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Best Business Smartphone: Android vs. iOS

For quite some time, the only option available for businessmen and women looking to carry out work tasks on their smartphones was to buy a BlackBerry. However, the rapid development in touch-screen technology, and consequentially user interfaces, has allowed devices running on Android and iOS software to claim a substantial […]

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5 Tips for Small Business Success

According to Forbes more entrepreneurs than ever will start up their own business in 2014. The research shows that over 90% of small start-ups fail within the first two years. In this post we talk about tips that can help you on your path to small business success. But then […]

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5 Steps to Make Your Employees Happy

Finding proper motivation for your employees is one of the most important things in business, if not the most important one. When you have a happy and motivated worker on your staff, you have a properly functioning business on your hands. The sooner you realize the better – your business […]

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The Irish Recovery: Stronger and More Broadly Based

The Irish recovery is strengthening: following a stronger-than-expected Q1 performance, we have upgraded our growth forecasts and now expect real GDP growth of 3.1% this year vs. 2% previously Just as significantly, the recovery is also becoming more broadly based: 2014 will mark the first year since 2007 that exports, […]

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Promote Your Business With a Business Event

Getting more people to know about your business is not an easy task. Consumers these days are getting more and more averse towards direct promotional tactics. That is why it’s very important that if you are a business owner, you need to become creative in your promotional approach. One of […]

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Would You Charge For Customer Service?

Would you charge for customer service? Would you be brave enough to charge your customers for customer service? Recently EE Mobile in the UK offered customers calling their help line an opportunity to jump the queue if they paid £0.50 for the privilege. The reaction of some customers is predictably […]

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Foreign Direct Investment – Ireland’s Story

Ireland’s continuing ability to attract cutting-edge foreign direct investment is at the core of our economic recovery. Yvonne Kennedy summarises the key factors that influence those investment decisions and provides an overview of banking considerations for inbound investors. In April 2014, former COO of Zynga, Marcus Segal, addressed the “Smart […]

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Start-up Story: The Web Design Group

I always wanted to become my own boss after working for my father in my teenage years. I admired how hard he worked and how he was in control over his own destiny. My father ran a kitchen design and installation business before the likes of B&Q, Homebase & Wicks […]

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20 New Domain Extensions

This year has been an exciting one for the Internet. Until 2013 there have only been 22 different popular domain extensions, however it’s all changing. ICANN (the organisation who oversee all domains on the internet) is releasing over 1,300 new domain extensions, or commonly known as gTLDs, ranging from .attorney […]

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7 Ways to Make Your Charts Work for You

Creating brand new charts for your business can be a complicated and confusing process. Analytics must be presented to your employees, board members and stakeholders who take your business to heart. However, these charts must not be boring or drab. The best charts combine the business information you need to […]

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From a Hobby to a Home Business

Developing a hobby is considered a stress buster. Ever so often someone becomes so good at the hobby that they are told they should consider becoming professionals. In most cases people are reluctant to take a chance by quitting their day job and turning their hobby into a brand new […]

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I Am Confused, Mr Carney!

And I suspect I am not the only one that has had their view on Stg whip sawed by the Bank of England’s ‘’guidance’’. Mr Carney’s tenure as head of the UK Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was supposed to herald a new era where the monetary authority provided the market […]

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Belfast Business to Gain from Belfast Hour

Law firm Edwards & Co Solicitors has launched a new initiative to develop links and communication among entrepreneurs and small businesses in Belfast. Based on Twitter, the project is increasing rapidly in terms of popularity with over 1,000 followers and is causing a stir among SMEs in Belfast. With over […]

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