Recession in Ireland

Geting Your Business Online Workshop

This is great to see. So many enterprise boards around Ireland pushing to get businesses online. It’s astonishing how few businesses still dont have a website or a website presence. If you are in the market for a website then why not get a FREE one from the website listed or by making an appointment with these guys and take part in their workshop. Attend a 1/2 day workshop and learn how to create your own website …

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Getting Irish businesses Online Campaign

Great to see Fine Gael and media partners putting into effect their promise about getting Ireland to be a digital hub of Europe.  They are working on this campaign to get Irish businesses to register a domain name and set up a small website and get the site live in 24 hours. Fro details see the Google Video below. http://www.gettingbusinessonline.ie/

Printers love web designers!

Only two minutes after writing the last blog post the phone rings and its a client who set up a website with us last year and we registered a domain name for them. The reminder renewal was sent out on the first of March 2011. It has since expired and their domain name was bought by another company. What about our Stationary? I know, they now have to reprint all their stationary as otherwise they …

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Sending out Reminder Notices?

I would just like to reminder our own customers, that when you receive a renewal invoice for our services including: Spam Filtering Domain Names Web Hosting Web Marketing Maintenance Support Priority Support Please remember that as this is the Notice of Reminder for the services we provide you. The invoice would be an annual fee that you have accounted for as a recurring costs to running the business. I would suggest making it a priority …

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Fine Gael Programme for Government

Great to see that the items I talked about to candidates during the election have been put into the Programme for Government with a great use of the Internet as a means of getting this country off it’s knees and gaining us some respect in Europe. Some of the items in the new programme include better use of Cloud Computing and making Ireland an digital Island. This document lays out the plans for serious development …

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Dragons Den Gorey Style !

Tonight is the final of the Dragons Den Style Event being held in the Ashdown Park Hotel in Gorey. The top finalist have been chosen and they will be pitching in front of our panel of “Dragon’s tonight at 8pm. Where: Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford When: Doors open at 6, show starts at 8pm Who: All welcome, Free in Our finalist are :  Cosmetic Acupuncture Clinic , Specialist Retail Outlet with an Irish …

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PayPal increase staff in Ireland

150 Jobs at PayPal News out today that the e-commerce payment people Pay Pal are recruiting at the moment. Great news for Ireland and also a great push to demonstrate that the Internet is not a fad but in fact a real business. Each week we get inquiries about setting up websites and ecommerce from people in the southeast  and they are wondering if the Internet is something they should be involved in. Every business is …

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Waterstone’s Close in Dublin

Yet another business closes it doors in Dublin with the loss of jobs and lively hoods. Waterstone Book Stores closes two of their shops in Dublin. Part of the HMV Group that has been heavily hit by the Recession and the Digital Age. Traditional shops always amaze me these days as to how they can make money and continue to pay the overheads that come with them. Setting up online shops has really show me …

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Online Betting Tax

Just watching the the 2011 Irish budget on the net and it looks like the Government has finally seen that money is moving in huge amounts online and that they could part of the action. With online sales in Ireland around €15,000,000 a day, I guess its small compared to the online betting. Now the Government are taking online businesses seriously and they are taxing the online betting websites the same as the shops. And …

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Free websites!

We are often asked if we can sponsor a website or give a free website to people. We do sponsor websites sometimes, but it depends on the site, if its a registered charity or maybe the local lost pet group then yes we might be in a situation to help, but if you are a small club or group then maybe you could look at using on online web site building tool. We have looked …

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Hosting 365 loosing ICANN Accreditation?

We have had a number of anxious calls to the office from around the southeast after hearing a rumor that an Irish Internet business might loose it’s domains names! Hosting 365 seems to have lost it ICANN registration status as their “account was put on hold” Well we would just like to let our clients know that we have your domain names secure with another company. We are not currently using hosting365 services. Basically as …

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Will a Website help my Business?

This is one of those questions that I get asked all the time, usually it’s on a high stool sitting in the Taravie on a Friday night in courtown.! but it’s relevent to everyone in a recession. A website is not the answer to solving a businesses sales, but it will help if it’s used right. Remember a website is a tool, the more you use it the better you get with it and the …

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How to impress your Boss in a Recession?

This is a question that was brought up at a business meeting last week as I was talking to a new business in Wexford and the person involved was newly hired. They were eager to prove their worth in the company. Having listening to his experience and his interest in technology I explained that the Internet is an area that many owners of businesses often don’t understand or have the time too. If he could …

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Who looks up the Internet?

Only kids use the Web . . . . . Right? People ask their friends when they are looking for information. These were some of the kind of ideas being put about this weeks in meetings regarding websites and getting a website for a business. This is a common statement when in fact the people involved don’t use the Internet themselves. It is true, many people don’t look up information on the net, but the …

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Business Matters on TV3

Is traditional advertising dying? This questions was on the table this week on Sunday’s edition of the new business program on tv3. Part of the program talked to traditional Advertising Agencies in Dublin who would see digital advertising as a small part of their business. Overall it was great to see that Yes in fact traditional advertising as we know it, TV, Radio and Print are taking a hit, but that “Digital Media” is holding …

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