7 Accounting Mistakes You Should Avoid

In the hustle and bustle of running a business it is easy to make mistakes – we all know this because we have all done it. Often we don’t even know we are making a mistake until it is too late, and other times we are not fully aware of the consequences. This applies to […]

Upgrade Your Business By Upselling And Cross Selling

“Would you like fries with that?” These six simple words have gone down in business history as they are credited with generating millions in profit for one of the biggest companies in the world – McDonald’s. They are also one of the most well-known examples of cross selling.   Upselling and cross selling are strategies […]

5 Tips To Get More Sales On Your Website

Ecommerce is an area that is becoming increasingly important for Irish businesses. Some businesses trade completely online, others are growing their online offering, while there are some that haven’t yet taken the plunge..

18 Ways To Make Meetings More Effective

Most of us (business owners, managers, and employees) believe lots of them are unproductive, but we still manage to have endless meetings. Unfortunately they are probably never going to go away. Even if you reduce the amount of meetings that you hold and/or attend, you will still need to go to some. Your business colleagues […]

Why Networking Is Important, And How You Should Do It

Business networking has two main objectives. The first is to strengthen relationships with your existing contacts, and the second is to meet new contacts. After all anyone in business knows that people do business with people, not with companies

15 Best Apps For Irish Business Owners

As many people may have got a new phone or tablet for Christmas we thought we would look at the best apps for small business owners. Here are 15 that you should try. Evernote   Evernote can replace the notepad and pen that you carry around. You can write notes, take clippings from websites, save […]

Best Ways To Spend Your Time During Quiet Business Period

Is Christmas one of your busiest times of the year? If so, you might be heading into one of your quietest periods – January and February. Even if this doesn’t apply to your business you might still have periods of time throughout the year where trade dips. How do you survive these quiet business periods, […]

Five Technology Trends That Will Affect Irish Businesses In 2016

It is that time of year again to start looking to the year ahead to predict the trends and technologies that will affect business in Ireland in 2016. Not all of these things will affect your business directly, but the trends on this list are already well-established, and they are gathering momentum. Online Security Will […]