SME focus: Everything you need to know about starting a business

For our first month of in-depth coverage of Irish small businesses, we looked at everything you need to know about getting up and running.

EVERY MONTH THEJOURNAL.IE focuses on a different aspect of life for Small and Medium Enterprises.

SMEs provide around 77% of the jobs in the Irish economy, and the issues they face are crucial to employment and economic growth.

For the first month, we looked at everything you need to know about starting a business in Ireland.

  • #The Big Idea this month was Oishii Sushi, which is taking on a great Irish institution by trying to replace the breakfast roll with sushi. How did founder Ciara Troy go about this, and in the process turn a farmer’s market stall into a million euro business?

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Nine need-to-know SME news stories from May

For all the breaking news, features and analysis vital for the sector, keep up to date with’s dedicated SME channel>

Read: SMEs and Sport – I lost my job, got a skin cancer diagnosis and started a business. Now I sell to the LA Lakers>

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