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#Small Firms

# small-firms - 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.

# small-firms - Monday 29 September, 2014

Shouldn't you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business Stay Classy This post contains a poll

Shouldn't you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business

Poll: What’s the best way to learn about running a business, in class or the school of hard knocks?

# small-firms - Monday 14 July, 2014

Small firms want to be "back on a level playing field"

Chambers Ireland says it wants a reduction of marginal tax rates.

# small-firms - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

How are small businesses feeling about the next few months?

Pretty good, a survey reveals, with 48 per cent expecting the overall business environment to be ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

# small-firms - Monday 25 November, 2013

Ulster Bank parent company 'forced small firms to default' RBS

Ulster Bank parent company 'forced small firms to default'

A report by the British government has alleged that Royal Bank of Scotland hit healthy businesses with charges and rates that forced them to close allowing bank to seize their assets at a lower price.

# small-firms - Thursday 16 May, 2013

'The banks are not lending' belief is stopping SMEs applying for loans

The latest report by the ESRI says accessing finance is the third most reported problem facing small businesses in Ireland.

# small-firms - Monday 29 April, 2013

Three months on and small firms feel more confident about business SFA

Three months on and small firms feel more confident about business

Results also show that 30 per cent of respondents rate the current overall business environment as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.

# small-firms - Monday 7 January, 2013

Small firms being 'strangled' by late payments - SFA

Companies are now waiting an average of 62 days to be paid, according to a survey by the Small Firms Association.

# small-firms - Monday 19 November, 2012

€3.78 million funding to small businesses to 'create and sustain 550 jobs'

A number of County and City Enterprise Boards have been granted additional funding to meet demand.

# small-firms - 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-firms - Friday 30 March, 2012

Six firms collapsed each day in the first quarter of this year - report

Half of the 31,070 companies that were stress-tested by a risk analyst firm in the first quarter of this year were deemed “high risk”.

# small-firms - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: SMEs, credit for businesses

Small firms have long complained about the shortage of credit to get them up and running. How has Richard Bruton responded?

# small-firms - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

EU directive will mean less 'red tape' for small business

Finance ministers adopt new rules which will allow each EU member to exempt small businesses from publishing annual accounts.

# small-firms - Friday 30 December, 2011

Small firms "confident" about 2012 outlook

But comprehensive enterprise and a jobs support package is needed to avoid a ‘double-dip’ recession, says the Small Firms Association.

# small-firms - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Government must do more to help small firms - SFA

Small Firms Association chairman Ian Martin will today identify three areas that government must work on to assist businesses.

# small-firms - Monday 7 March, 2011

Small Firms Association criticises coalition proposal to reverse minimum wage cut

The SFA is cautiously welcoming the programme for government which is its says is “good and bad for small firms”.

# small-firms - Monday 18 October, 2010

Confidence of small firms up in third quarter

Confidence among small firms picked up between July and September – but access to credit remains a problem.