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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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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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A digital led comeback on the ebbing tide?

What a time we live in! COVID-19 has brought challenges to all business owners in their enterprises and their personal lives. At Celtar business consultants we have experience of working through recessions (1980s, early 1990s, 2008 and now 2020) so we share a longer term view with clients. What’s new? What is different now from [...]

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Rewards, ask not what the company can do for me?

Rewards, ask not what the company can do for me? A characteristic of motivated companies is how they use remuneration and reward strategies to align the goals of people with those of the company. At Celtar we observe that in many organisations staff are rewarded for average performance.

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King Cody, Kilkenny hurling manager’s road to greatness

   King Cody, Kilkenny hurling manager’s road to greatness Learning from winners Malachy Clerkin talks to Billy Linehan and a number of top managers to find out what makes this serial winner so special Excerpt from the Sunday Tribune, 29 August 2010 “Billy Linehan of Celtar business consultants is a board member of the Institute of [...]

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Work experience for new graduates

Work placement programmes from FAS and IBEC These programmes from FAS and IBEC appear to be similar except for the branding. The IBEC Gradlink is open only to companies who are IBEC or SFA members. Whilst the FAS scheme is open to all companies and offers a work placement programme for non graduates as well as graduates.

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Vote Yes for Europe, Vote Yes for Lisbon, Celtar votes YES!

There is no real choice . . . . . . vote YES to show our commitment to a shared ambition for the citizens of Europe Yes, I am strongly in favour of voting YES in the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in early October. Why? In no particular order – the Irish people have benefited from being members of the European Union through [...]

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Tips for writing better sales letters from Celtar

What! Writing about sales letters in this era of digital marketing? Advice for Irish SMEs Yep, the art of writing sales letters still has value – a targeted well thought out and customer specific letter stands out from instantly disposable email. To a customer it demonstrates that an effort has been made in communicating with them, that [...]

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Saving Ireland Inc. part 1

Celtar Update – Enterprise Ireland’s Current Support It’s not the best of times for Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state’s lead body for supporting businesses from SMEs to prospective Irish MNCs. Rightly there is a focus on support for exporting companies, though there is less concern shown about import [...]

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Happiness Is Infectious

Social networking and health A article based on research into personal happness was published a couple of months ago in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).Most peope are searching for personal happiness in their lives and this piece might give us a lift  and show us where to find it in these days of slowdown, credit squeeze and recession. [...]

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