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This is a question that I have been frequently asked. When a new businesses is started it can be a common question, how can you access money in your businesses in other words you may be unsure how to get paid. In this Blog we will look at how you get paid from your business and the effects on your ability to pay your tax liability. The business has started but where are my wages? As a self employed person you don’t follow the same rules as an employee. An employee receives a wage each (week/month) gross wage less PRSI, USC, PAYE and a net wage is paid, and the

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new-blog

According to research, 76% of B2B marketers reported that they plan to produce more content in 2016. This is not done without blogs. 175K new blogs are created every single day and more than 1.6 million blog updates go live every single day. Blogging is on the rise. You should definitely write a company blog for your new business. Do not take my words for it, here are a few reasons why you should start a blog for your business now. Blogs generate traffic Blogs help you generate traffic. Who doesn’t need more traffic? Companies that have a blog receives 55% more traffic than companies that do not blog. Every

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Transport Shopping Cart Shopping Retail Business

Standing out from the crowd isn’t easy in the retail industry. You must come up with innovative ideas to manage and run your retail business. One of the easiest ways to gain a competitive advantage on your competitors is to get better with daily business operations and master them. If you can optimise, automate, and master everyday business processes, you’ll find yourself doing better than most of your competitors. Retailers struggle managing daily tasks. Master it to gain competitive advantage. If you just started a new retail business, using SAP Business One will help stand out from the crowd and get better with managing your business. This is, however, just

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Ecommerce Ireland

The good news is that it has never been easier to setup an E Commerce store. I have been selling online for over 7 years and the early days were pretty rough. For a start an E Commerce site circa 2010 was really expensive to develop (i.e I was getting quotes of €10,000 or more) and secondly the payment gateways (i.e Banks!) were really difficult to deal with (Please provide your first born etc.) Thankfully all that has changed and it is now incredibly easy to get selling online and to start taking payments (I can now have a great looking E Commerce site up and running in a matter

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design

To be honest, while it’s a matter of taste, ultimately from a graphic design perspective, the best business cards are the simplest ones. They should include the relevant contact details without over burdening the business card itself. For instance, if the address is long, is it even necessary to include it if business is mainly conducted elsewhere? The logo should be the “hero” of the card, so that the brand and business is memorable and recognisable. A well-designed logo will represent the business and offer a hint to the personality or identity of the business. Consideration should be given to printing on both sides of the card. This might allow

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adwords-or-facebook

The best approach to drive traffic to your landing page instantly is to use ads. An ad campaign will cost you money since it needs testing and tweaking. When you think of running an ad campaign for your business, the ad networks that come to the mind are Google AdWords and Facebook. These are the two leading PPC ad networks. Google AdWords takes 33% global digital ad revenue while Facebook only takes 5%. Both, Facebook and Google AdWords, have over four million advertisers. If you are a startup owner who is planning to run an ad campaign, it is challenging to choose the right ad network. The following guide will

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Over 50% of startups fail in the first 4 years. Of all the small businesses started in 2011, only 4% made it to the second year while only 9% made it to the fourth year. You don’t want your startup to have the same fate, right? Nobody wants to start a business that will eventually fail. Circumstances lead to failure. Lack of marketing strategy leads to failure. The list below has some of the most effective marketing strategies for startups that are sure to help you succeed – eventually.   Influencer marketing Influencer marketing is the best strategy to promote your startup. Influencer marketing is a type of marketing where

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Ever wondered why so many actors change their names? Walden Robert Cassotto changed his name to Bobby Darin. Not just actors but businesses do it too. The old name of Google was BackRub while Altria is the new name of Philip Morris. Your name is your identity. It represents you. Similarly, your business is known by its name. Naming a business should be your top priority. This is how you, your employees, customers, and everyone else will identify and differentiate your business. Choosing a business name is not as simple. You must consider a lot of factors before naming your business. Make it count It is not just your products

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              Hi All – Dragon’s Den 2017 is now open for applications! please share with any Startups who would be interested in applying.. Here is the link to apply online – http://www.rte.ie/tv/dragonsden/ Best of Luck – Startups Ireland

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There is hardly any large-scale business that operates without an accountant. Most of them have a team of professional accountants that help them in making better financing decisions by keeping the cost under control. Startups and new businesses need an accountant too. Yes, you can manage your startup yourself but hiring a professional accountant has benefits beyond your expectations. Over 40% small businesses reported that bookkeeping and taxes are the worst part of owning a business. In another study, 74% of business owners said that they have no clue how ghost assets impact their books while another 49% said they do not know what ghost assets are. If you own

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