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#insights

# insights - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I wanted to make something Irish. What I ended up bottling was the smell of failure' Startups

'I wanted to make something Irish. What I ended up bottling was the smell of failure'

After leaving school to work as a labourer, Karl Murray found his way into the aromatherapy business.

# insights - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'I come across as tough and brash - kicking that habit has been a work in progress' Transport

'I come across as tough and brash - kicking that habit has been a work in progress'

Cork Airport boss Niall MacCarthy talks about why it’s useful to know what annoys staff.

# insights - Sunday 17 September, 2017

From Business ETC Why Ireland should welcome the robots coming to 'take' our jobs Opinion

Why Ireland should welcome the robots coming to 'take' our jobs

The next industrial revolution will have a wide-reaching impact on the workforce.

# insights - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Secret Millionaire: 'I had many calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake' Secret Millionaire

Secret Millionaire: 'I had many calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake'

Cara Pharmacy’s Ramona Nicholas talks about why she hates emails and her tips for interviewing.

From Business ETC How Irish shoppers' online habits can teach retailers to make more sales Insights

How Irish shoppers' online habits can teach retailers to make more sales

Getting customers onto your site is only part of the battle.

From TheJournal.ie 'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job' Insights

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

# insights - Friday 15 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'I wanted to make something Irish. What I ended up bottling was the smell of failure' Startups

'I wanted to make something Irish. What I ended up bottling was the smell of failure'

After leaving school to work as a labourer, Karl Murray found his way into the aromatherapy business.

# insights - Thursday 14 September, 2017

From Business ETC What this 'new luxury' store can teach brick-and-mortar retailers about savvy shop design Retail

What this 'new luxury' store can teach brick-and-mortar retailers about savvy shop design

This entrepreneur delivers a masterclass in smart shop-floor aesthetics.

From TheJournal.ie 'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job' Insights

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had many late-night calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake' Ramona Nicholas

'I had many late-night calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake'

Cara Pharmacy’s Ramona Nicholas talks about why she hates emails and her tips for interviewing.

# insights - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'I had many late-night calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake' Insights

'I had many late-night calls in tears with my mum. I thought I'd made my biggest mistake'

Cara Pharmacy’s Ramona Nicholas talks about why she hates emails and her tips for interviewing.

# insights - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This Irish teen quit school at 17 to launch a talent agency for online influencers Marketing

This Irish teen quit school at 17 to launch a talent agency for online influencers

Conor O’Flaherty says he plans to hire up to 15 people in Galway over the next year.

From Business ETC How the seeds for the affordable housing crisis were sown nearly two decades ago Building And Property

How the seeds for the affordable housing crisis were sown nearly two decades ago

Ireland’s planning rules were meant to deliver affordable homes, but that approach has failed.

# insights - Saturday 9 September, 2017

From Business ETC The 6 essential steps anyone setting up a new business in Ireland should take Insights

The 6 essential steps anyone setting up a new business in Ireland should take

From sorting out your business structure to getting the cash coming in, we’ve got you covered.

# insights - Friday 8 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job' Insights

'I get annoyed when people say it's a side project. My startup is a second full-time job'

Setting up this education startup has been a balancing act for Amazon recruiter Alan O’Beirne.

# insights - Thursday 7 September, 2017

From Business ETC Want your product to stand out on the shelves? These are the secrets to great packaging Insights

Want your product to stand out on the shelves? These are the secrets to great packaging

This graphic designer delivers a masterclass in presenting a product.

From TheJournal.ie 'When I left the company I founded, the first thing I did was get a dog' Jules Coleman

'When I left the company I founded, the first thing I did was get a dog'

Hassle’s Jules Coleman talks about over-hyped startup trends and her favourite interview question.

From TheJournal.ie 'I lost hours of my life commuting on the M50 every day – but it gave me my business idea' Workjuggle

'I lost hours of my life commuting on the M50 every day – but it gave me my business idea'

After leaving corporate life, Ciara Garvan launched a startup to offer workers more flexible hours.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish teen quit school at 17 to launch a talent agency for online 'influencers' YouTube Star

This Irish teen quit school at 17 to launch a talent agency for online 'influencers'

Conor O’Flaherty says he plans to hire up to 15 people in Galway over the next year.

# insights - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'When I left the company I founded, the first thing I did was get a dog' Insights

'When I left the company I founded, the first thing I did was get a dog'

Hassle’s Jules Coleman talks about over-hyped startup trends and her favourite interview question.

# insights - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From Business ETC How even small firms can apply the Steve Jobs touch to inspire their staff Insights

How even small firms can apply the Steve Jobs touch to inspire their staff

Telling stories that bring the best out of workers will help any business.

From TheJournal.ie 'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger' Insights

'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger'

A bad leg break spurred this former marketeer to set up his own burger business.

# insights - Friday 1 September, 2017

From Business ETC 'I lost hours of my life commuting on the M50 every day – but it gave me my business idea' Insights

'I lost hours of my life commuting on the M50 every day – but it gave me my business idea'

After leaving corporate life, Ciara Garvan launched a startup to offer workers more flexible hours.

# insights - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From Business ETC What war rooms and 'prairie dogs' can teach you about designing a better office Building And Property

What war rooms and 'prairie dogs' can teach you about designing a better office

This architect delivers a masterclass in workplace design.

From TheJournal.ie 'Let's be frank - often it's been the best man for the job, even if women were more qualified' Female Founders

'Let's be frank - often it's been the best man for the job, even if women were more qualified'

From quotas to paternity leave, top female founders share their thoughts on the gender divide.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's an illusion that entrepreneurs need to work 80 hours a week. I don't believe that' Steeltech Sheds

'There's an illusion that entrepreneurs need to work 80 hours a week. I don't believe that'

Seán Brett of Steeltech Sheds talks about cleaning toilets and how he stays focused.

From TheJournal.ie 'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger' Handsome Burger

'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger'

A bad leg break spurred this former marketeer to set up his own burger business.

# insights - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

From Business ETC 'There's an illusion that entrepreneurs need to work 80 hours a week. I don't believe that' Insights

'There's an illusion that entrepreneurs need to work 80 hours a week. I don't believe that'

Seán Brett of Steeltech Sheds talks about cleaning toilets and how he stays focused.

# insights - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From Business ETC 'Let's be frank - often it's been the best man for the job, even if women were more qualified' Insights

'Let's be frank - often it's been the best man for the job, even if women were more qualified'

From quotas to paternity leave, top female founders share their thoughts on the gender divide.

From Business ETC A worker sacked over missing cash won €12,000 - here are the lessons for employers Insights

A worker sacked over missing cash won €12,000 - here are the lessons for employers

It was found that the excuse for firing the employee was not within the ‘band of reasonable responses’.

# insights - Saturday 26 August, 2017

From Business ETC These are the incentives available for anyone starting a new business in Ireland Insights

These are the incentives available for anyone starting a new business in Ireland

And hopefully there will be more to come for entrepreneurs in this year’s Budget.

# insights - Friday 25 August, 2017

From Business ETC EU workers going cold on the UK could see Ireland as an 'attractive' alternative Insights

EU workers going cold on the UK could see Ireland as an 'attractive' alternative

Net migration in the UK has dipped by a quarter since last year.

From Business ETC 'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger' Insights

'For one of our first events they told us to bring food for 250 people – we sold one burger'

A bad leg break spurred this former marketeer to set up his own burger business.

# insights - Thursday 24 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'When we launched FoodCloud it didn't work at all. We had to go back to the drawing board' Foodcloud

'When we launched FoodCloud it didn't work at all. We had to go back to the drawing board'

Iseult Ward chats about FoodCloud’s rocky launch and why she would like to hire Richard Branson.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was 41 and I couldn't see myself doing an ad agency job into my 50s' Gra For Fitness

'I was 41 and I couldn't see myself doing an ad agency job into my 50s'

After 15 years in advertising, Grainne O’Driscoll decided to ditch her desk job for pilates classes.

# insights - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From Business ETC 'When we launched FoodCloud it didn't work at all. We had to go back to the drawing board' Insights

'When we launched FoodCloud it didn't work at all. We had to go back to the drawing board'

Iseult Ward chats about FoodCloud’s rocky launch and why she would like to hire Richard Branson.

# insights - Friday 18 August, 2017

From Business ETC 'I was 41 and I couldn't see myself doing an ad agency job into my 50s' Insights

'I was 41 and I couldn't see myself doing an ad agency job into my 50s'

After 15 years in advertising, Grainne O’Driscoll decided to ditch her desk job for pilates classes.

# insights - Thursday 17 August, 2017

From Business ETC 'In the 80s, everyone wanted to be in a band. Now they all want to be in a startup' Insights

'In the 80s, everyone wanted to be in a band. Now they all want to be in a startup'

This angel investor delivers a masterclass in networking at industry gatherings.

From TheJournal.ie 'I find risking other people's time and energy much harder than risking my own' Girlcrew

'I find risking other people's time and energy much harder than risking my own'

Elva Carri talks about her life before GirlCrew and a particularly bad summer job.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought I knew better than the next guy, but I still lost millions in property' Travelwin

'I thought I knew better than the next guy, but I still lost millions in property'

This seasoned entrepreneur talks about investment mistakes – and knowing when to move on.