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#Small Business

# small-business - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'

Feb 23rd 2021, 5:44 PM 49,676 Views 105 Comments

Barber Robbie Connaughton calls on the government to consider allowing salons to open temporarily to allow them to serve customers.

# small-business - Friday 13 March, 2020

New Revenue measures set up for SMEs experiencing cashflow problems
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Revenue measures set up for SMEs experiencing cashflow problems

Mar 13th 2020, 4:00 PM 18,980 Views 8 Comments

All debt enforcement activity has been suspended until further notice.

# small-business - Friday 1 September, 2017

Donegal clubs, community groups and businesses to get humanitarian relief following flooding
# Irish Red Cross
# Irish Red Cross

Donegal clubs, community groups and businesses to get humanitarian relief following flooding

Sep 1st 2017, 8:20 PM 9,052 Views 7 Comments

The Irish Red Cross that that it was administering two temporary emergency support schemes at the request of the government.

# small-business - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here's how...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here's how...

Feb 21st 2015, 7:30 PM 258 Views 7 Comments

The competition for top talent is red hot now – here’s how to make sure you get the candidates that will make your company succeed.

# small-business - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Who is Ireland's best young entrepreneur? We'll find out today
# Entrepreneurial Spirit
# Entrepreneurial Spirit

Who is Ireland's best young entrepreneur? We'll find out today

Dec 7th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,287 Views 7 Comments

They’re all under 30. Feel inadequate?

# small-business - Sunday 2 November, 2014

This Dublin shop will clean your suit for free if you have a job interview
# Nice One
# Nice One

This Dublin shop will clean your suit for free if you have a job interview

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:00 PM 24,734 Views 19 Comments

SOUND.

# small-business - Monday 13 October, 2014

SMEs Government satisfaction rating has improved, but it's still not great
# SMEs
# SMEs

SMEs Government satisfaction rating has improved, but it's still not great

Oct 13th 2014, 6:30 AM 2,726 Views 4 Comments

The latest Government Satisfaction Survey shows that the overall satisfaction rating improved from -41% to -4%.

# small-business - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Easier access to loans for Irish SMEs, hopefully
# Mo Money
# Mo Money

Easier access to loans for Irish SMEs, hopefully

Sep 4th 2014, 6:02 PM 7,424 Views 12 Comments

Interest discount among perks for small business signing up for struggling microfinance scheme.

# small-business - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'
# SMEs
# SMEs

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'

Aug 12th 2014, 4:32 PM 11,900 Views 33 Comments

The EU says Ireland breached a directive in tendering for Eircode.

# small-business - Monday 11 August, 2014

Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system
# Criminal
# Criminal

Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system

Aug 11th 2014, 2:58 PM 9,135 Views 41 Comments

Almost one in five owners don’t report crimes, a survey has found.

# small-business - Monday 7 July, 2014

Small business satisfaction with Government on the slide
# Can't Get No
# Can't Get No

Small business satisfaction with Government on the slide

Jul 7th 2014, 6:31 PM 4,834 Views 5 Comments

The economy may be on the way back, but small businesses are still hurting according to ISME.

# small-business - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Rates freeze would see 'return to bustling main streets'
# Big Freeze
# Big Freeze

Rates freeze would see 'return to bustling main streets'

May 29th 2014, 10:32 AM 8,184 Views 17 Comments

Call on newly-elected councillors to drive recovery in “busy main streets”.

# small-business - Monday 26 May, 2014

Opinion: Getting a company off the ground is very tough – but it’s also exhilarating
# Irish Startups
# Irish Startups

Opinion: Getting a company off the ground is very tough – but it’s also exhilarating

May 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 72 Views 12 Comments

Dónal Moloney reflects on the ups and downs of nurturing a start-up business…

# small-business - Monday 19 May, 2014

Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small business
# Cash Hunt
# Cash Hunt

Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small business

May 19th 2014, 9:52 AM 8,583 Views 46 Comments

The launch follows criticism of the Government’s approach to SME grants and funding.

# small-business - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Bank of Ireland: no debt write-downs for small businesses
# Debt Burden
# Debt Burden

Bank of Ireland: no debt write-downs for small businesses

May 14th 2014, 5:54 PM 7,758 Views 26 Comments

As with mortgages, it seems the bank is taking a hard line on debt forgiveness.

# small-business - Monday 12 May, 2014

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
# Small Business Big Crime
# Small Business Big Crime

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

May 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,819 Views 4 Comments

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

# small-business - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Small firms 'prohibited' from government work
# Crowded Out
# Crowded Out

Small firms 'prohibited' from government work

Apr 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,282 Views 31 Comments

Larger companies forcing down prices for government work.

# small-business - Friday 14 March, 2014

Pfizer, IBM and Microsoft to show small Irish businesses how to make it big
# Think Big
# Think Big

Pfizer, IBM and Microsoft to show small Irish businesses how to make it big

Mar 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,887 Views 9 Comments

Over 3,000 small businesses in Ireland have already had the chance to take part in the programme which is run by a non-profit support forum.

# small-business - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Morgan Kelly warns SMEs could ‘go under’ taking a big chunk of the Irish economy
# Forecast
# Forecast

Morgan Kelly warns SMEs could ‘go under’ taking a big chunk of the Irish economy

Mar 9th 2014, 8:05 PM 30,909 Views 94 Comments

Kelly said there is going to be a lot of SMEs cleared out ‘in one go’ following ECB stress tests.

# small-business - Monday 13 January, 2014

Nearly half of small businesses feel confident about the next three months
# Confidence
# Confidence

Nearly half of small businesses feel confident about the next three months

Jan 13th 2014, 6:30 AM 4,305 Views 22 Comments

The figures show a stabilisation in the economy, the Small Firms Association says.

# small-business - Monday 14 October, 2013

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?

Oct 14th 2013, 9:00 PM 6,672 Views 43 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# small-business - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme

Oct 10th 2013, 10:29 AM 9,122 Views 43 Comments

The new initiative that rewards employers for taking on the long term unemployed was launched during the summer.

# small-business - Monday 9 September, 2013

Taoiseach wants to do more webcasts with the public
# Talk To Enda
# Talk To Enda

Taoiseach wants to do more webcasts with the public

Sep 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,192 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach’s first foray into a webcast with small business owners got a good reaction on Friday – so now he’s looking at what to do next.

# small-business - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

John Perry has "full confidence" of Taoiseach but SF and FF call for explanation
# John Perry
# John Perry

John Perry has "full confidence" of Taoiseach but SF and FF call for explanation

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:45 PM 5,616 Views 17 Comments

The junior minister for small business has made a confidential settlement over a €2.47 million debt with Danske Bank and is not going to comment any further “at the moment”, his spokesperson says.

# small-business - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

One in 10 small businesses use debt collection agents to get money owed
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

One in 10 small businesses use debt collection agents to get money owed

Aug 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 4,164 Views 11 Comments

Small businesses are having to wait an average of 62 days to get paid by creditors.

# small-business - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Late payment from customers is the 'biggest challenge' for businesses
# Late Payment
# Late Payment

Late payment from customers is the 'biggest challenge' for businesses

Aug 20th 2013, 9:22 AM 4,278 Views 5 Comments

A new survey also found that Irish businesses in the UK are outperforming their UK counterparts in a number of areas.

# small-business - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Pair who make 'weird' bespoke costumes in demand for festival season
# Dressing Up
# Dressing Up

Pair who make 'weird' bespoke costumes in demand for festival season

Jul 27th 2013, 11:30 AM 6,645 Views 0 Comments

‘Hook & Eye’ was started by fashion graduate Lauralee Guiney and artist Delphine Libelula – and reckon their costumes could brighten up a night out.

# small-business - Friday 26 July, 2013

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland
# Sympathy
# Sympathy

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland

Jul 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,399 Views 48 Comments

Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.

# small-business - Monday 22 July, 2013

Government declines to comment on €2.47m judgment against Minister
# John Perry
# John Perry

Government declines to comment on €2.47m judgment against Minister

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:53 PM 14,818 Views 0 Comments

Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry, and his wife consented to a judgment of €2.47 million being made against them in the Commercial Court today.

# small-business - Monday 1 July, 2013

Big businesses are 'the main culprits' in late payments
# PAY DELAY
# PAY DELAY

Big businesses are 'the main culprits' in late payments

Jul 1st 2013, 11:20 AM 3,854 Views 6 Comments

ISME praised the adoption of a voluntary code on prompt payments by SMEs – but says big business must be forced to agree to the code in order to improve the cash-flow of smaller operations.

# small-business - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

'I didn't do anything wrong' - Meath man protests auction of family business
# Small Business
# Small Business

'I didn't do anything wrong' - Meath man protests auction of family business

May 15th 2013, 1:04 PM 29,261 Views 68 Comments

Tom O’Reilly lost his engineering business of over 20 years when clients failed to pay him for some €600,000 worth of services.

# small-business - Friday 19 April, 2013

Consumers shopping more often to hunt for bargains
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumers shopping more often to hunt for bargains

Apr 19th 2013, 9:02 AM 5,947 Views 22 Comments

Retailers say customers are buying less branded products and are shopping around more.

# small-business - Friday 4 January, 2013

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs
# Small Business
# Small Business

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs

Jan 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,779 Views 14 Comments

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

# small-business - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams
# Scam
# Scam

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Nov 27th 2012, 8:38 PM 4,524 Views 5 Comments

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

# small-business - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

New app allows Chip and PIN processing on your mobile
# Mobile Merchant
# Mobile Merchant

New app allows Chip and PIN processing on your mobile

Oct 2nd 2012, 4:32 PM 16,325 Views 30 Comments

The app uses a Bluetooth-connected PIN pad to securely process payments through a smartphone.

# small-business - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Over 40 per cent of small firms plan to create new jobs
# Small Business
# Small Business

Over 40 per cent of small firms plan to create new jobs

Aug 7th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,772 Views 8 Comments

However, there are still barriers to employment opportunities including a lack of business and unrealistic salary expectations.

# small-business - Monday 18 June, 2012

Over half of loan applications refused by bailed-out banks, says ISME
# Recession
# Recession

Over half of loan applications refused by bailed-out banks, says ISME

Jun 18th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,200 Views 9 Comments

The quarterly bank survey has prompted an angry response from the SME sector.

# small-business - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Column: Households aren't the only ones hit by negative equity - it's crippling businesses
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Households aren't the only ones hit by negative equity - it's crippling businesses

Jun 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 22 Views 12 Comments

During the boom it was cheaper for businesses to buy property than to rent it – but that’s causing huge problems now, writes Peter Faulkner.

# small-business - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

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

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

May 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 67 Views 16 Comments

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

# small-business - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Irish SMEs are ‘stuck in the 20th century’
# Businesses
# Businesses

Irish SMEs are ‘stuck in the 20th century’

Apr 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,773 Views 24 Comments

A survey has found that some Irish SMEs don’t use social networking site to promote themselves – and some are even still using faxes to get the word about about their services.

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