Tag Archive | Business

BREXIT – Will its bark be worse than its bite for Irish business?

BREXIT – Will its bark be worse than its bite for Irish business?

Uncertainty creates risk for business, is the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit implications a bigger threat to Irish Business than Brexit itself?

#Brexit – What are the implications for your business? (Irrespective of the result?)

#Brexit – What are the implications for your business? (Irrespective of the result?)

It would appear that there is much to play for over the coming weeks, however, what is interesting at this point in time is the types of arguments for and against that are likely to have an influence over the decisions of the business community in terms of how they decide to vote.

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Payment change in Ireland – A perfect storm is brewing!

I have been a long term advocate of the need for both Irish society and business to move to more modern payment methodologies and away from the love affair with cash and cheques. The reasons are pretty compelling. Electronic payments are; More secure Rapidly becoming less costly than cash or cheques Mitigate against petty crime […]

The Impact of Taylor Swift on the SAAS rules of engagement for the Product Marketer….

Towards the end of 2014, Taylor Swift took a decision to ask for her content to be removed from Spotify, citing the imbalance of return for the artist from the revenue streams created around their content. It was a notable move at the time as it appeared to fly in the face of the new […]

Top Tips for Air Travel Zen!

I previously wrote a piece on here about debunking some of the myths around business travel being fun and it appeared to resonate with people. I have recently had an increase in the frequency of that travel for a variety of reasons and as such I have noticed a marked increase in the sheer number […]

Economic Sovereignty and the Blame Game

Allow me to preface this blog by saying that I am not remotely extreme to the left or to the right in terms of my political views, I have no party affiliations and, whether I like or agree with them or not, I comply with the laws of the land. Additionally I have always felt […]

Destroying The Myth Of Business Travel Being Fun

As a now seasoned traveller for the purposes of work it occurs to me that certain truths exist about travelling for work that are really universal, apart from the look of disbelief when you tell people that don’t do much business travel, that it’s not actually all that much fun. The truth is that frequent […]

5 Tips for Mobile Marketing Success

So you’re a small or perhaps not so small business and everyone is telling you that should be / go / do mobile but where do you start? Below is a selection of tips for mobile marketing success based on some experiences I have in a previous career. Not saying that all of these will […]

#PositiveIreland

For the last number of years the Irish economy has been in an unprecedented recession, from which it is only now emerging. Now more than ever,  having regained the control of the management of the economy from the IMF,  it is critical that the Irish diaspora push on with confidence and power the growth that’s […]

SEPA Deadline – My thoughts on the proposed extension & what it means for businesses

In December 2013 I did an interview with Claire Noble on Northern Sound / Shannon Side radio about SEPA and its implications for Irish Business. With the proposed extension to the deadline announced in early January I spoke again with the Bottom Line as to what this means for small businesses and what the wider […]