Practical help to navigate Brexit

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We are pleased to annouce that Denis is presenting at InterTradeIreland’s ‘Practical help to navigate Brexit’ event taking place in Sligo on 1st May 2018. In the session Denis will take attendees step by step through the Brexit planning process using a case study.

If you are in the area why not come along. It’s free to attend, but you need to register for the event via the ITI website.

 

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How to deal with Brexit risks

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In this article, I examine Brexit in the context of risk; specifically when it comes to customers, suppliers, and logistics.

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1. Customer risks
Let’s start by looking at customer related risks. When assessing this, you will need to consider risks posed by your customers’ customers and perhaps your customers’ customers’ customers. You need to look for risks ...

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A practical costing and pricing workshop for small businesses in Tipperary

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Casey Business Consulting will deliver a costing and pricing workshop on behalf of the Local Enterprise Office in Tipperary Town on 14th November 2017. The venue is the Tipperary Community Centre on Michael Street and it runs from 9-00am to 1-30pm.

The workshop is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the costing and pricing process for small businesses. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to use their own data to calculate margins, breakeven positions etc for ...

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Three steps to a successful Brexit for your business

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As Brexit negotiations proceed tensions are increasing between the EU and the UK. This is only natural with the stakes so high and the world watching. As a business owner in Ireland it’s interesting to watch the negotiations playing out. However there is a more serious side to the Brexit process for businesses here. In this article I will outline the three steps ...

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A Hard Brexit is coming – take advice from the scouts and ‘be prepared’

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As we all know the UK triggered Article 50 at the end of March and this began its two year withdrawal process from the EU. The formal talks on Brexit began today in Brussels. As a result the UK will leave the EU before April 2019. The departure could be delayed but only if this delay is agreed to by the UK and all remaining EU countries. The UK will not want to contemplate a delay in the process at ...

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From plums to paintball: 6 tricks to maximise staff productivity

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A recent survey has revealed that just 25% of employees in the UK feel actively engaged in their job. Despite accounting for a considerable amount of our personal time, British working lives increasingly feel unengaging and undervalued. This state of affairs can have a marked impact on productivity and professional achievement.

So how can managers and businesses up their game and give staff the attention and investment they need to flourish in their roles? After all, having happy staff ...

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The 7 Benefits of Strategic Planning

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If you don’t know where you are going, then any road will take you there.

For some, “Strategy” and “Strategic Planning” is something that is done once a year which results in a report. Others think it is market position, operational effectiveness or an idea or business model.

Strategy is choosing to perform different activities that can be preserved and that will provide a sustainable competitive advantage. It is a mental exercise. It is a way of thinking about the world and ...

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6 Simple Steps on Preparing for Your Next Sales Meeting

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The days of asking a buyer the question, “So, what do you do?” are long gone. With so much information on the Internet these days, why is a buyer going to be perfectly fine with a meeting or phone call from a sales rep who didn’t take the extra steps to even look at their website?

Buyers expect you to know everything about their company in and out. Why? Because a buyer want a sales professional who understands their business and ...

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International opportunities open up for Irish SMEs

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International opportunities open up for Irish SMEs. The World’s largest support network for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) has announced a new partnership with 31 Local Enterprise Offices in Ireland.

The Enterprise Europe Network in Ireland is a joint partnership between Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices, Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Cork Chamber of Commerce.

Launched in January, the Network is co-financed under ‘COSME’, the EU funding programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs. The services are tailored for SMEs but ...

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Networking – six ways to network successfully at events

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What are the best ways to win friends and influence people at networking events? Here are six top tips that will prove very useful.

Typically, the end of the year is a busy time in the SME calendar with lots of networking events, and award shows to attend.

So, as a business owner involved in showcasing your company at an event – or as an interested networker, attending an event for business reasons – what’s the best approach to take?

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