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

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: SME's, Business Tips

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: 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

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