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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Summertime is the busiest time of year for many small businesses and can often be the income that keeps the accounts in the black long after the kids go back to school. While some of the big festivals may not be for the faint of heart, local events are fantastic opportunities for small businesses to showcase their brand and products.