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#Small Business

# small-business - Friday 13 March, 2020

New Revenue measures set up for SMEs experiencing cashflow problems

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

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...

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

They’re all under 30. Feel inadequate?

# small-business - Sunday 2 November, 2014

# small-business - Monday 13 October, 2014

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

‘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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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.

# small-business - Monday 26 March, 2012

Small businesses being 'thrown to the wolves' by late payments - ISME

A survey of small businesses found it takes an average of 71 days to receive payment – and ISME is blaming big businesses and government agencies.

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