? Future Crimes by Marc Goodman is a very scary book. We have covered some books that touch on the topic before such as “Filter Bubble”, “Overconnected” and “Brandwashed”, but “Future Crimes, a journey to the dark side of technology and how to survive it” […]
We all need to create content but are you strategic about it? Is your content marketing generating you sales for your business? Content marketing is strategic marketing where you attract and impress your target persona with valuable and useful content which leads to more awareness, interest and profitable action. Let’s […]
Are you looking forward to having your own startup? That’s simply grand, as there are only a few things that are as liberating as being your own boss. However, now that you have left your job and eyeing the startup as your sole source of income, you have to be […]
Running a small business takes a great deal of finesse. It’s a job that can be stressful and time consuming, but outsourcing can relieve some of the pains of management. Outsourcing is a much better option than overpaying a full-time employee for tasks that don’t require in-house attention. What is […]
If you’re in the business of traditional advertising, you’ve more than likely heard all the noise being made about the onset of online digital advertising. It seems almost impossible to search advertising trends online and not be hit with a barrage of articles saying things like, “2015 Shows Biggest Digital […]
Over the last 25 years since the beginning of SEO trends, SEO in itself has evolved into an adaptive structure that has shaped the way information is brought to every individual who uses a search engine. Remember the first attempts of marketers on the job? They ended up stuffing keywords, […]
Budgets for small businesses are typically tight, prompting owners to only hire outside professionals when absolutely necessary. They would love for everything to be done in-house, but rarely is that possible. Most successful small businesses grow with the help of collaboration from specific professionals, whose expertise are complex enough to […]
One of the most exciting, and most frightening time for a team that is launching a startup is when it is time to pitch your products or services to potential investors. In fact, it is a bit like presenting your baby to the outside world and hoping everybody loves it […]
Helping 80 entrepreneurs to grow The World’s largest free business accelerator, Entrepreneurial Spark, is opening its doors to exciting and dynamic businesses in Belfast this February (and we can’t wait!). Powered by Ulster Bank, we are offering free office space, a 6-18 month programme of hands-on enablement, a start up boot […]
Customer service is an extremely important aspect of running a business, which is why companies invest huge amounts of time and money in customer service courses and training methods. However, building a strong team can be a real challenge, as there are a number of essential components. Here, we take […]
When was the last time you landed on an ecommerce website only to notice that the page load speeds were unbearable? Have you ever had that feeling where you felt that your payment information wasn’t safe after completing a transaction? Hosting is the one of the primary players when it […]
Paternity leave is a period of absence granted to a father after or shortly before the birth of his child, there is no statutory rights in Ireland. CURRENT PATERNITY LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS Currently in Irish legislation there is no statutory rights to paternity leave. The only entitlements an expectant father has is […]
Invoicing is among the most important aspects of operating a small business. However, it can be such a big hassle at times- particularly if you are a start up company and new to the process. So what is the best way to avoid having to spend so much time on […]
Increasingly, businesses are seeing the advantages of corporate wellbeing – an umbrella term describing a variety of wellbeing initiatives designed to make workers happier, healthier and more productive. Some of the most popular programs include the introduction of meditation techniques, and huge brands like Google, Apple, Sony and Ikea have […]
Keeping in contact with an employee who is off work because of ill health can be a sensitive issue, as some employees may feel that they will be pressured into coming back to work too early. However, without any contact those who are absent may feel increasingly out of touch […]
After only 30 years of the internet, there are now just under 1 billion websites in the world. Of those, only 173M+ are currently active. That may seem like an overwhelming number when trying to find new leads online and quantify the size of your eCommerce market, but this task […]
Today, there are thousands of people who are considering starting a business from home. On average, people can expect to have two or three careers during their working life, and those leaving one career often consider moving their second or third career to their own home and working as their […]