BUSINESS UPDATES & ARTICLES
 
Tips for Expansion
6 Helpful Business Expansion Tips

Learning how to expand your business successfully and sustainably can have a huge impact on the momentum of your current enterprise. Here are six actionable tips for expanding your business and avoiding the stagnation that can often creep into even seemingly healthy companies.

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Fodder Crisis
Cash Flow support for Irish Agriculture Business

This spring has been among the most difficult and challenging experienced by Irish farmers for a number of years. Depleted fodder reserves, limited grass growth and a delay in turning livestock out to grass are all adding to the operational and financial pressures on-farm.

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GDPR
How to…. Get Data Protection Ready

The General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming into effect in May this year, introduces very important, but also very manageable changes in how businesses are required to manage the personal data of their customers and employees. Why is this important? Because once you process any personal data, you have a legal obligation to safeguard it and be compliant with the law when processing it.

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Management Buy Out
The Return of the Management Buy Out

A Management Buy Out (“MBO”) is where a management team buys the business from the existing shareholders. Businesses are ripe for MBO when management feel the business has stagnated and the owners are reluctant to invest further or pursue new growth opportunities or where the owner has expressed a desire to sell or retire. Similarly in larger organisations, non-core divisions may present management with potential MBO opportunities.

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BREXIT
 
Brexit Centre
Find out how Brexit could affect a range of sectors, including Agri, Retail, Tourism, Exporting, Motor and Transport.
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Brexit Sentiment
AIB Brexit Sentiment Index - Q4 2017

AIB's Brexit Sentiment Index tracks SME business sentiment across the island of Ireland during Brexit negotiations.

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EVENTS/SPONSORSHIP
 
Retail Retreat
Retail Retreat 2018

Organised by the business group Retail Excellence in partnership with AIB Merchant Services, this retail retreat and expo will focus on how to tempt consumers back into stores in the advent of e-commerce. Speakers will include David McWilliams and Google’s Aiden Blake.

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SME NEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB

1. A concept that's shaking up London's property market to Ireland (FORA)

2. Ireland’s unanswered questions on the Facebook scandal (Irish Times)


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