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Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive 101

On the 21st of April the European Commission released its proposal for a new corporate reporting directive that focuses on sustainability. The scope and impact of this Directive cannot be understated. It is widely accepted that the objectives and targets are ambitious, reflecting the urgency of the challenges that face Europe, in particular with regards to Climate Change.

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The Art of Pricing

As a member of the BNI networking group I get to do a 10 minute presentation on an aspect of my business. This is my most recent presentation to my chapter on “The Art of Pricing”. The objective is to give you an broad overview of the process involved in developing an effective Pricing Strategy and the value of a pricing toolkit tailored to your business needs.

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Is ISO:9001 worth it?

With an initial outlay of anywhere between €5.5k to €15k and annual costs of €1-€2.5k many businesses rightly question the value of ISO:9001 and whether or not they will see a positive return on their investment. If the decision to implement an ISO:9001 Quality Management System is internally motivated and implemented correctly then the answer…

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Lean Start Up

This is a really informative interview with Orla Byrne, UCD lecturer in entrepreneurship. She describes the principles of LEAN and how they can be applied in any business environment. The emphasis is on the ‘pull’ principle which is all about defining value from the customers perspective.https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21815512

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Remote Working – I’m just not convinced!

The unprecedented working from home experiment that has been forced upon businesses of all shapes and sizes appears to be somewhat of a surprising success. A recent study published in the Harvard Business Review (Bernstein et al, 2020) indicates positive feedback from employees with regards to their ability to adapt and increased productivity. For their…

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