Gerard Adlum

Freelance business author and friend of Linked Finance

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Strong Economic Growth is Great News for Irish SMEs

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Feb 29, 2016 11:29:26 AM

Ireland’s economy is expected to rise by 4.8% this year and 4.4% next year. This is great news for Irish SMEs, the largest body of employers in the country.

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Topics: SME's, News

Ireland Amongst Europe’s Best Countries for SMEs

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Feb 29, 2016 10:20:37 AM

Ireland is one of Europe’s best places to be an owner of a SME. That’s according to Ireland’s Small Business Act (SBA) Factsheet for 2015, released by the European Commission. 

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Topics: News

Ireland’s food and drink industry breaking economic records

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Feb 8, 2016 4:12:44 PM

The value of the Irish food and drink industry's exports in 2015 exceeded €10.8 billion, breaking all previous records. This represents an increase of 3% on 2014’s figures and is the sixth consecutive year of export growth.

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Topics: Business Loans, News

5 Sure-Fire Ways For Getting Customer Feedback

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Feb 3, 2016 5:53:03 PM

Whatever way you look at it, it’s far more cost effective to retain an existing customer than it is to win a new one. Customer retention is a crucial part of growing your business. 

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Topics: Business Tips

4 Top Health Food Trends for 2016

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 26, 2016 10:30:53 AM

For Irish health food stores it’s vital to keep abreast of industry trends and consumer demands. Here are some of the growing markets tipped for continued growth in 2016.

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Topics: Business Tips, Business Loans, Food

Irish SMEs to start hiring in 2016

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 26, 2016 10:23:31 AM

It’s looking like 2016 will be the year when Irish SMEs really start hiring again in large numbers.

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Topics: Jobs, Business Loans, News

Irish beef industry thriving in the German market

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 26, 2016 10:20:19 AM

The Irish Beef Industry is enjoying a boom at the minute within the German market. It has in fact grown six-fold in as many years.

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Topics: Business Loans, News, Agriculture

The market is hungry for Irish food services

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 26, 2016 10:13:53 AM

The demand for Irish food services is growing. According to a study published by Bord Bia, the total value of the food service market in Ireland has grown to €6.13 billion. 

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Topics: Business Loans, News

Irish SMEs are buzzing online.

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 26, 2016 10:11:37 AM

Irish SMEs have taken to e-commerce more successfully and in greater numbers than their EU counterparts.

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Topics: SME's, Digital Marketing, Business Loans

The cream is rising for the Irish dairy industry

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 25, 2016 6:07:47 PM

Irish dairy producers are experiencing a rise in fortunes recently. The long-imposed milk quotas have been lifted and dairy farmers are reaping the rewards.

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Topics: Business Tips, News, Agriculture

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