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Teach kids to operate like entrepreneurs

Universities have just about started (they need their break).  Education is a big of bugbear of mine. I have written regularly on how our education system is NOT preparing my children and your children for the future. Ken, Seth and Charles I’m largely informed by Ken Robinson. (Watch him on […]

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The nobility of sales?

Philip Delves Broughton is the author of “What they teach you at Harvard business school”. Not to be confused with “What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack. We have been searching for a book like this. Our clients regularly ask us to find them a […]

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Do I need a collections agency?

Hiring a collections agency can be a tricky matter. From finding the right firm to making sure you’re placing an account with them at the right time, involving a collections agency in your business is serious stuff. As a small business that leases products or offers payment plans for purchasing, […]

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Does mentoring work?

Mentoring means different things to different people! To me, a mentor is someone who can work with me to encourage me, to question me and critically who will challenge the assumptions I make about my business. It is difficult to see what you take for granted yourself! The way you […]

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Eogahn Jennings view on start ups in Dublin

Dublin has been in the news a lot recently, most of it related to failed banks and the fallout from a disastrous property bubble. In the midst of all this negative news, however, a contrasting story is emerging: Technology companies are driving a resurgence of growth in Ireland, with Dublin’s start-ups […]

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Kickstart your business; Knightsbridge Boutique

Every week Newstalk features a company on Kickstart your business with George Hook and Ger Tannam. Knightsbridge is a boutique offering designer jewellery and accessories, with an emphasis on bridal-wear, through both its store on Dublin’s South William Street and its website KnightsbridgeBoutique.com. Knightsbridge Boutique was set up by Edwina […]

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Seafood and UAE

Irish exports to the United Arab Emirates have almost doubled since 2009 and now stand at €36m. This growth was driven primarily by seafood, dairy and infant formula. In order to capitalise on this growth, Bord Bia led a study visit to the market coinciding with this year’s Dubai Seafood […]

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Why they should teach love in business school

‘Love is a verb. It needs to be acted upon’ Fr. John Powell I remember shortly after creating SMACHT meeting Michael Keaney, father of Diarmuid, one of our outstanding Smachties. Michael is a wonderful Gaelgeoir  (Irish speaker)  and I thought he’d be really impressed with me naming a course with […]

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Plough Ahead with Ulster Bank

At this years National Ploughing Championships, Ulster Bank are demonstrating their ongoing support for the Agri-Food industry through their sponsorship of Good Food Ireland. In their numerous restaurants and hotels around the country Good Food Ireland ensure the commitment of using local Irish food. Cookery demonstrations will be running throughout […]

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Getting paid on time

For any business these days, it’s a familiar scenario: You win the business, submit the invoice, wait 30 days and then – nothing. Your staff and creditors expect to get paid on time, so is there anything you can do?  Here’s a methodology that may help you speed up delivery […]

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TWiST and Shout – This week in startups

On Friday September 7th, in the slick surroundings of the Telefonica-O2 Wayra Office, 11 great startups pitched their company to a panel of judges in Dublin, with the finalists going through to compete on the ‘This Week in Startups’ podcast. Reuben and I went down to check it out. Here’s how […]

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