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: Business Tips, SME's

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: Business Tips, SME's

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

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: Business Tips, Digital Marketing, SME's

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: Jobs, Technology, Digital Marketing, SME's

Women's Inspire Network

Posted by Garrett Lee on Sep 13, 2016 1:02:37 PM

We're delighted to be taking part in the Women's Inspire Network event in City North Hotel on October 5th. 

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Topics: Food, SME's, Finance, Social Media

4 Surefire Ways You Can Improve Customer Experience

Posted by Alan Fagan on Jul 29, 2016 4:45:05 PM

In the world of small to medium business, it is becoming harder to differentiate your company from the crowd.

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Topics: SME's

3 Ways to Encourage 'Discouraged' Borrowers

Posted by Alan Fagan on May 20, 2016 12:50:02 PM

In a recent piece for Independent.ie, Donal O'Donovan spoke to Brian Lucey of Trinity College, one of the authors of a paper called 'Discouraged Borrowers: Evidence for Eurozone SMEs'...

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans

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

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

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