Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

In this #TYBspotlight I natter to Jacob Hagemann (Founder) of Hoosh about the ways in which their services support business market research and competitive analysis, staying ahead of Google’s algorithm and what new products they have in store for 2014.

In this interview Simon discusses accountancy in the cloud, a paperless office and the usability of Sage plus a lot more interesting facts about sage and his experience.

I interviewed Tirrell Payton to find out how they came up with this idea, what it involves and what advice he would give to other inventors…..and to his younger self.

As a company founder, you want to maximise the valuation of your technology company in an exit sale. You need to – and can – plan for this years in advance.

Sharon Sheppard runs the virtual office company – OutofhoursAdmin. Besides the business side of things I have often seen Sharon helping people on Twitter and Facebook – including me – with Excel and Word problems. Using Excel a lot myself I thought I knew it well but realised Sharon knows it inside out. So I thought I’d find out a bit more about how her business came about and her expertise in all things Microsoft. And of course I couldn’t let her go without giving us some helpful tips too.

OceanaBoost was set up by Declan Moore (17), David Ryan (17) and Barry Holland (17). All three of these young entrepreneurs are students of Clonakilty Community College, in Clonakilty, County Cork (Ireland).

I interviewed Alex Schregardus of Xyndi Ltd about his new app “visitorM” – his start-up experience and idea behind setting up the app and which market sectors it is ideal for

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Bill Liao, an Australian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in Ireland.
Bill is co-founder of Coderdojo, co-founder of Xing.com, founder of WeForest.org and venture partner with SOS Ventures

Anne Brady of Dublin based practice, Anne Brady McQuillans DFK, was one of the first Irish accountancy practices to move completely to the cloud two years ago. In this interview, I ask about her experiences of moving the practice to the cloud and the operational benefits that it brings.

Well, UK accountancy practice, Richard Place Dobson has long since embraced the paperless office and for the past three months one of their senior practice accountants, Jennifer Watson, has worked for this UK firm from her home in the south-east of Ireland. This interview looks at how virtual working actually works, both from the perspective of the employer and the employee.