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'I sold my business for €6m. To get the best deal, you can't be afraid to walk away'
After selling her 12-year-old business, Nikki Evans shares what she learned from the process.
# retail and services
'It's tough turning away customers - we can’t be all things to all people'
Gerard Forde of Bizimply talks about self-starters and competing with big multinationals.
# retail and services
'It's tough turning away customers - we can’t be all things to all people'
Gerard Forde of Bizimply talks about self-starters and competing with big multinationals.
# insights and opinion
Poll: When do you think Ireland's housing crisis will ease?
Salesforce expects the issue to wane by the time its new Dublin office is fully operational.
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How to lead a team without making people feel like minions
You’re not the only one – lots of people struggle when it comes to representing ‘the man’.
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'Find trouble before it finds you': How businesses can avoid being hijacked by online fraudsters
You don’t have to go too far back in time to understand why cybersecurity is so important.
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'I sold my business for €6m. To get the best deal, you can't be afraid to walk away'
After selling her 12-year-old business, Nikki Evans shares what she learned from the process.
Voices
'The stench of GamerCon harmed us. We still get complaints about it and we weren't even involved'
Karl Walsh talks about his route from the gardaí to running Dublin Comic Con.
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How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister
The long-delayed project is just never going to work in its current format.
# food and drink
'When I was younger, I tried to take the easy way out of things in life'
Emma Devlin of Rascals Brewing Company talks about the ‘wow factor’ and balancing passion with planning.
# insights and opinion
Poll: Would you pay to listen to a motivational speaker?
Lots of people are willing to fork out hundreds of euro to learn how to sell a pen.
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Why managers should drop the macho attitude and make work a 'psychologically safe' place
Unhealthy pressure leads to low levels of trust and poor performances.
Voices
How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister
The long-delayed project is just never going to work in its current format.
Voices
'The stench of GamerCon harmed us. We still get complaints about it and we weren't even involved'
Karl Walsh talks about his route from the gardaí to running Dublin Comic Con.
Voices
Why bigger brands shouldn't feel threatened by Instagram-savvy challengers
Here’s how Goliaths can take on the Davids of this world.
# insights and opinion
5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget
These entrepreneurs talk about door-stepping Pat Kenny and when a launch goes horribly wrong.
# insights and opinion
Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews
From tech gurus to ex-Dragons’ Den stars, we got the best questions for finding dream hires.
# resource and energy
'When you start your own business it's not always 9 to 5, sometimes it's more like 24/7'
Pinergy’s Enda Gunnell talks about the challenges of starting a business and doing stock takes on a farm.
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If we want our entrepreneurial spirit to blossom, we have to help the smaller guys
It would be perilous to ignore the issues facing Irish startups in 2019.
# insights and opinion
Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019?
The previews for the 12 months ahead have flooded in, with most wary of a slowdown in growth.
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Ireland is closed for business when it comes to luring badly-needed professional contractors
Here’s how Budget 2019 was a lost opportunity for the country to address its talent shortage.
# insights and opinion
5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink
From Christmas disasters to near-death experiences, entrepreneurs talk about some of their low points.
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Here are the main issues Ireland's lawmakers will encounter in 2019
Political anoraks will have a lot to mull over when Oireachtas business resumes later this month.
# insights and opinion
We asked entrepreneurs for the best advice they ever received. Here's what they said
Ireland’s business leaders share the tips that have stuck with them over the years.
# insights and opinion
5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget
These entrepreneurs talk about door-stepping Pat Kenny and when a launch goes horribly wrong.
# New Year New Job
On the job hunt in 2019? Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews
From tech gurus to ex-Dragons’ Den stars, we got the best questions for finding dream hires.
# insights and opinion
These are the top Irish companies to watch in 2019
We pick the businesses that are gearing up for a big year.
# insights and opinion
Bear suits, nappies and footing turf: The worst jobs these Irish bosses ever had
Even the most successful leaders had to get their hands dirty first.
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'Get everything in writing. That's a lesson I learned in a crude way'
Rena Maycock talks about moving into tech startups after establishing a matchmaking agency.
# food and drink
'It's all about the customer experience - the day you take that for granted, you're dead'
Freshii’s Dave O’Donoghue talks about getting into the food industry and the tough task of letting staff go.
# insights and opinion
5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink
From Christmas disasters to near-death experiences, entrepreneurs talk about some of their low points.
# insights and opinion
Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews
From tech gurus to ex-Dragons’ Den stars, we got the best questions for finding dream hires.
Voices
'We made mistakes when it came to funding. We could've ramped up the business even quicker'
Two years after launching his startup, Sean Murray talks about some of the lessons he has learned so far.
# retail and services
'I’d love to lie and say I’ve got great work-life balance, but the truth is I don’t at all'
Jenny Huston talks about giving up a career in radio to start her jewellery business, Edge Only.
# tourism and transport
These are the frequent-flyer brigade's top tips for surviving life on the road
Some of Ireland’s busiest business travellers share their advice for making it from A to B unruffled.
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A no-nonsense guide to rolling out a workplace wellness scheme that works
It’s well known that promoting the well-being of employees is good for business.
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'Your business becomes part of who you are. That makes it harder to shake off criticism'
Caroline Dunlea talks about what she learned from setting up her own firm.
# retail and services
'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street'
Gym + Coffee’s Niall Horgan talks about giving up his job to start his athletic clothing business.
# retail and services
'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street'
Gym + Coffee’s Niall Horgan talks about giving up his job to start his athletic clothing business.
# insights and opinion
Poll: Do you think having an attractive office makes workers more productive?
Many argue that good design stimulates productivity – but not everyone’s a fan of today’s workplaces.