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Handy Tools to Excel at Client Servicing

Just as you’re about to close the deal and finalize things, the client calls “I just remembered, I need to make a few amendments. Can you send an updated statement to our address?” and your day turns becomes rather unpleasant. But there’s no alternative. Keeping clients satisfied is a priority […]

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8 Ways to Increase Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Your skill development doesn’t have to end when you graduate with an MBA. In fact, entrepreneurs don’t even need to have an MBA or attend lengthy, expensive seminars to be successful. Some of the best ways to increase your skills is by practical, hands-on learning and seeking ways to improve […]

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7 Rules for a Successful Business Plan

For a newbie, the market is full of opportunities and countless possibilities, and having a revolutionary idea might just be a hit among the consumers. As a budding entrepreneur, launching your business in the market is a pretty scary but exciting feeling. But these ideas are of no use if […]

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5 Surprising Ways to Motivate Millennials at Work

Lazy? Not engaged? Don’t care attitude? Jump from job to job? Millennials have been described in those terms and far worse. It’s true that millennials view work differently. They’ve grown up with technology. Compared to earlier generations, they’re better educated. Millennials learned to multitask, practically from birth. Settling on something […]

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5 Common Website Design Mistakes to Avoid

Websites. Every business who looks to stay in business has a website. In this day and age, having a business without a website means (quite literally) that your business is a virtual tumbleweed. As with anything, though, there are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to websites. One […]

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Interest Rate Cut on the Way for Small Businesses

Small business loans are set to become more affordable, thanks to an interest rate cut announced by Microfinance Ireland in Dublin today (June 17th 2016). Microfinance Ireland, the government funded not-for-profit lender to micro-enterprises, will reduce its lending rate by 1% for all new lending from July 1st 2016. Furthermore, […]

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20 Questions to Ask a Franchisor

The Irish Franchise Associations have published 20 questions you should ask a Franchisor before you make the decision to buy into a franchise – reproduced here, with kind permission of the Irish Franchise Association. If you are considering joining a franchise you will need to carry out due diligence before […]

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You Could Grow Your Business Through Franchising

Ulster Bank has many years experience of working with Franchises in the Irish market. This second article on Franchising explores the concept of growing your established business through Franchising. Business Take-Stock You’ve built up a business, its now profitable, generating an income, employing some people – you’ve successfully come through […]

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