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# insights - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go'
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From Business ETC
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'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go'

Dec 5th 2017, 4:49 PM 1,084 Views 0 Comments

Tour America’s Mary McKenna also talks about how no one believed in her business 20 years ago.

# insights - Monday 4 December, 2017

5 things we can expect in 181 and 182, according to a motor dealer
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5 things we can expect in 181 and 182, according to a motor dealer

Dec 4th 2017, 2:38 PM 4,110 Views 4 Comments

From the rise of SUVs to the best cars for family safety.

# insights - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'
# A Happy Pair
# A Happy Pair

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'

Dec 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 17,935 Views 22 Comments

Happy Pear’s Stephen Flynn also talks about why failure is ‘fabulous’.

# insights - Saturday 2 December, 2017

How to make sure people actually pay attention to your next presentation
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From Business ETC
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How to make sure people actually pay attention to your next presentation

Dec 2nd 2017, 12:00 PM 1,196 Views 0 Comments

The art is in ensuring your message is remembered long after the words are forgotten.

# insights - Friday 1 December, 2017

'It wasn't easy coming home to set up a company - even finding a place to live was impossible'
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From Business ETC
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'It wasn't easy coming home to set up a company - even finding a place to live was impossible'

Dec 1st 2017, 2:38 PM 3,546 Views 0 Comments

After time in Denmark, Julie O’Donnell returned to Ireland to set up a digital agency for the health sector.

# insights - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'With a creative background, I was worried I wouldn't be taken seriously in business'
# Media And Arts
From Business ETC
# Media And Arts

'With a creative background, I was worried I wouldn't be taken seriously in business'

Nov 30th 2017, 5:56 PM 1,685 Views 0 Comments

This designer delivers a masterclass in how artists can turn their passion into a business.

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'
# Happy Pear
# Happy Pear

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'

Nov 30th 2017, 4:29 PM 417 Views 0 Comments

Happy Pear’s Stephen Flynn also talks about why failure is ‘fabulous’.

'When I bought my partner out of the business, I took a deep breath. It was now all on me'
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# Insights

'When I bought my partner out of the business, I took a deep breath. It was now all on me'

Nov 30th 2017, 4:28 PM 723 Views 0 Comments

This entrepreneur talks about how a job in a computer repair shop led him into his own business.

# insights - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'

Nov 28th 2017, 5:42 PM 1,436 Views 0 Comments

Happy Pear’s Stephen Flynn also talks about why failure is ‘fabulous’.

# insights - Monday 27 November, 2017

Want a car for city driving? 6 must-have features, according to a motor dealer
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Want a car for city driving? 6 must-have features, according to a motor dealer

Nov 27th 2017, 4:58 PM 2,180 Views 1 Comment

A petrol engine, a good sat nav – and tech that helps you parallel park.

# insights - Saturday 25 November, 2017

What employers need to know about Ireland's sexual harassment laws
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From Business ETC
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What employers need to know about Ireland's sexual harassment laws

Nov 25th 2017, 12:00 PM 1,936 Views 0 Comments

The issue has rarely been out of the headlines in recent months.

# insights - Friday 24 November, 2017

'When I bought my partner out of the business, I took a deep breath. It was now all on me'
# Insights
From Business ETC
# Insights

'When I bought my partner out of the business, I took a deep breath. It was now all on me'

Nov 24th 2017, 3:40 PM 1,230 Views 0 Comments

This entrepreneur talks about how a job in a computer repair shop led him into his own business.

# insights - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Why firms should stop talking about themselves all the time online
# Marketing
From Business ETC
# Marketing

Why firms should stop talking about themselves all the time online

Nov 23rd 2017, 5:45 PM 534 Views 0 Comments

This digital expert delivers a masterclass in building a ‘content strategy’.

'When I was 16, I had to wrestle an armed robber - that's the worst work task I ever had to do'
# Freshly Chopped
# Freshly Chopped

'When I was 16, I had to wrestle an armed robber - that's the worst work task I ever had to do'

Nov 23rd 2017, 2:38 PM 3,220 Views 2 Comments

Freshly Chopped boss Brian Lee also talks about juggling family life with the business world.

'I thought a meeting was about other people being let go. I got a land when I was made redundant'
# Neylons
# Neylons

'I thought a meeting was about other people being let go. I got a land when I was made redundant'

Nov 23rd 2017, 2:36 PM 4,249 Views 1 Comment

Galway’s Sylvester Neylon tells how he started his own cleaning company, which now employs 550 people.

# insights - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'When I was 16, I had to wrestle an armed robber - that's the worst work task I ever had to do'
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

'When I was 16, I had to wrestle an armed robber - that's the worst work task I ever had to do'

Nov 21st 2017, 5:15 PM 3,844 Views 0 Comments

Freshly Chopped boss Brian Lee also talks about juggling family life with the business world.

# insights - Monday 20 November, 2017

5 key differences between PCP and hire purchase, according to a motor dealer
# Motor Magazine
# Motor Magazine

5 key differences between PCP and hire purchase, according to a motor dealer

Nov 20th 2017, 5:37 PM 7,338 Views 7 Comments

Both are finance plans, but look closer and you’ll find lots of contrasts.

# insights - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'My worst decision? Turning down the Domino's pizza franchise'

'My worst decision? Turning down the Domino's pizza franchise'

Nov 19th 2017, 3:30 PM 58,391 Views 37 Comments

Niall Fortune of Eddie Rocket’s talks about working in a laundry and why he’d hire Mattress Mick.

How to channel Alex Ferguson and get top performance out of your (work) team
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From Business ETC
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How to channel Alex Ferguson and get top performance out of your (work) team

Nov 19th 2017, 12:00 PM 669 Views 0 Comments

Giving effective feedback means sometimes you need to stop worrying about being liked.

# insights - Saturday 18 November, 2017

How to identify a dysfunctional board - and what to do to fix one
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From Business ETC
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How to identify a dysfunctional board - and what to do to fix one

Nov 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 724 Views 0 Comments

There’s no place for complacency when it comes to a company boardroom.

# insights - Friday 17 November, 2017

'I thought a meeting was about other people being let go. I got a land when I was made redundant'
# Insights
From Business ETC
# Insights

'I thought a meeting was about other people being let go. I got a land when I was made redundant'

Nov 17th 2017, 3:15 PM 4,330 Views 0 Comments

Galway’s Sylvester Neylon tells how he started his own cleaning company, which now employs 550 people.

# insights - Thursday 16 November, 2017

How to hand over business cards in Japan - and other lessons for making it on trade trips
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

How to hand over business cards in Japan - and other lessons for making it on trade trips

Nov 16th 2017, 6:00 PM 480 Views 0 Comments

This company director delivers a masterclass in meeting customers overseas.

'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven'
# Declan Sweeney
# Declan Sweeney

'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven'

Nov 16th 2017, 4:21 PM 353 Views 0 Comments

Sligo-based Declan Sweeney talks about coming back to Ireland to set up a business.

'My worst decision? Turning down the Domino's pizza franchise'
# Niall Fortune
# Niall Fortune

'My worst decision? Turning down the Domino's pizza franchise'

Nov 16th 2017, 4:20 PM 943 Views 0 Comments

Niall Fortune of Eddie Rocket’s talks about working in a laundry and why he’d hire Mattress Mick.

# insights - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'My worst decision? Turning down the Domino's pizza franchise'
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

'My worst decision? Turning down the Domino's pizza franchise'

Nov 14th 2017, 7:00 PM 4,087 Views 0 Comments

Niall Fortune of Eddie Rocket’s talks about working in a laundry and why he’d hire Mattress Mick.

# insights - Monday 13 November, 2017

Trying to choose the hybrid that best fits your needs? Here's an expert's take
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# Insights

Trying to choose the hybrid that best fits your needs? Here's an expert's take

Nov 13th 2017, 5:33 PM 2,011 Views 0 Comments

Deciding between a traditional and plug-in hybrid can be tricky, so we went right to the professionals.

# insights - Friday 10 November, 2017

'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven'
# Insights
From Business ETC
# Insights

'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven'

Nov 10th 2017, 5:34 PM 2,558 Views 0 Comments

Sligo-based Declan Sweeney talks about coming back to Ireland to set up a business.

# insights - Thursday 9 November, 2017

How small firms can avoid getting wiped out in a customer's 'bad debt doomsday'
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

How small firms can avoid getting wiped out in a customer's 'bad debt doomsday'

Nov 9th 2017, 5:29 PM 2,032 Views 0 Comments

This financial services pro delivers a masterclass in how SMEs can avoid being left unpaid.

'Making staff redundant is awful - it's not something you feel good about'
# Airsynergy
# Airsynergy

'Making staff redundant is awful - it's not something you feel good about'

Nov 9th 2017, 2:42 PM 571 Views 0 Comments

Airsynergy boss Gerry Butler also talks about putting up with plonkers.

'After one long day, I got some bad feedback at a tasting. I was so tired my eyes welled up'
# Just Add
# Just Add

'After one long day, I got some bad feedback at a tasting. I was so tired my eyes welled up'

Nov 9th 2017, 2:41 PM 623 Views 0 Comments

This food startup owner talks about why she quit her corporate job to set up a business.

# insights - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'Making staff redundant is awful - it's not something you feel good about'
# Resource And Energy
From Business ETC
# Resource And Energy

'Making staff redundant is awful - it's not something you feel good about'

Nov 7th 2017, 5:57 PM 1,039 Views 0 Comments

Airsynergy boss Gerry Butler also talks about putting up with plonkers.

# insights - Monday 6 November, 2017

Here are some useful EU business grants you may not know about
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From Business ETC
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Here are some useful EU business grants you may not know about

Nov 6th 2017, 4:07 PM 931 Views 0 Comments

Firms can be turned off by the idea of filling in reams of forms – but the rewards can make it worthwhile.

5 questions to ask when test-driving a new car, according to a motor expert
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# Insights

5 questions to ask when test-driving a new car, according to a motor expert

Nov 6th 2017, 3:05 PM 2,772 Views 0 Comments

As part of our new Insights series, we’re taking your crucial motoring questions right to the experts.

# insights - Sunday 5 November, 2017

How freelancers and contractors can spare themselves needless financial pain
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From Business ETC
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How freelancers and contractors can spare themselves needless financial pain

Nov 5th 2017, 12:00 PM 705 Views 0 Comments

With self-employment can come newfound freedom – but also money worries.

# insights - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Why firms using tools like fingerprint scanners could soon be in a legal minefield
# Data And Security
From Business ETC
# Data And Security

Why firms using tools like fingerprint scanners could soon be in a legal minefield

Nov 4th 2017, 12:00 PM 809 Views 0 Comments

New EU data protection rules mean companies have to reassess how they handle biometric info.

# insights - Friday 3 November, 2017

'After one long day, I got some bad feedback at a tasting. I was so tired my eyes welled up'
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From Business ETC
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'After one long day, I got some bad feedback at a tasting. I was so tired my eyes welled up'

Nov 3rd 2017, 1:44 PM 731 Views 0 Comments

This food startup owner talks about why she quit her corporate job to set up a business.

# insights - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Why you need seven laptops... and other hacks to pull off a big event
# Services
From Business ETC
# Services

Why you need seven laptops... and other hacks to pull off a big event

Nov 2nd 2017, 5:06 PM 536 Views 0 Comments

This tech guru delivers a masterclass in avoiding ‘technical difficulties’ at conferences.

'I'm put off by people who don't embrace change - that's a big hindrance'
# Brightwater Recruitment
# Brightwater Recruitment

'I'm put off by people who don't embrace change - that's a big hindrance'

Nov 2nd 2017, 3:48 PM 1,285 Views 0 Comments

Executive recruiter Estelle Davis talks about her favourite job interview questions.

'I felt guilty stopping to go and watch TV, so I would work late all the time'
# Kingston Lafferty Design
# Kingston Lafferty Design

'I felt guilty stopping to go and watch TV, so I would work late all the time'

Nov 2nd 2017, 3:46 PM 2,436 Views 0 Comments

Interior designer Roisin Lafferty found herself always switched on when home became her office.

'There's a stigma around doing a trade, but it's as good a way to start a business as college'
# Firemole
# Firemole

'There's a stigma around doing a trade, but it's as good a way to start a business as college'

Nov 2nd 2017, 3:44 PM 1,384 Views 1 Comment

Firemole’s Seán Ó Tuama talks about his lessons from seeking investment and crowdfunding.