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  • August 2013 - David Manley Awards
    2015 DMA Winner Contact Us Picking a Partner Aug 23 0 The right kind of partner can power great success while the wrong one can result in failure very easily Here s how to make the right call Starting up on your own is a tough road so many people choose to team up with someone a friend a co worker or even a stranger Getting Getting Out There Aug 08 0 Thriving at organised networking events can be a challenge but five golden rules will help you get the most out of this activity Even in a more digitised age face to face networking remains an essential business building tool attracting new investment snapping up the best available talent and winning new business is far harder if want to be the natural choice 4 customers Commit to RaisingABrand workshops BrandDevelopment ie Islandbridge https t co 0UBrDrzQH5 30 days ago which brands did right did wrong in 2015 VirginMedia eir DonaldTrump FIFA Supervalu volkswagen IrishWater https t co g6KOeWbx90 38 days ago want to know who your BullseyeCustomer is Their values age sex personality traits Check out RaisingABrand https t co bymjKL5rr4 57 days ago Post PC era to give

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  • July 2013 - David Manley Awards
    is crucial including the location of your office Faced with the cost of renting space for a business many entrepreneurs look to set up at home But what are the implications of adopting want to be the natural choice 4 customers Commit to RaisingABrand workshops BrandDevelopment ie Islandbridge https t co 0UBrDrzQH5 30 days ago which brands did right did wrong in 2015 VirginMedia eir DonaldTrump FIFA Supervalu volkswagen IrishWater

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  • June 2013 - David Manley Awards
    s not boring ordinary or just another night out It is a spectacular show featuring some of the world s most outrageous street performers in conjunction with the fantastic Street Performance Is it Time to Take the Entrepreneurial Plunge Jun 20 0 Got a great idea Tired of the 9 to 5 grind Want to be your own boss If you answered yes to these questions then maybe it s time you took the entrepreneurial plunge But don t jump in just yet Starting your own business isn t all glitzy launches and profiles in Forbes magazine Before you decide Starting your own Business Support is out there Jun 20 0 An exciting business idea without funding or support is like a Ferrari without petrol it might look good but it s not going anywhere But if you re not catching the attention of angel investors or start up accelerators yet where s your backing going to come from A good place to start is your local City or County want to be the natural choice 4 customers Commit to RaisingABrand workshops BrandDevelopment ie Islandbridge https t co 0UBrDrzQH5 30 days ago which brands did right did wrong in 2015

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  • Blog Archives - David Manley Awards
    then why are you doing it Just doing the job you like won t lead to a successful A Q A with DMA 2015 Winner Pat Divilly Mar 12 0 Hi Pat thanks for taking time out of your globe trotting to answers a few questions You moved swiftly from your first class of 5 to teaching over 100 people Can you tell us a little bit about this early stage in your business The first morning when I turned up to see 5 clients I DMA Shortlist 2015 Social Catagory Jan 27 0 Social Entrepreneurship has always been a key part of the David Manley Awards and this year s short list candidates certainly don t disappoint These three candidates are the people at the forefront of Irish innovation making the changes that really matter A huge round of applause to Like Charity GoAccessible 365 and Quality Matters LIKECHARITY LIKECHARITY which DMA Shortlist 2015 Arts Catagory Jan 27 0 Congratulations are in order for MART Tramp Press and The Design House all of whom have made it on to the short list for the 2015 David Manley Awards We had a chat with each of the nominees to find out about where they ve come from their plans for the future and what makes the DMA Shortlist 2015 Business Catagory Jan 27 0 2015 s an exciting time to be involved in the startup scene Ireland s entrepreneurial world is filled with some great people and ideas and the three nominees to have made it onto our business shortlist are no exception Congratulations to Improper Butter Oxymem and Pat Divilly We ve put together profiles of each company below and if 1 2 want to be the natural choice 4 customers Commit to RaisingABrand workshops BrandDevelopment ie Islandbridge https

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  • Ireland’s Most Interesting Incubators - David Manley Awards
    the part of the incubator They want your company to be successful You must be prepared for serious supervision of your day to day progress something many business owners find uncomfortable By allowing them to invest in your company you give an incubator a voice within your company Be aware of this However as long as you exercise careful planning and honesty a relationship with an incubator is a serious opportunity Fortunately Ireland s incubator scene is thriving and any Dublin start up is spoilt for choice In recent years a whole range of incubators have set up shop so to help sort the good from the bad the David Manley Awards team has put together a brief list of incubators to get you started on your hunt Dogpatch Labs Dogpatch Labs are an intriguing incubator with four offices located in Dublin New York California and Massachusetts Their Irish office is nestled in Dublin s D4 tech hub along with the likes of Google and AirBnb Dogpatch provides businesses with office space and other essentials What makes this incubator different however is that it actively encourages what it refers to as open source entrepreneurship It does this by creating a think tank for clients to share ideas tips information and contacts They work mainly with tech companies and have some big names on their portfolio including the likes of Instagram and NewsWhip Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Enterprise Ireland s Competitive Start Fund CSF is a business accelerator that provides funding for new companies Enterprise Ireland based in East Point Business Park Clontarf Dublin 3 have a long history of providing funding to upcoming businesses The fund is structured to help businesses reach critical milestones The CSF offers 50 000 to chosen companies for a 10 equity in the startup They

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  • Be Brave and Decisive: Knowing When To Pivot - David Manley Awards
    every single day and your business needs to be dynamic in order to thrive in this environment With the onset of technology businesses are moving faster growing rapidly and changing dramatically In today s world it s unrealistic to stick with one business model In a world where new technologies are sprouting up all around you it is essential that you are flexible enough to embrace changes If you don t your competitors will and you will be left behind Tune In Your customers can tell you a huge amount about your product or service Tuning in to your customers and their needs can be a great indicator of where to direct your business model What is your modern audience searching for What do they really need How can you provide them with it Tapping into your audience s mindset can provide your business with major clues in terms of which way you should aim in the future This is also true in terms of your competitors Never forget the fact that your competitors can function as one of your business greatest assets Keep an eye on what your competitors are doing you can learn from their successes as well as from their mistakes Remember You Are Not Alone Don t let your pride get in the way of rethinking your business scrapping original plans and making steps in a new direction Some of the biggest companies currently in existence started out many miles away from where they are today Drastic rethinking and last minute sidetracking didn t destroy them in fact it turned them into global brands and multi million dollar powerhouses Here are a few you re sure to recognise Twitter One of the 21st century s veteran social media websites it s hard to believe that Twitter

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  • Taking Advantage of New Employees (In the Nicest Way Possible!) - David Manley Awards
    and getting to know someone is essential Don t hold back from asking questions and encourage your interviewee to do the same Having a long discussion with a potential employee will indicate many factors their intelligence their level of ambition their passion for the job their integrity and their attention to detail Under Your Wing Once you ve chosen an employee who you believe will fit in well make sure you do your best to take them under your wing either do this yourself or assign the task to one of your other employees Explain the basics but don t overload them with detailed information on their first few days Even if you ve hired a genius there is only so much that someone can take on board in a short space of time Establish the ground rules first and then adapt a learn as you go approach The best companies allow new employees to have hands on experience from the very beginning Rather than shutting them away in a corner with the company handbook give them tasks or projects that they can complete with your other employees As well as making them feel like a part of the team immediately it can also provide an early indicator of their biggest strengths and teamworking skills New Blood Opportunity Aside from their skills and capabilities new blood is extremely healthy for every business New employees offer a fresh perspective and new ways of doing things Try not to get too carried away with telling a new employee how things are done Encourage them to speak to you about their past experiences in the workplace or about how they would go about doing a certain task Their input can be incredibly valuable so this should never be overlooked Your way may not

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  • Kickstarter: What Is It, and How Can Irish Entrepreneurs Use It - David Manley Awards
    can even see its roots in the Renaissance where patronage systems were responsible for the production of what have since been considered some of the greatest works of art known to man from the tragedies and comedies of William Shakespeare to Leonardo Da Vinci s Mona Lisa Likewise in 1783 176 backers pledged Mozart s three concertos and as well in 1885 more than 120 000 people from around the world pledged over 100 000 to finance the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands today Kickstarter marks a return to a similar system but with a global and contemporary internet savvy twist that emphasises what can be achieved through the cooperation of many Before going live for funding project creators choose a deadline and a minimum funding goal if the minimum amount is met by the deadline the project goes ahead and Kickstarter takes 5 of the fund raised while Amazon Payments who collect the pledges take an additional 3 5 If the minimum funding goal isn t raised in time no percentage of the funds are collected by Kickstarter and backers are not charged Importantly Kickstarter is not equity based crowdfunding Being reward based it instead offers backers the chance to see a project they believe in come to fruition This said many projects offer rewards based on the amount pledged Crowdfunding campaigns are ideal for projects that tap into a significant pre existing fan base for example the 2014 revival of television series Veronica Mars with a small but loyal cult viewership or projects that fulfil an existing gap in the market such as the Coolest Cooler a refrigerated cooler that comes combined with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker a blender USB charger bottle opener and much more Building your Kickstarter campaign Much valuable research has been

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