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#Small businesses

# small-businesses - Friday 24 February, 2017

Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'

The English Market, a fresh food venue and meeting place, is over 200 years old.

# small-businesses - Monday 21 March, 2016

Survival of small businesses 'hangs in the balance' if Brexit becomes a reality

Some 200,000 people are employed here due to trade between Ireland and the UK.

# small-businesses - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?

The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…

# small-businesses - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Sick days cost €490 million last year but which area had the highest rate of absence?

Back pain, anxiety and depression were the biggest contributors to absenteeism in 2014.

# small-businesses - Monday 15 December, 2014

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill

But owner-operators say they are still taking far to long to get paid when they do get contracts.

# small-businesses - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Dublin City Council explains sandwich board sweep in Temple Bar today Give Me A Sign This post contains a poll

Dublin City Council explains sandwich board sweep in Temple Bar today

Protecting the public or stifling SMEs?

# small-businesses - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

# small-businesses - Friday 16 May, 2014

From Business ETC Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to ‘sophisticated credit card scam’ Fraud

Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to ‘sophisticated credit card scam’

Police said a number of business people have already been defrauded out of significant sums of money.

# small-businesses - Monday 14 April, 2014

Some businesses aren't feeling a strong recovery according to this survey

The manufacturing sector is proving to be a “cause of concern”.

# small-businesses - Monday 10 March, 2014

AIB approves nine out of ten of SME loans

State owned bank put €4.2bn into the market last year.

# small-businesses - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

This TD claims his bill could save thousands of jobs - and create thousands more

Stephen Donnelly wants to amend the Companies Act to facilitate an easier examinership process.

# small-businesses - Friday 18 October, 2013

How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?

And more importantly – how can they be prevented?

# small-businesses - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Just 90 loans approved by government scheme for small businesses

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said it is working to promote greater awareness of the scheme in the business community.

# small-businesses - Sunday 16 June, 2013

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

# small-businesses - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Economic activity needed to solve 'fiscal and unemployment crisis' - SFA

The Small Firms Association has said that a lowering of the cost of employment along with strong political leadership is required for economic recovery.

# small-businesses - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

NPRF announces €850m investment in funds for small businesses

The funds will be used to invest in both healthy businesses seeking to grow and those that are under-performing.

# small-businesses - Friday 4 January, 2013

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs

The Superquinn founder and independent senator tops a survey of Irish small and medium enterprises.

# small-businesses - Monday 17 December, 2012

SMEs remain broadly dissatisfied with Government performance – survey

The latest ISME survey of its members shows a slight improvement in satisfaction, but still wide antipathy.

# small-businesses - Monday 19 November, 2012

€3.78 million funding to small businesses to 'create and sustain 550 jobs'

A number of County and City Enterprise Boards have been granted additional funding to meet demand.

# small-businesses - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Banking Federation rejects report on lending to small businesses

IBF chief executive Pat Farrell says he had not seen the report but rejected the findings which are reported this morning.

# small-businesses - Monday 2 July, 2012

Bruton rolls out programme to help small businesses

The Minister for Jobs said small businesses should be a “powerful engine” for recovery.

# small-businesses - Monday 28 May, 2012

A 'Yes' vote likely says poll of small firm owners

Small Firms Association survey states that 83 per cent believe a yes vote likely but members would welcome a growth package.

# small-businesses - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Column: Tough, lonely and very risky – welcome to life as an entrepreneur

Unemployed people who start companies are branded “involuntary entrepreneurs” – but they should be hailed as heroes, writes business owner Peter Faulkner.

# small-businesses - Monday 26 March, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# small-businesses - Friday 30 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# small-businesses - Monday 19 December, 2011

One-third of Irish businesses prevented from growing by credit shortage

Almost half of businesses in the InterTradeIreland study were either shrinking, struggling or winding up entirely.

# small-businesses - Monday 22 August, 2011

Pay frozen as small businesses look to sustain jobs

New results from the Small Firms Association show that seven per cent of firms decreased pay in the past year.