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Brewers Hope Innovative Flavors and Community Involvement Keys to Success

This article first appeared on The Local Ne.ws. Brewing beer at home is a simple enough process. You start off by making a few iffy batches, but, with persistence, you can end up with an okay beer. Who knows? With a deft touch, you might even make a great beer. Gary and Jake Rogers know. They…

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Top Ten Cloud Computing Countries in the EU

Check out this nifty interactive StoryMap on the ‘Top Ten Cloud Computing Countries in the EU.’ Thanks to Dave Cummins of Speechpath, a cloud telephony and VOIP provider based in Dublin, Ireland, for putting it together. Some key takeaways: One in every five enterprises in the EU use cloud computing services. The information and communications…

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New Tech’s Nearly New Notions

There’s a tendency in tech to think its innovations are the result of new thinking. Sometimes that may be the case but often old thinking is merely repackaged or rediscovered. In a small economy like Ireland’s, starting and growing a business can be slow (or excruciating) if entrepreneurs are to rely on the domestic market…

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Don’t Name It After Yourself and Other Indicators of Potential Entrepreneurial Success

Sticks and stones may break your bones, and the name you call yourself could also hurt you. Entrepreneurs often agonize over their new business name, and for good reason. Now a new study advises entrepreneurs not to name the business after themselves and to keep the name short. Research in the journal, Science, finds firms…

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A/B Tests: No narrative for you, my friend

If you move in exciting circles like I do, you will no doubt be familiar with some of the caveats you hear about A/B testing. For those of you with more sheltered lives, A/B testing is a technique to determine which version of a web page is more effective in influencing visitors’ behavior. Some visitors…

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How to Quit & 6 Other Tips for Entrepreneurs

Seán O’Riordan had a steady job in a Big Four accounting firm. It looked reliable and recession-proof. What’s more, he came from a family with a high regard for such jobs. So, he was a little nervous at the thought of telling them he wanted to chuck it all in for the uncertainty of a…

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Get Ready to Waste Time & 9 Other Tips for Entrepreneurs

It’s the entrepreneur’s routine affliction. They start out with a brilliant idea and start building it. Then, reality intervenes and they find the final product is nothing like they envisioned. There are usually four steps to getting it right, said Manoj Chawla. You start by doing the wrong thing the wrong way. Then you do…

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4 Types of User Willing to Pay for Online News

There’s a lot of angst, anguish and apprehension in the newspaper business. Circulation is down and falling. Readers are old and dying. Revenue is being siphoned off by every upstart on the internet. And, to cap it all off, the internet also means news is available elsewhere for free. (There will be a number of…

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What Doesn’t Kill You Only Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Many people dream of turning their passion into their jobs while many entrepreneurs dream of turning solutions in to businesses. Nicky Kelly did both. Founder and CEO of SurfHolidays.com, Kelly has navigated a series of near-fatal blows in his move from a part-time business/hobby to one ready for investment and world domination. SurfHolidays now has…

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3 Tips to Get Media Attention for Your Business

Last year during the Web Summit, I wandered around the exhibition area and wondered why many of the exhibitors wanted to talk to me. It then dawned on me that my ID badge was color coded as “press,” the first year I had attended as such. Pretty soon, I was walking around with my wrist…