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: SME's, Business Tips, Digital Marketing

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: SME's, Digital Marketing, Jobs, Technology

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: SME's, Finance, Social Media, Food

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

Red tape is hurting Irish SMEs

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 25, 2016 5:48:45 PM

The amount of red tape, and the associated costs, surrounding business in Ireland is hurting Irish SMEs.

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Topics: SME's, Business Loans, News

Ireland’s IT sector shows no sign of slowing down

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 25, 2016 2:18:21 PM

The Irish tech boom isn't showing any sign of slowing down. There have been over 2,000 new start-ups in Ireland's IT sector in the past two years. 

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Topics: SME's, Technology

Irish SMEs “vulnerable” due to reliance on domestic market.

Posted by Gerard Adlum on Jan 25, 2016 2:10:25 PM

The European Commission believes that Irish SMEs are too heavily reliant on their home market. Not only that but they believe we are paying too much interest on our business loans. There are just two of the findings in a recent report on SMEs in 2015.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips

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