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Start-up Story: Bumper Soccer 4 Fun

‘Bumper Soccer 4 Fun’ is a soccer events company which offers its customers fun soccer activities. It is owned and managed by husband and wife team Brian and Eva Spillane. The novel football equipment is suitable for all ages, genders and ability levels and ensures that each participants experience is […]

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Jobs Bulletin 6 June (#allaboutjobs)

JOBS BULLETIN: For the week ending 6 June This Bulletin is part of the Government’s Year for Jobs Campaign, aimed at increasing awareness of what is being done in Ireland to create jobs & tackle unemployment. On Twitter, follow @yearforjobs or hashtag any of your announcements with #allaboutjobs Useful statistics […]

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One of the speakers at the #IBWC2024 was Anne-Lise Kjaer. She prepared an executive summary of her keynote at the conference and provided some very thought provoking stuff for the future economy with regards to Women in Business and Small Businesses which you will find below. Organisations face increasing global […]

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Business support; Knowledge Transfer Ireland

I had the pleasure of meeting Alison Campbell yesterday. The CEO of the newly launched Knowledge Transfer Ireland. The first of its kind in the world. An interesting initiative and something SMEs should take note off. If you have worked with universities, you realise that fantastic research is going on […]

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Managing Learned Helplessness

If you’ve ever been so deep in a hole that you couldn’t see a way out, or managed someone whose ‘victimhood’ drove you mad, you might have been dealing with Learned Helplessness. Does either of these comments resonate? “I’m useless at this.  It doesn’t matter what I do, it’ll still […]

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Next generation farmers is ready to expand and invest

Young farmers are optimistic about the future and ready to face the challenges and opportunities ahead, according to a report published by Ulster Bank*. CAP and Food Harvest 2020 Focus group sessions founded the basis of the report and found that farmers are optimistic about the  opportunities arising from the […]

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[Event] Female Founders Forum, Mon 30th June, Dublin

On June 30, exciting keynotes from San Francisco and Paris, as well as local tech entrepreneurs and investors will gather to discuss the future of investment in female-led high potential start-ups in Ireland. It’s a subject close to our hearts at Silicon Republic. “Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient, […]

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8 Reasons Why Customer Service Fails

The right kind of customer service can make the difference between satisfying a customer’s basic expectations and building the brand loyalty that will bring that customer back, but many businesses still struggle to make this essential service work. Some of the most common reasons for these failures occur because employees […]

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