A guide to becoming
a sustainable business

Sustainability is one of the most pressing issues of our time and Digital Business Ireland in collaboration with SustainabilityWorks Ireland, and proudly supported by permanent tsb, is delighted to launch our SME Guide to Becoming a Sustainable Business with Damien English T.D.

This comes at a crucial time; with consumer trends shifting, the demand for ethical and green products continues to grow. Coupled with these new demands, digital tools are empowering consumers to make more ethical choices when purchasing goods and services.

Tipping point 2021

The .IE Tipping Point Report 2021: Irish e-commerce and digital business in the Covid vaccine era, in partnership with Digital Business Ireland assessed the attitudes and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic of 1,000 Irish consumers and 500 retail and consumer-facing professional services SMEs.

Click & Collect -a best practice guide 

As a business you must ensure that your staff and customers maintain social distancing guidelines as laid out by government.

This simple guide gives you some useful advice on maintaining a safe and efficient click and collect service during the pandemic.

Key Retail Trends 2021

Below you will find a guide DBI has compiled to the developments expected in the retail sector over the course of 2021 as the pandemic and other factors continue to influence consumer behaviour.

Digital Marketing – The Fundamentals

In order to create an effective Digital Marketing strategy, you must first fully comprehend the customer value journey. With the popularity of online sales channels evolving at a rate never seen before, businesses need to be aware that consumer-loyalty is not guaranteed.

15 Steps to safe online shopping

With the increased volume of online shopping, it’s important that consumers understand the potential security risks and know how to protect themselves and their information.

Below you can download a one page guide with 15 steps to shopping safely online.


Towards a digital future

Irish society and the economy has experienced a tumultuous 2020 and the ongoing global pandemic that is Covid-19 will have a transformative and ongoing effect on how we currently do business and how it is conducted into the future. However, even within the confines of the uncertain outcome of the current pandemic, there are specific trends and opportunities emerging.

Click below to view our pre-Budget 2021 submission.

Protecting your information & business during, and following, covid-19

Dinos A. Kerigan-Kyrou is an instructor on the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme, based at the Partnership for Peace Consortium, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He’s responsible for the cybersecurity training on the Joint Command & Staff Course at the Defence Forces.

Dinos is a co-author of the NATO / PfPC Cybersecurity training curriculum, and is the Visiting Research Fellow in Strategic Cyber Security on the Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Degree at Abertay University.

The Digital Business Ireland – permanent tsb awards finalists

The Digital Business Ireland – permanent tsb Digital Awards celebrate the very best of digital businesses in Ireland and reward websites and people across a number of sectors to reflect the online world that businesses now inhabit, trade and communicate in.

Remote Working Guidance Consultation Submission

DBI provides a range of services to its membership to include training and events, networking opportunities, general advisory, insights, advocacy and public policy development all which facilitates digital businesses grow, thrive and achieve their ambitions.

In that vein, DBI’s internal HR Committee, after consulting the membership, compiled the details contained in this submission which is in response to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s public consultation call for proposals on remote working during COVID-19.

Recommendations to government
re: Covid-19 (March 2020)

The Covid-19 pandemic, which is engulfing our world, has brought to the fore the pressing need for an omnichannel, bricks and clicks approach to business. Consequently, supports for this integrated business model must become an elevated priority in policy-makers minds in order to offset the worst excesses of business disruption.

Click below to view our March 2020 recommendations to government.

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