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Important Lessons from Top Businesses

No matter how small your start out when you become a business owner, you should always be thinking big. The basic principles of business are the same for giant corporations and beginning companies alike, and often, the secrets to success are too. Researchers for the Big Picture claim the number […]

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Business Achievers; Clare Crusaders

Business achievers and Social Enterprise – Clare Crusaders Children’s Charity, Clare The Clare Crusaders Children’s Charity was founded in 2005 by Ann Norton, Frank Cassidy and the late Howard Flannery, to provide much needed therapy to children with special needs in areas such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome. Located in […]

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6 Tips for Building a Business

When starting a company, many people make mistakes. Fortunately, a business owner can still make a lot of money and recover from their errors. Here are six tips you need to know when building your business. Financing An entrepreneur often must obtain financing. When looking for funds, a new business […]

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Adtruism – It all ads up.

  Adtruism is a social-tech startup that allows anyone with a website or blog to effortlessly raise money for a worthy cause – without asking for donations. An Adtruism widget, once placed on your website, displays commercial advertisements and Adtruism (a nonprofit) transfers 100% of the ad-revenue to your chosen […]

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Knocked Down But Not Out

As  great band once said “I get knocked down but I get up again……”;  you know the rest.   This is the distilled essence of the sweat of an entrepreneur.  Please read back over the quote and sing it in your head :-)!  These few lyrics give an idea of […]

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Food for the Final Frontier

One of the most inspiring news events of the year has being Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s postings and video clips online. By sharing his experience in the International Space Station, Commander Hadfield may well have inspired the next generation of innovators, possibly young food scientists amongst them. Food for the Final Frontier The […]

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5 Summertime Networking Tips

There’s nothing better than summer. The warm, sunny weather. Spending time outdoors. Going to the beach. Barbecues and other gatherings. But for the small business owner, this can have you worrying that you are neglecting your business. Don’t worry, we’ve got some helpful networking tips that will let you stay […]

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Increase Sales with your Linkedin Profile

Is your Linkedin profile making you money? Linkedin is the leading social media network for business professionals and it boasts some 225 million+ members. You must have been living under a rock over the last 5 years if you have not received an invitation to connect on Linkedin. Linkedin is […]

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Social Entrepreneurs Summer Alumni Day

On Wednesday June 12th, the Social Entrepreneurs Summer Alumni Day took place in the beautiful Pillar Room in the grounds of Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital. Doug Munro, Head of Product at Ulster Bank and Seán Coughlan, Chief Executive of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland announced an exciting new partnership between Ulster Bank and […]

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Preventing Job Promotion Panic

“I’m good at my job, in fact, I’m so good at it, I’ve got promoted.  Brilliant – I really wanted this.  Oh God, now what do I do?” They say you should be careful what you wish for, you may get it.  A new management role is a great achievement, […]

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Rewarding Your Employees

Employees rely on recognition and motivation to work.  Most often, an un-impressionable paycheck is not worth the drive or the need to work harder.  Jobs that do not promise extra work bonuses cannot attract or motivate employees to put in that extra effort to reach a goal that they are […]

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Will it be a G8 week for the USD?

The leaders of the G8 nations commenced their meeting yesterday, with Syria likely to dominate discussions but global economic issues also remain on the agenda at the 39th summit held in Lough Erne, County Fermanagh. However the currency markets are more likely to be interested in the FOMC meeting communications […]

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6 Marketing Strategies for Small Business

In business you have to know your business inside and out, and know your competitors. Research your market thoroughly and make sure you’re checking out the opposition, in order to keep one step ahead. It is your customers that keep you in business, so do not give your competitors any […]

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Food trends 2013 – Snackify or drinkify

Here are some of the Bord Bia food trends 2013. The percentage of snacks consumed in a typical American diet has increased from 12% in the late 70’s to 24% in 2010 as well as the number of eating occasions per day increasing from 3.9 to 5.6 in the same period. Pepsi-Co has […]

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