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Is your business missing out on this ideal target market?

Is your business missing out on this ideal target market?

🕔08:47, 6.Feb 2013

    If your business has been struggling in the recession, you might have been dreaming of a huge group of customers, with lots of disposable income, who are immune to the recession and even – you can always dream,

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What will your life look like, one year from now?

What will your life look like, one year from now?

🕔04:46, 26.Dec 2012

  Every year, I like to sit back and reflect on the year that has elapsed. Christmas and the New Year are the ideal time to take stock and do a review, but you can recreate that “New Year feeling” at

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How and why I’m opening up trade links with the UK and you should, too

How and why I’m opening up trade links with the UK and you should, too

🕔09:02, 7.Nov 2012

    I’m a bit of an evangelist when it comes to exports. After all, who wouldn’t want to take on additional clients?   Or is it the fear holding you back?   The fear that it will be complicated

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The simple measuring tool that will allow your business to flourish (KPIs 2)

The simple measuring tool that will allow your business to flourish (KPIs 2)

🕔21:00, 9.Oct 2012

    Revenue and margin are two crucial KPIs. Most businesses do use those KPIs, but they should take it a step further and make sure they know their revenue and margin per customer. Let’s now discuss the third essential KPI:

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The simple measuring tool that will allow your business to flourish – KPIs 1

The simple measuring tool that will allow your business to flourish – KPIs 1

🕔11:54, 3.Oct 2012

  Do you use KPIs in your business? If you don’t, you really, really should! A KPI, a Key Performance Indicator, is a vitally important tool for businesses. It creates a non-emotional, quantifiable, results-focused way of looking at your business.

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Overcoming the barriers to success 2: time, money, people

Overcoming the barriers to success 2: time, money, people

🕔21:00, 25.Sep 2012

    So we talked about strategy, the big picture, the big “why” behind everything you do in your business. Let’s move on to tactics, tips and tricks that will make your business life easier and will help you overcome

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Overcoming the barriers to success 1: Strategy!

Overcoming the barriers to success 1: Strategy!

🕔16:15, 18.Sep 2012

    I am often asked to speak at business events about what makes businesses successful – and from talking with audiences, I know it’s always the same hurdles that baffle entrepreneurs and seem impossible to overcome. Can you name

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5 things that writing a textbook taught me about creating lasting results

5 things that writing a textbook taught me about creating lasting results

🕔09:03, 5.Sep 2012

  What is your legacy work? Would you be happy to build something that will last? Together with co-authors Trudie Murray and Brian O’Connor, I wrote the Leaving Certificate Economics textbook “Positive Economics”. It was a massive undertaking, but it was

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Business School on €1,20 a day – news as case studies

Business School on €1,20 a day – news as case studies

🕔17:43, 28.Aug 2012

    I was giving a talk in a school one day, to a group of Transition Years. They were considering studying economics. I told them it was the only subject on the Leaving Cert curriculum that you can study

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Do you have any idea why you follow the news?

Do you have any idea why you follow the news?

🕔09:00, 22.Aug 2012

  We have a strange relationship with the news. It depresses us, we know it drains us with its constant forecast of bad, worse, and even worse, but we can’t stop following it. In a way, we are addicted to

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