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How to Become an Employer of Choice

An employer of choice is one who inspires highly talented workers to join them and stay with them. The primary objective of our firm is to create such a high performance workplace. What is a high performance workplace? High performance workplace is characterised by its creativity, innovation, flexibility and competitiveness. Workplace: – where people choose…

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South Dublin’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

I had the pleasure of being asked to judge at this year’s South Dublin’s Best Young Entrepreneurs competition run by the South Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO). It forms part of the larger Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (#IBYE) competition, with the eventual winners going on to represent South Dublin at national level. Throughout I was…

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How Can Non-EEA Nationals Invest and Start a Business in Ireland? Part 3 of 3

Business Permission The Business Permission initiative was established by the Irish Government to stimulate commercial investment in Ireland. Purpose of the programme Non-EEA Nationals who successfully meet the business permission criteria are entitled to live in Ireland. Business permissions are initially granted for 12 months. The business permission does not include visa status. To qualify…

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How Can Non-EEA Nationals Invest and Start a Business in Ireland? Part 2 of 3

Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (“STEP”) The Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (“STEP”) was established by the Irish Government to stimulate investment in the innovative economy. Purpose of the programme Non-EEA investors (and immediate families) who invest €50k (min) in a High Potential Start Up (HPSU) via the STEP scheme can apply for residency for up to 5 years.…

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Protect Your Organization From A Cyber-Attack!

I was recently chatting with our IT Support Firm and they told me of another client of theirs that was recently hacked into and blackmailed.  The blackmailers said that if they didn’t pay the €50,000, their system would be wiped. Unfortunately they had no choice but to pay the ransom.  By the time they had…

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How Can Non-EEA Nationals Invest and Start a Business in Ireland? Part 1 of 3

Immigrant Investor Programme The Immigrant Investor Programme was established by the Irish Government in 2012 to stimulate productive investment in Ireland and to offer residency in Ireland. Purpose of the programme The programme provides non-EEA nationals (together with their immediate families) with secure residency status in Ireland subject to

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Leadership And Employee Motivation

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter Drucker Leadership does not have to be at the highest level of an organisation. It can be a business owner, manager or team leader. All of them are expected to use their skills, knowledge and experience…

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Why Is Ethics In The Workplace So Important?

While businesses focus on profitability and success, it is imperative to train employees to be ethical. Training in ethics helps build a strong team, and foster professionalism amongst employees, thereby increasing work productivity. Work ethics is like invisible employee behaviour – noticeable by its absence. Some workplace ethics include: 1. Punctuality Arriving at work on…

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How Can Non-EEA Nationals Invest And Start A Business In Ireland? An Overview

There are three schemes overseen by the Department of Justice and Law Reform that match inward investment with the entitlement to live/ work in Ireland: 1) Immigrant Investor Programme 2) Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (“STEP”) 3) Business Permission These schemes are overseen and managed directly by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service. Purpose of initiatives The…

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How to Succeed With Your Next Presentation: 6 Practical Tips

“I’m standing on a stage Of fear and self-doubt It’s a hollow play But they’ll clap anyway…” Arcade Fire. “My body is A Cage” Giving a presentation to clients, co-workers or your boss can be a daunting prospect. The best simile I can think of to describe the initial feeling is that of being on…

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