Cultural tips for successful trade negotiations in Asia

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Understanding the culture of a country can be a major factor in the success or failure of trade negotiations, writes John Whelan, AIB export specialist. Regardless of where you're doing business - finance, technology, computing, food, and consumer goods - the global cultural differences directly impact you and your ...

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6 factors for choosing the right distribution channel for the growth of your business

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In recent years, many companies have decisively addressed their key distribution functions. While the traditional channel continues to play an important role, we see strong growth in our customer recruitment needs, especially in the technology sector, writes Pearce Doorley. Regardless of your business, it is ...

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Manage absenteeism at work

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Irish small businesses lose more than € 563 million a year due to absenteeism, writes Avine McNally of the Small Firms Association. But what can you do to solve the problem? Absenteeism refers to any absence from work other than annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave, jury tax and days off due to strikes ...

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Why does your company need a .ie domain?

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If you start your own business, you probably need a website at the very beginning of your journey. Entrepreneurs can be overwhelmed by the domain options available to them - .com, .org, and so on. - But if you have a business in Ireland, a .ie domain is the logical choice for many reasons, writes David Curtin of ...

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