Ireland Together's advisor Eva Acton approaches the differences between digital and traditional sales  The sales model/process we have known until earlier this year was undergoing a slow revolution in its move to a digital platform. Some businesses were further along this path than others when the...

In this new article, Mauve Group shares real stories about Employer of Record workers and how they've managed to support them  With the rise in HR automation and more recently, the resource challenges presented by the pandemic, worker-centred, personalised approaches have sometimes taken a backseat in...

Feeling unmotivated? Check the TED Talks by these amazing speakers to give you a boost! We know working from home can be a minefield when it comes to motivation. With no office to go to and colleagues to talk to, people around the world are finding...

Building new pricing discipline, flexibility, and capabilities now can create long-term competitive advantages. In many industries, radical shifts in costs, demand, and supply availability have snarled previously predictable market pricing mechanisms. The most effective companies are adapting to their customers’ immediate and changing needs while they consider...

For the second instalment of Great Places to Work Ireland Trust Insight webinar series they hosted an Expert Panel from the Great Place to Work Community comprised of Joanne McLaughlin of Esri Ireland and Andrew Shaw from AbbVie who took us through the importance of...

Technology Pioneers share their views and predictions on how technology will change the world in the next five years.  1. AI-optimized manufacturing Paper and pencil tracking, luck, significant global travel and opaque supply chains are part of today’s status quo, resulting in large amounts of wasted energy,...

We all know how challenging and distracting it can be to deal with noise when you’re trying to focus. See below some tips to block distracting noises when working from home.  Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and chances...

In this episode of  Covid-19 Webcast Series, PwC Ireland Leader David McGee invite three guests to share their insights on supply chain strategies during uncertain times.  Businesses need to consider the key strategic priorities around maintaining robust and dependable supply chains. Among the considerations are demand...

Our advisor Eva Acton writes about the value of using professionals to help your small business grow I have mentioned in previous posts about the value of using the Professionals when it comes to small business. I feel this was never more applicable than now. The...

 Mark Shaefer's discusses the limits of alone and customer relationship in an increasingly online world.  I think we are reaching the limits of alone in this coronavirus crisis and it took a commercial from Apple to bring this home to me. There is a new ad from...

Coaching and Mentoring are tools to help people move forward on their journeys to success. While both are useful, invaluable tools, they each work in different ways. In order to remove the confusion, here is a quick guide to highlight the typical differences between Coaching,...

Keynote Speaker, Sales Team Motivator, and Ireland Together member Peter Turley recently spoke at UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business about how businesses have changed through the years. Check the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-njesLNjE8&feature=youtu.be...

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...