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#SMEs

# smes - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I worked three jobs instead of leaving Ireland. I changed everything about myself'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Dublin finance portal FundSME.

# smes - Thursday 2 February, 2017

The best way to get a good deal from an Irish bank? Set up business in the UK

New research shows local lenders offer SMEs significantly cheaper loans in Britain.

Border county businesses the most likely to leave rate bills unpaid as they struggle for trade

Firms in hubs like Letterkenny and Dundalk hope revaluations will bring some relief.

# smes - Friday 6 January, 2017

New companies topped 20,000 last year for the first time in almost two decades

There was an 8% increase in the number of new Irish firms registered with the CRO in 2016.

# smes - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Journal Media launches brand new business site

Fora will help SMEs and startups access information, support and quality journalism.

# smes - Monday 4 January, 2016

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

# smes - Sunday 3 January, 2016

16 innovative Irish companies to keep an eye on this year

We take a look at some of the businesses likely to make an impression in 2016.

# smes - Saturday 12 December, 2015

An Irish company spent six months designing the perfect grinder for weed

For medical marijuana users, of course.

# smes - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Here are 10 things anyone can do to build a business

Going For Growth’s Paula Fitzsimons shares some of her insights.

# smes - Thursday 12 November, 2015

'We won't be exchanging butter for margarine': Avoca sold to a US catering giant

The family behind the Irish business wants to grow the brand globally.

# smes - Monday 9 November, 2015

The Irish ‘Tripadvisor of health’ making trips to the dentist *slightly* less painful

WhatClinic has bought UK dental booking site Toothpick.

# smes - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

This is where Ireland really ranks for setting up and running a business

The latest World Bank rankings are out – here’s where we stand.

From Business ETC Mothercare is shutting stores after complaining about ‘unsustainable’ rents Baby Steps

Mothercare is shutting stores after complaining about ‘unsustainable’ rents

The company has emerged from its examinership period.

# smes - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours

We take a look at the one-of-a-kind Dillisk Project in Galway.

# smes - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

From Business ETC The Irish kings of online ‘mystery shoppers’ now with $20m in their coffers Clicks Not Bricks

The Irish kings of online ‘mystery shoppers’ now with $20m in their coffers

Clavis Insight was founded in 2008. Soon it will employ 300 people worldwide.

# smes - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Inside the 'Woodstock for radio' about to take over a small Limerick village

“We were literally looking at it and telling people there wasn’t anything else like it in Europe.”

# smes - Saturday 17 October, 2015

This conference is trying to turn the west into a hub for drones

And it involves Achill Island and kitesurfing.

From Business ETC ‘They were intrigued to hear about three Irish guys with no company… no product’ ChannelSense

‘They were intrigued to hear about three Irish guys with no company… no product’

Yet fast forward two years later and ChannelSight is developing at a rapid pace,

How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town

Skibbereen in west Cork is about to be put firmly on the business map.

# smes - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

This 5-year-old company started in a Dublin college has been sold for $68 million

Logentries was spun out of UCD in 2010.

# smes - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

# smes - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Meet the winemakers producing the nectar of the Gods in the land of Guinness

A few brave – or foolhardy – souls are defying the odds to make Irish wine.

# smes - Thursday 24 September, 2015

How an Irish woman's 'Hailo for cleaners' plans to keep cleaning up

Hassle was co-founded by Jules Coleman and it was sold for €32 million earlier this year.

# smes - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Why these award-winning Irish digital marketeers set up a secret sex shop

Wolfgang Digital announced plans to hire 50 staff today – here’s how they got there.

# smes - Monday 14 September, 2015

The single biggest engine room for Irish jobs is starting to fire up

Together these businesses account for half the private workforce.

# smes - Sunday 13 September, 2015

This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine

WineLab want to bring wine-on-tap to the masses.

# smes - Friday 11 September, 2015

The secret to building a great business? Hire people you actually want to work with

Do as Richard Branson would when it comes to recruitment.

# smes - Sunday 6 September, 2015

How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession

We talked to one of the brains behind the Galway Bay Brewery about pub closures, craft beer and the Wetherspoon effect.

The Irish website that looks like it hasn't changed in forever is finally getting a makeover

We asked the head of Boards.ie how the site was holding up in the social media era.

# smes - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Ireland may have big entrepreneurial dreams - but we're still wedded to the boss's chequebook

The country is below average when it comes to most key startup indicators.

# smes - Monday 31 August, 2015

See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker

We have all the figures for what local drinkers were sipping last year.

Two million people could have better lives because of one Dublin company's breakthrough

Mainstay Medical has taken a step closer to bringing its treatment for chronic back pain to market.

# smes - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga

There’s more than one way to get in shape.

# smes - Saturday 29 August, 2015

# smes - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Chimney sweep? It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it...

For the latest in our Odd Jobs series we talked to chimney sweep Karl Walsh of DublinChimneySweep.com.

Fire nearly destroyed my business - this is how I picked up and started again

Simon Evans quit his job to cycle the world, started a business in the recession and then nearly lost it all in a blaze.

# smes - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Why two young Dubliners quit their day jobs to go into business... in Peru

“We’re very proud of the fact that we feel like we represent Ireland in everything we do.”

# smes - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Hotels are raking in the cash - and here's how much they make on every room

Tourists have been flocking to the country and hoteliers are reaping the spoils.

# smes - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Girls turned off IT jobs by 'geeky, anti-social, overly masculine, nerdy image'

A leading industry figure thinks an industry makeover could be in order.

# smes - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

HSE defends not awarding €1 million contract to Irish small business

A foreign company was awarded the contract.

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