Connecting business with universities: I spend some very enjoyable years on DCU campus. Part of my job was to connect small business with the interesting things that happen on campus. Lots of reasons why not It was always very difficult to get small businesses and Universities to engage. Different language, […]
All businesses, whether are small or big, should be involved in search engine optimization. With ...
Making your office as energy-efficient, or as “green,” as possible is not just good for ...
Improving credibility; Have you ever wondered why you buy products or services from a particular ...
Designing a product label can be an intimidating thing. Follow these 5 rules on how to create an effective product label and create a label that beats all the competition. Making a first impression is integral to creating a powerful message that turbo-charges your brand, but it’s easy to overdo […]
So you are all set to embark on your next business trip. You meticulously make a note: Travel light. Pack Small. You made those calls and confirmed all your meetings. Great! Fantastic! But here’s the thing, this is just the beginning. There are flights to catch, rooms to book, cabs […]
Here’s 8 pretty fundamental financial spreadsheets that every small business needs to have. All are in excel. All are templates and all are downloadable. Profit and loss This spreadsheet will help you to prepare a projected profit and loss account as part of your Operating Budget, in a format suitable […]
All businesses, whether are small or big, should be involved in search engine optimization. With the right SEO strategy in place, any business can compete in search results with their competitors for exposure, traffic and sales. Furthermore, the return on investment from a successful SEO campaign is quite high, while […]
Opening an online store is a big step for any business. Although e-commerce technology has moved a long way in recent years making selling online manageable and affordable for small business a diverse digital skill set and investment are still required to start selling online. Once you have validated your […]
Making your office as energy-efficient, or as “green,” as possible is not just good for your company’s bottom line, but it can actually attract new customers. Consumers are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly businesses where they spend their hard-earned dollars, according to Time. Fortunately, there are a number of easy […]
Companies hire public relations firms as a way to expand their reach outside their immediate sphere of influence. Their role and relationship to the company is thus quite clear. How, however, do public relations efforts tie into customer relationships with the company? The answer is composed of several factors, the […]
Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland gives loans to small businesses and start ups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the http://microfinanceireland.ie/how-to-apply/ Offaly Gearbox Offaly Gearbox is mobile garage concept, from, […]
Improving credibility; Have you ever wondered why you buy products or services from a particular site, and avoid buying from another site that offers the same products and services. The answer is credibility. The website you are buying from exudes a feeling of trust and reliability, which means you feel […]
While most people believe that online business translates to digital marketing, social media and a strong web presence, in fact, things are moving much faster with the focus of online business shifting over to unlimited access and automation. In this trend, many businesses have started transferring their accounting systems online, […]
‘Networking’ is one of the buzz words of the 21st century. There’s no doubt that the modern world is a networked one. We watch, listen and read online on different networks. We talk on them. We text on them. While many of us balk at the thought of ‘networking’, however, […]
Two state-of-the-art laboratories at Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) €4 million Vision Research Centre, which houses the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG), were opened last week by Mr Paudie Coffey TD, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment. According to Prof John Nolan, Principal Investigator of MPRG, “The […]
Following on from a very successful event in November on the topic of “Building Your Leadership Profile”, the Ulster Bank Business Women Can Dublin contingent held another event as part of the “Inspiring Your Success” series on Thursday 12 February. The purpose of the Business Women Can initiative and events […]
In the first of a double bill on the job specification advice, we look at why it’s not a good idea to pull the old job spec out of the drawer and hand it to your recruitment agency. It pays to take a fresh look at the job specification, for […]
I heard you’re an exceptionally talented blogger. Of course you are, but you still probably make a mistake or two once in a while. We all do, so don’t sweat. However, you have to be very careful if you are guest-posting, as errors in such an endeavor, no matter how […]
With the numerous tales of how people made it big with almost nothing, it’s easy to jump into the startup world with full enthusiasm. Startup is a business developed around new ideas. If established successfully, it can have a potential ROI. Over the past several years, a large number of […]
Less than 10% of start-ups “pivot their business model between round A and 3 years after an IPO”. However, according to Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures the number is higher than that as he says that 17 of 26 companies “made complete transformations or partial transformations of their businesses” […]
Ulster Bank is sponsoring the British Irish Chamber conference for the next 3 years. Eddie Cullen explains that Ulster Bank has deep roots with the UK, going back to 1917. Ulster Bank was started in 1836 as a bank for and by exporters and to promote trade between Ireland and […]
Since the late 2000s e-commerce has grown at a rapid rate. Innovations have been pioneered by big players in the market and due to advances in technology small retailers have been able to adopt these innovations also. With companies such as Shopify providing e-commerce solutions and market places such as […]
A lot of Irish organisations are known for their presence on social media, and have begun to pave the way for companies using tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, along with many others, to speak to their customers in a way that no one else has tapped into. On achieving […]