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  This is the second in our series of blogs on Cash Flow – by Michael O’Brien of Big Red Cloud.   Leading on from Part one where you should have a clear understanding of the importance of cash flow, now we go to the next step and look at cash flow measurement. What we can measure, we can fix! Cash flow measurement Having the ability and know how to foresee your cash flow situation over the course of the coming months is something you should try and master. The better prepared you are, the less issues you will come across along the way. Get the basics right: Cash flow

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In the First of a 3 part series Michael from Big Red Cloud explains the importance of cash Flow for Startups…. The importance of cash flow is misunderstood by many business owners and managers with the result that many a profitable business actually goes out of business. It’s a hard concept to grasp: if I run a profitable business, how on earth could I go out of business. Read our three part series on cash flow and you’ll get a full understanding of cash flow and realise how profit is no guarantee of survival. It’s no coincidence that they say “revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is king”.

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    Like most components of a successful business, digital marketing requires some sort of cohesive, holistic strategy and a plan. Your Digital Marketing Strategy is your written plan that details when and how you will use the many available online marketing channels and resources to grow your sales or meet other realistic business objectives. Learn to build a well-prepared digital marketing strategy and plan, so you will have a controlled and manageable execution method of your online marketing initiatives and a path to capitalize on the available online resources. Without a solid digital marketing strategy, you will likely waste time and money chasing trends that never really contribute to your business in

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Here we take a look at what you need to know when employing staff for the first time, the common pitfalls, tax saving tips and Government schemes available. When you set up a company and it is your intention to employ staff, you must first ensure that you are registered for Employers PRSI with the Revenue Commissioners. It is now quick and easy to register online via the Revenue Online Service (ROS). When you take on that first employee it is important to get their P45 from their previous employer and then register them as your employee online. Once you have done this, Revenue will make available to you the

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Hubangel- getting noticed just got easier

  Company Name   Hubangel  Company Address   Wexford Whiterock Hill Pembrokestown, Wexford Wexford Ireland www.Hubangel.com Company Email   support@hubangel.com Tell us what your business does and who founded it? Hubangel is an App and a website that gives people savings through special offers from local retailers while at the same time raising money for great causes. Not for profits (hubs) connect to local businesses in a mutually beneficial shopping arrangement. Not for profits provide the audience and the retailer provides promotional offers. Offers are redeemed through the Hubangelapp. You pay as normal. For every sale recorded on the App, the not for profit earns a commission. #ShopSaveGive Hubangel was founded by Declan

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Website Design Advice Ireland

  Website Design Introduction When setting out on any business venture you want to give yourself every chance of success. Whether you are a start up or an established business looking at new opportunities many things will go against you that you can’t control. The key to success is to at least do well the things you can. And that starts with your website.   Make no mistake it’s your Website Make no mistake no matter what anyone tells you in 99% of cases your website is still your most important digital tool. I hear some people say Facebook pages are but this is complete rubbish. Your website is your

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    A Guest Blog from the smart people at : The HR Department (www.Thehrdepartment.ie) Creators of the Egyptian pyramids understood teams, as did every military leader in recorded history, which is why it’s rather astonishing that the concept of teamwork in business is so recent. Anyone who is interested in history will know that the term “teamwork” wasn’t really used in the organisational vernacular until the 1970s. It’s not known why it appeared so late, perhaps the turbulent economy or the shattering of social unity caused researchers to look into why some teams fail and others succeed. It has been said that two large pizzas should be enough to

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Congratulations! You’ve made the leap and you are starting your own business. It’s an exciting and often anxious time. There is so much to consider. One of the crucial parts to a startup business is it’s branding. So much is spoken about branding and for very good reason. Your brand is the complete image that your business portrays to the public. It is every visual and spoken interaction you have with your potential customers. It is vitally important to get this right from the beginning. There are lots of branding experts who can guide you through this process and it is very worthwhile talking to these professionals. As graphic designers,

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You may have the greatest product or service in the world but if no one knows about it, if customers don’t realize why they can’t live without it or understand (in non- technical jargon) just how that “widget” is going to change their life, frankly, what’s the point? Let’s face it, PR is often ranked low on the priority list of a bootstrapped startup. Who has that kind of money and time to develop and execute on PR strategy? As we discussed in last month’s article, PR programs can be surprisingly expensive and can eat up a startup’s lean budget in no time, but it doesn’t have to be that

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Congratulations! You did it! You attracted those key investors and secured funding for your million dollar idea. You’ve already designed, developed, and manufactured a product and you have won more than a few hundred customers that can’t live without your new widget. Now you are ready to scale. Ready to raise your company’s profile and get the visibility and recognition that you deserve. But how will you make the leap? How will you get that kind of traction without sinking the ship financially? Media and marketing campaigns outsourced to agencies can be surprisingly expensive and can eat up a startup’s lean budget in no time. The cost of advertising, trade

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