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As a small business, one of the biggest challenges in trying to grow sales is recruting of new personnel due to the high costs of employment – not only in terms of salary, but also in terms of additional taxation and charges, and also sometimes additional cost of employee insurance, training and induction. […]

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Do you have Work-Life balance?

When it comes to a work-life balance, many of us focus on the ‘work’ aspect. yet physical fitness and leisure activities have been proven to improve: Mental ability Motivation and Drive Being a Chiropractor means that we believe leading a healthy lifestyle will improve every aspect of your life – […]

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Business women can media review

Our lovely Lisa from Ulster Bank has just send us the media overview of women in business. Here it goes. Credit Suisse Gender Diversity Study Aug 2012 Over the past six years, companies with at least some female board representation outperformed those with no women on the board in terms […]

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How to give an effective presentation

How to give an effective presentation. That’s the question we asked Sandra Sheerin, founder of Public Speaking Ireland. Sandra is a specialist in the field of Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, and Communications training.She has delivered speeches, talks and presentations for many years in both Ireland and the U.S. in the area of […]

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Kickstart your business, Scorebuddy

This Saturday’s Kickstart Your Business on Newstalk (11am) features Derek Corcoran of : is a simple staff scoring system that eliminates spreadsheets and enables Call Centre operators to streamline the collection and reporting of quality scores. Whilst the Call Centre market in Ireland is not insignificant, is targeting operators in the much […]

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3 home business secrets

When people consider setting up a business from home a lot of factors need to be taken into account, but one of the most overlooked seems to be telecoms. This maybe a result of people assuming it does not apply to a home business, but this naivety usually results in issues […]

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Navigating the jungle of startup jargon

Startups: Navigating the Jungle of Startup Jargon Having a conversation with your friend from the tech business can be awkward. Sure, they are using words you understand, but at times it seems as if they are plucking them out of entirely different conversations and nonchalantly dropping them into this one […]

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The Great Outdoor Gym Company

The Great Outdoor Gym Company Ireland is one of our newest businesses, but is set to make a recognisable mark on the Northern Ireland landscape. It has already sold fitness equipment to Lisburn City Council, which has been installed at its Wallace Park, and contracts for parks run by other […]

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Irish family businesses survey

In this post we outline some of the findings of the latest Irish and Global PwC Irish family businesses survey of 1,952 family business executives in more than 30 countries worldwide including 100 participants in Ireland. Irish family businesses have suffered much greater sales reductions in the last year compared […]

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Business Networking and Sex

Ivan Misner is mister networking and the founder of BNI (Business Network International). He wrote this book “Business Networking and Sex” with two other network experts. One male expert and one female expert. This is significant as the book is based on a survey of 12,000 business, 50% male, 50% […]

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Market research in food shopping

Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) have analysed socio-demographic and attitudinal determinants of nutrition knowledge of food shoppers from six European countries: UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Poland, and Hungary. Main findings include social grade, country of residence and age to directly influence participants and […]

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Kickstart your business, SportsInk

This Saturday’s Kickstart Your Business on Newstalk (11am) features Katherina Stephen’s of SportsInk: SportsInk is a supplier of high quality temporary tattoos, with a particular emphasis on customised tattoos for sports fans. Since setting up two years ago, SportsInk has extended its offer to include a wider range of promotional […]

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10 start-up tips

As part of the promotion of the Business Achievers Awards our friends in Fleishman Hillard arranged an interview with Sunshine FM on the Dublin Talking show with Lynsey Dolan. The podcast you can find here. We talk about love, SmallBusinessCan and the top 10 tips when starting a business. The […]

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How to determine business relocation costs?

As the cost of movers, fuel and housing prices continue to show an upward trend, you can expect a whole lot of expenses when you move to a new location. Whether moving your house or office, business relocation costs and expenses are unavoidable. However with good planning and accurately estimating relocation […]

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