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SMEs and Corporate Social Responsibility

March 29th, 2017|

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an important aspect of business that, unfortunately, many small and medium enterprises shy away from. […]

Advantages of an SME

March 29th, 2017|

Advantages of a SME

Working in a SME can be a tricky business. It’s easy for people entering the jobs market to shy away from small businesses for fear of lack of training, worrying about their ability to thrive in such an environment and of course, the overall payoff in the long run. Whilst big business […]

Being innovative as an SME

March 3rd, 2017|

Innovation is the most common buzzword thrown around in SME discussion. Every business, company, and entrepreneur wants to be hailed as doing ground-breaking work in their industries. […]

Rebranding your business

March 3rd, 2017|

Branding for SMEs is extremely important. It distinguishes your small business from the crowd and opens up a relationship with your clients or consumers. With over 237,753 SMEs operating in Ireland, standing out from the crowd is a basic framework for any successful business. So, when you need to rebrand your SME, how exactly do […]

SME and Cyber security in 2017

February 14th, 2017|

Cyber security is often something many SMEs forget about. Only now in 2017, after a year of news littered with cyber hacks, do small businesses actively ensure their online data is secure. It’s been a long time coming with 2015 seeing 74% of small organisations in the UK reporting a security breach.

From a simple click […]

Tech trends for SMEs to follow for 2017

February 14th, 2017|

2016 has long since passed and already SMEs are gearing up for a technological overhaul in 2017. 2016 played host to a plethora of new advancements, systems and operations for SMEs to adopt in order to grow their businesses. Now in the beginnings of 2017 we’re already seeing trends that could become a requirement for […]

Understanding Energy: Brexit and the Energy Market

June 16th, 2016|

The Brexit referendum campaign has generated much heat but little light as the leave and stay campaigns trade claim and counterclaim in an attempt to answer the Pythonesque question – what has the European Union ever done for us?

The campaign, labelled by many as Project Fear, has been characterised by a series of striking claims. […]

Bord Gáis Energy delivers 10% savings for Cork’s Maryborough Hotel

May 26th, 2016|

The Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas, Cork, has reduced energy costs by 10% through energy efficiency support and funding from Bord Gáis Energy. […]

10 ways to approach new customers

January 4th, 2016|

Expanding your reach into new markets, as a large or small business, is something many companies must do in order to survive. […]

Top sales advice from industry leaders

December 18th, 2015|

Sales are the lifeblood of any organisation. It can be challenging and difficult and not many people enjoy sales, but once you start, big results can follow. […]

5 top tips for better employee retention

December 15th, 2015|

Having employees leave your company can be a big inconvenience. You lose their skills, experience, and, most of all, their familiarity with your company. You work hard enough to employ the right people, so it’s vitally important that you work to keep your top talent. Forbes have put together their top tips for helping you […]

3 top public speaking tips from a TED coach

November 13th, 2015|

Public speaking can be a daunting experience. The prospect of standing up in front of a crowd genuinely terrifies some people. While it can be nerve wracking, it can also be rewarding and, chances are you’ll have to do it in some capacity as a business owner at some stage. spoke to Gina Barnett, […]