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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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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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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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  Happy New Year from us at Startups.ie If you are planning on starting a business in 2018 then we are here to help! Many of our current audience are yet to start a business, and there are many reasons why. Whether you’re still looking for that lightbulb idea, struggling to get funding, are scared of failure, can’t find the time – the list can be endless, but when you really think about it, are any of these obstacles actually insurmountable? Make no mistake, starting and running a business is by no means easy. And, of course, there’s a big difference between daydreaming about being your own boss and actually leaving behind

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The Irish start-up scene is a rapidly growing space. Driven by entrepreneurs and supported by government organisations like Enterprise Ireland & local start-up groups around the country, the start-up community in Ireland is expanding year on year. While start-ups can have the skill, drive and the experience in their particular area to make it work, there is one area that many self-employed business owners, new and old, can find quite daunting – the complicated world of Irish tax returns. While PAYE workers usually have their tax deducted at source from their employer, if you are what is referred to as a ‘chargeable person’, you are responsible for ‘self assessing’ your

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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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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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