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The Benefits of Networking

Just thought I would share with you something that happened last night. There was a business achievers event run by Ulster Bank in Waterford. I wanted to go as I knew that Sandra Hart, the Director of European affairs with BNI was going to be on the panel. The theme […]

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Recognising Talented Women in Business

ThousandSeeds is proud to host the First Irish Briefing on the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards & the Global Women’s Forum For years the entries from Ireland have been low. We are going to try to change that. Thursday, February 7th from 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Recognising Talented […]

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Designing Your Workplace

The right office environment is vital for morale and productivity in the workplace. Offices may be a place for work but that doesn’t mean it has to look drab and uninspiring. If you’re a small company and simply do not have the money to invest on sprucing up your office, […]

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Tweaking is Not Enough

At the moment we are working with a number of clients that are struggling with innovation. The programmes they introduced don’t work, the idea box stays barren and the cynics have taken over the asylum. Lessons The Business Model Innovation Factory (BMIF) is currently the book we use to explain […]

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Business Women Can ambassador on radio

Olwen Dawe, one of our business women can ambassadors and founder of Irish Business Intelligence is a regular guest on the Small Business Show of Clare FM. This podcast topics include: – €500m for troubled SMEs – Food and Drink exporters hit over €9bn in 2012 – Small Businesses afraid to penalise […]

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The Business Benefits of Going Green

Environmental Management Solutions can Reduce Costs. However, should environmental management issues be a concern for all businesses? YES. As environmental requirements continue to grow, companies will be under increasing pressure to comply. Better environmental management solutions makes good business sense. Some of the benefits of implementing an EMS are as follows: The Business Benefits of […]

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Irish brother and sister Sonya and Simon Fitzpatrick have started an online business called, which aims to revolutionise the spare parts industry for construction, agricultural and commercial truck industries. What makes unique? According to Sonya Fitzpatrick, what makes unique is that a buyer submits one enquiry which […]

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Web Hosting for Start-Ups

Web Hosting for Start-Ups seems to be one of those grey areas. Most start-ups forget to factor this cost into the budget. Some people see web hosting as a very technical subject with huge words that can baffle you. However finding a good web hosting company can be the hardest […]

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7 Online Marketing Mistakes

I made many online marketing mistakes when it became obvious that my business needed a  website. I had qualified as a nutritional therapist in the year 2000 and started by advertising in the yellow pages, seeing clients face-to-face, but soon the public flocked to the Internet. As a sole-trader and […]

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Bord Bia about Citysumers

Citysumers’ make up a huge percentage of the worlds GDP…and they have an insatiable appetite for excitement, want instant gratification, are time starved and extremely savvy. If you are not a dominant brand, how do you sell to them? ‘Turn servile’ is the advice from in a report that claims ‘serving, […]

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10 million women led businesses

Forbes has published some interesting research about 10 million companies: Over the past decade, the growth in the number of women-owned firms with $10 million or more in revenues has increased by 56.6%, a rate 47% faster than the rate of growth of all $10M+ firms and nearly twice (+98%) […]

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Hugging SMEs and embracing the British market

I had the pleasure of chairing the SME break out session at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce (BICC) annual conference. The panel included Alan Sullivan of Meditec.  Meditec Medical, a wholly Irish owned company, with headquarters in Dublin, designs, manufacturers, and delivers cutting edge technology in the area of […]

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