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Journal Media launches brand new business site
# Fora
# Fora

Journal Media launches brand new business site

Mar 30th 2016, 1:11 PM 16,345 Views 17 Comments

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

Ten million downloads and counting - inside a Dublin games studio with a difference
# Storytoys
# Storytoys

Ten million downloads and counting - inside a Dublin games studio with a difference

May 9th 2015, 10:48 AM 12,471 Views 1 Comment

How do you convince parents to buy apps for their kids? StoryToys has found a way.

Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how
# Making A Difference
# Making A Difference

Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how

May 23rd 2015, 9:15 AM 17,322 Views 8 Comments

Ciaran Flynn’s Childpaths sprung from his experience as a parent. There’s plenty of room for original ideas in Ireland’s childcare industry…

Why All-Ireland winner Enda McNulty makes CEOs climb mountains
# Sport
# Sport

Why All-Ireland winner Enda McNulty makes CEOs climb mountains

Apr 16th 2016, 8:00 PM 30,949 Views 9 Comments

‘There are only 10 teams that can win the All-Ireland. In the business world the opposition is on a global pitch.’

SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business

Oct 4th 2014, 10:30 AM 4,499 Views 0 Comments

For September’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on everything to do with education and business.

Meet the two Irish teenagers selling supplements for Middle Eastern racing camels
# FenuCamel
# FenuCamel

Meet the two Irish teenagers selling supplements for Middle Eastern racing camels

Apr 21st 2016, 7:56 AM 16,231 Views 27 Comments

Meath’s Madden sisters are already selling in 12 countries – and they’re still in secondary school.

Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP
# Policy
# Policy

Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP

May 7th 2016, 8:30 AM 18,285 Views 88 Comments

Here are the key points you need to know about the three-year long negotiations.

Why Limerick should be developed as Ireland's second city
# Policy
# Policy

Why Limerick should be developed as Ireland's second city

Apr 19th 2016, 7:30 PM 32,808 Views 123 Comments

The ex-boss of the Department of Finance says we need a balance to the Dublin sprawl.

The events vying to fill Dublin's Web Summit-sized void
# Startups
# Startups

The events vying to fill Dublin's Web Summit-sized void

Mar 31st 2016, 7:16 PM 14,574 Views 5 Comments

Three tech conferences aim to benefit from the new-found gap.

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland?
# No Spin Zone
# No Spin Zone

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland?

Mar 19th 2015, 1:31 PM 11,927 Views 47 Comments

There has been a lot of debate about the country’s energy mix for the future.

Fury as families fear eviction from Dublin estate
# Vulture Deal
# Vulture Deal

Fury as families fear eviction from Dublin estate

Mar 13th 2016, 3:14 PM 67,024 Views 142 Comments

Tyrrelstown residents are said to be “terrified” about their futures following a deal involving the sale of their homes.

Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can
# Smart Music
# Smart Music

Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can

Apr 13th 2015, 8:40 AM 11,158 Views 23 Comments

A new app called WholeWorldBand is making all kinds of new things possible in the music industry.

'If I hadn't taken this chance I wouldn't be able to sleep at night'
# Taking The Plunge
# Taking The Plunge

'If I hadn't taken this chance I wouldn't be able to sleep at night'

Apr 25th 2015, 10:30 AM 20,889 Views 3 Comments

Rory O’Farrell’s Melosity is looking to redefine how Irish musicians record their sounds. A product ‘with the wow factor’ is the first priority.

Why the original social network refuses to die
# MySpace
# MySpace

Why the original social network refuses to die

Apr 18th 2015, 10:00 PM 23,452 Views 10 Comments

It’s like the mid-2000s all over again – but this time it’s all about the music.

The vulture fund paying very little tax on its billion-euro Irish incomes
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

The vulture fund paying very little tax on its billion-euro Irish incomes

Mar 31st 2016, 7:00 AM 17,940 Views 62 Comments

Lone Star’s Irish arm took in €1.4 billion in 2014 – but the Exchequer got less than €1 million.

Still a football pitch after five years: The sorry history of the Cork science park
# The Waiting Game
# The Waiting Game

Still a football pitch after five years: The sorry history of the Cork science park

Apr 4th 2016, 7:00 PM 18,106 Views 9 Comments

Why a plan that could bring locals thousands of high-end jobs has barely gone anywhere.

These are the common pitfalls successful Irish business leaders know to avoid
# Schoolboy Errors
# Schoolboy Errors

These are the common pitfalls successful Irish business leaders know to avoid

Apr 7th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,656 Views 7 Comments

We asked some of the country’s best and brightest about the mistakes they see again and again.

How to be the next Hozier
# Future Stars
# Future Stars

How to be the next Hozier

Apr 12th 2015, 8:00 PM 16,100 Views 20 Comments

A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.

There are lots of good reasons to get behind Irish products. Here are some of them...
# Traceability
# Traceability

There are lots of good reasons to get behind Irish products. Here are some of them...

Feb 28th 2015, 6:35 PM 20,512 Views 25 Comments

For February’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at how buying local matters and the importance of traceability.

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow
# Angel Investors
# Angel Investors

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow

Dec 12th 2014, 4:53 PM 6,023 Views 10 Comments

Owner-operators are far too dependent on banks for finance… and it’s getting worse.

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here's how one duo did it
# Rock And Roll
# Rock And Roll

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here's how one duo did it

Apr 26th 2015, 3:05 PM 18,572 Views 11 Comments

We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

How vinyl is saving the humble record store
# Wax On
# Wax On

How vinyl is saving the humble record store

Apr 5th 2015, 8:10 PM 23,639 Views 36 Comments

The format has been going through a renaissance with music fans.

Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way
# Sme Book Club
# Sme Book Club

Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way

Mar 26th 2015, 7:30 PM 5,928 Views 3 Comments

‘Frugal Innovation’ is a book for businesses that want to do great things with less.

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
# Dirty Water
# Dirty Water

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population

Mar 29th 2015, 4:30 PM 19,729 Views 16 Comments

Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.

These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability
# How To Guide
# How To Guide

These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability

Mar 21st 2015, 10:15 AM 7,156 Views 2 Comments

It can save you money – and help you earn more.

Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic
# The Big Idea
# The Big Idea

Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic

Feb 15th 2015, 6:45 PM 39,864 Views 30 Comments

Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?

"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful
# What I Learned
# What I Learned

"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful

Feb 12th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,963 Views 7 Comments

Modern technology offers would-be potters and artisans a golden opportunity to carve a niche for themselves.

This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals 'aren't playing fair'
# How To Guide
# How To Guide

This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals 'aren't playing fair'

Feb 8th 2015, 9:15 AM 23,139 Views 17 Comments

We talk to the man behind Skelligs Chocolate on the importance of supporting Irish.

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think
# Sme Book Club
# Sme Book Club

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think

Feb 26th 2015, 7:30 PM 16,118 Views 7 Comments

‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know
# Known Unknowns
# Known Unknowns

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know

Feb 21st 2015, 7:55 PM 22,270 Views 51 Comments

But do people really care what meat makes its way into their lasagne?

Here are some really good ways to get staff to do what you want (without forcing them)
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

Here are some really good ways to get staff to do what you want (without forcing them)

Jan 31st 2015, 9:00 AM 16,537 Views 14 Comments

For January’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at the importance of setting goals and getting staff working together.

How to: Get the most out of staff... by being nice to them
# Share The Love
# Share The Love

How to: Get the most out of staff... by being nice to them

Jan 10th 2015, 4:00 PM 19,638 Views 22 Comments

A bit of ‘fair play’ in the workplace can go a long way.

The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces
# Reach Out
# Reach Out

The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces

Jan 25th 2015, 5:15 PM 14,191 Views 14 Comments

Many companies offer workplace perks, but looking after staff mental health can pay even bigger dividends.

SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce

Nov 30th 2014, 10:15 AM 6,471 Views 7 Comments

For November’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we focused on the business of retail.

How to: Kickstart business by stepping back from social media... and picking up the phone
# Face Facts
# Face Facts

How to: Kickstart business by stepping back from social media... and picking up the phone

Dec 16th 2014, 5:05 PM 10,800 Views 28 Comments

And what entrepreneurs can learn from sports stars.

Business Poll: So this year's coming to a close - but how is 2015 looking?
# Business Poll
# Business Poll

Business Poll: So this year's coming to a close - but how is 2015 looking?

Dec 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 9,508 Views 10 Comments

Is it going to be a bumper year or is trade still in the doldrums?

Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?
# Business Poll
# Business Poll

Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?

Jan 20th 2015, 3:00 PM 14,227 Views 29 Comments

Is it all about the money? Or is having a happy workplace and a good boss more important?

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year
# Out To Launch
# Out To Launch

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year

Jan 8th 2015, 4:48 PM 18,279 Views 11 Comments

It was a big year for new businesses.

This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills
# The Big Idea
# The Big Idea

This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills

Mar 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 19,919 Views 23 Comments

Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.

Why being sustainable makes for good business
# Lean And Green
# Lean And Green

Why being sustainable makes for good business

Apr 1st 2015, 8:20 AM 10,401 Views 47 Comments

For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.