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# sme - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre

Business group representatives have met the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee today.

# sme - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans

Some €2 billion has been promised to SMEs through credit guarantee scheme.

# sme - Monday 11 February, 2019

Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans

Despite this, just 8% of businesses have engaged in formal planning to deal with the outcome of Brexit.

# sme - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme

The Brexit Loan Scheme aims to minimise the impact Britain leaving the EU will have on businesses.

# sme - Saturday 15 July, 2017

A Wicklow business is Brexit-proofing itself by eyeing-up the Dutch market

“People hoping Brexit won’t happen,” businessman Paul Jacobs says. “Hope is for mass on Sundays.”

# sme - Monday 15 August, 2016

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners

The latest national survey finds a quarter of businesses were impacted by crime last year.

# sme - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Journal Media launches brand new business site

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

# sme - Friday 8 January, 2016

Here is how many Irish businesses went broke last year

The service sector was hit hardest by insolvencies.

# sme - 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.

# sme - 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.

# sme - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

"Loose talk" of higher pay from the Government not helpful, says business group

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association’s (ISME) estimate that the SME sector could create 60,000 jobs in 2015.

# sme - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

2 brewers, 1 goal: How two very different craft beer companies are hoping to get ahead in 2015

How are the old hands in Irish craft beer getting along with the new brewers on the block?

# sme - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Organised gangs are flying into Dublin to shoplift your belongings this Christmas

Retailers want courts to crack down harder on shoplifting.

# sme - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Poll: What's your biggest worry when applying for a job? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your biggest worry when applying for a job?

Apart from not getting it, obviously…

# sme - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Film lovers, you've one less place to go to find classic movies

Dublin’s Laser DVD is closing down.

# sme - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Jordan Casey is expanding his tech start-up - right after he does his Junior Cert

We spoke with the 14-year-old CEO ahead of his appearance at the Web Summit.

# sme - Monday 20 October, 2014

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans

And they say they are approving 87% of them.

# sme - Sunday 19 October, 2014

What do you do when your business has "ISIS" in its name?

“I had the name first.”

# sme - Monday 13 October, 2014

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

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.

# sme - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Dublin City Council explains sandwich board sweep in Temple Bar today Give Me A Sign This post contains a poll

Dublin City Council explains sandwich board sweep in Temple Bar today

Protecting the public or stifling SMEs?

# sme - Friday 5 September, 2014

SME Focus: Everything you need to know about innovation and SMEs

For our in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs last month, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.

# sme - Monday 25 August, 2014

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs

ISME is to run a series of free advice sessions for struggling business owners.

# sme - 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.

# sme - Monday 4 August, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about trading on tourism

For our third month of in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.

# sme - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Call of the wild - Irish scientist's journey back to nature

Conservation scientist Liam Lysaght will cycle 3,400 km along the coast of Ireland in a mission to bring Irish wildlife to the masses.

# sme - Friday 1 August, 2014

# sme - Thursday 31 July, 2014

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them

Kids’ activities, helpful staff, demos and clear signage – just some of the ways retailers can make themselves irresistible.

SME book club: What the tourism industry can learn about sustaining itself

Each month, as part of’s dedicated coverage of the SME sector, we’ll be reviewing a business book that makes a difference.

# sme - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here's one hard-hit Irish industry finally coming back from the recession - hardware

But growth in Dublin is outstripping growth in rural areas.

There were 32,154 new .ie websites last year - and most are business-related

And Irish SMEs might just be getting all innovative about their names.

# sme - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad? Staycation Nation This post contains a poll

Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad?

Poll: Is it better value to stay in Ireland? Or impossible to put a price on all that foreign sunshine?

# sme - Monday 28 July, 2014

Someone's come up with a fix for the 'brown bin' smell

Entrepreneurs will stock product in Dunnes Stores – but reckon it will be a hit export too.

Are you using Wordpress for your SME?

Survey shows that the blogging forum has become a useful choice as CMS for smaller companies.

Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME

The public sector has huge opportunities for small or medium Irish businesses – if you’re ready for the challenge.

NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'

Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.

Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association have hit out at a number of government policies impeding customer spending.

# sme - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k

Young entrepreneurs who need a leg up have a week to enter Government-sponsored fund.

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