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Despite the perception many might have of being one’s own boss, those in the know will tell you that running a business is certainly no walk in the park. In fact, there are times when it can feel like you’re going from one office disaster to the next, firefighting as best you can to keep everything on track.
How to Prepare for an Office Disaster
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Whether it’s the resignation of a key member of the team, the loss of a major customer or even damage to your building and equipment, these are the steps you can take to put a disaster recovery plan in place so you can live to fight another day.

 

1. The resignation of a key employee

You might think it’s melodramatic to call the loss of a key employee an office disaster. However, anyone who has experienced it will tell you the resignation of key personnel can... Read More

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How to Budget for a Film Production
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Making a film can be expensive, and budgeting for all the costs you’re likely to incur along the way can be daunting. With the script, equipment, locations, cast and crew to think about, as well as the costs associated with pre- and post-production, there are lots of separate elements to consider.

This is why creating a detailed movie production budget is an essential part of the film-planning process. It doesn’t only keep surprises to a minimum and ensure you’ll actually have the funds to finish your project before you begin. It also allows you to think carefully about where money should be spent and what sacrifices you’ll need to make.

With this in mind, how do you go about creating an accurate film production budget? Read on to find out…

 

1. The two phases of your film budget

Film budgeting usually takes place in two... Read More

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Business meetings can be an incredibly powerful but often misused tool. Time is the most valuable resource we have, yet when it comes to meetings, many businesses won’t think twice about allowing them to drag on and on without any resolutions being reached. Often once the meeting is over, no one has any idea what to do next to move things forward.

According to the 2017-2018 State of Enterprise Work report, meetings ranked as the number one office productivity killer. But meetings don’t have to be that way. By running effective meetings, you can get results, have questions answered and leave attendees feeling energised about their work.

Ready to put an end to your morale-crushing meetings? Here are our top five effective meeting tips…

5 Effective Meeting Tips for your Business
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1. Set the agenda
You’d think setting an agenda for a meeting would... Read More

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Top 10 Tech Events 2018

Stay ahead of the curve this year with the top 10 technology events in Ireland for 2018.

Best Technology Events in Ireland 2018
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Tech/Life Ireland 404

Date: 10 February 2018

Location: Skills Matter, London

Though strictly speaking not in Ireland, Tech/Life Ireland 404 is a London-based event designed to promote technology careers in Ireland. Ireland’s technology ecosystem is rightly being recognised as... Read More

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It can be difficult to know exactly what you need in terms of AV equipment when you’re planning a corporate event, particularly if it’s something that’s new to you. It can also be incredibly expensive. Hire Intelligence are here to help you not only select the right tools for the job, but also save your company from forking out for unnecessary purchases. AV hire is certainly the way to go, especially when we offer such a wide range of equipment, from data projectors and projector screens to PA sound systems.

Unless you’re hosting large corporate events every week, it’s simply not worth buying the majority of audio-visual equipment — save your money and rent AV equipment instead. That way you can still host an impressive and professional event without using up a large chunk of company money. It not only makes financial sense, it also keeps the office decluttered, as storing this kind of equipment can be a lot of hassle.

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