Everything that can help your business
What makes us different? The name is a clue. Too much research looks in the rear view mirror. At best, such research tells us what’s happening; at worst, what’s already happened.
We use market research to look ahead – to what will happen. We’ve been doing it since 1989 – and our team of young enthusiasts and seasoned professionals has lots of practice unlocking the future for our clients. We embrace change, innovation and opportunity like no other agency in Ireland.
We share our own ideas and insights through our blog, twitter, ezine and slideshare resources – providing unparalleled insight into the mood and intentions of consumers and businesses.
Moore Stephens Nathans
Moore Stephens Nathans is a leading Irish owned provider of accountancy and advisory services for smart, commercially ambitious enterprises seeking the highest standards in client service and expertise. We are ranked in the top 10 Irish accountancy practices with 10 partners and over 100 staff. We have offices in Dublin and Cork and have grown steadily in the Irish marketplace since our foundation in 1970. We provide our clients with access to a range of core and specialist services including audit and tax compliance, business and personal tax planning, corporate finance, insolvency, corporate governance and forensic accounting.
Keaney Insurance Group
WE THINK GLOBAL AND ACT LOCAL
Keaney Insurance Brokers specialise in the placement of all classes of Commercial Insurances across a wide range of industry sectors and our management team has in excess of 20 years experience managing commercial accounts
In addition to business insurance we have specialist knowledge in the placement of insurances for Technology, Life Science, Digital Media, Telecom Companies across a wide spectrum of activities.
When exporting, it is important to protect your business against the risk of non-payment by your overseas customers. Commercial risks include your buyer’s insolvency through bankruptcy or receivership.
Export credit insurance can help you mitigate these risks and protect your business against the risk of non-payment. There are a number of providers of this type of insurance so you may want to seek independent advice to ensure that the insurance meets your needs.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
We provide a range of services to Irish citizens and work hard to ensure the promotion and protection of Ireland’s interests in the world.
Skillnets actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs.
We believe that training and up-skilling are key elements in keeping Irish companies competitive.
We fund groups of companies in the same region/sector, and with similar training needs, through training networks that deliver subsidised training to Irish businesses.
Business organisations and associations
Small Firms Association
The Small Firms Association (SFA) is the national organisation exclusively representing the needs of small enterprises (i.e. those employing less than 50 employees) in Ireland. The SFA is funded directly through subscription fees from its 8,000 member companies. The SFA directly meets the Government at the table and interacts with key decision-makers at all levels to ensure that the economic environment is conducive to small business establishment and development.
Chambers Ireland is Ireland's largest business organisation with a network of Chambers of Commerce in every major town and region in the country. We facilitate the growth and development of the Irish chamber network and enable the chambers in the network to effectively promote the long term development of their locality on behalf of their members as well as working towards creating a better environment for business by lobbying the Government and other stakeholders on key policy issues.
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Dublin Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of all businesses in the Greater Dublin Area and as the leading business organisation in the area the Chamber offers the opportunity to promote your business and to get involved in its future direction.
Cork Chamber of Commerce
Cork Chamber is the leading business organisation for the promotion and development of economic and commercial activity in the Region.Representing close to 1,100 companies employing over 100,000 people in the Cork region, Cork Chamber is a dynamic and proactive organisation committed to supporting business in this Region.
Although our services cater for businesses of all sizes and across a variety of sectors, the Chamber has tailored and targeted packages to suit your business needs, at all stages of your organisation’s
development – from starting up to trading internationally. It is our objective to provide your business with the necessary tools and resources to grow, promote and develop your business regionally, nationally and internationally.
ISME – The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association is the only independent representative body for owners of small & medium business in Ireland. We emphasis independent because it’s important for you as an owner manager to know that the body that represents you is Independent of big business, its independent of banks, and independent of government. ISME is owned and run by people like you who know, understand and believe in small business.
Women in Business Network Ireland
Our Aims & Objectives
Within the Network Ireland constitution, the organisation is committed to:
Provide a forum where women in business, the professionals, and the Arts can exchange ideas and increase their business contacts.
Encourage women to achieve more satisfying careers.
Market the skills and expertise of Network members.
Promote women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy and decision-making bodies.
Liaise with National & International Organisations.
Irish Exporters Association
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) is the largest association dedicated to the needs of Exporters throughout every step of their export journey.We welcome membership from exporters and pre exporters at all stages of their international development, whilst we also welcome members from the service providers to the export industry.
Going For Growth
Going for Growth is designed to support women who are serious about growing their businesses and are the owner manager of a business which has been trading for at least two years. At Going for Growth, we believe that entrepreneurs learn best from each other. Accordingly, the initiative is based on interactive roundtable sessions that are facilitated, not by consultants, academics or professional trainers, but by successful entrepreneurs.
Irish Hospitality Institute
The Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) is a professional voluntary non-profit organisation founded in 1966 for managers in the hotel and tourism hospitality sector in Ireland. The main focus is the professional interests and needs of managers within the Irish tourism hospitality industry. The three main areas of the Institute are: Management development, Source of information, Networking
Irish Internet Association
The Irish Internet Association is the independent representative body for internet businesses in Ireland. Established in 1997 it has been at the forefront of ensuring that Irish businesses and citizens have the skills, infrastructure and network of support needed to drive growth in the economy. Working with agile start-ups, scaling SMEs and indigenous and FDI corporates, the IIA have a unique insight into the ICT sector in Ireland.
The IIA is a non-profit business association. Members of the association include suppliers of Internet services and products as well as those using the medium for communication, marketing and commerce.
Irish Management Institute
We are passionate about helping organisations succeed. For IMI, your business outcomes come first and are embedded into every aspect of our work. Development interventions are designed to consistently deliver great return. Business is a team sport, imagine if you could harness the collective drive, ambition and confidence of your team to collaborate and deliver for your bottom line.
Institute of Directors Ireland
The Institute of Directors in Ireland is the representative body for directors and senior executives within the private and public.
As the leading voice in the debate on improving corporate governance standards, the Institute of Directors is dedicated to developing and improving the effectiveness and performance of directors and boards throughout Ireland.
Retail Excellence Ireland
REI RESEARCH & MARKET INTELLIGENCE. REI Research & Market Intelligence allows our members to compare their business performance with that of their peers. REI produce the following research reports: REI Quarterly Productivity Review; REI Christmas Trading Statements; REI Retail Park Review; REI Shopping Centre Review and a multitude of bespoke REI Member Surveys.
The Retail Grocery Dairy & Allied Trades Association - RGDATA - is the representative association for the owners of over 4,000 independent family owned grocery shops, convenience stores, forecourt stores and supermarkets in Ireland.
RGDATA is the longest established trade association representing the independent grocery sector for over 70 years.