Ireland Wants Women Entrepreneurs to Lead and Succeed

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It’s only fitting on St. Patrick’s Day to blog about what’s going on in Ireland for women entrepreneurs.

Enterprise Ireland and women’s business organization Network Ireland, in partnership with Entrepreneurs Academy, recently announced details of the annual nationwide Fueling Ambition Roadshow, which aims to encourage the ambition of women entrepreneurs at a national level.
The roadshow will included a leadership masterclass and an elevator-pitch competition with a cash prize of €2,000 sponsored by Facebook at each location. Additional prizes include 10 sessions with Enterprise Ireland mentors, annual membership of Network Ireland and attendance at Enterprise Ireland’s Excel at Export Selling training program.Read more about how Ireland is driving support … Read More

Small Business Marketing Ideas

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Marketing ideas are essentials every business owners seek. This isn’t unexpected because no business, whatever the size big or small survives without continuously selling its products and service to large market. Selling thus becomes the ultimate entrepreneurial goal.You present the offers to the prospects and convert them to cash. It could therefore be apparent that for… Continue Reading

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Nate Rifkin | How To Write Better Copy and Make More Sales

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Nate Rifkin

Nate Rifkin is one of the most prolific and successful young Copywriters of his generation.

His clients include publishing behemoth Agora, as well as starting his own nutritional supplement company.

But, unless you have a large budget it is almost impossible to hire him!

So we are very fortunate that Nate agreed to do a Skype Interview for us.

In this interview, Nate reveals his…

# 5-step Formula For Writing Sales Copy.

# How he researches a product,

# How he makes sure he is speaking his customers language

# Why sometimes too much knowledge can be a hindrance.


Barry Dunlop

PS: We are including a very detailed edited transcript which we recommend you print off and read. The… Read More

Crowdsourcing: What You Should Know About It and How You Can Use It

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Crowdsourcing. Have you heard of it? Many confuse this term with “crowdfunding,” but the two are not quite the same. To be clear, when crowdsourcing is used for generating funding, people generally refer to it as crowdfunding.

On the other hand, crowdsourcing in its purest sense refers to the process of going to a large group of people to get ideas or even to get work done, these days usually by way of the Internet. Often people in the crowd are willing to do the work for free, but that’s not always the case.

Crowdsourcing is a creative, organic dance of imagination and resourcefulness that has brought about numerous ingenious products, content, and ideas. In short, with crowdsourcing, you give your customers an opportunity to be interactive with your brand. In return, you get fresh new ideas for your business.



What Lessons Can You Learn From Four Top Business Leaders?

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There are plenty of successful and inspiring business people in the world, but a few stand head and shoulders above the rest. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Mark… Read more »

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3 ways you can improve your recycling routine

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With climate change looming, maybe it’s time to think about what you can do to help make a difference. There’s a few simple actions you can take — and recycling is a big one. 50 percent of recyclable items are ending up in landfills, simply because people don’t know how to recycle properly. 

Even though it seems like a lot of responsibility, everyone should be doing their part to ensure that their waste goes to the right place. Research recy… Read More

What I Wish I’d Known When I Started a Business

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Ready to start your business?  Good.  Today we look at a few factors to consider before you launch.

MPR News host Kerri Miller asked three women entrepreneurs to share what they wish they’d known when they started their own businesses.  Here’s a snapshot of what came out of the discussion.
Go with the flow.Have some risk-taking in you.Look at the big picture, not the day-to-day stuff.There’s more.  Read the entire interview about what you should know before taking your idea and turning it into a business…. Read More

Gun-toting dad's threatening 'joke' about his daughter's prom date didn't go over well

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Threatening murder to control your daughter’s sex life is soooo funny, right?

Oh, wait, no it’s not. It’s horrifying — a fact that seems to have escaped gun-toting Dad and former NFL player Jay Feely when he tweeted out a picture of himself standing between his daughter and her prom date, pistol in hand. 

SEE ALSO: The only student to walk out for gun control last month rallied his classmates for Columbine

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Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience

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Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Have you ever seen content on a mobile device that you’re excited to read and click through to view it only to realize you need to squint or zoom in to read it? It’s frustrating, not only because it’s inconvenient, but because it’s so easily avoidable.

We live in the age of mobile, and if you’re not taking it into consideration as part of your content efforts, you’re missing out on some serious opportunities.

Make sure you’re keeping best practices in mind when developing content for your mobile audience. I’ve written about a few below to help you get started.

Know your audience

Our attention spans are dwindling as is, but with mobile devices, it’s even shorter because your audience is more likely to be on the go. You need to be able to get to the point quickly and to do this effectively, you need to tr… Read More

Please take a moment to look at these dogs having fun with hoses and sprinklers

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As warmer weather approaches, outdoor activities, such as watering plants and walking dogs, are becoming more enjoyable. 

And sometimes, the two can collide in the best of ways. 

SEE ALSO: These service dogs in training spent a day at Disneyland and it’s the most wholesome thing ever

On Thursday, Twitter user @JabinSerene shared the “struggle” she faces when she tries to water her plants. Her enthusiastic dog, Taylor, attempts t… Read More