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3 Ways You Are (Unknowingly) Sabotaging Your Own SEO Strategy

In the incredibly busy, crowded and competitive world of SEO, we are all trying our best to get ranked. With an SEO strategy we are willing to try anything and everything in order to get our websites featured above the fold for the relevant search queries. We try so hard, yet sometimes it turns out we are our own worst enemy! Did you know that there are so many areas […]

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7 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should be on SlideShare

Slideshare is the largest slidedeck sharing content platform online and the majority of small businesses are still neglecting Slideshare. Slideshare is a popular buzzword these days in Internet marketing, but few small business owners understand why it is so important to have a presence on the relative newcomer to social media. Launched in 2006 and acquired by LinkedIn in 2012, SlideShare is a powerful presentation tool that helps you market […]

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Start-up Story: MisterDrinkster

MisterDrinkster is a website where users are invited to pre-purchase a drink voucher or club entry token either before leaving home or on their smartphone. In return the users typically receive a discount of 50-80% off the standard bar prices. They can then redeem their chosen voucher at the selected bar. Not only does this give users the opportunity to try out new, hip bars. It also removes the painful […]

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Elon Musk and His Cousin Making Solar Panels Affordable

When you think of Elon Musk, you probably think first of rockets and electric cars. You might not know that in addition to being CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla Motors, eco-entrepreneur Elon Musk is chairman of Solar City, a company run by his cousin, Lyndon Rive. Musk and Rive recently announced two major forward-looking developments at Solar City. First, they promised that within five to 10 years, all solar […]

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How to Become a Freelance Writer

So, how to become a freelance writer? – money’s good, you can do it from your home, you can choose your employers and decide what kind of people you’d like for your colleagues. But, you need to be aware that being your own boss is a blessing and a curse at the same time; it all depends on you – your monthly income, the amount of job you’re willing to […]

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Expand Your Business into Europe – What you Need to Know

With all the negative talk surrounding the state of the European economy and growing Euroscepticism, is now a good time to expand your business into Europe? As the largest economy in the world with an annual revenue of €500,000,000 and over 731,000,000 people, the prospect of setting up a business in Europe is certainly an attractive one! However, establishing a bigger market share, let alone an international presence, is easier […]

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Employing Seasonal Workers – What You Need to Know

As the Christmas season is nearing, many employers engage in employing seasonal workers to provide additional support to deal with the Christmas rush. The benefit of seasonal workers is that they are there for the busy times and in January when things take a natural slow down their contact is concluded. There are many pros and cons of hiring seasonal workers, however we are more interested in protecting your business […]

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The Importance of our Posture

Having bad posture is not just about looks – it also affects our daily lives. The way our body works, combined with poor posture, can lead to numerous health problems. Posture is more important than we think. Through our posture we can express many different feelings like tiredness, stress, fear, happiness and health. That’s why if we can change our posture we can also be happier and healthier. How is […]

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8 Creative Ways to Incentivize Client Testimonials

One of the most effective ways to bring in new business is to display authentic client testimonials from those who have had a positive experience with your products or brand in the past. Case studies and testimonials show doubtful potential customers that you are trustworthy and they reassure those on the fence that your products will do just as you advertise. There are many creative ways you can entice your […]

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5 Reasons To Use Digital Marketing to Promote Your Business

If you have been used to advertising your business, products or services in the papers or radio, here are 5 reasons why you should consider using digital marketing instead: 1) It is more targeted When you use digital advertising you can target particular segments in ways that traditional media cannot. You can target by types of users on websites that run advertising campaigns, you can target on Google Ads and […]

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Easy Ways to Get More Likes for Your Facebook Business Page

To have a successful Facebook business page, you need to build a community. If you don’t have a community, you have nobody listening to you, and nobody there to help build your brand awareness.  With your Facebook Page being a great marketing platform, it’s vital to get quality likes to your page, from people who are interested in what you have to say.  This article explains how to get people […]

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The Most Common Reasons Why Projects Fail

In general, organisations perform two types of work: projects, and operational work. The latter is relatively easy to perfect. Operational work tends to be repetitive, lending itself well to systematisation and incremental improvements over time. Projects, on the other hand, are unique from one to the next, have fixed starting and ending dates, and tend to involve steadily shifting teams. This makes it very difficult to systematise projects and develop […]

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Should You Be Using Accounting Software in Your Business?

When it comes to running your business, managing your business finances is one of the most important aspects. After all, the status of your finances can be the difference in whether or not your company is successful, as well as whether or not you can qualify for certain loans if necessary. When it comes to business finances, many companies have three options: They can use a finance team of accountants, […]

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Ulster Bank Takes the Lead on Sustainability in Ireland

Ulster Bank is the only bank in Ireland to have achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark – the highest level of Corporate Social Responsibility accreditation in the Republic of Ireland. Jim Brown was one of five company CEOs to be presented with the award by Tanaiste Joan Burton at an event in Dublin Castle on 10 November. Receiving the award, Jim commented” “This Mark is a real tribute to our […]

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OPTiM Payroll: Why Payroll Matters

Processing and administration of payroll is a necessary and vital function in any business with employees. In many businesses, it is the single biggest overhead. Employees have an expectation of being paid accurately for the hours they work in a timely manner. The rates of pay, normal hours of work and frequency of payment are usually set out in a contract of employment. Employers also have a statutory responsibility to […]

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Ulster Bank Joins Irish Food Operators on Trade Mission to China

At the start of November, Nigel Walsh, Ulster Bank’s head of sectors and specialist sales joined 37 Irish companies on a five-day trade mission to China, a market of growing importance to Irish food producers. China represents a major prospect for the food and drink sector in Ireland – not least because of the sheer size of the market of over 1.3bn people. Ireland sees China as a key strategic […]

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How to Evaluate a Business Before Buying It

One of the best ways to grow your company is to buy someone elses. Acquiring another company gives you access to a new market, gives you new products to sell to your current market, and helps you become more efficient by combining strategies and personnel. When the new company meshes with your old one, synergy takes your business to the next level. However, a bad match can lead to financial […]

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5 Things That Make Running a Business Easier

Running a business is a lot of hard work. With a determination to succeed, many entrepreneurs face a lot of pressure. This is especially true when it comes to making their business a resounding success. But, it doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing. Running a business can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Many business owners are constantly looking at ways of streamlining […]

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Manufacturing Industries to benefit from €1.1 million industry led project

WIT’s SEAM Launch €1.1 million Metal 3D Printing Programme A ground breaking Metal 3D Printing-Additive Manufacturing programme that will revolutionise manufacturing industries in Ireland was launched at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) today (13 Nov 2014). The South East Applied Materials Research Centre (SEAM) at WIT will lead the programme, working with Boston Scientific, a leading medical device multinational; Schivo, an indigenous precision engineering company; and Lisnabrin Engineering, a tool […]

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Win Tickets to Ireland v France Rugby Match

When we started Smallbusinesscan, we always had a vision of a platform that not only helps entrepreneurs help other entrepreneurs, but also informs some of the thinking of Ulster Bank. In the early days we trained staff, we did it with Business Women Can, we helped with the development of some of the products, etc., but the engagement between Ulster Bank and the Can Clan was always limited. We want […]

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