Successful strategy and tactics

Dust down your business and give its strategy a good, honest workout with our Sage Business Expert Olwen Dawe To assist you in your bid, here are a few key steps: 1. Start as you mean to go on The “R” word (not recession, the other one!) exists because it’s good to set goals and […]
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Accelerate customer growth

With business growth being top of mind for many Irish businesses, we’ve outlined some top tips to help your businesses achieve ambitious targets.   Accelerating your growth isn’t just about implementing the latest technology; it’s an entire business philosophy that can help you reach your business goals. Read our blog post to find out more. […]
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Private Pensions Reform In Ireland – What is it & What does it mean for Irish SMEs?

There has been the first elements of coverage of private sector pensions’ legislation reform in Ireland in the national media over the last number of weeks on the back of the Minister for Social Protection’s announcement of the formation of an expert working group (Universal Retirement Savings Group) on the matter to discuss a framework […]

5 ways to stay motivated in business

Need a motivation workout? Being your own boss can be really challenging at times, but it can also be very rewarding and exciting. Caroline Baxter our Sage Business Expert helps you sustain your motivation with her motivation workout. Business owners need to stay focused and constantly set new goals and targets, but how can you […]
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3 Steps to Payroll Calm over the Christmas & Year End Period

For many businesses leading up to Christmas, there are important payroll related tasks that need to happen, despite the slowdown in activities and more relaxed festive environment. If the only certainties in life are death and taxes then surely for the person running the company payroll the other certainty is that the period from December […]

Considering reasonable adjustments in your workplace

Right to reasonable adjustments If any of your employees have disabilities, or have an illness or injury that makes it difficult for them to perform the job they were employed for, they have the right to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to work or continue to work. This includes those who are newly […]

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Andy Kenny Fitness – a start-up case study

From stating in a corridor to having his own purpose built facility, Andy Kenny, owner of Andy Kenny Fitness and a Sage Business Expert, has spent seven years growing his personal fitness business into a successful operation. Here he shares his thoughts on the lessons he learned along the way, and what helped him succeed. […]