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Can Someone Please Fix Recruitment?

If you have recent firsthand experience with recruitment (either as a candidate looking for a new role, or as a company looking to fill a vacancy) it is likely that the very mention of the word ‘recruitment’ will make you shudder. Candidates looking for roles in big cities like Berlin, […]

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How to Turnaround a Failing Business

Let’s take a breath and step back; Here’s how to turnaround a failing business. Companies of all sizes and in any industry can find themselves up against some seriously challenging financial headwinds at almost any moment and cash flow concerns are a part of everyday operations for many small businesses. […]

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Innovation campus bus tour

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, […]

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The Science of the Profitable Exit Strategy

The Profitable Exit Strategy – Entrepreneurs are great starters by nature. Starting a business is exciting, emotionally rocky, intense and it often requires serious strategy and innovation to be successful. Exiting a business is different than starting one and for some entrepreneurs it can be challenging letting go of that […]

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Social SEO: The Next Big Thing?

Social media has changed the way people communicate with their friends, families, and customers all across the world. In fact, more than 50% of Americans use their mobile phones to access social content. This has led many to suggest that social media and local advertising may be the only effective […]

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Microfinance Ireland Aims to Double their Numbers

MicroFinance Ireland has supported 1,000 jobs in the small business sector since its inception in October 2012 by providing finance to micro-enterprises who have been unable to secure funding elsewhere. This year it aims to double that figure by supporting an additional 1,000 jobs. MicroFinance Ireland lends to businesses who have […]

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Business Women Can & Jobcare

Business Women Can joined forces with Jobcare on Wednesday 11th February to run a joint event for a cohort of their Female delegates. The theme for the afternoon was ‘Inspiring Success’ and sub themes included motivation, attitude and aspiration. The Positive Economist – Practical Steps Forward Susan Hayes MD of […]

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Terraclean Ireland

Every week we feature companies that have been successful in accessing funding from Microfinance Ireland. Microfinance Ireland provides loans to small businesses and start ups in every sector up to 25,000 Euro. If you are interested in funding, check out the website www.microfinanceireland.ie Terraclean Ireland Terraclean is a unique decarbonising […]

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Ryanair’s Digital Strategy for 2015

In the first part of this three part series, I explored how Ryanair’s recent focus on digital has helped contribute to their significant growth in 2014. In this installment I explore the importance of customer acquisition for Ryanair in 2015, before I conclude the series with an assessment of the […]

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Happy Feet, Happy Customers

Happy Feet 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 website www.microfinanceireland.ie It takes real courage to […]

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Six Reasons Why Small Businesses Succeed

Historically, small businesses have had to work far harder than their larger-sized counterparts in order to stay afloat. Given the benefits of emerging technologies and the ability to market services and goods online, however, the average small company has a much greater chance of succeeding. Following are Six Reasons Why […]

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Business Planning: Plan to Fail, Fail to Plan

Business planning and implementing a business strategy is more than simply achieving business goals. It inspires people to work hard, makes the team feel part of a purpose; it incites actions and ensures that activities happen. Simply constructed, effectively executed, a business strategy is a template for business success. Take […]

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