An effective elevator pitch can often be the only difference between you and your competition. If you're up to your eyes in trade shows, conferences, or business lunches, be sure to have a tried and trusted pitch at the ready.
The onslaught of emails is constant, particularly when you're running your own business. Figuring out how to manage the never-ending wave of communications is key to squeezing the most out of each day.
Keeping track of your inventory is crucial for every small retailer. A reliable piece of software that alerts you to items that you’re running low on, and keeping track of your best-sellers could make a big difference to your bottom line.
No matter who you are or what your business, there will come a point when you need to put together some sort of deck or slideshow.
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.
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.
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.
We take a look at 6 great crowdsourcing platforms for business. These sites can give Irish business owners access to an army of suppliers and service providers from right across the globe, meaning more choice and better value.
A wise man once said, if you can make a living doing what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. On the advice of this nameless, faceless oracle, you’ve quit your relatively safe industry job and decided to go it alone and set up your own small business.
Topics: Business Tips
The summer has just ended, the kids are back in school, and already businesses up and down the country are coming to terms with the idea of Christmas! That's right, and more frighteningly it's only a few months away.