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When a person realizes that they have a particular strength or have accomplished a particular feat, it is a natural tendency for them to look for ways to put that talent or experience to work.  Unfortunately, often that tendency causes them to try to tackle all challenges with that skill/experience leading to a disaster.  Remember the old cliché “If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail!”  Let’s take a look at some examples. Henrik Fisker Henrik Fisker prides himself in…

Running a small business means that eventually you will need the services of an attorney. While you may not be able to afford a lawyer on retainer, getting to know a good business law attorney can make life easier. There are many things that you can do on your own without an attorney. Naming your business, forming the structure of your business, creating NDAs, and filing other paperwork that is pertinent to the formation of your small company does not require a lawyer.   There are some…

Many employees (not to mention small business owners) consider HR as a last resort for conflict resolution, and nothing more. But the truth is, a company’s human resources department can provide employees with information and help for a range of issues – not just problems with management or co-workers. Here are a few times when workers should seek out their company’s HR department, lessening the chances for a conflict that can be bad for both the employee and the…

A common statutory requirement around the world for setting up a company is to have at least one director.  To fulfill this requirement, many entrepreneurs turn to nominee directors, who act as company director but in a passive role. Here are a few reasons to highlight the benefits of engaging the services of a nominee director for your next offshore company. Investor privacy Nominee directors are a huge boon for investor privacy. Many jurisdictions require the personal details of the company…

Quick question – “What is the most important quality Venture Capitalist look for when investing in a start-up?” Did you answer business model, idea or innovation? You are wrong. If you answered team members you are close, but not quite there. The most important quality any start-up needs to have is the founders’ ability to execute and develop the idea into a successful business. You see, developing a successful business from an idea is like running a marathon. You can start…

This post originally appeared on Niall Devitt’s blog, Niall is a regular contributor to Tweak Your Biz. The IT sector in Ireland is booming. The world’s largest and most successful companies are located here and our local Technology companies are succeeding on the international stage. There are lots of available IT roles for the right people. Yet, emigration from Ireland continues at unprecedented recent levels.  Why is Ireland successful in attracting IT companies? Some of the…

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a clue how to create a great marketing strategy.  I’m also not that great at choosing colors for interior design (some say I’m color blind).  And while I know how to operate a multitude of electronic devices – smart phone, laptop, desktop, remote controls; I don’t know how to create an app for the smart phone.  (How do they get all that information in such a tiny place anyway?) The Knowledge Worker Yet I know there are individuals who…

Wouldn’t it be great if you could snap your fingers, and have the best and brightest people working for you?  What could your business achieve if only you had talented, focused, thriving people committed to making your business and their careers a huge success? Here’s the deal. There is no magic potion. No simple solutions to the complex challenges posed by demographics and changing expectations. Bummer right?! In fact, looking at the whole big hairy problem of attracting and retaining…

Social Business is developing at a pace, due to the ongoing increase in digital technology. Business finds the “Tsunami” of digital information difficult to digest. Social Business allows a business to evaluate this digital technology and strategically plan to integrate a Social Business Strategy to deliver the company’s objectives. Social Business has developed in tandem with the new online technologies. A business can leverage either Social Branding, which leads to increased…

Every day at our job placement firm we interview people who need work.  Depending on their experience, age, industry, or occupation we try to work with each person to understand how we can assist them in getting a job.  And sometimes it’s not too easy helping with their job search skills. Let me explain.  Many of the people we interview have not had the need to look for work on a regular basis, so many are, you might say, a bit rusty, and sometimes embarrassed that they need to look for…