New year, new strategy

How to build your 2021 business strategy in the face of uncertainty. We live in uncertain times and planning for the future is challenging. Rather than paying attention to what you can’t do, focus on what you can do. For example, when restaurants couldn’t serve customers indoors, they transitioned to delivery, take-away and outdoor dining. […]

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Reinvigorate your Business Development efforts

Top tips for driving your Business Development (BD) efforts this year. BD is often misunderstood. Some might say that it’s all about relationships, another will say it’s all about sales and others will talk about marketing. They are all right, in a way. BD is the creation of long-term value for a firm, through effective […]

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A motivated start to the year

It can be challenging to get yourself motivated in the first couple of months of the year.  Here are some practical ideas which may help Give yourself time It may sound counter-intuitive but waking up earlier can set you up for a more productive day. Waking earlier and giving yourself time to have breakfast and […]

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Delivering effective training, remotely

Providing training for your team when they are working remotely can be challenging. Delivering a training session to a room full of people can be difficult enough. Engaging with your audience remotely presents a whole new challenge. The first thing to think about is the delivery method.  Your firm may already have a webinar or […]

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Key trends to watch in 2021

The challenges faced by businesses in 2020 have driven firms across the world to develop, adapt and innovate. Here are some of the key business trends to watch in 2021. Remote working technology Working from home is here to stay. Now that staff have adapted to remote working, they will expect to continue to be […]

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UK Owned Irish Companies post BREXIT

We have seen an increase in UK companies looking to continue direst access to the EEA post Brexit.  Most commonly a new Irish company is incorporated.  Equally there are large numbers of UK companies who have long established subsidiaries in Ireland.  This can be an ideal solution to maintain operations and trade within the EU […]

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The Off-Grid Day

Blocking out a whole day once a month can work wonders for your productivity. Time management courses, books and best practice all suggest carving out some time each day to focus on being productive and working towards your goals and personal business objectives. However this often conflicts with the emails, notifications, calls and reminders that […]

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Managing a Hybrid Team

As businesses manage the gradual return to the office, some of your team will be able to come back while others may need to continue working remotely. As firms begin to navigate the complexities of returning to the office, some employees will have to contend with challenges around childcare, health issues that prevent them from […]

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Diversity in Leadership

The business case for diversity is clear – diverse teams produce better solutions to complex problems. Diversity can boost innovation and employee engagement. Businesses with greater gender and racial diversity tend to be more successful and perform very well financially. However, progress within the business community has been slow and there is still a lack […]

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Customer Onboarding

If your customers have a positive experience from the very beginning, they are going to stick with your product or service and continue to do business with you. Customer onboarding is the nurturing process that gets new users and customers acquainted and comfortable with your product or service. A positive onboarding experience confirms to your […]

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