The effect of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme on company directors

The recent extension of the TWSS in the form of the EWSS (Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme) from September 1, 2020 to March 2021 is to be welcomed.  The definition of “eligible employee” was expanded.  However, a closer look at the the legislation, Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020 below, has serious implications for Company […]

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Cultivate creativity in your business

How to cultivate creativity in your business environment

Creative businesses tend to be successful – just look at Google, Netflix or Amazon. So how do you cultivate creativity in your business? You can’t force creativity, but the right environment will enable your team to work in new and innovative ways in order to generate imaginative solutions.  Business is all about people. Hiring talented […]

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Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories helps customers make purchasing decisions

Today’s customers are making purchase decisions based on the story behind a particular brand. The functionality of Instagram Stories can allow you to harness this. Instagram Stories allows you to post photos and videos in chronological order to tell a “story”. These posts do not appear in your regular collection of Instagram posts: instead, they […]

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sales strategy

Five simple ways to improve your current sales strategy

In today’s challenging trading environment, a good sales strategy is essential.  Here are some ways you can go about improving your sales strategy now. Talk to existing customers Your current customers are one of your best sources of information. Your existing client base can provide you with valuable feedback about what worked and didn’t work […]

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rent-a-room relief

What is rent-a-room relief and how does it work

What is rent-a-room relief? If you rent out a room (or rooms) in your home to private tenants, the rental income you earn will be exempt from income tax, provided this income does not exceed a certain limit in a tax year. A self-contained unit, such as a basement flat or a converted garage attached […]

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