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Form your dream business team

You’re trying to get your startup business off the ground. You’ve reviewed your business plan to within an inch of its life, you’ve received input from mentors and advisers, you’ve built up your foundation and you’ve steeled yourself as much as you can for the rough waters ahead. Now, you […]

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Patents explained

Patents explained? A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new solution to a problem. In order to be patentable, the invention must fulfill certain conditions. What does a patent […]

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Business women can mediawatch

Our media watcher in Ulster Bank, lovely Lisa Raftery has found a few interesting articles from HBR, Forbes, Economist and other sources. Why women receive lower salaries than men – because they don’t ask! As women struggle for equality in the workplace, many complain that the pay gap between the […]

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Kickstart your business, EvoFitness

This Saturday’s Kickstart Your Business on Newstalk (11am) features Paul O”Callaghan of EvoFitness ( : EvoFitness is a studio-based gym, which offers an effective regime based on regular short bursts of closely supervised, high-intensity training at its three locations in Greenogue, Sallins and Walkinstown. In a crowded and sometimes cynical marketplace, […]

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101 things to watch out for in 2013

Ann Mack’s is the director of trendspotting at JWT. Here is her list (in alphabetical order) of the trends to watch out for in 2013 (we added one ourselves):   Business achievers awards 3D Bioprinting Adult Playgrounds African Tech Stars Allergen-Free Alternative Brand Currencies Ambushed by Amazon Appcessories The Arabic […]

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Reasons to be optimistic in 2013

One of our favourite threads on our forum is called “11 reasons to be optimisitc about Ireland”, which was the title of an article by Ronan Lyons in 2010. Since then we have added a lot of other reasons. To give you a taste: Ireland ranked second after Hong Kong […]

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How to grow your business

A company is an organic thing, and business owners want to see it grow. In this post I outline some handy tips on how to grow your business. Every business is different, depending on its aspirations, industry, and target markets. To get a business to thrive, it takes meticulous strategy, […]

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7 Tips to reduce printing costs

Having a printer in the office helps increase productivity through (1) quick production of necessary documents and (2) the elimination of costs and travel time delivering files between the workplace and the printing service. However, it can also eat away funds with the massive amounts of paper it can consume, […]

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Starting a coffee shop business

Have you dreamt about starting a coffee shop business but not sure where to start? I would like to offer you tips that will help you when starting out. These tips include cosmetic details and marketing so they will help your shop look amazing and let people know about it! Furniture […]

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