Celtar
Celtar

Welcome to the web blog of Celtar, a management consultancy company based in Dublin, Ireland . The MD, Billy Linehan, is a business adviser and professional business mentor. How we meet your needs Projects • Assisted company “in recovery” from recent years of poor sales, new focus on strategy – and how to implement it • Chair and act as secretary of monthly management meetings • Introduce staff centred performance management systems, train managers • Advise MD on board matters, and communicating with shareholders • Train management team on “High Performance”

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Thoughts and ideas about running a business

We offer a range of services which match the needs of leaders of businesses and non-profit organisations. Read about us in our stories, and check my profile out at Billy Linehan

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Hungry for Success, Takeaway.ie

  They say hunger is the best sauce, and hunger was foremost in the minds of web developers Ciara Traynor and her Canadian business partner Anthony Kauffmann when they found themselves working late into the night on a project a couple of years ago.  After turning their office upside-down in vain looking for a takeaway menu, they fumed at [...]

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Why The Best Service is No Service: a conversation with Bill Price

A book of the same title was recommended to me by a colleague, so I picked  this interview by Guy Kawasaki with the author as an introduction. Customer service is a huge issue for all companies, Bill Price offers some valuable advice here. He identifies excellent self service websites,  one example I offer is a company I am close to [...]

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Pricing in an inflationary downturn

Tieing in with the recent Incite ezine here is another view on pricing. In the current environment, costs are rising as price sensitivity increases. Six tactics from the McKinsey company that can help businesses get pricing right.   Getting pricing right is always a challenge in an economic downturn, as decreasing demand, excess [...]

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When the old and young collide at work, working with generation Y

We see a generational gap in many organisations, often highlighted by poor communications and team work. If it is hard to get people from various generations to reach any agreement, it is even harder to do so within a company. Cristina Simón, professor at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain, has identified and analyzed the four [...]

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37signals.com getting real

I have come across the company 37signals several times over the last few years, via recommendations from developers, clients and an article in Time magazine. They demonstrate a refreshing approach for smaller companies who successfully compete with corporates in technology and other sectors.       “I don’t have anything [...]

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