The Importance of Choosing the Right Business Structure from Day One

Posted by Seán Kennedy on May 17, 2018 4:00:00 PM

People make many important choices when starting a business, such as where to locate and how much to invest. However, arguably the most important decision of all, and the one with the most sweeping consequences, is their choice of business structure.

The structure of a business affects such far-reaching issues as who will make critical decisions in the future, how much tax the business will pay, how profits and losses will be distributed among key stakeholders, and the nature of the liabilities faced by the business owners.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips

The Benefits of Big Data – How SMEs Can Use it to their Advantage

Posted by Seán Kennedy on May 10, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Whatever your sector, you have probably come across the term ‘big data’. Big data is used by a growing number of businesses to improve customer service, modify a product or service, and generally forge ahead. As an SME, you may well be wondering if it is something that’s best left to the big boys. The good news is that you needn’t hang about on the sidelines. Whatever your company size, you can use big data insights to get a better understanding of your customers - and the way they interact with your business.

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Topics: Technology

15 Free Digital Marketing Tools for SMEs and Start-ups

Posted by Seán Kennedy on May 4, 2018 9:30:00 AM

It’s not always easy to make big things happen as a smaller business or start-up. Budgets are tight, resources are limited and there’s the constant challenge of trying to do more with less. This is especially true when it comes to marketing your business and achieving the kind of sustainable growth you need to compete with the big names in your industry.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips

Are you prepared for GDPR? An overview for Irish SMEs

Posted by Seán Kennedy on Apr 27, 2018 11:14:02 AM

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to become law on the 25th of May 2018, and will essentially replace the numerous laws on data protection with one overlying protocol. The GDPR relates to businesses of all sizes, and small to medium enterprises can benefit from preparing themselves for the changes ahead.

 

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Topics: SME's

Loan Book Report Q1 2018

Posted by Lorcán Kavanagh on Apr 23, 2018 1:36:26 PM
Q1 was the biggest quarter on record for the platform. We provided more than €8.6 million in funding across 174 loans. As the number of loans has grown so too has our team.
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Topics: Lending

7 Websites that Every Small Irish Business Owner Should Bookmark

Posted by Alan Fagan on Mar 29, 2018 5:09:43 PM

Owning and running your own business is one of the most fulfilling things you’ll ever do – but it comes with challenges you’d never encounter if you worked for someone else. Among the most daunting of these is that, in many cases, you’ll need to be the Managing Director, the Finance Director, the HR Director, and the Marketing Director – all rolled into one.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips, Digital Marketing

How Technology is Transforming the Way Small Businesses Recruit

Posted by Alan Fagan on Mar 8, 2018 3:14:36 PM

Digital technology is everywhere we look. The simplest of tasks, such as shopping, involves interacting with computers from start to finish. We’re all used to computer-based checkouts, digital displays and computerised car parking. Even the traffic lights on the way to the shops are controlled by computers. Little surprise so, that in the world of business, areas once managed by people have been taken over by technology.

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Topics: SME's, Digital Marketing, Jobs, Technology

5 Ways Irish SMEs Can Stay Competitive in the Digital Age

Posted by Alan Fagan on Feb 23, 2018 4:22:57 PM

In the business sector, it can sometimes seem as if only the corporate giants are able to take full advantage of the benefits that globalisation and technology have delivered. But in reality, there’s plenty of opportunity for SMEs that are willing to innovate.

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SOUP Dublin

Posted by Alan Fagan on Feb 23, 2018 3:48:52 PM

We were delighted to be able to support SOUP Dublin in February. This innovative event, which is entirely driven by the work of volunteers, provides a platform for ideas aimed at making Dublin an even better place to live.

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SME Demand For Credit Increases

Posted by Garrett Lee on Jan 31, 2018 9:40:07 AM

2017 saw a major increase in the amount of SMEs looking for finance and this trend looks set to continue for 2018.

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Topics: P2P Lending

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