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Composing the Perfect Business Plan

A business plan serves two essential functions. First, it is the first step most banks or other sources of private capital require prior to making a decision regarding a loan or allocation of start-up resources. Second, it allows individuals to analytically evaluate the feasibility of a new business venture or […]

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5 Ways to Lessen Business Risks

Business is contingent on supply and demand.  Business to business interactions are the same, maybe more crucial considering scarcity of time and resources.  To compete with larger businesses, small entities need to take fewer risks and make better ongoing decisions. Regardless of individual business model, from a macro perspective, particular […]

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Stefan Hyttfors

€70,000 Prize Fund for Journey Re Global Entrepreneurship Competition

Journey Re will provide: Paid positions for a period of six months for six entrepreneurs based in Ireland Office space in a Dublin incubation centre. Two all-expenses-paid trips to Hannover, Germany. Coaching from industry experts and business consultants. €50,000 in prize-money for the winning team’s business idea; €20,000 for runners-up. […]

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InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2016 is Now Open

InterTradeIreland’s annual Seedcorn Competition which offers a lifeline to young companies seeking to raise equity to help their business grow and develop is now open.  With an overall prize fund of €280,000, new start and early stage companies can benefit from a cash injection of up to €100,000. Seedcorn Aimed […]

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6 Common Money Mistakes Business Owners Make

Chances are, you started your business because you’re ambitious, you have big ideas and a clear vision of how your company will look when it’s thriving. While all of these traits are important – essential, even – in a business owner, the nitty-gritty of day-to-day management and attention to unglamorous details […]

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Human Resource Tips for Small Businesses

Running a small business means taking on multiple roles. However, having to handle so many jobs, from marketing to managing employees, can lead to costly mistakes. It’s not uncommon for a small-business owners to neglect the human-resources side of the business when things are going smoothly, but not staying on […]

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