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#insights and opinion

From Business ETC 'Find trouble before it finds you': How businesses can avoid being hijacked by online fraudsters Insights And Opinion

'Find trouble before it finds you': How businesses can avoid being hijacked by online fraudsters

You don’t have to go too far back in time to understand why cybersecurity is so important.

From Business ETC 'I sold my business for €6m. To get the best deal, you can't be afraid to walk away' Insights And Opinion

'I sold my business for €6m. To get the best deal, you can't be afraid to walk away'

After selling her 12-year-old business, Nikki Evans shares what she learned from the process.

From TheJournal.ie 'The stench of GamerCon harmed us. We still get complaints about it and we weren't even involved' Insights And Opinion

'The stench of GamerCon harmed us. We still get complaints about it and we weren't even involved'

Karl Walsh talks about his route from the gardaí to running Dublin Comic Con.

From TheJournal.ie How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister Insights And Opinion

How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister

The long-delayed project is just never going to work in its current format.

From Business ETC 'When I was younger, I tried to take the easy way out of things in life' Food And Drink

'When I was younger, I tried to take the easy way out of things in life'

Emma Devlin of Rascals Brewing Company talks about the ‘wow factor’ and balancing passion with planning.

From Business ETC Poll: Would you pay to listen to a motivational speaker? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay to listen to a motivational speaker?

Lots of people are willing to fork out hundreds of euro to learn how to sell a pen.

From Business ETC Why managers should drop the macho attitude and make work a 'psychologically safe' place Insights And Opinion

Why managers should drop the macho attitude and make work a 'psychologically safe' place

Unhealthy pressure leads to low levels of trust and poor performances.

From Business ETC How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister Insights And Opinion

How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister

The long-delayed project is just never going to work in its current format.

From Business ETC 'The stench of GamerCon harmed us. We still get complaints about it and we weren't even involved' Insights And Opinion

'The stench of GamerCon harmed us. We still get complaints about it and we weren't even involved'

Karl Walsh talks about his route from the gardaí to running Dublin Comic Con.

From Business ETC Why bigger brands shouldn't feel threatened by Instagram-savvy challengers Media And Marketing

Why bigger brands shouldn't feel threatened by Instagram-savvy challengers

Here’s how Goliaths can take on the Davids of this world.

From TheJournal.ie 5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget Insights And Opinion

5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget

These entrepreneurs talk about door-stepping Pat Kenny and when a launch goes horribly wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews Insights And Opinion

Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews

From tech gurus to ex-Dragons’ Den stars, we got the best questions for finding dream hires.

From Business ETC 'When you start your own business it's not always 9 to 5, sometimes it's more like 24/7' Resource And Energy

'When you start your own business it's not always 9 to 5, sometimes it's more like 24/7'

Pinergy’s Enda Gunnell talks about the challenges of starting a business and doing stock takes on a farm.

From Business ETC If we want our entrepreneurial spirit to blossom, we have to help the smaller guys Insights And Opinion

If we want our entrepreneurial spirit to blossom, we have to help the smaller guys

It would be perilous to ignore the issues facing Irish startups in 2019.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019?

The previews for the 12 months ahead have flooded in, with most wary of a slowdown in growth.

From Business ETC Ireland is closed for business when it comes to luring badly-needed professional contractors Work

Ireland is closed for business when it comes to luring badly-needed professional contractors

Here’s how Budget 2019 was a lost opportunity for the country to address its talent shortage.

From TheJournal.ie 5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink Insights And Opinion

5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink

From Christmas disasters to near-death experiences, entrepreneurs talk about some of their low points.

From Business ETC Here are the main issues Ireland's lawmakers will encounter in 2019 Insights And Opinion

Here are the main issues Ireland's lawmakers will encounter in 2019

Political anoraks will have a lot to mull over when Oireachtas business resumes later this month.

From Business ETC We asked entrepreneurs for the best advice they ever received. Here's what they said Insights And Opinion

We asked entrepreneurs for the best advice they ever received. Here's what they said

Ireland’s business leaders share the tips that have stuck with them over the years.

From Business ETC 5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget Insights And Opinion

5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget

These entrepreneurs talk about door-stepping Pat Kenny and when a launch goes horribly wrong.

From TheJournal.ie On the job hunt in 2019? Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews New Year New Job

On the job hunt in 2019? Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews

From tech gurus to ex-Dragons’ Den stars, we got the best questions for finding dream hires.

From Business ETC These are the top Irish companies to watch in 2019 Insights And Opinion

These are the top Irish companies to watch in 2019

We pick the businesses that are gearing up for a big year.

From Business ETC Bear suits, nappies and footing turf: The worst jobs these Irish bosses ever had Insights And Opinion

Bear suits, nappies and footing turf: The worst jobs these Irish bosses ever had

Even the most successful leaders had to get their hands dirty first.

From Business ETC 'Get everything in writing. That's a lesson I learned in a crude way' Insights And Opinion

'Get everything in writing. That's a lesson I learned in a crude way'

Rena Maycock talks about moving into tech startups after establishing a matchmaking agency.

From Business ETC 'It's all about the customer experience - the day you take that for granted, you're dead' Food And Drink

'It's all about the customer experience - the day you take that for granted, you're dead'

Freshii’s Dave O’Donoghue talks about getting into the food industry and the tough task of letting staff go.

From Business ETC 5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink Insights And Opinion

5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink

From Christmas disasters to near-death experiences, entrepreneurs talk about some of their low points.

From Business ETC Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews Insights And Opinion

Here's what some of Ireland's top bosses always ask in job interviews

From tech gurus to ex-Dragons’ Den stars, we got the best questions for finding dream hires.

From Business ETC 'We made mistakes when it came to funding. We could've ramped up the business even quicker' Insights And Opinion

'We made mistakes when it came to funding. We could've ramped up the business even quicker'

Two years after launching his startup, Sean Murray talks about some of the lessons he has learned so far.

From Business ETC 'I’d love to lie and say I’ve got great work-life balance, but the truth is I don’t at all' Retail And Services

'I’d love to lie and say I’ve got great work-life balance, but the truth is I don’t at all'

Jenny Huston talks about giving up a career in radio to start her jewellery business, Edge Only.

From Business ETC These are the frequent-flyer brigade's top tips for surviving life on the road Tourism And Transport

These are the frequent-flyer brigade's top tips for surviving life on the road

Some of Ireland’s busiest business travellers share their advice for making it from A to B unruffled.

From Business ETC A no-nonsense guide to rolling out a workplace wellness scheme that works Work

A no-nonsense guide to rolling out a workplace wellness scheme that works

It’s well known that promoting the well-being of employees is good for business.

From Business ETC 'Your business becomes part of who you are. That makes it harder to shake off criticism' Insights And Opinion

'Your business becomes part of who you are. That makes it harder to shake off criticism'

Caroline Dunlea talks about what she learned from setting up her own firm.

From TheJournal.ie 'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street' Retail And Services

'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street'

Gym + Coffee’s Niall Horgan talks about giving up his job to start his athletic clothing business.

From Business ETC 'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street' Retail And Services

'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street'

Gym + Coffee’s Niall Horgan talks about giving up his job to start his athletic clothing business.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think having an attractive office makes workers more productive? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think having an attractive office makes workers more productive?

Many argue that good design stimulates productivity – but not everyone’s a fan of today’s workplaces.

From Business ETC How to avoid HR landmines during the Christmas celebrations Insights And Opinion

How to avoid HR landmines during the Christmas celebrations

Wild office parties, risqué Secret Santa gifts and hazardous decorations can all spell trouble.

From Business ETC How a well-designed workspace will help you attract (and keep) valuable staff Insights And Opinion

How a well-designed workspace will help you attract (and keep) valuable staff

New research shows that a carefully planned work environment can have long-lasting effects.

From TheJournal.ie 'I think my blind optimism papered over the blatant risk. Now I think, that was ballsy' Food And Drink

'I think my blind optimism papered over the blatant risk. Now I think, that was ballsy'

Metalman’s Grainne Walsh talks about why not to open a brewery if you just want to make beer.

From Business ETC 'I think my blind optimism papered over the blatant risk. Now I think, that was ballsy' Food And Drink

'I think my blind optimism papered over the blatant risk. Now I think, that was ballsy'

Metalman’s Grainne Walsh talks about why not to open a brewery if you just want to make beer.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you believe anonymous online reviews for employers? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe anonymous online reviews for employers?

For some, Glassdoor is a useful hiring platform. But others think it’s open to abuse.