While business confidence often varies between individual nations, there also are global trends that have a universal impact across the globe. So while Brexit may have had a decidedly negative impact on both business and consumer confidence in the UK, for example, we have also seen global sentiment falls against […]
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Just because your business has a small budget doesn’t mean you need to settle for a second-rate marketing campaign. With modern technology, small business owners have more tools than ever to connect with potential customers from around the world. Here is a look at some of the most cost-efficient ways […]
Businesses are often the target of lawsuits. This is driven both by the nature of business operations and the fact that businesses are perceived as having the money necessary to pay large settlements. You should not only assess your business’s liability before you start the business, but periodically, as your […]
Invoicing is among the most important aspects of operating a small business. However, it can be such a big hassle at times- particularly if you are a start up company and new to the process. So what is the best way to avoid having to spend so much time on […]
Christmas is a busy time for many small businesses. Paying wages early, an expensive Christmas party, and the increased chance of being paid late by your customers all mean you might find yourself in pain in the first few weeks of the New Year. And just as people make resolutions […]
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Every year thousands of people fulfill their dream of becoming an entrepreneur only to encounter unforeseen obstacles that cause their venture to fail. In fact, 90% of startups fail within their first year. Learn why it’s so hard to start and […]
Three quarters of people would change insurers to a company offering the same product at the same price – as long as they gave them loyalty schemes too. The figures were revealed in a major survey carried out by M&S for Business that looked into the way companies in the […]
What have you been reading this summer? Every person reading this post likely has a different answer. Some prefer lightweight reads in the summer months such as young adult fiction or romance novels. Other prefers historical fiction, political satire, or biographies. Maybe sci-fi and fantasy are more your speed. Whatever […]
Buying a new business building can be a costly and time consuming process. But there are a few proven ways to reduce both the short term and long term costs. Use these seven ways to save on your new business building and make sure you’re heading in the right direction […]
Embarking on a small business venture takes courage, lots of energy, and a willingness to take risks. This guide to buying a small business, instead of starting a new business from scratch, will showcase several advantages that buying an established small business venture offers. The current owner has already done […]
Sun Life Financial has worked alongside Waterford Institute of Technology to promote enterprise and innovation among Computing students and this was never more evident than at the fourth annual Sun Life Enterprise & Innovation Awards. Two outstanding students picked up the annual awards. The Innovation Award for a project that […]
Most people consider commercial real estate investments and negotiating for property to be tricky business. So you’ve started your own business and are looking to buy a decent office space at a reasonable price? I’m sure you would agree if I said that there are very few things that feel […]
If you are the owner of a small business in Ireland and you want to raise finance to grow your business, then this programme is for you.
What does it involve?
Phase 1: A two-hour mentoring session (one-to-one) with a qualified advisor. This two-hour mentoring session with a qualified advisor is completely free.
Phase 2 (optional): A one-day training course and another two hour one-to-one mentoring session. Phase 2 is available at a highly subsidised rate of €200.
What is the scope of the mentoring session? Your experienced mentor can:
- Guide you on the relevant sources of finance potentially available
- Help you established the level of cashflow and repayment capacity being generated by your businesses
- Assess your trading performance using 6 key financial ratios
- Answer any other finance related issues you may have
For booking of the appointment and more information visit event’s website.
The 2015 Chartered Accountants Ireland dinner will be a celebration of Chartered Accountants’ roles across the island of Ireland and will be addressed by former statesman John Bruton, and rugby legend Willie-John McBride. The event will be a gathering of top decision makers and influencers in business and finance. It will present a superb opportunity to build teams, cement client relationships and meet fellow business leaders.
Interest rates are at or near all-time lows throughout the developed world. These low levels of interest rates reflect the policies of central banks that want to discourage saving money and encourage the borrowing and spending of it. The objective of course is the stimulation of the global economy. In […]
I have worked in various businesses over the years, and one of the main areas of concerns for the managing directors was cash flow. “Lets Get Paid On Time” is what one ex-boss shouted at us. Some business owners manage cash flow beautifully, and some plod along and seem to […]
When thinking of getting out of debt, many people freeze. This urgently-needed chore threatens as something insurmountable and laborious. However, the truth is that everyone should and anyone can be debt-free by taking a proper debt assessment of their situation. Utah debt collectors is another way to help avoid bankruptcy […]
Hi, I am Fiona and I am Chief Operating Officer at Sian’s Plan. We’re raising €120,000/£100,000 through Seedrs. Check out our campaign here. Why did we at Sian’s Plan think that this was a good option? 1. Show Me the Money We’d be lying if we said that our main […]
You’ve got a great business idea, you’re motivated, customers are waiting and the supply chain is in place. But you can’t make progress because the bank wants more collateral, or a revised business plan, or, maybe they won’t even talk with you. Take a look at these Six Ways to […]
With the difficult economic times we live in, more and more people are trying to access finance for their business, whether for assisting with product development or just to start out a new venture. The common problem however faced by businesses at all stages of development is where to access […]