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.”
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.
“The best thing to come out of the recession was the burst of small businesses”