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Are You Looking to Expand Your Business Into India?

Are you looking to expand your business into India? The Asia Trade Forum have announced a business mission this September to Mumbai, New Delhi & Bangalore. ATF are now taking bookings from Irish companies interested in exploring their options in India and also from companies who already export to, or operate in, India but are looking to expand their contact base. The ATF business mission will provide “fantastic exposure to […]

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Top Tips for Getting Your Start-up Business Off The Ground

Starting up a business is not as easy as opening a store and waiting for the customers to come flooding in. Your dream business is one you have thought about and planned in your mind for several years. It is your baby, and just like a new baby, your start-up business requires a lot of investment in terms of time, research, and funding. Ready your mind Before you enter into […]

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Things You Should Know about Online Marketing in 2014

The impact of online marketing on the global market has steadily been growing for years now and it continues to do so in 2014. On top of that, it also has a steady inflow of new possibilities and shifts of focus. Online Marketing in 2014 Most experienced online marketers are aware that the Web is constantly changing and the trend of keeping up with the changes is slowly picking up […]

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Employment Law Legislation: What You Need to Know

It’s important for employers to be aware of employment law legislation, particularly in relation to the Employer: Employee relationship as a failure to comply  could potentially get you in hot water. Within Ireland, a part from the Codes of Practice, European Directives and Statutory Instruments there are over 20 pieces of legislation governing the Employer:Employee relationship. It is important for Employers to ensure that they are aware of the key […]

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6 Tips for Smart International Expansion

The time has come to get serious about international expansion. Maybe your growth has plateaued at home. Perhaps your international customers are demanding it, or you want the insurance of a different market that reacts differently to economic trends. No matter your reasoning, there are a few factors you have to consider before making the big move to ensure success. If you don’t, your expansion could end in disaster. Here […]

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Tips to Promote Your Business Online

Every day, more than 27 million pieces of content are created by companies and spread across the Internet through social media channels. Any way you slice it, that’s a lot of content. And a lot of it is good content that truly adds value. Because of this, blatantly advertising your business online will no longer cut it. After all, there are so many competitors out there, and they are creating […]

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Cavan Company, Gem Oils, Awarded Major Contract by Translink

A Co. Cavan company, Gem Oils, has been awarded a major contract by Translink, operator of Northern Ireland’s bus and rail network. The business, to supply the majority of the lubricants for the organisation’s buses and trains, is worth €730,000 per annum to Gem Oils. The award is great news for family-owned Gem Oils and its 16-strong team, based in Regaskin, with the Translink tender accounting for a sizeable percentage […]

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Big Businesses That Started Small

Many businesses that we assume were always big came from humble beginnings – like your business they too began small. Here are a few big businesses that started small… This is the case with most successful start-ups including the following four that you’re likely to be familiar with, three of which of which have long since been bought out by larger companies and their founders now busy with other projects […]

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Start-up Story: Why Weight Ireland

Why Weight Ireland is a unique and award winning online weight loss & fitness business. Each member receives access to Ireland’s only online food & exercise diary which is personalised to each individual, access to full online video workouts, personal and tailored fitness plans and full email support 7-days a week. Using a food diary has been the most recommended way to lose weight and is recommended by governments, nutritionists, […]

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Small Business Tips: How Not to Be a Pushover

One of the most common flaws among small business owners, and especially new small business owners, is their eagerness to please. They are generous to a fault and, more often than not, allow clients, partners or other employees walk all over them. Unfortunately, this is also what keeps them overworked, without adequate recompense. In this post of small business tips, we talk about how not to be a pushover! This […]

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The Calm Before the Storm

Where has the volatility gone? Equity markets are making fresh record highs, bond credit spreads are making new lows and the VIX Index a measure of market volatility often referred to as the “fear gauge” is not far from all time lows. Sound familiar? Rewind back to the start of 2007 where the same low volatility conditions prevailed just before the ceiling caved in on markets post 2008! CBOE SPX […]

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Start-up Story: Flynn Admin

Flynn Admin is a Virtual PA Outsourcing Administration Services. We are a small business supporting other small businesses. We work closely with clients offering them a flexible service they know and trust. Why did we start it I have seen first-hand over a number of years how small businesses struggle financially. They often spend time on small tasks using up valuable time they should be spending on core competencies. But […]

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The 5 Rules of Small Business Pay Per Click Advertising

Pay Per Click advertising is one of the most useful tools in the small business marketing toolbox. It allows small businesses to compete against their larger competitors on a more level playing field, and can often give immediate ROI. Pay Per Click Advertising Other marketing mediums such as SEO, Social Media, and Radio can take months to show results, but with PPC you get to see the fruits of your […]

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How Stress at Work Can Damage Your Business Efficiency

Do you feel stressed out while at work? Are you constantly afraid of losing your job, and has that stress started to influence other aspects of your life? If you’ve answered yes to all these questions, then it is high time you started changing some things in your life. While it is perfectly natural to feel a little stress at work, this is mostly due to the fact you are […]

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Is Your Small Business Using Social Media To Grow Its Presence?

Businesses, big and small, are joining the social media juggernaut to taste success. If your business is not present on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or Twitter, you could be missing out on thousands of potential customers. As per a latest research by LinkedIn, about 90% of small and medium sized businesses use or plan to use social media. More than half of SMBs have ramped up their spending […]

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