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# insights - Friday 25 November, 2016

'I got very little from school – the best lesson I ever learned was from selling piglets'
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'I got very little from school – the best lesson I ever learned was from selling piglets'

Nov 25th 2016, 4:01 PM 1,572 Views 0 Comments

This businessman went from livestock, to shrubs, painting and then coal – and wound up making sheds.

# insights - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

The single most important thing you can do to negotiate better deals
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The single most important thing you can do to negotiate better deals

Nov 23rd 2016, 11:30 AM 6 Views 0 Comments

Negotiation skills aren’t just for high-level diplomats or CEOs – we rely on them for many daily interactions.

# insights - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'The recession was a great time to start – we had a pick of locations to set up shop'
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'The recession was a great time to start – we had a pick of locations to set up shop'

Nov 22nd 2016, 3:01 PM 714 Views 0 Comments

After running a Spar franchise, this retailer decided to put bakeries back in vogue.

# insights - Sunday 20 November, 2016

'After years as an undercover detective I wanted a change. So I started my own spice business'
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'After years as an undercover detective I wanted a change. So I started my own spice business'

Nov 20th 2016, 5:00 PM 388 Views 21 Comments

This food startup founder left the Mauritius police force to move to Ireland.

# insights - Friday 18 November, 2016

‘I went to Irish Nationwide to get a cheque and the doors were locked. I should have trusted my gut’
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‘I went to Irish Nationwide to get a cheque and the doors were locked. I should have trusted my gut’

Nov 18th 2016, 3:01 PM 330 Views 0 Comments

This former developer learned some valuable lessons after both his property business and a US venture failed.

# insights - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Why big whiskey distillers are volunteering to teach new rivals the ropes
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Why big whiskey distillers are volunteering to teach new rivals the ropes

Nov 17th 2016, 2:40 PM 70 Views 0 Comments

The industry has kicked off a mentoring programme – and the same approach could work anywhere.

# insights - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'After years as an undercover detective I wanted a change. So I started my own spice business'
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'After years as an undercover detective I wanted a change. So I started my own spice business'

Nov 15th 2016, 3:01 PM 137 Views 0 Comments

This food startup founder left the Mauritius police force to move to Ireland.

# insights - Monday 14 November, 2016

Interested in selling your business? Here's how to make sure you get the best price
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Interested in selling your business? Here's how to make sure you get the best price

Nov 14th 2016, 7:00 PM 38 Views 0 Comments

Company owners should be thinking about their exit strategy when the firm is on a high.

# insights - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Ex-Aer Arann boss: 'I was lucky to get out of the industry with my life and some money'
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Ex-Aer Arann boss: 'I was lucky to get out of the industry with my life and some money'

Nov 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 2,857 Views 0 Comments

Pádraig Ó Céidigh, who built up the regional carrier, had a heart attack in 2012 as the airline floundered.

# insights - Friday 11 November, 2016

'We were in the middle of a field with thousands of cookies thinking what the hell have we done'
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'We were in the middle of a field with thousands of cookies thinking what the hell have we done'

Nov 11th 2016, 3:45 PM 59 Views 0 Comments

This former college lecturer decided to go into the baking and café business.

# insights - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Firms have to offer 'reasonable accommodation' to disabled staff - but what does that mean?
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Firms have to offer 'reasonable accommodation' to disabled staff - but what does that mean?

Nov 10th 2016, 1:38 PM 43 Views 0 Comments

One employee with epilepsy received a €15,000 payout after a company failed to take the right steps.

# insights - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

'Parents encourage their children to go into a safe job in banking, but entrepreneurship is an option'
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'Parents encourage their children to go into a safe job in banking, but entrepreneurship is an option'

Nov 8th 2016, 2:00 PM 145 Views 0 Comments

After becoming disenfranchised with stockbroking, this entrepreneur turned his grinds lessons into a business.

# insights - Friday 4 November, 2016

'I almost had a panic attack on a flight to Dublin. I just knew I had to close my company'
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'I almost had a panic attack on a flight to Dublin. I just knew I had to close my company'

Nov 4th 2016, 3:25 PM 94 Views 0 Comments

This founder left a six-figure job to set up his startup but after he sacrificed so much he had to shut it down.

# insights - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

'Everyone needs a will - but for business owners it's absolutely crucial'
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'Everyone needs a will - but for business owners it's absolutely crucial'

Nov 2nd 2016, 7:30 PM 5 Views 0 Comments

Without proper planning, a death can be financially catastrophic for a family company.

# insights - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

'The IMF came to Ireland the day before we opened... it was a great time to start a business'
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'The IMF came to Ireland the day before we opened... it was a great time to start a business'

Nov 1st 2016, 7:01 PM 81 Views 0 Comments

This entrepreneur left furniture design behind to open her very own shop.

Offering customers free Wi-Fi? Password protection could spare you a lawsuit
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Offering customers free Wi-Fi? Password protection could spare you a lawsuit

Nov 1st 2016, 1:46 PM 17 Views 0 Comments

A recent EU court case looked at whether companies could be held liable for clients’ copyright breaches.

# insights - Friday 28 October, 2016

'Until I was in the middle of it, I didn't understand what it was like for a business to implode'
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'Until I was in the middle of it, I didn't understand what it was like for a business to implode'

Oct 28th 2016, 3:00 PM 172 Views 0 Comments

This accountant-turned-entrepreneur survived the recession by selling jungle gyms.

# insights - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'I couldn't blow all my savings on a beach in Ecuador, I wanted to put my money to use'
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'I couldn't blow all my savings on a beach in Ecuador, I wanted to put my money to use'

Oct 25th 2016, 4:37 PM 489 Views 1 Comment

This chef ended up in the food game via a degree in English literature and a trip to South America.

# insights - Monday 24 October, 2016

Managing personal finances is a key life skill - but employees shouldn't have to do it on their own
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Managing personal finances is a key life skill - but employees shouldn't have to do it on their own

Oct 24th 2016, 4:30 PM 61 Views 0 Comments

Staff should have details of their benefits available at their fingertips.

# insights - Friday 21 October, 2016

'There is risk in business, but being an employee isn't for everyone. It certainly wasn't for me'
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'There is risk in business, but being an employee isn't for everyone. It certainly wasn't for me'

Oct 21st 2016, 3:00 PM 4 Views 0 Comments

You don’t have to come up with a radical new product – just find something customers want.

# insights - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Smaller firms underestimate the power of 'the cloud' - it helps you compete with the big players
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Smaller firms underestimate the power of 'the cloud' - it helps you compete with the big players

Oct 20th 2016, 6:00 PM 16 Views 0 Comments

Growing businesses can easily scale their operations through web-based technology.

# insights - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

'Business owners often say you shouldn't hire your friends, but for me it makes sense'
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'Business owners often say you shouldn't hire your friends, but for me it makes sense'

Oct 18th 2016, 6:00 PM 183 Views 0 Comments

This PR agency founder says she preferred to work with people she’d willingly spend time with socially.

# insights - Sunday 16 October, 2016

'When we went into business, we were 'yes people' - and that cost us time and money'
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'When we went into business, we were 'yes people' - and that cost us time and money'

Oct 16th 2016, 1:20 PM 24 Views 0 Comments

It’s important to learn that your time is precious – and all-too finite.

# insights - Friday 14 October, 2016

'Supplying Superquinn turned out to be my biggest mistake - I only ended up losing money'
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'Supplying Superquinn turned out to be my biggest mistake - I only ended up losing money'

Oct 14th 2016, 5:01 PM 492 Views 0 Comments

This small-orchard owner ended up in the cider-making business almost by accident.

# insights - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'I was good at copying at school. That might be a bad thing, but in business it isn’t always the case'
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'I was good at copying at school. That might be a bad thing, but in business it isn’t always the case'

Oct 12th 2016, 1:17 PM 235 Views 0 Comments

This builder turned food entrepreneur says he looked overseas to find the best approach.

# insights - Monday 10 October, 2016

Why your business needs an airtight return-to-work policy for staff
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Why your business needs an airtight return-to-work policy for staff

Oct 10th 2016, 3:19 PM 64 Views 0 Comments

One employee was awarded €16,000 after his employer asked for a letter to confirm he was ’100% sane’.

# insights - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Ping-pong tables are great - but there are much better ways to lure sought-after tech staff
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Ping-pong tables are great - but there are much better ways to lure sought-after tech staff

Oct 8th 2016, 12:00 PM 26 Views 0 Comments

Employees prefer tangible benefits that improve their work-life balance.

# insights - Friday 7 October, 2016

'I gave a developer €20,000 of my savings and didn't get a line of workable code. It was a disaster'
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'I gave a developer €20,000 of my savings and didn't get a line of workable code. It was a disaster'

Oct 7th 2016, 3:40 PM 626 Views 1 Comment

This entrepreneur learned that it’s important to pick your battles when launching a business.

# insights - Thursday 6 October, 2016

The reality of working with a hidden disability: 'A condition can only kill your dreams if you let it'
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The reality of working with a hidden disability: 'A condition can only kill your dreams if you let it'

Oct 6th 2016, 6:00 PM 76 Views 0 Comments

No matter how qualified they are, people with conditions like epilepsy can face hurdles when job-hunting.

# insights - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

'Since I run a business with my husband, it can be hard to switch off sometimes'
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'Since I run a business with my husband, it can be hard to switch off sometimes'

Oct 4th 2016, 5:31 PM 253 Views 0 Comments

This couple turned their back on careers in advertising and finance for an ice cream startup.

# insights - Sunday 2 October, 2016

'A tweet from Kendall Jenner can be worth more than a €500k marketing budget'
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'A tweet from Kendall Jenner can be worth more than a €500k marketing budget'

Oct 2nd 2016, 7:30 AM 155 Views 10 Comments

Celebrity endorsements have helped this entrepreneur build his small Dublin salon into a global business.

# insights - Friday 30 September, 2016

'We focused too much in Ireland so we're a year and a half behind where we could have been'
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'We focused too much in Ireland so we're a year and a half behind where we could have been'

Sep 30th 2016, 3:01 PM 60 Views 0 Comments

The founder of an app for political canvassers wishes he targeted America sooner.

# insights - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

What stepping into the mixed martial arts ring has taught me about business
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What stepping into the mixed martial arts ring has taught me about business

Sep 28th 2016, 1:17 PM 980 Views 0 Comments

You need to compete hard to succeed, no matter what the environment.

# insights - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

'A tweet from Kendall Jenner can be worth more than a €500k marketing budget'
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'A tweet from Kendall Jenner can be worth more than a €500k marketing budget'

Sep 27th 2016, 6:01 PM 403 Views 0 Comments

Celebrity endorsements have helped this entrepreneur build his small Dublin salon into a global business.

# insights - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Here's why Volkwagen's emissions scandal failed to slow down
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Here's why Volkwagen's emissions scandal failed to slow down

Sep 25th 2016, 7:15 AM 14,568 Views 10 Comments

The car company was slapped with a $9.1 billion investor lawsuit this week.

# insights - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Town hall meetings and explaining the big picture – here's how to keep employees engaged
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Town hall meetings and explaining the big picture – here's how to keep employees engaged

Sep 24th 2016, 12:01 PM 64 Views 0 Comments

The current war for talent means a business with unengaged employees is an organisation in trouble.

# insights - Friday 23 September, 2016

'If you're not embarrassed by your first product launch you have waited too long'
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'If you're not embarrassed by your first product launch you have waited too long'

Sep 23rd 2016, 5:01 PM 266 Views 0 Comments

This entrepreneur has learned that trying to do everything perfect at the start can be too time consuming.

# insights - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Your crash course in... How Volkwagen's emissions scandal has failed to slow down
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Your crash course in... How Volkwagen's emissions scandal has failed to slow down

Sep 22nd 2016, 6:26 PM 768 Views 0 Comments

The car company was slapped with a $9.1 billion investor lawsuit this week.

Most of Ireland's marketers don't have entry-level digital skills, a survey has found
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Most of Ireland's marketers don't have entry-level digital skills, a survey has found

Sep 22nd 2016, 12:01 AM 469 Views 0 Comments

Research by the Digital Marketing Institute shows that there is a growing digital skills gap among Irish marketers.

# insights - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

'None of us had a clue so we Googled how to get money to set up a business'
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'None of us had a clue so we Googled how to get money to set up a business'

Sep 20th 2016, 5:00 PM 49 Views 0 Comments

After building up a following on her fashion blog, an internet search helped kickstart this entrepreneur’s career.