Networking for SME Success

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Jan 31, 2019 12:24:00 PM

We’ve all been told at one time or another that "it’s not what you know but who you know" that counts. Now, while there is no substitute for real knowledge and expertise, it certainly helps to have a highly developed network of contacts. 

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Topics: Business Loans, SME's, Networking Strategies

Preparing Your SME for Export

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Jan 28, 2019 5:07:06 PM

Sitting here on Europe’s periphery in a relatively small market, the ability to ship our products and services overseas is vital, both for the economy as a whole and for individual SMEs. If your business has hit a ceiling at home, then export may be the only way to take things to the next level.

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Topics: Business Loans, SME's, Export

Loan Book Report Q4 2018

Posted by Amanda Germaine on Jan 24, 2019 2:17:51 PM
Q4 was a record quarter for the platform with more than €11 million in business loans issued to Irish SMEs. It brought to a close a successful year that saw the platform exceed €80 million in total lending with almost €40 million of that activity happening in the last 12 months. 
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Topics: Lending

P2P Lending: 5 Things You Need To Know

Posted by Alan Fagan on Dec 24, 2018 1:42:00 PM

Crowdfunding, crowdlending, marketplace lending, P2P lending, online lending, AltFi. These are all terms that Irish business owners are hearing more and more. As FinTech (Financial Technology) continues to transform the traditional financial landscape, SME owners need to understand these terms, particularly P2P lending.

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Topics: P2P Lending

Many Happy Returns

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Dec 19, 2018 11:02:06 AM
As Christmas closes in, it's the perfect time to look back on the year that was and give thanks for everything we have received.
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5 Time Management Tips for SMEs

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Dec 10, 2018 12:27:25 PM

Time is money. When you’re driving your own business you will need to wear many hats. You'll be making financial strategy decisions one minute, and unloading a delivery or answering phones the next. When you're trying to keep so many plates spinning, it can be difficult to focus on what's truly important. It can often feel like there are not enough hours in the day.  

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How to Develop Your Digital Dream Team

Posted by Alan Fagan on Nov 30, 2018 12:58:37 PM

It might surprise you but even in this digital age, up to a third of Irish SMEs still don't have a website and about 90% have no e-commerce capabilities. A lack of in-house skills is often cited as a major obstacle among those businesses with no online presence. But in an era of easy access to information there really is no excuse... 

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5 Cash-Conscious Tips for SME Success

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Nov 16, 2018 3:53:51 PM

All entrepreneurs expect their business to be a success. Thriving and memorable SMEs emerge all the time. Yet the statistics show that only 20% of SMEs in Ireland survive their first five years. So, what is the difference between SME success and becoming another statistic?

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Applying For A Business Loan: How to Look Your Best.

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Oct 31, 2018 1:42:22 PM

Irish SMEs now have more choice than ever before when it comes to business loans. The digital age has brought with it a wave of new specialist providers who are bringing easy applications, quick decisions and more competition to the market.

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The Most Powerful Force in the Universe - Compound Interest

Posted by Alan Fagan on Oct 30, 2018 4:02:13 PM

It’s often claimed that Albert Einstein thought compound interest to be ‘the most powerful force in the universe’.  Now, whether or not he actually said that is a matter of some debate. Whoever came up with the statement, however, wasn’t far off the mark.

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