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 […]

5 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Business

Buying a business can be a more attractive option than starting a business from scratch. After all, if you make the right purchase, you will be buying a business with established products, customers, employees, and internal structures. Buying a business is a complicated process, though. In addition, that process starts long before you start exploring […]

3 Invoicing Questions Irish Business Owners Are Afraid to Ask

Business owners are often reluctant to ask questions about aspects of running a business, usually because there is a perception they should already know the answer. Of course, this isn’t always the case. So, here are three questions that you may want the answer to about one of the most important aspects of running a […]

Succession Planning – A Brief Introduction

Succession planning is an important part of the long-term strategy of your small business. Creating an effective succession plan ensures your company passes to the next generation smoothly, efficiently, and according to your wishes. Remember as well, the decisions you make regarding your business and assets stretch far beyond money alone. In particular, succession planning […]

Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You?

The halcyon days of starting up and running your business through its early stages have long since passed, and you are now sat at your desk wondering just how it got to the point where it has taken over your life. Your dreams of heading out of the office at 2 o’clock in the afternoon […]

Should You Run Your Small Business from Home or Rent Office Space?

As a small business, you have a variety of options when it comes to deciding how to work, or from where. One of the biggest early decisions you have to make as a small business owner is whether to run your business from your own home or rent office space. Although the latter can, in […]

Your Small Business Advantages Over Large Corporate Competitors

Small businesses have always been crucial to the Irish economy. A lot of the focus in the media and in some sectors of Government, however, is on big business, including attracting major multinational corporations to these shores. However, smaller businesses have several distinct and important advantages over larger corporations. These small business advantages include flexibility, […]