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GROWTH STRATEGIES

From tiny acorns… We have spoken recently about growing your business internationally and the options which are currently available to assist with this process. Something which we didn’t focus on was general growth and the strategies that…

WHAT’S A FACEBOOK WHEN IT’S AT HOME?

With small and medium enterprises (SMEs) making up a generous portion of all Irish businesses currently, we have spoken at length about the many and varied issues which face these companies. There are a great many difficulties to be faced in…

CREATING AN EFFECTIVE WEBSITE FOR YOUR COMPANY

In this digital dominated age, a website is a necessity for fledgling and well established businesses alike. A website may be the first port of call for customers or investors searching for the services and products you offer. Regardless of…

MARKETING TIPS FOR SMES

Setting up a new business can be a stressful and trying time. With everything that comes with the organisation and funding of a new company, marketing can often be something that is overlooked. Given that a start-up company must make itself…

GETTING ATTENTION

n a competitive marketplace, getting the right type of media exposure for your small business is a great help - and doesn't need to cost the earth.   For the past few years, a key aspect of business development has been building and…

LIFT-OFF

When is it right to go public with your new business, and what groundwork do you need to lay?   Sticking your head above the parapet - whether it's going for a promotion, or expressing an unpopular opinion - is an unnerving process.…

SELLING ONLINE - THE GOLDEN RULES

Getting sales through e-commerce is more straightforward than ever before - once you're prepared to put the work in.   If you're operating a consumer-facing business, your competitors are probably making a few extra euro through a…

DCA Q&A: IS THIS A GOOD DEAL?

Q: I have a small restaurant business in a Dublin suburb. While business is generally healthy, there have been slack periods, and I've been researching ways to drive traffic during this time. In the course of this, I've had discussions with…