Discover what iBrutes are up to, and what interests us.


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Photography: How to take a photo


How to take a photo for your business profile Having your business look well is important and involves having pleasant and informative imagery attached to your brand,  and in order to do so, we generally either employ a professional photographer or get dirty ourselves, depending on whether we know how to take a photo or…

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Design: How to increase sales through good design


  Having a website does not automatically mean that sales will automatically follow. If the site does not immediately engage your customer on an emotional basis, chances are that they will leave. Many sites are just thrown up without any real thought going into them. Getting your site to the front page on Google is…

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OHalloran Painting on PC and Tablet

Client – O’Halloran Painting, Burren, Co. Clare


  In December, we were approached by Declan O’Halloran, of O’Halloran Painting Ltd, who through his own trade, we have used for work in the past, and have subsequently developed a relationship with over the years. Surprisingly, not many painting and decorating businesses in the southwest actually have websites, so we could see that there…

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Video Promotion: engage your customers


  Video Promotion: Engage your customers Video is truly the number one content type to create leads and get your visitors engaged. 93% of marketers are using video content to promote businesses online. It has become the most effective aid when delivering messages fast. According to Cisco, video traffic will be 80% of internet traffic…

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website return on investment

How to assess your websites return on investment


  Having an online presence is almost unavoidable for businesses that desire sustained growth. Creating a business presence online can be costly and time-consuming for a business owner so best practice is generally to hand it over to a professional to handle it. Many small businesses try to confront this challenge themselves given budgetary restrictions…

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G4 Guitar Website

Client – G4 Guitar School, Ennis, Co. Clare


  Late November last year, G4 Guitar in Ennis approached iBrutes Media with the proposal of refreshing their current website which required updating with the addition of a more personal touch. The reason being, the original website was styled on the G4 Guitar franchisee template. Instead of refreshing the existing, we built it up from…

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What is your SEO score

Do you know your SEO Score?


  What is your SEO Score? When you got that shiny, expensive new website built for you, did you then just think, that is that, let the good times roll. Well, hopefully, you were right and business did, in fact, start coming to you instead of you tripping over yourself trying to find it.  For…

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Business Tree

8 simple things you should know when starting a new business.


  As a small business and entrepreneur, we have all gone out and made our own mistakes which, funny or not, is “part of the fun” when starting a new business. Lest we forget, we are not the first, nor the last to make the same mistakes over and over again. Here are a few…

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Principles of selling: Shop Front

Starting a New Business? 5 Basic Principles for Selling


Whether you are already up and running or simply just testing the waters trying to find out whether your new business venture has what it takes to succeed, there are five basic principles that if followed correctly will significantly increase your chances of success. According to Bank of Ireland, 66% of startups fail within the…

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Open Source Software

7 Free Open Source Software for every Entrepreneur


7 Open Source Products that are FREE Starting up a small business can be a drain on finances and purchasing software is often one of the biggest expenses a business can incur. At iBrutes, being a tech business, we come across “Open Source” software all the time capable of carrying out similar if not the…

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