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# SMEs

This month
February 2024
‘We need help’: Restaurant and cafe owners say they are struggling like never before
The Journal spoke to a number of restaurant, cafe and bar owners, with all of them reporting the same problems and suggesting similar solutions.
Last year
2023
Minimum wage increase 'unwise' and 'unsustainable' for SMEs
All time
Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic
Half of small Irish businesses have cancelled or delayed investment over Brexit
Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans
'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme
Remember the Knowledge Box Scheme introduced in 2016? No SMEs have applied for it
2017 was a record year for the number of start-ups in Ireland
'I worked three jobs instead of leaving Ireland. I changed everything about myself'
The best way to get a good deal from an Irish bank? Set up business in the UK
Border county businesses the most likely to leave rate bills unpaid as they struggle for trade
New companies topped 20,000 last year for the first time in almost two decades
Journal Media launches brand new business site
Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
16 innovative Irish companies to keep an eye on this year
An Irish company spent six months designing the perfect grinder for weed
Here are 10 things anyone can do to build a business
'We won't be exchanging butter for margarine': Avoca sold to a US catering giant
The Irish 'Tripadvisor of health' making trips to the dentist *slightly* less painful
This is where Ireland really ranks for setting up and running a business
Mothercare is shutting stores after complaining about 'unsustainable' rents
Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours
The Irish kings of online 'mystery shoppers' now with $20m in their coffers
Inside the 'Woodstock for radio' about to take over a small Limerick village
This conference is trying to turn the west into a hub for drones
'They were intrigued to hear about three Irish guys with no company... no product'
How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town
This 5-year-old company started in a Dublin college has been sold for $68 million
The future has arrived - you can now order drinks on your mobile in Coppers
Meet the winemakers producing the nectar of the Gods in the land of Guinness
How an Irish woman's 'Hailo for cleaners' plans to keep cleaning up
Why these award-winning Irish digital marketeers set up a secret sex shop
The single biggest engine room for Irish jobs is starting to fire up
This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine
The secret to building a great business? Hire people you actually want to work with
How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession
The Irish website that looks like it hasn't changed in forever is finally getting a makeover
Ireland may have big entrepreneurial dreams - but we're still wedded to the boss's chequebook
See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker
Two million people could have better lives because of one Dublin company's breakthrough