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Whither Goes Britain?

It would seem that they’ve gone and done it. Over the objections of Scotland, Northern Ireland, their EU partners, and nearly every economic expert on the planet, the voters of England and Wales have elected to lead the United Kingdom out of the EU. People have understandably been upset by this. In the short term, Read more about Whither Goes Britain?[…]

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Brexit: What Irish Businesses Need to Know

Tomorrow, on June 23rd, U.K. voters will go to the polls to decide one of the mostimportant questions to face their country in living memory: Should it remain in the European Union? If the “leave” campaign wins, any number of scenarios could play out. The government could push for association with the EEA (European Economic Area) Read more about Brexit: What Irish Businesses Need to Know[…]

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TTIP and You (Part 2): The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s impact on U.S. SMEs

In last week’s blog, we looked at what TTIP is meant to achieve on a macro scale, as well as examining its impact on Ireland’s business community. In this continuation of that piece, we’ll be looking at what the agreement means for different sectors of the United States’ economy, and particularly what it means for Read more about TTIP and You (Part 2): The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s impact on U.S. SMEs[…]

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TTIP and You (Part 1): What the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for Ireland and its SMEs

It’s been called a cialis generic “great agreement’’, a “monstrosity”, a “landmark achievement”, and “the biggest threat to democracy you’ve never heard of”. Indeed, it appears to be one of the most controversial issues in contemporary politics. But what exactly is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and what does it mean for small-medium Read more about TTIP and You (Part 1): What the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership means for Ireland and its SMEs[…]

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What are the potential threats to SME’s in global expansion?

Expanding globally represents a great opportunity for SME’s. Thanks to the recent innovations in communication and transport, the World now is accessible from almost anywhere in the globe and it can be a lot more cost effective to trade with new and exciting partners if you use the appropriate tools. It has become increasingly necessary Read more about What are the potential threats to SME’s in global expansion?[…]

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How Can Your SME Best Utilize Today’s Shipping Industry?

The shipping industry in the global marketplace has been a hot topic of discussion over the past year, and rightfully so. Oftentimes, other industries are overlooked when high-growth, ever-changing industries such as technology and fashion fill newspaper headlines and occupy websites. However, the curious case of the shipping industry has caused analysts to pay attention Read more about How Can Your SME Best Utilize Today’s Shipping Industry?[…]

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Connecting your SME to Global Markets

  Why Go Global?   What prospects exist beyond the boundary of your home nation? Why as an SME are you being encouraged to “think big” and take your business abroad whether through importing, exporting, or office expansion?   Perhaps the answer lies in the words of small business owners of years past who have Read more about Connecting your SME to Global Markets[…]

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Importing to Ireland

Why importing to Ireland?   “Ireland is expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the OECD this year and the next” – reported Michael Noonan, current Minister of Finance of Ireland. [1] Ireland’s GPD has expanded by over 5% to 7% in the last two years. The recovery of the country is underway thanks Read more about Importing to Ireland[…]

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The Sustainable Product Revolution

What do The Body Shop, Whole Foods Market, and Ben & Jerry’s have in common? They are part of a revolution. What revolution? The branding that is sustainable consumer products. It wasn’t long ago that the sustainable consumer products market was operating mostly on the outskirts of society, in hushed dingy vitamin stores. During that Read more about The Sustainable Product Revolution[…]