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Easy to follow tips to ensure GDPR compliance

The following are some relatively straightforward security measures worth considering: Encryption The GDPR does not mandate the use of encryption technologies for securing all personal data, but does suggest that it be considered. For example, the use of un-encrypted emails to transmit data is commonplace these days, but the encryption of e-mails and/or attached documents […]

Top Tax Tips for Start-Ups

Pay your tax on time. This way you avoid any unnecessary interest and penalties. If your spouse helps in the business you can pay them a salary, getting full use of the tax band. Pay your teenage child as a summer job. If it’s full-time there will be no PRSI cost. Claim an element of […]

Market Research Tips

Construct a potential customer profile – who will buy our product? Make sure the target group fits the above profile. Be very clear about your objectives. Decide how many people will be involved (Aim for a large sample as a small sample has less meaning). Decide on the type of data you want to collect. […]

VAT rates

Current VAT rates The current VAT rates are: 0% (the zero rate). 4.8% (the agricultural rate). This applies to supplies of live cattle, deer, goats, greyhounds, horses, pigs and sheep. 13.5% (the low rate). This is reduced to 9% for certain goods and services. 23% (the standard rate). This rate applies to goods and services that […]

Ultimate Website Design Tips

Make sure each page is easy to navigate. Add explanatory videos to the site – adds a personal touch. Think local and write global. Make your content original and specific to you. Make sure you follow up with all customer queries and beware of spam e-mails. Choose a sensible and easy-to-remember name. Use appropriate colours […]