Starting a Business

Starting a Business In Ireland-What Steps Do You Need to Take?

So, you are thinking of starting a business? And you don’t know what are your legal obligations? Let’s take a look. Firstly, consider the legal structure of your business. Will you be a sole trader, partnership, or limited company? Regardless of which structure you adopt you will need to register with the Revenue Commissioners for …

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Competition Law in Ireland-What SMEs and Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Have you been the victim of unfair competition or anti competitive practices in your industry? Perhaps you have encountered an abuse of dominance by one or more competitors? There is strong competition law on the statute books to protect you, you know. The principal piece of legislation deal with with competition law in Ireland is …

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Here’s the 1 Vital Lesson You Can Learn from Jim Gavin, Aidan O’Brien and Willie Mullins

Are you running a business? Do you manage people? There is one thing that Jim Gavin, the Dublin football manager, Aidan O’Brien and Willie Mullins, the racehorse trainers never fail to do. Let me explain. Aidan O’Brien Last week, I was, as usual, watching the racing on Channel 4. Aidan O’Brien’s horse, The Ghurka, had …

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Social Proof-Don’t Overlook This Stunningly Effective Tool for Your Business

Holy s**t! That was my son’s reaction when I showed him the Facebook page. Do you know the way young people know everything? The way they are all full of piss and vinegar? My son’s 19, so anything that would impress him in relation to social media is worth a second look. And if you …

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The 3 Most Important Questions for Consultants and Coaches to Ask Clients

Are you a coach or consultant? Or maybe you are involved in another role which requires you to spend time helping colleagues or clients. The easy thing to do, and a common mistake, is to jump in and try to help immediately by giving advice. Or posing questions which are really pieces of advice masquerading …

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Take Credit Card Payments in Your Business

Are you a small business owner or start up who would like to be able to take credit card payments from customers/clients? This used to involve a fair degree of expense because you would have to pay an ongoing fee for a dedicated phone line, for the credit card machine itself, perhaps for installation, and …

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Why You Should Get Rid of the Fear of Selling Once and For All

Do you ever worry about being seen as a sleazy salesman? As a cheesy slimeball? Do you feel uncomfortable trying to make sales? Well, you shouldn’t. Because “nothing happens until someone sells something”. This quote has been attributed to Thomas J. Watson, the former CEO and Chairman of IBM and to Peter Drucker, the legendary …

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Free Report: “9 Simple Money Saving Tips for Irish Employers”

Are you an employer? Do you worry about the cost of employment related claims against you? Would you be ready for a NERA inspection next week? Do you know how to safely carry out a disciplinary procedure? Are you concerned about the correct way to deal with an employee absent on long term sick leave? …

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Are You Using the Seven Principles of Persuasion in Your Business?

Influence. Persusasion. How do you really persuade? The psychology of persuasion has been exercised in all types of situations for centuries. From the disciples in the Bible to prisoner of war camps to quasi religious cults to the science of selling and the marketplace. And to Moore Street traders in Dublin. Yes, Moore Street. “Get …

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