5 Tips to Blending the Perfect Work-Life Balance You put your heart and soul into establishing your own business or powering through the ranks in your hard-fought-for career. It takes a lot of personal sacrifice in your relationships and your social life to keep the momentum of success going, and to keep fighting for your […]

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How to Team Build

  Big Red Cloud: How to Team Build There’s an age old debate between leadership versus management. Building a team that collaborates well and performs at their peak is the mission of most leaders. That’s because leadership requires the trust of your subordinates whom you influence, where management requires control over them. Team building is […]

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How to get your customers selling for you

Big Red Cloud: How To Get Your Customers Selling For You   Whether you are a B2B or B2C company, it is very feasible with some creative thinking and the adoption of a few key principles, to get your customers selling for you.   That’s a pretty ambitious claim, but at Big Red Cloud we […]

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Tips for dealing with Business stress

Being in business is not for the faint hearted. It requires steely determination, forceful drive, long nights of planning and big leaps of faith. Often overlooked but equally important is the ability to manage and reduce stress, so that you can get up day after day and do it all over again, while maintaining your […]

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Treat your business to new accounting software this Valentine’s Day

Treat your business to new accounting software this Valentine’s Day – and fall in love with your accounts. Make doing your books a breeze from anywhere. Still using spreadsheets or old, outdated software? Do yourself a favour. Update it to make your life easier. Dump your old accounting partner for a new love affair. What […]

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The most common mistakes a new Business owner makes

Most common mistakes every new business owner makes 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 […]

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How to start a new business while working full time

How to start a new business while working full time According to research by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 1 in 10 people under 35 want to start a new business in Ireland. The average age of the promising entrepreneur is 39, which implies most have some sort of experience to back them up. Unless you […]

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Managing your business profitably during the holiday season

Jingle all the way to the bank: Managing your business profitably during the holiday season

The holiday season is upon us. You’ve prepped all your inventory, you’ve done your staff rota, your seasonal advertisements are printed. Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and dig in. Here are our top tips to come out the other side of the holiday season profitable and ready for the New Year. ‘Tis […]

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Big Red Cloud mobile app for invoicing on the go

7 Reasons Your Small Business Should Launch a Mobile App

If you don’t have a mobile app in today’s ever expanding digital universe, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity, even – dare one say – a modern business necessity. Research shows that mobile users spend 90% of their mobile online time on mobile apps rather than the mobile web. Yes, there are thousands of […]

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Back to Black on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Small businesses continually face challenges in Ireland today. In 2016 today, research by the Central Bank of Ireland highlights access to credit as one of the major challenges encountered by the SME and small business sector. How does a small business maintain excellent cash flow with little credit and still reap the benefits of Black […]

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