Sponsor for a Day 2016

Sponsor for a Day 2016 Up and Running

It’s that time of year again as entries are now being accepted for the Bank of Ireland Sponsor for a Day 2016 competition. Now entering its fourth year, the competition is open to small and medium enterprises with the grand prize for two businesses (one from Leinster and one from Munster) to sponsor the Leinster and […]

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Budget 2017

Budget 2017 – Our Competitors Must Be Laughing….

From a small business perspective there was an air of positive expectancy leading up to Budget 2017. And rightly so. The Dublin Startup Commissioner, Niamh Bushell, and her team delivered a pre-budget submission to the government explaining the urgency for change to share options. Surely this was now the time for the government to take […]

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Cyber Threats

10 Cyber Threats To Be Aware Of

Being aware of the nature of cyberattacks and cyber threats and their potential sources are just the first steps in protecting your business from them. It is critically important to understand your potential vulnerabilities. After all, the strongest and best protected front door is of little use if the back door is left open and […]

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Wyldsson Kickstarter

Wyldsson Doubles Funding Requirement On Kickstarter

This post is about Wyldsson and it’s also not about Wyldsson. It’s really to draw your attention to the potential of crowdfunding and the Kickstarter platform in particular, and how you can look to this ‘alternative’ funding platform the next time you are considering the design/launch of a new product. It makes perfect sense and […]

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Digital Dún Laoghaire

Digital Dún Laoghaire Sets Sights on 450 Jobs In Two Years

As previously reported, a number of initiatives are attempting to create an environment to promote and facilitate job creation. The Portershed, Galway’s first startup hub and the Ludgate@Skibbereen startup hub initiative, are two examples where actual premises are custom fit to attract new startup companies. Digital Dún Laoghaire is a twist on this approach where the concept […]

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Microsoft Tech Gathering Ireland

Microsoft Ireland Tech Gathering With Satya Nadella

It’s not uncommon to think of Microsoft as only a provider of software. You could be forgiven for thinking this as the case perhaps 10 years ago; today Microsoft is anything but. On Monday last, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft this past two years, was on stage at what was called the Microsoft Ireland Tech […]

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Cybercrime

Let’s kick start the discussion on how to protect against cybercrime

Big Red Cloud is producing a report to help small businesses across Ireland appreciate and understand the considerable threat posed by cybercrime. The report highlights the risks associated with ignoring that threat and outlines the steps necessary to protect a business. The report is aimed at small business owners and their community of professional advisors including accountants and solicitors who have to contend with […]

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Cybercrime Ireland 2016 Cyber criminals

How to protect your business from cyber criminals

Important report on Cybercrime that provides tips and insights for small business owners on how to protect their businesses from cybercriminals, hackers and other groups.

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Welcome to #StartUpLife

Welcome to #StartUpLife

A big welcome to #StartUpLife, our new videos series and as the title suggests, it’s all about the life of a start up. Over the course of the past 4 years with Big Red Cloud and indeed, way back to 1992 with Big Red Book, we’ve worked with thousands of amazing startup businesses. Using our […]

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digital marketing

5 handy tips to get the most out of your digital marketing efforts

There is no question that digital marketing is a critically important part of any overall marketing strategy. Big or small, you need to understand and properly execute a digital marketing campaign if you want to be competitive. The good news is that it’s easier than ever before for small businesses and solopreneurs to conduct digital marketing […]

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