No matter which way you look at it, the current business climate in the UK continues to fluctuate in line with wider, economic trends. In fact, Brexit caused the prevailing level of business sentiment in the UK to decline to its lowest level since the Great Recession. This creates a […]
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The serviced office industry is the fastest growing sector of the real estate market in Europe, and nowhere is this more apparent than London. The serviced office market in the British capital is fiercely competitive and overwhelmingly vast. Picking the perfect spot for your business is becoming increasingly hard. Picking […]
There is a tendency for some to believe that leadership is an inherent quality that only a select few possess. Though some have a natural charisma for leadership, the fact is that most successful leaders worked at improving their leadership skills in order to become who they are today. It […]
Technology has undeniably made our modern lives better, but it sometimes gets a bad rap. It’s true that technology often be distracting and can limit our productivity at work. A 2012 salary.com survey found that 64% of employees visited websites completely unrelated to their work every single day. But just because technology […]
Because different businesses have unique risks, managers must select the proper insurance that will benefit everyone from employees to customers. If you run a hotel, restaurant, or retail store, there are a variety of insurance options you may want to consider. Hospitality Many insurance companies offer packages that protect hotel […]
Just as you’re about to close the deal and finalize things, the client calls “I just remembered, I need to make a few amendments. Can you send an updated statement to our address?” and your day turns becomes rather unpleasant. But there’s no alternative. Keeping clients satisfied is a priority […]
If you are starting a new business or running one that might be missing some services or products, here is the list you have been looking for. As your time is expensive and scarce, you certainly are in need of something that can help you find reliable companies and professionals […]
It’s hard to find and hire great people, but it’s even harder to keep them motivated and retain them so that they work at your company for years. There’s stiff competition from young startups, distributed teams, and small businesses, so young and talented employees won’t bat an eye about leaving […]
Online business is lucrative. Purchasers are finding it easy to shop in their homes. This is evidence that online market contains millions of customers every minute. The presence of customers guarantees success in the online market. However, you need the right tools to make great sales. Listed are 15 techniques […]
As the fall-out from Brexit continues, so too does the economic impact throughout the UK. British manufacturing has recently shrank at its fastest pace in more than three years, for example, while business confidence has also tumbled significantly. With this in mind, the notion of growing your business may seem […]
The first contact with any new person is a challenge to all of us. No matter how confident you might feel about yourself, there will be a point where you won’t be sure if you can make a good impression or not. And we all know how important first impressions […]
You must have read a lot of articles about successful business tycoons, seen their smiling faces on television and social media and said to yourselves “I want that.” Being a successful entrepreneur takes a lot of hard work and persistence. Unfortunately, you cannot cast a magic spell and make your […]
In a perfect world, group projects would be effortless to accomplish. Sadly, we don’t live in this world, and teamwork at work isn’t always present when you need it the most. To fulfill project deadlines and quality standards in a timely and efficient manner, here are five things you should […]
Instagram is a constantly-growing social network that can be used by brands with visual-driven initiatives and those without alike. This means that brands must work doubly hard to be creative and relevant to an audience consuming content at a very fast rate, in order to remain relevant and memorable to […]
With the knockout stages of Euro 2016 now coming to a close, the tournament is just a week away from its completion. Soon we will be left with the top two sides on the continent, each of which will compete for success on the biggest of global stages. While the […]
You have probably often thought how being an entrepreneur is hard. Managing your business, if of course, quite stressful and requires a lot of your time and full dedication. Besides the need to manage your employees, finances and regular day-to-day tasks of running a business, you need to come with […]
Franchising is a business model that expands a company into new markets while maintaining the brand integrity and internal systems. In exchange for fees and their own investment, franchisees gain access to exclusive trademarks, training support and business practices. It can be a great opportunity for expansion but is it […]
Spending money on different marketing strategies eventually leads to questions about the return gained from a particular investment. Huge companies have the time and talents to create sophisticated statistical models used to target audiences precisely with the messages they need to hear and tweak marketing campaigns in real time. As […]
If you have an excellent idea to help people out, and it could be used by people on their personal devices, then you should seriously consider creating an app. Coming up with these sorts of ideas can be really difficult, but if you invest your time and energy deeply enough, […]
The world is changing and your business cannot stand still. You must adapt and evolve in order to achieve success. The SFA Annual Conference will equip you with information, advice and inspiration to make your company a Next Generation Business.
The Small Firms Association Annual Conference is a day to celebrate the achievements and contribution of small business and to allow owner-managers to hear information and advice from renowned experts, network with peers and a range of exhibitors and have an opportunity to reflect on their business.
The speaker lineup includes Mary Mitchell O’Connor, the newly-appointed Minister for Job, Enterprise and Innovation; Eddie the Eagle, former Olympic ski jumper; David Collings, one of HR’s most influential thinkers; Mark W. Schaefer, author of one of the top five marketing blogs in the world and many others.
For more information and to book your place, visit www.sfa.ie/conf