Should You Grow Your Lifestyle Business?

When you read the newspapers, follow business news websites and Twitter accounts, or watch the business news on television, much of the focus is on large companies and aggressive start-ups with ambitious growth plans. The vast majority of businesses are not like this, however. Instead, they are small businesses often supporting employment in their local […]

The One Thing You Should Know When Starting a Business in Ireland

There are lots of things you should know when starting a new business in Ireland. This includes your legal and tax requirements, employment law, managing your finances, and more. You also need to know the steps and actions you need to take to give your business the best chance of being successful. There is one […]

12 Tips When Raising Finance Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is one of the options available to help you raise finance for your business. It is an alternative to the traditional methods of getting finance, e.g. by going to a bank for a loan. While not suitable for all circumstances, crowdfunding can be an easy, quick, low cost, and effective way of getting the […]

An Introduction to Crowdfunding

For small business owners, crowdfunding is an alternative form of finding investment. It works differently to other sources of funding where you approach a single individual or organisation – such as a bank – to get the funds you need. A crowdfunded investment involves lots of individual investors committing small amounts of money. When all […]

Phishing: What Is It and How Do You Protect Your Business?

Phishing is a cyber-crime where criminals try to steal from or defraud your business. It is also a crime that is on the increase, and all businesses are at risk. This includes small businesses, wherever you are in Ireland as phishing scams are a real and present threat. What Are Phishing Scams? Phishing is a […]

How to Get Started Accepting Online Payments

One way to get paid faster is to make paying you as easy as possible. Increasingly, the best way to do this is to start accepting online payments. In fact, you might even attract new customers to your business if they can pay you online. It is common to accept online payments if you have […]

Benefits of Starting and Running a Lifestyle Business

There are different types of business you can start and run. This includes traditional businesses that employ people and grow steadily. Then there are start-ups which are often tech companies that require a load of funding before going through many years of hard work and not making money in the hope of achieving a lucrative […]

17 Tips for Women in Business

In an ideal world, running a business should be the same whoever you are. Reality is not like this, though, as certain groups of people, including women in business, face unique challenges. These challenges include attitudes in the workplace as well as pressures and responsibilities outside. So, while the 17 tips on this list are […]

14 Common Characteristics of Successful Small Business Owners

Some small businesses fail and some struggle while others are very successful. There are many reasons for this, of course, but one of the most important is the character and approach of the owner. Here are 14 common characteristics of successful small business owners. 1. Willing to Take a Risk Many successful small business owners […]