essential websites for entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers

67 essential websites for entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers

Is there a website that you turn for inspiration, business tips or the latest tech tools and hacks? Ever wondered what websites entrepreneur swear by to save time and refine their skills? Here are 67 websites that entrepreneurs recommend in online forums. Canva, Trello, and Producthunt get a lot of love! The good news is […]

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The one-sentence pitch : can you explain your startup in one sentence?

Well, this guy nailed it.     Can you describe YOUR startup in one sentence? The one-sentence startup pitch or high concept pitch is easily mocked. In fact, there’s a Facebook group dedicated to doing just that. Members suggest hilarious one-sentence descriptions for real (and how-it-not-a-thing) companies. Most pitches follow the “Tinder for____” formula: A […]

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6 key things a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist looks for in Irish start-ups and developing companies

Silicon Valley Bank – specialist lender to technology, innovation and med-tech companies – is doubling the amount it’s lending to Irish companies. So far, it’s committed funds to 15 Irish businesses including AMCS, Amplience, Accuris, Boxever, Clavis Insight, Diona, Fieldaware, Lincor, Logentries, Movidius and Profitero. Here’s what David Flanagan, CEO of Boxever, had to say […]

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Proven figures that Ireland is becoming a tech, healthcare and recruitment hub – and Irish people are returning home for it

Recent figures from LinkedIn shows that Ireland is successfully luring talented professionals, especially software (up 36%), healthcare (up 20%) and recruitment professionals (up 14%). More Irish people are defining themselves as entrepreneurs (up 80%) and sole traders (up 23.8%) while the number of small and medium size businesses is up nearly 12%. “The really interesting […]

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Take business to the next level : Surefire Startup Seminars, Networking Events, Tech expos and Business Conferences

Another day, another Summit, right? Or networking event. Or business conference.  Or bootcamp. Sometimes, we only hear about these events afterward. And think .. I might have learned something new, or met someone who could transform my business. And sometimes it feels good just to get another perspective and realise you’re not alone. But you didn’t […]

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Why we love stories about entrepreneurs and why all start ups need a good origin story

“In a world where people have a lot of choices, the story may be the deciding factor.”Nick Morgan People process facts and stories very differently. A press release full of boring facts only hits our language processing parts in the brain. Scientists call these Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area. Stories make your brain work harder, […]

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8 Great Small Business and Startup Marketing Stories You don’t want to miss

Small companies are team, goalie, centre back and centre forward all in one. Here’s how 8 tackled marketing. I’m a sucker for stories about how small and new businesses market themselves. Maybe it’s because they tend to involve the unexpected. Maybe because sometimes, they’re surprisingly moving. Of course, the small business itself will tell you […]

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Starting a business? Great advice from Commissioner, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist

A Commissioner for Start-Ups, an Entrepreneur and an Venture Capitalist walk into a web summit…and give some great analysis of the Irish environment for new businesses.  Okay not so funny, but Niamh Bushnell, Brian Caulfield and Noel Ruane were insightful, down-to-earth and ,yes, entertaining in the start-up panel of the 2015 Web Summit 2015 last […]

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