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In order to create a well crafted pitch, there are really only two basic principles to remember. Your content and your delivery. Each one determines just how well your audience receives your new idea. Part 1 Your Content: Pitch Decks Online software presentation companies like Prezi, Emaze and Canva have now over 100 million users of pitch deck templates from all corners of the globe. From 2009, as Prezi set out to take on Microsoft’s PowerPoint, the world of pitching and presenting changed drastically. By 2017, investors and audiences now expect that you have a well designed deck that clearly tells them the WHAT, WHY, WHO and HOW of your business.

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Many businesses consider switching service providers on a regular basis – be it electricity provider, broadband, stationery provider – it’s natural to ensure that you are getting the best value for money service in the market place. One area where people are traditionally slow to make the move is with their accountant as they feel it can be very time consuming and lead to a lot of headaches. Getting the right accountant for your business is of paramount importance and if you are not satisfied with your current accountant you need to make the move! Below we look at some of the reasons businesses give for not making the move

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The past number of years has seen an exponential rise in the numbers of people abandoning traditional employment and going down the road of becoming a self-employed contractor. For many it is a very attractive option which allows them more control over their career and offers opportunities that may not present themselves in the traditional employer/employee scenario. Becoming a self-employed contractor is not without its pitfalls and below we consider the top 5 things that should be considered before making such a decision: 1. Job Security/Job Flexibility As an employee your rights are protected by a raft of employment law swhich ensures that your employer is obliged to comply with.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu What a relevant quotation to use in business. It has never been as easy to make a living from what you are passionate about. But the thought of starting can seem a thousand miles away. Not everyone can make a living from what they enjoy, but they can be definitely try to. It is advisable to use a stepped approach to a starting a new business. Once your bills and other financial commitments are covered each month by your day job you can now explore your passion. Here are some ways you can explore before you commit

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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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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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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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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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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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