Managing Your SME's Cash Flow

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Apr 26, 2019 12:09:34 PM

Every SME knows what it's like when invoices are all out, but there's still no payment on the way... You’ve brought business in, you've worked hard, and you've got every expectation that you will be able to pay the bills. The problem is that often your customers will pass on their cash flow problems to you.

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Topics: SME's, Working Capital, Business Loans

Collaborate to Innovate - Why Teamwork is Good for Your SME

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Apr 9, 2019 2:32:06 PM

SME entrepreneurs are competitors at heart. They desire to begin, grow and win. Yet no matter how brilliant a strategy, in business those who play a solo game will lose out to a team.

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Collaboration

Cost-Effective PR Tactics for SMEs

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Mar 26, 2019 11:24:45 AM

Getting your name in the papers is a powerful way to build your brand, raise awareness and attract customers. Earned media is much more credible than advertising and best of all, it's free.

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, PR

Preparing for Brexit

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Mar 11, 2019 10:31:24 AM

These are uncertain times for Irish SMEs. After more than two years of endless debate and constant media coverage, it seems we're still no closer to knowing how Brexit will eventually pan out. Whatever the outcome, though, the impacts will be wide-ranging and now is the time for Irish businesses to prepare...

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Brexit

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Feb 28, 2019 2:56:00 PM

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

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips, Business Loans

How To Receive Exceptional Customer Feedback

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Feb 22, 2019 11:48:27 AM

Customer delight is everyone’s responsibility. Modern SMEs cannot afford to make their customers unhappy. If you don't meet their expectations, they can publicly share their criticism online. It's so easy nowadays for any customer, client, or happenstance bystander to share their instant discontent on the likes of Facebook Reviews, TripAdvisor, Yelp, or Google Reviews...

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, Customer Feedback

7 Simple Steps to Taming Your Email Inbox

Posted by Michelle Cowley-Cunningham on Feb 8, 2019 2:40:30 PM

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.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips, Business Loans

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: SME's, Business Loans, 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: SME's, Business Loans, Export

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

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