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Kimberly Carroll

Kimberly Carroll
Former journalism student and the newest addition to the Microfinance Ireland team, Kimberly is a news junkie with a passion for all things social, digital and business.
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How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Small Business

Posted by Kimberly Carroll on Jul 6, 2018 4:17:36 PM

You may have come across the term SWOT analysis if you have previously worked in a corporate office environment. However, the truth is that conducting a SWOT analysis can be a powerful tool in evaluating your business regardless of whether you are two or two hundred people.

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Plan Of Action: How To Write An Effective Business Plan

Posted by Kimberly Carroll on Jun 19, 2018 10:46:32 AM

In business, planning ahead is extremely important, and for those of you starting out, modifying or diversifying your business - a business plan is an essential tool of the trade.

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Building a Business Brand You Can Be Proud Of

Posted by Kimberly Carroll on May 17, 2018 2:31:19 PM

Warren Buffett, the American billionaire and philanthropist, has some wise words when it comes to the reputation of your business: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

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Press Pause: How to Boost Productivity in Your Work Day

Posted by Kimberly Carroll on Apr 20, 2018 10:24:36 AM

If you’ve had days where you walk out of the office or shop floor feeling underwhelmed because the working day has not been as rewarding as it could have been, then check out our top tips to help you identify workplace woes and boost your productivity.

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The Micro Business under Macro Legislation: Your Small Business and GDPR

Posted by Kimberly Carroll on Mar 8, 2018 5:25:24 PM

There is so much talk about the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be introduced in May 2018. This legislation will firm up and strengthen the data privacy rights of an individual with an onus on all businesses and organisations located within the EU who are in possession of data on individuals to be GDPR-compliant.

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The Listening Suite: How We Started Our Own Business After Years Of Touring With Musicians

Posted by Kimberly Carroll on Aug 17, 2017 4:28:40 PM

 Jonathan Ford and his business partner David Browne founded Dublin's The Listening Suite after spending a combined total of 45 years as live sound and recording engineers. Here he tells us about starting a business in the middle of Ireland's worst historical recession, and why you should feed a business what it needs - not wants.

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