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The Importance of Playing to Your Strengths for business development, success and growth

“We write our eulogy every day with our small choices, often when no-one is looking”. In this interview, Dr. Mollie Marti illustrates […]

How many articles about social media are there? 1 million? 2? Do you really think we need another one? Well, […]

It might sound like a simple analogy, but keeping your eyes ‘open’ for opportunity, in order to facilitate ongoing business growth is key in strategic development and informing your business’s trajectory in the long and short-term.

I realize it may sound a little ‘fluffy’, but vision really is key to the success of any business.  Most of you […]

Let’s face it: we all go through dry patches. Despite the assurances we may proffer at networking events, and the knowledge that our work cycle may be wavy, not straight, it can get stressful if the gap between jobs stretches beyond our comfort zone. And I’m talking about real, paid jobs—not the talking, meetings, researching, browsing and other ‘legitimate’ distractions we employ in the fallow times. It’s a downward spiral when all the doing is based on a fear of not getting.

I have some unfortunate news for you small business owners out there. Actually, it’s less bad news than a reality check. There’s no getting around the fact that there are a lot of consumers out there who feel more comfortable giving their business to a larger, more established company as opposed to a smaller mom and pop store.

Sometimes things in business, like a strategic plan, aren’t really that foreign or difficult. It’s simply finding that step that renews your ability to see your vision become everyday reality.

Why is it important to look at implementation as a separate topic to strategy in and of itself? Because it’s often the one thing we tend to steer away from [it’s true!] and can derail strategic planning objectives if it’s not allocated and organised properly.

From a traditional high street butchers shop to online shopping, nationwide deliveries, books, videos and media attention, James Whelan Butchers is leading the way. In this interview Pat Whelan explains how the business has been in the family for over 50 years with himself bringing it into the 21st Century being the first Irish butcher establishing a great online presence and expanding into new markets

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