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Life’s Brutal Pounding

Ever get the feeling that you have taken a brutal pounding over the last number of years, and even if you have had some success you feel fatigue in this new complex life?  If yes, now more than ever before Mental Resilience is a critical attribute for success and at […]

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Buy yourself a tracksuit

Pat Coakley is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s finest business people, family men and Liverpool supporter par extraordinaire. It wasn’t always that way. As a young man, his first marriage broke up, he lost his job and worse again, as he said himself, he lost his ‘self esteem’. One […]

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What is your passion?

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘passion’ as “an intense desire or enthusiasm for something”. Napoleon Hill describes it as “a burning desire”. We all have passions – things that we enjoy doing so much that when we are engaged in them, time seems to stop. What are your passions? In the […]

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Writing a good application

A whole ago, Ron and Fionan recored a number of videos as part of a series of our knowledge centre for start ups. This might help with your entry for the business achievers Writing business plans, persuasion documents, loan submissions, tenders, business competition…are a hard slog. Hours of blood, sweat […]

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Kickstart your business, IQ Signage

IQ Signage is a company bringing strong project management and communication skills to a sector of the market, which has traditionally been driven by technical ability and price. Despite growing rapidly, IQ are struggling to communicate effectively what makes them different and, by their own admission, messages on their website […]

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8.5% of board members in Ireland are women

Our researcher in Ulster Bank (thank youLisa) send us this. Figures from GMI Ratings show that around 8.5% of board members in Ireland are women compared to an average of 11.1% in the world’s industrialised countries. The average in emerging markets is 7.2%. The situation shows little signs of getting […]

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