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6 Critical Digital Marketing Tips

Digital marketing can be daunting for the uninitiated.  However, there are so many thought leaders out there that are trying to break down the barriers for those that come after them that you don’t have to go at it alone. Consider the following digital marketing tips and strategies, when putting together your B2B, PPC or content marketing strategies: LinkedIn Not Face Book Mark Schaefer, of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, says FaceBook […]

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Understanding SEO: the secret of Googlejuice

My colleague, ParcelHero’s Head of Editorial SEO, Alfred Eccles has over 15 years experience working as a Search Engine Optimiser and Web Design freelancer. In this short blog he unveils some essential principles of SEO for a successful online organic campaign. You can read the full article here. Understanding what is true SEO Many online businesses fail to grasp the essence of true Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). In the past, […]

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Find Businesses to Buy

There are many reasons one would want to buy an existing business like investing, starting over, or starting a new venture. Not everyone is a start-up entrepreneur with a great idea and drive to build. It’s perfectly fine to take something existing and make it your own. But how do you find businesses to buy that are ready to be bought and in good shape? Contact an Investment Bank Private […]

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[Event] Inaugural Start-up Weekend, Galway, November 14th-16th

Start-up Weekend is coming to Galway, 14th-16th November! Developers, designers and business development folks will come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend.  It is a great opportunity to test start-up ideas, meet potential co-founders, build the community in Galway and launch your next start-up!54 hours of activity will culminate in a round of presentations to the assembled judges, mentors, and other teams, leaving […]

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Courses for Small Business Owners – Train for a Brighter Future

Whether starting a new small business or trying to make the best of your existing one, training for the future is probably the best way to make sure that your business, and employees, will be able to meet any challenges that lie ahead. You may decide that you are the one who needs the training, or perhaps you have some young employees that will benefit from training development, but whichever […]

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8 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

Hiring is a risky process, no matter what kind of applicants you receive. Some applicants look amazing on paper but don’t fit in well with your team. Others fit in well but don’t have much experience. Whatever the situation is that the potential candidate is in, follow these easy 8 hiring tips to amp up the hiring process for your business. 1. Clarify the Position The first thing candidates will […]

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Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

With the era we live in it’s almost become a commodity to work in the field you’ve schooled for. Usually, most of people find themselves working jobs they are not that passionate about either because those bring money or because they were the first thing offered to them after getting a degree. This, no doubt, leads to dissatisfaction that then ends in low quality employee engagement at a work place. […]

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EIGHT CONNACHT COMPANIES CELEBRATE BUSINESS AWARDS

Eight leading Connacht based companies celebrated success at the Connacht final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which took place on 21st October at The Clayton Hotel, Galway. The eight winners will now progress to the national final in December to compete with winners from Munster, Leinster and Ulster. A total of 627 companies entered this year’s Awards – the highest number ever, including 62 Connacht businesses. The Ulster […]

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Ulster Bank Host the 3rd IDA “Meet Your Neighbours” Networking Event

The 3rd IDA/Ulster Bank “Meet Your Neighbours” Networking Event took place in Ulster Bank on George’s Quay on Thursday evening, 16th October 2014. The event was another huge success, driven by the strong attendance of c. 100 people from 50 different companies. The theme for the evening was “A Ghoulish Gathering” which added to the relaxed and somewhat festive atmosphere. There was a real buzz in the room as each […]

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Google Ads Banner Campaign 101

Creating a Google Ads banner campaign is a good choice for anyone just beginning advertising campaigns. Google has a built in Adsense network in which your ads will be displayed. Users will see your ads on Google search results pages and on websites which are part of Google’s Adsense network, without you having to organize or plan any of it. Creating An Ad First, create a Google AdWords account if […]

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[Infographic] The Evolution of Computer Viruses

Computer viruses as we know them today first became a widespread problem during the late 80s. Although they had existed since the mid 70s, home computers were virtually non-existent so they were never regarded as an issue. Real computers were a rare commodity owned only by technology experts and businesses. Anyone who did own one during this time would have more than likely had some form of programming knowledge and […]

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GM CEO Mary Barra: A Leading Lady With a Lot on Her Hands

General Motors has had a deservedly rough time in the public relations sphere. The company’s failure to acknowledge and repair the Chevy Cobalt’s faulty ignition switches has cost the company over $1.1 billion and resulted in the deaths of at least 13 people. Mary Barra took the reins at GM in 2014 just before the company issued its first Cobalt recalls. According to a report by former U.S. Attorney Anton […]

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The Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men

Back in the hazy days of summer, when certainty was the watchword of the FX markets and volatility had been consigned to the archives of the financial markets, the path for US & UK interest rates and by extension the path for the US dollar and Sterling seemed mapped out for the year ahead. Meanwhile in Europe, the Ukraine crisis is a further blow to the moribund European economy while […]

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Start-up Story: Marry Me Ireland

After fifteen years of being together, and a beautiful daughter, I had no intention of getting married. Marriage was to me an institution, archaic, outdated and not relevant to me. So when I was proposed to, on bended knee, in front of all our friends at a Christmas party – I felt myself nodding, but inside felt torn. Weddings represented the frou-frou, the formulaic, and I was anything but. So […]

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Networking Tips – Get Networking Or Miss Out!

Networking…..the word fills you with dread. You imagine walking into a room full of suits and heels. Feel like you are the only one in the room who just drove here with the petrol gauge on ‘E’. Everyone seems to know each other already. Your heart is beating, you’ve fixed a smile on your face. You get a coffee. Smile at the lady who is also getting a coffee. You […]

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EIGHT LEINSTER COMPANIES CELEBRATE BUSINESS AWARDS

Eight leading Leinster based companies celebrated success at the Leinster final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which took place on 20th October at Croke Park, Dublin. The eight winners will now progress to the national final in December to compete with winners from Munster, Connacht and Ulster. A total of 627 companies entered this year’s Awards – the highest number ever, including 274 Leinster businesses. The Ulster Bank […]

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SEO Optimization Tips – Please the Almighty Google

There is no denying that if you want your website to get noticed, you need to make Google happy. I’m not saying that Google is some pagan god who determines the fate of all websites, but it can defiantly feel like that at times. But, at the end of the day, Google and other search engines are a compilation of sophisticated algorithms with the purpose to provide the best user […]

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From Great Coaches, Come Champions

Sport for Business works with businesses from the biggest to the smallest finding ways to integrate the passion of sport into sales, marketing, business development, taken identification and retention. Sport for Business 20/20 for 2015 allowed sporting organisations to pitch programmes for 2015 to a receptive business audience drawn from the Sport for Business community.  Today we start a short series, in partnership with Small Business Can where we bring […]

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110 Events, 26 Premieres, 18 Countries, 17 Days – One World Class Festival

The Big Big Sing – was just one of the 110 events from 18 countries that is filling venues all over the city of Belfast as part of this year’s event. The 2014 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s has opened the doors for an in total 17 day, city-wide celebration of the arts.  With a total of 26 Premières, the Festival officially commenced on the 16th October with the […]

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FREE Latin America Trade Forum Event in Dublin (22nd Oct 2014)

On Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 the Irish Exporters Association’s Latin America Trade Forum will host a business conference on Latin America and the untapped potential and business opportunities it provides for Irish & Ireland based businesses at the Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. This will be a cross sector conference focusing on new opportunities within the Life Science (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology), Financial, Legal, Hightech/IT, Agri Food, […]

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