What Makes a Start-up Stand Out?

Irish Software Association

KantanMT was recently announced as a finalist in three out of eight categories of the Irish Software Awards 2016 (ISA 2016); ‘Emerging Company of the Year’, ‘Technology Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement in International Growth’. This is very exciting news for us, and our success has only been made possible thanks to our brilliantly supportive clients and partners. The announcement led us to walk down the memory lane, and think about things that we did right over the past couple of years.

We would like to share some basic principles that we followed as a company, which helped us succeed and made us one of the most recognisable brands, not only within the translation and localization industry, but also within the wider Software Service scene.

If you are in a start-up mode, these pointers will help you achieve full commercial exploitation within the span of a year: Continue reading

What Small-Scale Business Can Learn from the Success Story of Atletico

atletico celebrating.jpgIn anticipation for the kick-off for the Champions League Finals between Atletico and Real Madrid on Saturday, we took a look into the histories of the two clubs, their modus operandi, and lessons that small to medium businesses can learn from each, to achieve success and accelerate their growth.

“No Atletico player would make it in Real Madrid’s team. Real are better in all positions,” said Real Madrid’s normally mild mannered Welsh man Gareth Bale.

His comments caused outrage, particularly amongst Atletico fans. But it cannot be denied that on a player by player basis, Real are superior, they are the destination of preference for the most talented players around the world. For almost a century, their fans have been enthralled by players revered the world over such as Puskas, Zidane and Ronaldo. This has meant trophies – and lots of them. They have won 32 La Liga titles and 10 champion leagues (formerly the European Cup), whereas Atletico lags far behind with 10 La Liga trophies and no champions leagues. Continue reading