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by Marcella Clarke Useful tips as to why you should register your brand name as a trade mark? 1. Is your brand name available? Before you launch your business or product it is wise to check no one else is using it or has registered it as a trade mark. As a registered trade mark expert, I can perform an availability search and identify any obstacles your brand might face. 2. Is your brand name strong enough? It is always easier to register a trade mark that is distinctive, memorable, easy to pronounce and emotionally appealing. Stand out from the crowd. A strong name makes it easier to stop other

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We are delighted and excited to announce the launch of our new Startup consultancy service called Quick Start.. Every week we are contacted by people from all over the country with new ideas who don’t know where to start or Entrepreneurs with businesses issues that they need help with.. QuickStart is designed to provide independent professional advice to help Startups get going or get around the current issues that they are facing – Email info@Startups.ie to inquire and find out more on www.Quickstart.ie About Quick Start & The STEP Program ​The Quick Start & STEP programs were created to help Irish Startups evaluate their business ideas quickly – we provide an independent

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One of the greatest motivations for starting your own business is independence. It can also be your greatest challenge. No one to answer to except for your commitments to get a new business off the ground. You may be the sole decision-maker. What many new business owners may underestimate is the pressure of so many competing demands.

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“Words sell things. And if we haven’t clarified our message, our customers won’t listen…. Nobody will listen to you if your message isn’t clear, no matter how expensive your marketing material may be.” – Donald Miller – Building A Story Brand

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It’s not often we get a social media rock star like Joel to our shores. Joel has often spoken of his wish to visit Ireland, and through a conversation with TweetingGoddess Samantha Kelly who knows that lots would like to meet Joel while he is here, they’ve created an intimate gathering for his loyal fan base. With almost 1 million followers Joel has a huge knowledge of how to use Twitter, so he wrote several books on the topic. He is also an expert in Cryptocurrency, blogging and podcasting among other things. Joel says: ‘I’ve made many friends online through social media, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to

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Two Irish graduates are looking ahead with confidence, after their startup company’s product was showcased at a Wall Street summit for business leaders in March.

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Productivity is extremely important for startups, because they frequently operate on a limited budget and with limited resources. They also need to effectively manage their time, because most startups require a few years on average to start seeing significant profit that they can comfortably live off of. Here are some Lean tricks that you can apply to make the most out of your time, money, and resources.

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Denise Kennedy from Startups Marketing Mentor shares a list of books that promote personal and professional growth. Denise has over 20 years of experience in corporate roles running marketing and communications for international technology-driven companies.

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A lot of the necessary decisions will have already been made by the time you decide to go self-employed. You will know what sector you’re operating in, who your potential customers are and your business name. Here we provide a couple of tips for business startups that might not be so obvious. WHAT’S IN A NAME? You may have already chosen your business name, and hopefully it’s easy to say, memorable, and tells your customers what you do. Most businesses now have an online presence, which makes your name far more important. Businesses have a far greater reach than they once did. Your name will become a central part of your brand,

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How to Brief a Marketing Agency or Consultant When you reach out to an agency for help on a specific project they will ask you to supply them with a brief that they can analyse. Without this, it will be difficult for them to send you a detailed proposal that matches what you are looking for. Often, most small to medium-sized businesses do not have a briefing document “template” ready and waiting for you to use. So, what do you do? How do you go about drafting one? And where do you start? I have been in this situation in the early years of my career and I remember feeling helpless

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