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How Irish business directory is helping small businesses and consumers?

How Irish business directory is helping small businesses and consumers?

How Irish business directory is helping small businesses and consumers?

How Irish business directory was formed?

Irish business directory was founded by the entrepreneur Kamil Kus who is also the founder of CKdesign a website design & development agency based in Dublin. Kamil noticed that the COVID-19 pandemic was making it harder for Irish businesses to generate sales & leads. They don’t understand how a website works and the money to get a website developed isn’t there. They also don’t want to use up any business grants they have got on a website that is not easy for them to update.

Kamil thought why not make it easier for Irish businesses to do this, and the Irish business directory was born. An online platform that allows businesses to have everything a website has and more whilst also been easy to use. This means that a business can be fully operational on the platform within half an hour. Also any updates they want to do on their profile will not take too long.

 How Irish business directory is helping small businesses?

If you are a small business, the past year has not been a good year. This year is not looking great either. The only way to stay relevant is by having an online presence but that is not easy to set up and maintain during the current pandemic. You will have to design a website, which is not easy if you have web design skills and then you will have to keep on top of your SEO to make sure that you retain a high Google ranking.  This is where The Irish Business Directory comes into its own. It allows you to do the following:

  • Post a detailed profile online, that describes who you are, what you do, and where you are based.
  •  You will soon be able to advertise, sell, and promote your business.
  • In the future, you will also be able to post interactive articles on your business profile.
  • In the future, you will be able to contact prospective clients.
  • Provide detailed information about your business, which allows prospective clients will be able to access a wide range of information in one place.
  • Gives you full control over your business profile which is not available on any of the current business listings platforms.
  • You will be able to choose from three different membership levels, starting from free up to premium.
  • You will get your own personalised dashboard. It will correspond with what membership level you have.

If you are a premium member you will have access to the Irish business directory Affiliate Program. This will allow you to earn money by generating and sharing an affiliate link with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp.

Irish Business Directory

How we are Helping our consumers?

The current pandemic and Brexit have made it harder to do what we used to do in our daily lives. Shopping, getting an accountant, business consultant, lawyer, tradesmen such as a plumber or electrician. With the various lockdowns we have faced since last March, certain businesses, have had to close their doors as they are not essential or move to remote working from home.

Brexit has also made it harder for consumers. Who worried about not being able to buy their favourite products. The businesses that they were buying from had to start looking to see if they could get these products from alternate suppliers and this is something that is so much harder to do during a worldwide pandemic.

This is where Irish Business Directory comes into its own. It allows consumers to do their shopping. And search for accountants, consultants, lawyers, or tradesmen from the comfort of their homes. It also allows consumers to support their local businesses as they try to survive during the pandemic. Nothing feels better than your local community and businesses

Having the ability to contact local businesses and get a written personal response, means consumers don’t have to wait for them to call you back. Consumers also don’t have to worry about ringing up a business and hearing an engaged tone forcing them to call back later.

Challenges businesses face in 2021

Challenges businesses face in 2021

Challenges businesses are facing in 2021

Last year, 2020 was a year that businesses want to forget. The year started off with the COVID-19 pandemic been seen as an inconvenience. One that was occurring thousands of miles away in China. One month later we started to take it more seriously as it started to spread across the globe, and by March we were wondering when we would be in lockdown. Another major issue raising its ugly head was Brexit. Could a deal between the EU and the UK happen? The COVID-19 pandemic had forced Brexit at times to be seen as an afterthought.

First lockdown

Once the first lockdown kicked in various businesses closed because of one of the following:

  • Facilitating remote working was impossible to do.
  • Complying with various government recommendations that allowed them to stay open was impossible.
  • They found it impossible to maintain their supply chain.
  • They had to comply with government recommendations that said they had to close.

Various other lockdowns

We then faced various other lockdowns throughout the year which was costly for various businesses. Namely, restaurants and gastropubs because they had to remain closed after doing one of the following:

  • Spending money upgrading their premises to comply with government regulations,
  • Stock purchased had a use-by date and became useless.
  • Spending money training staff on how to work safely and securely in the COVID-19 world.

Businesses also faced having to close and reopen at various times throughout 2020 forced them to implement remote working at warp speed. This caused various security issues to raise their ugly heads and still remain prevalent in 2021.

We are now in a new year and with no sign of COVID-19 letting up just yet. The current lockdown may continue for another two or three months, and we may be in and out of other lockdowns throughout the year. This raises an important question. What challenges are businesses facing in 2021?

Challenges businesses will face this year

Different business sectors will face different challenges over the next twelve months as they try their best to cope and stay afloat. This will result in some sectors having to reassess how they will be able to operate safely, and other sectors wondering if they can reopen at all. So what are the challenges that businesses will face this year? As already mentioned the challenges businesses will face will depend on the sectors they are in.

Businesses remote working

Do office-based businesses go to a hybrid working model where employees will spend part of the week working remote working at home and part of the week working in the office? If they go to a hybrid working model. What happens to the excess office space?

Any employee working from home will have to ensure that their home office has security that closely or nearly mirrors what they would have in the office they used to work in. Any employee working from home has to have comfortable ergonomic chairs. This will ensure that issues such as back pain won’t occur.

When employees worked in an office, they all used computers with the exact same specs. So when working from home they must be supplied with the exact same laptops, as this lessens the chances of a security breach.

Other businesses

All bricks and mortar businesses will have to open an online store if they have not already done this. This has to happen as soon as possible. This will enable them to sell products when their store can’t open or when they are only allowed to have a limited amount of customers in their store.

Pubs or bars that do not serve food will have to think carefully about buying in stock that they may not be able to sell.

Any hotel, pub, bar, coffee shop, or restaurant that serves food and can’t open for sit-in customers, will have to decide if they will offer to take away meals if they don’t already offer this. If they decide to do this will they offer delivery or click and collect. They will also have to make sure that COVID is not spread by any food they sell.

How do businesses rehire staff they had to let go? And if they had plans to expand can they go through with it? When will their employees get the vaccine?

The Tanaiste, Leo Varadkar has said that businesses currently closed to the general public. Must remain closed until at least the end of March. So as already mentioned they might have to move to sell online if they are to survive.

Brexit complications

Remaining focused on the final outcome of Brexit is a top priority for businesses. This is because a trade deal has been achieved. 

What do they have to do to comply with the trade deal? What extra paperwork do they need,? How do they keep any delays to a minimum?

Of course, when dealing with the effects of COVID-19 and Brexit. Your first port of call has to be LEO your Local Enterprise Office. They can answer any queries and or issues Brexit-related or COVID-19 related.

After you have contacted Leo, the Irish Government and Enterprise Ireland will also be of help to you. They have various financial and advisory supports available to help Irish businesses deal with Brexit.

 

what the main benefits and advantages if irishdirectory

What are the benefits of using Irish Directory?

Hello, and Welcome to Irish Directory for businesses.

My name is Kamil, and I’m the owner of IrishDirectory. Using this opportunity, I would like to welcome you to IrishDirectory.

In this article, I would like to share a few benefits of IrishDirectory and what precisely the IrishDirectory is.

IrishDirectory is the platform established and created for businesses to help their business to generate leads and share as much information with potential clients as possible. While having the website is time-consuming from the business owner’s perspective and can also be quite expensive. As a website owner, you would need to put extra funds to Website Maintenance, Website Development, SEO, or Marketing.

Here at Irish Directory, we will do all of the heavy lifting for you. All our SEO experts and Marketers are currently working and optimizing this platform on the daily basis to make sure we will be SEO optimized platform in Ireland, so you as a business could generate sales and leads.

Pheew!

Now allow me to present a Five main Benefits why IrishDirectory would be the perfect fit for your business.

Benefit 1:  Full Control over Listing Business Profiles

  1. Highly Detailed Business Listing Profiles

Each business owner will be able to control theirs listing through their dashboard

  • Logo
  • Motto
  • Description
  • About me information
  • Phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Posts on the wall
  • Promotions
  • Gallery
  • Google map with getting directions to their physical business location
  • Business Listing Category
  • Business Listing Tags

Benefit 3: Advanced filtering system for listed businesses

We are the only platform that makes business owners available to share as much information about your business as possible. For that reason, we have developed for the customers to filter all business by active but straightforward filters, which can be found in every Location, Category, and Tag. So, make sure your business has all information filled with taking advantage of your competitors.

Benefit 4: Easy way to upgrade and scale your business listings

We made it possible for you to have full control over your business listing and subscriptions. If you are looking to upgrade or downgrade your subscriptions, you can do it from your business dashboard.

Easy way to upgrade and scale your business listing
It is so vital for us, so you will have the control you deserve at your fingertips. So if you would like to check and test the IrishDirectory, you can subscribe to our FREE subscription and see how excellent and how many options we have made available for you.

If you would like to start getting leads and make it possible for potential clients to contact. You can do so by checking the Start-Up subscription. We are here for everyone, so the premium plan will allow you to promote, share your business, and activate direct messaging through your business profile. Or to enable a booking system for your business, you can upgrade your plan to Start-Up, which is only 5 per month.

By following this link, you can compare all 3 business plans and decide what option will be the best fit for your business.

COMPARE BUSINESS PLANS

Benefit 5: Create engaging and interactive content.

Are you looking for a place to create engaging and interactive content? Look no more. Here you will be able to create articles directly on your company business profile, which will make your business listing stand out.
Add videos from your YouTube or Vimeo channels to make the look and the message clear and fit to your company profile.
As simple as it looks, the well-written articles will help you to generate more traffic and increase engagement with your customers. As the other option available for you will be the commenting system so you could engage with your potential customers.

  1. How to scale your business by using IrishDirectory?

Scaling your business and promoting is essential now, especially after all uncertain times, we all went through.

What does the scaling mean for you?

The scaling is one of the end goals each business is aiming for. Thanks to scaling the business, you can make sure all your employees and your financials are great setups.

Thanks to Irish Directory, you will be able to start generating sales and bookings without massive investments or maintenance costs.

As we are planning to build up our platform to one of the best directories you can stay assured, we will create and develop the tools for your business to scale quickly and help you sell.

Soon we are aiming to add Jobs and Marketplace options to our platform. Those Two tolls will make your life easier as your listing will get popular. You will be able to start selling the products and hire people from one place. There are no more enormous fees for setting online shops, fees for technical support, and website maintenance.

We are working around the clock to make the IrishDirectory your business primary tool to grow and expand your business.

  1. How can you promote and gain more clients?

Just here, you will be able to promote your business in various ways. Let us share a few excellent techniques on how you could gain more clients and promote your business on our platform.

Create Offers.

As a business, you should set up a few even small promotions on your business profiles. The Offers are always displayed in rotation on our home page, our landing page, where we are directing most of the traffic.

Share your offers on your social media channels. We have added just for you the option to share your Offers and Promotions on various Social channels such as (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn)

Create Offers on IrishDirectory

Write Articles:

By writing the articles on your Business profiles, you will help your potential customers to look at you as an expert in your field, which will boost your business credibility.

We have added some cool featured for you, so your articles would look fabulous each time you create one. On the “Wall,” which is the place for your articles, you will be able to add videos and photos, which will make your business “Wall”, look awesome.

Share your articles on your social media channels. By sharing the articles, you will be able to gain more traction but also make your Profile more popular. The more articles will be posted on your business, the more Google will love you, which will help you in the long run.

write highly engaging articles on IrishDirectory

Encourage the Discussions:

On each of your articles, we have made available for your customers and audience to comment. Thanks to this, you will be able to directly engage with your users and customers from your business profile.

Please share your knowledge and expertise while chatting with them, and remember to relax, be confident as at the end of the day, you are the soul and hart of your business.

Gather Reviews:

The reviews are so critical in today’s crowded online world. We have created for you the option to gather reviews from your customers.

To make it easier for your customers to Review your business, we have set the categories for them to define the main reason for their rating:

  1. Communication
  2. Experience
  3. Job Accomplishment
  4. Price
  5. Support After-Sales
  6. Teamwork
  7. Time Accuracy

Advanced reviews for business profiles on IrishDirectory

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