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Entrepreneurs fear loan rejection as banking crisis 'scars' run deep
# Funding
From Business ETC
# Funding

Entrepreneurs fear loan rejection as banking crisis 'scars' run deep

Apr 25th 2016, 2:24 PM 132 Views 0 Comments

Almost half of small Irish companies won’t apply for credit for fear they will be knocked back.

Meet the winemakers producing the nectar of the Gods in the land of Guinness
# Grape Expectations
# Grape Expectations

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

Sep 27th 2015, 10:00 PM 32,618 Views 17 Comments

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

This conference is trying to turn the west into a hub for drones
# Up And Away
# Up And Away

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

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 23,468 Views 13 Comments

And it involves Achill Island and kitesurfing.

After a decade of research, this spin-out company is about to build its world-first x-ray
# Manufacturing
From Business ETC
# Manufacturing

After a decade of research, this spin-out company is about to build its world-first x-ray

Aug 7th 2016, 4:01 PM 868 Views 0 Comments

NovaUCD-based SiriusXT has been working on a revolutionary €2 million-plus device.

Why cider is like the forgotten child in Ireland's drinks family
# Apples And Oranges
# Apples And Oranges

Why cider is like the forgotten child in Ireland's drinks family

Sep 26th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,998 Views 34 Comments

Everyone is talking about whiskey and craft beer – but what about the craft cider?

Meet the new batch of distillers behind an Irish whiskey resurgence
# Good Spirits
# Good Spirits

Meet the new batch of distillers behind an Irish whiskey resurgence

Sep 20th 2015, 6:30 PM 31,695 Views 23 Comments

The spirit has been going through a boom.

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

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

Oct 18th 2015, 10:15 AM 13,256 Views 4 Comments

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

Ireland's largest crowd lender thinks we need to follow the UK's crowdfunding playbook
# Funding
From Business ETC
# Funding

Ireland's largest crowd lender thinks we need to follow the UK's crowdfunding playbook

Aug 6th 2016, 4:01 PM 861 Views 0 Comments

The company’s new CEO says the sector needs regulation in the Republic.

The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company's high-tech stress-beating device
# Squeezed
# Squeezed

The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company's high-tech stress-beating device

Aug 30th 2015, 9:00 AM 18,665 Views 2 Comments

Galvanic crowdfunded its way to market with the Pip. Here’s why.

Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga
# Get Off The Couch
# Get Off The Couch

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

Aug 30th 2015, 7:41 PM 17,486 Views 11 Comments

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

How an Irish startup could revolutionise the way everyone looks at health
# An Apple A Day
# An Apple A Day

How an Irish startup could revolutionise the way everyone looks at health

Aug 23rd 2015, 8:45 AM 23,474 Views 33 Comments

Nuritas is mining ‘nature’s wealth’ from the most everyday of sources – food.

Foreign companies dominate their Irish rivals when it comes to researching new products
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Foreign companies dominate their Irish rivals when it comes to researching new products

Jul 19th 2016, 2:21 PM 137 Views 0 Comments

Two-thirds of all expenditure on R&D in Ireland comes from multinational firms.

How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession
# Lager Than Life
# Lager Than Life

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

Sep 6th 2015, 7:00 PM 36,243 Views 19 Comments

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

This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine
# Wine Not?
# Wine Not?

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

Sep 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 33,055 Views 26 Comments

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

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil
# Brown Is Beautiful
# Brown Is Beautiful

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil

Aug 15th 2015, 2:50 PM 22,422 Views 5 Comments

“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”

SME focus: How we fared in 2014... and the picture for the year ahead
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

SME focus: How we fared in 2014... and the picture for the year ahead

Dec 27th 2014, 9:15 AM 5,728 Views 2 Comments

For December’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked back on the year that was and towards the one to come.

An Irish startup wants tech workers to go for lunch and come back with jobs
# POwer Lunch
# POwer Lunch

An Irish startup wants tech workers to go for lunch and come back with jobs

Jul 4th 2015, 8:45 AM 17,476 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s gotta eat, right?

One Irish sector is expected to feel the Brexit pain worst of all
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

One Irish sector is expected to feel the Brexit pain worst of all

Jun 24th 2016, 3:32 PM 1,189 Views 0 Comments

Smaller farms and food producers are likely to face the biggest headwinds in the near future.

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now

Jul 19th 2015, 10:00 AM 65,850 Views 40 Comments

But there are also skills that can help you in almost any career.

The 5 big mistakes you should never make on LinkedIn
# Bad Connections
# Bad Connections

The 5 big mistakes you should never make on LinkedIn

Jul 12th 2015, 8:30 PM 38,861 Views 21 Comments

No duck-face selfies, please.

5 charts that show how much Irish jobs have changed in less than one generation
# Nine To Five
# Nine To Five

5 charts that show how much Irish jobs have changed in less than one generation

Jul 27th 2015, 6:10 AM 35,947 Views 16 Comments

There have been some big changes in the country over the past two decades.

Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders
# Idol Thoughts
# Idol Thoughts

Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders

Jul 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 15,220 Views 23 Comments

Budding entrepreneurs need to have more realistic goals.

Too embarrassed to see a doc? Now you can test for almost any STI from your bedroom
# Catch On
# Catch On

Too embarrassed to see a doc? Now you can test for almost any STI from your bedroom

Aug 9th 2015, 9:00 PM 33,588 Views 23 Comments

Now you really have no excuse not to get checked out.

We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals' staff
# Yoink
# Yoink

We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals' staff

Jul 25th 2015, 9:30 PM 26,580 Views 12 Comments

The stakes are high when it comes to recruiting the best talent.

How one Irish sports-technology startup is taking it to the likes of Adidas
# Game On
# Game On

How one Irish sports-technology startup is taking it to the likes of Adidas

Aug 2nd 2015, 2:00 PM 22,744 Views 0 Comments

Playertek thinks it can help everyone train like a pro.

6 reasons why people should embrace peer-to-peer lending
# The Whiff Of Money
# The Whiff Of Money

6 reasons why people should embrace peer-to-peer lending

Jun 14th 2015, 8:15 AM 13,489 Views 7 Comments

We talk to the head of Grid Finance, one of Ireland’s two peer-to-peer loan platforms.

Here's what the incoming government is promising for business
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Here's what the incoming government is promising for business

May 11th 2016, 7:26 PM 704 Views 0 Comments

The new programme for government is out – and we read it so you don’t have to.

How co-working offices are changing the way we do business
# Sharing Space
# Sharing Space

How co-working offices are changing the way we do business

Jun 28th 2015, 8:45 AM 15,620 Views 4 Comments

Shared workspaces can lead to great things – as long as everyone keeps the noise down.

Keeping staff healthy helps also delivers a strong bottom line
# Health
From Business ETC
# Health

Keeping staff healthy helps also delivers a strong bottom line

Feb 15th 2016, 12:25 PM 10,624 Views 0 Comments

Well-being initiatives are key to SMEs retaining staff.

It pays to read the fine print when you Airbnb
# Damage Control
# Damage Control

It pays to read the fine print when you Airbnb

Jun 20th 2015, 9:45 AM 37,138 Views 17 Comments

The home-sharing site has fans across the world – but there are a few things you should know.

Why car sharing could help save Dublin from days like this
# GoCar
# GoCar

Why car sharing could help save Dublin from days like this

Jun 14th 2015, 7:30 PM 14,392 Views 14 Comments

Owning your own vehicle is expensive – is there a better way?

CurrencyFair wants to help Irish companies 'take over the world'
# Services
From Business ETC
# Services

CurrencyFair wants to help Irish companies 'take over the world'

Apr 28th 2016, 1:01 AM 285 Views 0 Comments

Businesses could be held back from expanding because of high foreign-exchange fees, the company says.

Thousands of women are making friends with complete strangers because of a Dublin trio
# Let's Hear It For The Girls
# Let's Hear It For The Girls

Thousands of women are making friends with complete strangers because of a Dublin trio

Jun 7th 2015, 10:00 PM 81,750 Views 28 Comments

Welcome to the ‘slightly-organised chaos’ that is GirlCrew.

Why ridesharing has run into some major roadblocks in Ireland
# Carmageddon
# Carmageddon

Why ridesharing has run into some major roadblocks in Ireland

Jun 27th 2015, 9:00 PM 46,171 Views 29 Comments

The movement is a global phenomenon – but here it has stalled before even getting started.

'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune'
# Sister Act
# Sister Act

'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune'

May 17th 2015, 6:00 PM 34,464 Views 15 Comments

One of the sisters behind Clevamama tells us about building an award-winning export business.

'I sold my business for €115 million but I could never see myself sitting on a beach'
# Apps And Mobile
# Apps And Mobile

'I sold my business for €115 million but I could never see myself sitting on a beach'

Apr 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 38,005 Views 19 Comments

Realex Payments founder Colm Lyon is sinking his teeth into his new company, Fire.

Meet the toy that is doing its little bit to bring down Barbie
# Toy Soldier
# Toy Soldier

Meet the toy that is doing its little bit to bring down Barbie

May 31st 2015, 5:00 PM 28,653 Views 33 Comments

Lottie is the creation of a Donegal-based company with global ambitions.

Why are Irish creches going out of business?
# Rock And A Hard Place
# Rock And A Hard Place

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

May 17th 2015, 10:30 AM 47,634 Views 56 Comments

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

'What I know about media you could spray on the back of a stamp'
# Media And Arts
# Media And Arts

'What I know about media you could spray on the back of a stamp'

May 14th 2016, 11:00 AM 13,305 Views 9 Comments

As part of its weekly How My Business Works series, Fora profiles Irish TV.

There's an awful lot of money being made through infertility...
# Bundles Of Joy
# Bundles Of Joy

There's an awful lot of money being made through infertility...

May 2nd 2015, 9:00 PM 30,754 Views 46 Comments

Not everyone conceives easily. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is huge business worldwide, but what kind of future has it in Ireland?