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'It's easy on social media to look successful. I was all smiles online but a mess inside'
After managing hotels in the Middle East, Shane Ryan came back to Ireland to launch a healthy food startup.
The art of finding and grooming future managers and team leaders in a business
A list of several tips that will help you spot future leadership talent in your company.
'Sometimes festivals just don't work for us. The food doesn't sell and you lose a lot of money'
Over the years, Kanum’s Marc Fitzharris has learned when it’s the right time to cut your losses.
Baby wipes, whiskey and a 'capsule wardrobe' - how to have a smooth business trip
This travel expert delivers a masterclass in arriving in style.
'Everyone thinks their product is the best, but screw up and supermarkets won't deal with you'
After finishing college, Paul Moore turned his part-time farmers market stall into fully-fledged company.
What I've learned from leaving a 'job for life' to go into business for myself
After 17 years as a journalist, Siobhán Maguire was looking for a change.
'Everyone thinks their product is the best, but screw up and supermarkets won't deal with you'
After finishing college, Paul Moore turned his part-time farmers market stall into fully-fledged company.
What I've learned from leaving a 'job for life' to go into business for myself
After 17 years as a journalist, Siobhán Maguire was looking for a change.
The tax-smart ways to pass on a business to the next generation
Good succession planning doesn’t stop with deciding which family member gets what.
‘I had no income for two years – I couldn't do that to myself or my family again’
This scientific researcher learned some tough lessons while trying to launch his fantasy sports company.
'The hype dies down after you open, and you're faced with the realities of paying the bills'
After leaving his job to open a café, Barry Lennon was forced back to accountancy to make ends meet.
'A radio interview is just like doing a business pitch - except in a soundproof box'
This broadcasting guru delivers a masterclass for startups in how to do a live interview.
'The hype dies down after you open, and you're faced with the realities of paying the bills'
After leaving his job to open a café, Barry Lennon was forced back to accountancy to make ends meet.
How Leo Varadkar's plan to 'ban' essential public sector workers from strikes could look
A similar scheme was recently introduced by the UK’s Tory government.
8 things freelancers can do to make sure they actually get paid
For many, working independently is the dream – but unpaid invoices can turn it into a nightmare.
Why in the near future even lawyers will need to understand code
Once the profession made do with quill and ink, but now it’s dealing with technologies like AI.
'After nine years in business without a summer holiday, we're taking a week off this year'
This school teacher went from giving French lessons to delivering pizza at 6am before work.
The 'stupid parlour tricks' from a Silicon Valley superstar that will fix your business pitch
The head of a global accelerator delivers a masterclass in fine-tuning a presentation for investors.
8 business lessons from rubbing shoulders with Ireland's top entrepreneurs
The best feel the fear, but go ahead and do it anyway.
The art of avoiding office politics and earning respect in the workplace as a leader
Here’s a guide for those rising through the ranks in the business world.
What I learned about being better at business networking... from a dog
Anyone looking to make connections at events could take a few tips from a puppy.
How to sidestep the blame game - and give staff feedback that actually works
Effective leaders provide employees the best possible chance to perform well.
'We're still feeling the effects of customers going bust, just walking away and stinging us'
After decades in business, this horticulturist shares what he has learned from surviving the tough times.
'You're not buying a job with a franchise, you're buying a business. It's a big commitment'
David McKone of Right at Home Ireland delivers a masterclass in setting up a franchise business.
'My business shut and I was pregnant with my first child, but I still owed €30k. So I just kept working'
After her gastropubs closed down, this cook was determined to pay her debts and fight back.
'Startups need to have an appetite for risk - failure is just another part of the process'
Here’s some advice for young Irish firms looking to attract investors.
Why some firms never fall victim to cyber-attacks - while their competitors do
There are steps every company can take to make themselves less vulnerable.
Tenders are worth €9bn here each year - this is how smaller firms can win more of them
Many companies wrongly believe the process is too difficult.
'My business shut and I was pregnant with my first child, but I still owed €30k. So I just kept working'
After her gastropubs closed down, this cook was determined to pay her debts and fight back.
'I made the tough call to quit football. If I didn't, the chance for my business would be gone'
After spending time in Australia, this personal trainer came across an idea he couldn’t ignore.
'There was a period after we sold to Google when I thought I'd never do that again'
After selling his first startup, Plink, this tech entrepreneur is back with a retail game-changer.
'Dressing for a job interview isn't about showmanship - it's about getting the basics right'
Designer Sonya Lennon delivers a masterclass for women making a return to the workforce.
'I made the tough call to quit football. If I didn't, the chance for my business would be gone'
After spending time in Australia, this personal trainer came across an idea he couldn’t ignore.
Do employees have the right to call in a lawyer during work investigations?
A recent High Court case could change the definition of ‘fair procedures’ on the job.
'There was a period after we sold to Google when I thought I'd never do that again'
After selling his first startup, Plink, this tech entrepreneur is back with a retail game-changer.
How businesses can avoid wasting time and money on social media
Jamie White of Leading Social delivers a masterclass in online networking for SMEs.
'I had a solid business but the recession nearly killed me – it was a real lesson in humility'
After getting burned out, this artist found a second lease on life with a new business partner.
'You always have to put the business first – I've had to make sacrifices'
After six years at Kerry Group, the founder of Black Twist left his job to launch a coffee spirit drink.
'You always have to put the business first – I've had to make sacrifices'
After six years at Kerry Group, the founder of Black Twist left his job to launch a coffee spirit drink.
Ireland could learn a few things from the UK's quiet pensions revolution
The roll-out of a ‘pension dashboard’ could help with the big problem of unclaimed retirement funds.