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Winning your first customer

Winning your first customer

What start-ups need is an early adopter, a very special breed of customers who mean everything to a business. But where can you find them?

Getting Ahead: ‘Don’t pretend to be something you’re not’

Getting Ahead: ‘Don’t pretend to be something you’re not’

Each week, we profile one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet Ger Brennan of MSD

56% of companies hire returning Irish professionals

56% of companies hire returning Irish professionals

Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Bellurgan gets to the core with precision medical devices

Bellurgan gets to the core with precision medical devices

Company is leaning more towards medical, says chief executive

When it comes to lingerie, Kilkenny shop has form

When it comes to lingerie, Kilkenny shop has form

Belle Femme stocks bra sizes ranging from 28A to 46K

Fairytale beginning for natural beauty start-up

Fairytale beginning for natural beauty start-up

Wicklow entrepreneur’s company selling cleanser product through 30 stockists

Social media platform whets appetite of food chains

Social media platform whets appetite of food chains

Customers rewarded for posting pictures of brands

New this week: CRF acquires Vision-Net

New this week: CRF acquires Vision-Net

Modius weight loss device on award shortlist at CES

Modius weight loss device on award shortlist at CES

A wearable headset that combines technology with neuroscience to help people lose weight

Gourmetfuel raises €1 million from Davy Stockbrokers fund

Gourmetfuel raises €1 million from Davy Stockbrokers fund

Gourmetfuel is a Dublin healthy meal delivery start-up run by siblings Rob and Emma Buckley

EY Ireland buys research firm DKM

EY Ireland buys research firm DKM

The deal will see DKM’s 15 staff become part of EY’s government, infrastructure and economic advisory services division

Audio visual companies carry out merger with eye to global expansion

Audio visual companies carry out merger with eye to global expansion

The company will invest €150,000 in developing the new brand amid plans to expand

Devil in the detail for angel investors

Devil in the detail for angel investors

The scene is booming but, in most cases, angel investing is very high-risk and has a high failure rate, writes Leanna Byrne

‘Invest time and energy in learning how to communicate’

‘Invest time and energy in learning how to communicate’

Every week, we profile one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet Dave Murphy of PM Group