Do you ask………?

I was talking with a prospective client recently and I asked him how well he was being paid by his customers. “Not very well” was his reply “And how often do you have to contact them before they pay you?” was my next question. And to my amazement he told me that he never asked…

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Androids and iPhones

Isn’t Technology wonderful ? I got an e-mail yesterday advising me that my website is now “Mobile Phone-Friendly”. Can you imagine what anyone being given that message 20 years ago would have thought ? It would have been beyond their comprehension but that just goes to show how our lives have become dominated by technology. We…

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Networking

Just under a year ago, I joined a chapter of BNI (Business Network International) and it turned out to be a very wise decision. We meet weekly at 7.00 a.m. and in the course of the meeting, we all get a chance to promote our business and refer business to other members. There is a…

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Spring At Last

Well, here we are now, the middle of April, and Spring has finally arrived. It’s been a long winter but the days are getting longer and there’s little bit of heat in the air. But no matter how the weather and the seasons are behaving, life must go on  and your business must go on…

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Check Them Out !

What’s the most important thing in your business ? I would suggest that your customers matter more than anything else. I don’t know what’s more difficult; getting new customers or holding on to the customers you have. the way the world is at the moment, customers are like gold dust and we must do what…

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It’s Your Money

Well, here we are in September and WE’RE STILL STANDING !!!. How many of us thought that we wouldn’t make it this far into the year ? Quite a few, I’ll bet. It’s been a very tough year so far and there’s no real sign yet that it’s going to get any easier but we…

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Green Shoots ?

Maybe, just maybe, we’re starting to see the first faint signs of a recovery in the Irish Economy. This week, the Exchequer figures were better than forecast on both the Revenue and Expenditure sides and the Live register figures were down slightly. I know that this is only one set of figures and that we…

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