Business News

What do I do if my bank says projections for firm are not based in reality?

21st November 2018

Q: I am at an advanced stage of business planning for a new food product and all the indicators are that it will be successful. My projections show I will be doing several million in turnover in the third year, however my bank has been highly critical saying my projections are over-ambitious and not based […]

Read More

Ecommerce explosion: online cross-border sales boom in China offers Irish exporters opportunities

21st November 2018

Ecommerce has exploded in China – on current trends half of all of the world’s online transactions will take place in the economic power house this year. Local Chinese tech champions such as Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com dominate a rapidly-growing ecommerce ecosystem, mostly within China, according to a paper from the World Economic Forum (WEF). […]

Read More

Adrian Weckler: ‘Beware of Black Friday ‘sales’

19th November 2018

In five days, ‘Black Friday’ will occur. You’ll see and hear lots of ads appearing about this. Sadly, it’s a time of the year when retailers spoof a lot about price cuts with no consequence from any regulatory body. Discounts are exaggerated and recommended retail prices – ‘RRP’ – are quoted that have not been […]

Read More

Consumer spending to reach a record €105bn – surpassing boomtime peak

19th November 2018

Irish consumer spending is set to reach a record €105bn this year, surpassing the boomtime peak set in 2007, according to a new report. The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI), a tax relief for home improvements, is fuelling strong growth in people’s spending on their homes, according to the latest Consumer Market Monitor from the Marketing […]

Read More

Review of expenses scheme angers accountants

19th November 2018

One of Ireland’s top accounting representative groups has lashed out at Revenue’s review of the flat-rate expenses scheme, saying 500,000 could ultimately be affected and that some individuals could lose out on gains from the Budget. Brian Keegan, director of public policy and taxation at Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), said changes to the scheme coming […]

Read More

The Irish studio started with just myself…now we have 36 employees.’ Blockchain firms look to Dublin

16th November 2018

A growing cryptocurrency ecosystem and availability of tech talent is attracting blockchain leaders, and their companies, to Ireland. Digital currency exchange Coinbase has most recently helped to expand the crypto economy here, opening an office in Dublin just last month. At the time, the firm’s UK CEO Zeeshan Feroz said that Dublin, with its diverse […]

Read More

The Irish studio started with just myself…now we have 36 employees.’ Blockchain firms look to Dublin

16th November 2018

A growing cryptocurrency ecosystem and availability of tech talent is attracting blockchain leaders, and their companies, to Ireland. Digital currency exchange Coinbase has most recently helped to expand the crypto economy here, opening an office in Dublin just last month. At the time, the firm’s UK CEO Zeeshan Feroz said that Dublin, with its diverse […]

Read More

Startup diary: There are three rules that every startup needs to follow for sales success

16th November 2018

Once you have users for your online product, how do you sell to them? This an important question. I often speak to aspiring founders about their ideas and the first question I always end up asking is: “Who will give you money and why?” The need to ask this question is a remarkably frequent occurrence. […]

Read More

Startup diary: There are three rules that every startup needs to follow for sales success

16th November 2018

Once you have users for your online product, how do you sell to them? This an important question. I often speak to aspiring founders about their ideas and the first question I always end up asking is: “Who will give you money and why?” The need to ask this question is a remarkably frequent occurrence. […]

Read More

Fifth of employers consider quitting Dublin to beat spiralling costs

16th November 2018

One in five employers are considering moving outside of Dublin due to rising costs, according to the latest ‘Quarterly Employment Market Monitor’ from Cpl Resources. This comes on the back of new figures from the Central Statistics Office showing that property prices continue to rise. While the median, or middle, price for a property nationwide […]

Read More