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Klout or Harvard?

What is your Klout score? My Klout score is 55, my Peerindex score is 60, my Kredscore is 658, my PROskore is 50, my twittercounter shows steady increase, although there was a serious dip in followers on the 2nd of September where 2, 157 stopped following me. I posted a […]

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Women Mean Business award winners announced

The Women Mean Business Magazine (WMB) held its 6th Annual Women Mean Business Conference & Awards in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green today, with a number of award winners announced. The event, which recognises the achievements of Ireland’s businesswomen, was officially opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation […]

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Teagasc Farm Walk

Despite the bad weather conditions, a big crowd turned out for the Teagasc farm walk in Johnstown Castle, Co.Wexford on Wednesday 10th October. Ailish Byrne and Deirdre O’Shea (Ulster Bank Agri. Team) were among those who attended. The event focused on ‘Early Maturing Dairy Calf to Beef Trial’. This is an important area […]

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I need to be re-energized

Recently I wrote an article on optimism that really generated a huge amount of reaction – many talking about what they did to stay optimistic, others saying how much it was in short supply. Quite a few comments were about how people were just feeling somewhat deflated and need something […]

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Winning at Negotiations

There are many views and definitions of what negotiating is, for example: “Negotiating is the process of getting the best terms once the other side starts to act on their interest.” – On Negotiating by Mark H. McCormack. “Negotiating is… a means of achieving one’s goals in every relationship regardless […]

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Putting payments in the pockets of SMEs

For many small businesses and sole traders in Ireland, the process involved in getting set up with the facility to take card payments has tended to be awkward, lengthy and often not very affordable. Credit card facilities are often the preserve of the bigger guys. And Ireland’s reliance on cash […]

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Small business loans: The basics

When starting up a new business venture, many people find themselves needing a good bit funding to get things rolling; the main source of this starting capital is the small business loan. Let’s take a quick peek at what you should expect when applying for a loan. Before anything, you […]

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7 tips for keeping small businesses organised

No matter what business you’re in, you should never overlook the importance of being organized. It restricts wasted time, material and overheads, increasing both the efficiency and productivity of your business. As well as this, it goes a long way towards improving staff morale. Effective organization is the most affordable […]

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