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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The Portershed Galway

The Portershed, Galway’s Startup Hub Opens

The Portershed, Galway’s first startup hub, home to an accelerator programme, high potential start-ups and entrepreneurs has recently opened its doors. Located on a vast expanse of 14 acres between Eyre Square and the harbour, the Portershed building is centrally located and provides much needed working and meeting space for budding entrepreneurs. The idea behind the Galway […]

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Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge – the new Internet Explorer

A few months back Microsoft released their latest personal computing operating system – Windows 10 – making it freely available to those with genuine copies of Windows 7 or 8.1. With this update came the replacement of Internet Explorer with Microsoft Edge. One of the main benefits of Edge is that it is easier for […]

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New Euro notes

First series Euro notes vs. the new Europa series

We previously looked at how to tell if money is counterfeit in our handling cash guide. Since then there has been a new 5, 10, and 20  Euro notes released with additional security features. Other notes such as €50, €100, €200, and €500 have not yet been released. Here’s what we learned about the first […]

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Kilkenny's creative quarter

Looking ahead to 1000 jobs in Kilkenny’s creative quarter

What a great idea! Take a bus load of tech start-ups on a tour to visit the magical city that is Kilkenny and introduce them to Kilkenny’s creative quarter. The full day tour is intended to provide the start ups with an in-depth look at what Kilkenny has to offer by way of providing a […]

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Recruiting accounting software business development exectuives

Up for a new challenge – we are actively recruiting business development executives

We are looking to recruit a number of commercially minded Business Development Executive’s, located around Ireland, who will enhance our reputation as Ireland’s “go to” provider for accounting and payroll software. The successful candidates will be responsible for re-energising existing client relationships and developing new client leads to maximise revenues, both from existing and new clients. […]

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Startups Awards Entry Form 2015

The UK Startups Awards: What makes an award-winning business?

The team over at the UK Startups Awards contacted a few of the judges for this year’s awards and asked them what they see as the ‘exciting opportunity to find the heroes of tomorrow’. For any company getting ready to fill out their entry form, the following should provide some guidelines or insight into what the […]

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70 ideas for small business events

  Eventbrite is an excellent internet software platform that helps companies organise events by enabling them to sell tickets and manage the registrations. At Big Red Cloud, we used the Eventbrite software platform for our recent accountant’s seminar in Barberstown Castle and it proved to be a great addition to our portfolio of business software […]

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LinkedIn removes export of business contacts and ushers in a 72 hour wait to get data

News this morning that LinkedIn has removed the ability to export personal contact lists will surely have an impact on the number of premium account renewals. In case you don’t know: LinkedIn is a social networking software platform designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and […]

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Sponsor for a Day 2016

Sponsor for a Day – Three Lessons for Small Businesses

  It’s hard to believe but it’s almost 6 months since our Sponsor for a Day with Bank of Ireland and Leinster Rugby. Those of you that followed our campaign to win the overall Sponsor for a Day (SFAD) vote will be well aware of how much it meant to us: from a personal perspective […]

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