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There has been a great focus in recent times of harnessing the idea potential of the younger generation of entrepreneurs with the view to turning these ideas into a viable commercial reality. The Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (#IBYE) Competition has handed an opportunity to the under 30 population of Ireland to do just this. Popdeem Entrepreneur meets Greg Fry Sharing an idea, sharing a story has been a mainstay of the #IBYE conversation recently and a highlight was a live Google Hangout…

A fact that many business owners seem to forget is that emotion typically drives many of our buying decisions. If you’re interested in bringing a product, service or concept to market, then you can’t expect to achieve much success if your audience feels no personal connection to your brand or idea. We want to feel drawn to the things we buy on a personal level. Online marketing is about more than simply plastering images and phrases regarding your product all over the internet. You need to…

According to businessesGROW.com, we will witness the fourth digital revolution by 2016. We’ve already witnessed three distinct digital marketing revolutions. The first digital revolution occurred in the latter part of the 1990s when presence is all that mattered. Businesses create a website and make the public aware of such, and that’s it. The second digital revolution happened when businesses learned of maximizing Google’s functions and features. Spanning for about 10 years (2000-2010),…

With web-based software-as-a-service available for a low-cost monthly subscription, knowledgebase software isn’t a huge investment. But it is still an investment and, as for any business expenditure, you want to ensure you are getting the most value for your money. Here are five strategies to maximize the ROI of your knowledgebase software. #1. Use it. This may sound silly, but it is actually the key to getting value out of your investment: you must use the software. That means using it to…

Can I ask you a question? Where would we be without words? Imagine if your business couldn’t speak; if you couldn’t be heard. There would only be silence, right? How would you get your message out to the world? How would you communicate? How would you stand out, generate leads and boost your business? Right now there is a huge emphasis on super, high-quality content and coupled with small businesses taking over the world, there has never been a better time bring your words to life, share…

Supporting local charities and non-profits can be quite a worthwhile endeavor - not only for the recipients of your donations, but for your business as well. The truth is that working  charitable donation programs into your business model not only supports a noble cause of your choosing, but it also builds community, boosts reputation and attracts customers. Not to mention the tax deduction benefits… As any business owner will contend, however, this is easier said than done! How does…

If your company does not have a social media policy in place, put this important task on your priority list for this week. There are more reasons than one to create a social media policy. As the title implies, a social media policy helps to empower your employees. This empowerment comes in a few ways: outlining the do’s and don’ts of a social media policy can help your employees feel more confident, help to increase your company’s exposure, and prevent a social media crisis from occurring…

We’ve all known or read about business tycoons, huge business owners, millionaires or billionaires who’ve made it big in their respective businesses but were actually college or high-school drop outs. Formal and proper education being important, there are still a few businesses you can start without a proper education. We’ve known big names like Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Ansel Adams, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bob Proctor, Charles Culpeper, Walt Disney and many…

Memes are the modern day equivalent to the observation that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Whilst it appears the term “meme” was first defined by a scientist called Richard Dawkins back in the 1970’s, memes have really gained some traction and popularity over the last few years. The idea itself is not a new one, but memes in their current format are considered an important digital marketing strategy. We are all familiar with the concept of an idea or a behaviour going viral…

The majority of blogs launch and it takes a long time to cut through the noise. Months after launching and you’ve only managed to garner a handful of readers. That’s the exact problem that I had when my first few blogs launched, I felt the frustration caused by my base of readers growing incredibly slow. That was until I found a series of tactics that consistently worked and now you can do exactly the same too. After all, other bloggers are using these same tactics to grow their blog…