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A quarter of a billion dollars was raised for Ireland during Kingsley Aikins’ twenty one years with the Worldwide Ireland Funds. As we head into 2013 – the year of The Gathering – Kingsley tells TweakYourBiz about the importance of connecting the global diaspora. Kingsley Aikins Kingsley Aikins has had a fascinating career promoting Ireland throughout the world, including: Five years in Australia working for the Irish Trade Board and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA)…

Today’s world is constantly changing and evolving. The impacts of globalization and advances in technology have resulted in economic activity becoming increasingly international. The mobility and expansion of economic markets around the world has contributed to both opportunity and problem for the players of the world economy. In order to compete and survive in today’s globalised markets, a business must keep up-to-date with the accelerated pace of tax, legislative, and regulatory…

So it’s Christmas time again and I’m sure the majority of you are finishing up today so I thought I’d better get in quickly to say Merry Christmas to everyone from the team here at Tweak Your Biz. Rebrand 2012 has been an eventful year for Tweak Your Biz. With Anita Campbell joining us as CEO at the end of 2011 and then the rebrand from Bloggertone to Tweak Your Biz in March 2012. Wedding bells Our very own Niall Devitt took the plunge finally and got married in July to the lovely Marie…

It’s been another great year here at Tweak Your Biz!  What started out as an Irish small business community website has grown across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of small businesses now checking in regularly.  2012 highlights included: When the site was rebranded from Bloggertone to Tweak Your Biz back in March And in September,we appointed our new Managing Editor, Sian Phillips Our contributors Of course, none of this would be possible without the talent and support…

A phrase that jumped out at me in the course of the whole phone prank episode surrounding the Duchess of Cambridge’s recent stay in hospital, and the tragic death of one of the nurses involved was, “reasonably foreseeable.” I think it was a representative of the Australian radio station involved who said that it was not “reasonably foreseeable” that the prank might end up in causing someone to commit suicide. Reasonable Foreseeability Reasonable foreseeability is a legal term used…

Do you create great content? Find out how Author Rank allows you to claim ownership of your content regardless of where you publish online, become an authority in your niche and have your avatar and name show up in the search results. What is Author Rank? “Google needs a better way to sift through and determine quality in an age where content can so easily be produced and distributed” – Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google. Simply put, Author Rank is the idea that your…

Blogging by definition is a display of web log posts, normally in reverse chronological order. It can be a company blog, personal blog or business blog. Blogs can be the work of a single individual, a small group, or (more recently) multiple authors. Multi-author blogs (MABs) consist of posts written by a number of authors and professionally edited. The majority of high profile collaborative blogs are based around a single uniting theme, such as politics, technology, or business. The Blogging…

I have just spent a number of days going through a remarkable 184 page document produced by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). The title of the report is The Social Economy: Unlocking Value and Productivity Through Social Technologies.  This report shows what a tremendous advantage Social Technology is to the world of business. Here I am going to highlight some of these benefits to save you having to read 184 pages… Advantages to business of social technologies Product…

On July 1st, 2012 #45Conversations was launched by Jane Boyd.  It was a challenge to see if 45 Google+ Hangouts On Air could be held in 4 days.  What has unfolded since can only be described as a crazy and epic online conversation adventure that has been full of learning, amazing people and endless possibilities.  Jane has talked with some really interesting individuals – all over the world.  Every person has shared unique stories plus tons of ideas related to social media,…

This post was originally published on the Bizsugar Blog. If you missed it, last week concluded our month long “Rock Your Biz” business blogging contest. The full list of contest winners can be found here. As you might certainly imagine, it isn’t possible to put together such an extensive undertaking without support from many people. That group, of course, includes the members of the BizSugar community. Behind the Scenes However, we thought we’d also pull back the curtain a bit to…