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At Startups.ie we love to profile Irish businesses.. Aengus from Pixelo Design tells us about his design company and his journey to date..#YourStartupJourney If you would like us to profile your business just get in touch on info@Startups.ie   Company Name     Pixelo Design Company Address       Turnpike House Bridge Street Ashbourne, Co. Meath A84 AH96 Ireland Company Email     aengus@pixelodesign.com Tell us what your business does and who founded it?     Pixelo Design is a graphic design company aimed specifically at brand new startup’s and small emerging companies. It was set up by me, Aengus Ryan over ten years ago. When did you start

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Hi Guys, We hope you are all staying well mentally & physically in these trying times.. Business is tough at the best of times but in our 15 years running Startups.ie we have never witnessed a more challenging time for Startups and small businesses. Below is a list of government supports available (Source: dbei.gov.ie) if you have not reached out for support yet maybe now is the time..this is about survival! Covid19 is a cruel force with some businesses gaining unexpectedly while others are being devastated and forced to close. Many businesses have had to pivot online which may be beneficial in the long run but it takes time to

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What is a pitch deck and/or investor pitch? An investor pitch is a presentation of your business model that shows the potential for growth and viability. It is a summary of your business in 15-25 slides containing key information of your business idea. Startups want to sell their product, and a pitch deck aids in presenting details in an organised and visually appealing manner to potential investors, clients, and partners. To get investor  buy-in during the earliest phases, you need to create a killer pitch deck. Your investor pitch deck can make the difference between success and failure Richard Harroch in his Article for Forbes magazine sets out very well the key slides which are

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You’ve set your mind on a business idea and now you can’t think of anything else. Sounds familiar – passion is what drives most small business owners. When starting a business though, passion will not suffice. Without a solid plan, sufficient funds, and consistent effort, passion alone simply will not do. So many individuals dream of running their own businesses and finally quitting that dreadful, dead-end job. But it’s often this immense desire that causes them to take that leap before they’re fully ready. About 20% of small businesses fail within their first year. We’re not saying you should give up. We’re saying you should be thoroughly prepared for venturing

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Are  you a Startup in need of practical accountancy advice? If so the well known accountancy firm Cronin & Co. have just launched a new division specifically established to provide practical advice to Startup companies.. StartUp Accountant are a highly skilled team of individuals whom aim to provide a premium service at a feasible and affordable price to Start Ups who are in their crucial first 18 months of business. Empowered by Cronin & Company, Start up business’ get the benefits of all the services and knowledge a firm with over 40 years experience has to offer but in a platform that is specifically designed to cater for the challenges

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Running a small business is a lot of work – even when your business is small. You tend to wear a lot of hats and spend a lot of time trying to stay ahead of the game. These ten tips will help you keep your business running smoothly without being completely overwhelming. Keep your day job  The instinct to quit your day job as soon as you start a new business is strong–but if you can do both, hold onto your day job as long as you can. This gives you a steady cash flow for your living expenses and can support your new business. Stick to your niche  Small

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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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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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