With remote work becoming a new routine, we share some time management tips to make the most of your work hours  Plan your Day Take a few minutes to makes a  short to-do list with everything you need to complete the next day. Getting into this habit will...

Andrew Macleod, director of strategic marketing and branding at Siemens Digital Industries Software, writes for Silicon Republic about accelerated digital transformation and how companies can adapt to it.  Siemens’ Andrew Macleod writes about the level of accelerated digital transformation currently taking place and what it means...

The Government has raised €500 million in one-year borrowings at an interest rate of minus 0.47 per cent, just above the record low for such funding. The National Treasury Management Agency announced that the money was raised on Thursday morning via an auction of treasury bills...

Loans for 830,000 firms have been signed off but banks can’t keep up with demand for emergency funds UK banks have approved nearly £35bn worth of government-backed loans for more than 830,000 businesses hit by the Covid-19 crisis, but lenders are still struggling to keep up...

Portugal approves "Clean & Safe" strategy plan to leverage tourism industry   Hotels, restaurants and tourism businesses in Portugal have been invited to apply for a 'Clean & Safe' stamp showing they adhere to hygiene protocols aimed at controlling Covid-19 "and other possible infections". The stamps of approval...

Reopening strategies and reevaluating business plans are the key to navigate through a new reality.  As the world begins to reopen after pandemic-induced closures, many small businesses are wondering what they can do to keep their doors open (literally and figuratively). For some, the changes are...

 Ireland Together's member and Contact Surge Co-Founder, Ronan Martin talks about the opportunities of marketing automation for small businesses  Marketing automation is a fundamental tactic employed by medium and large businesses to scale their marketing efforts in a targeted way. While small businesses are increasingly moving online...

Ireland Together Community has been in existence for three months and is already adding value and actionable insights to its 500 plus members. The non-profit group of professionals and entrepreneurs is committed to finding innovative solutions to the challenges presented by the changes that COVID-19 is...

The HSE has said the Covid-19 contact-tracing app is set to launch, pending approval from Apple and Google, as well as the Government. Ireland is set to get a State-backed contact-tracing app within the coming week. According to The Irish Times, the HSE said that the app...

Recent by Apple shows us why nice and simple ideas are always the best choice for presentations. Use these design tips to preset successfully. This week's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference was notable for its format (virtual) and its announcements (hundreds of new features covering the entire product line). The Apple keynote also...

Our advisor Eva Acton analyses different business interactions and the importance of having a solid relationship with all your stakeholders. Eva has extensive sales and small business development experience.  Relationship Building is a facet of small business that cannot be underestimated. It over-arches every aspect of...

Why having business empathy is crucial to your business? Our member Simon Haigh interviews Ted Rubin on his Inspire podcast What is Empathy and Why is it Not Enough? We all know the basic definition of empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. However,...

A good mic and earphone are essential tools for remote workers. Here we help you find the perfect headset.  One heterodox recommendation I have for audio and video calls when you’re working in a distributed fashion is not to mute, if you can help it. When you’re...

Starbucks is introducing the new Starbucks Pickup, a new idea to transform the company's strategy Things are changing at Starbucks. Yesterday, the coffee giant released its latest SEC filing. It begins with a five-page letter "to all Starbucks stakeholders," and is signed by the company's CEO and president, Kevin Johnson, and...

By Keith Reynold Jennings, {grow} Contributing Columnist In this article, I want to offer you a question that is powerful in its ability to evoke clarity and insight. I can’t think of a better way to help you serve yourself, your team, your clients, and even...

Here we share some best practices for delivering a webinar to keep your audience engaged Preparation Review your current webinar provider tutorials Make notes on key points Change your setup accordingly Create the agenda and background info in Word All the webinar services are under...