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Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic
# Bleak Outlook
# Bleak Outlook

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

Jun 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,605 Views 37 Comments

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

Half of small Irish businesses have cancelled or delayed investment over Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Half of small Irish businesses have cancelled or delayed investment over Brexit

Oct 14th 2019, 7:07 AM 5,714 Views 0 Comments

AIB’s survey of SMEs found that almost half have felt a negative impact from Brexit already.

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

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

Feb 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,494 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 6:30 PM 10,260 Views 12 Comments

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

Remember the Knowledge Box Scheme introduced in 2016? No SMEs have applied for it
# Not Enough Knowledge
# Not Enough Knowledge

Remember the Knowledge Box Scheme introduced in 2016? No SMEs have applied for it

May 27th 2018, 7:45 AM 13,089 Views 12 Comments

The Knowledge Development Box allows companies to access a lower rate of corporate tax.

2017 was a record year for the number of start-ups in Ireland
# SMEs
# SMEs

2017 was a record year for the number of start-ups in Ireland

Feb 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,603 Views 9 Comments

Last year exceeded a previous record set in 1998.

'I worked three jobs instead of leaving Ireland. I changed everything about myself'
# Funding
# Funding

'I worked three jobs instead of leaving Ireland. I changed everything about myself'

Feb 23rd 2017, 4:30 PM 592 Views 0 Comments

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Dublin finance portal FundSME.

The best way to get a good deal from an Irish bank? Set up business in the UK
# Money Maker
# Money Maker

The best way to get a good deal from an Irish bank? Set up business in the UK

Feb 2nd 2017, 4:54 PM 976 Views 1 Comment

New research shows local lenders offer SMEs significantly cheaper loans in Britain.

Border county businesses the most likely to leave rate bills unpaid as they struggle for trade
# Council Rates
# Council Rates

Border county businesses the most likely to leave rate bills unpaid as they struggle for trade

Feb 2nd 2017, 4:49 PM 303 Views 1 Comment

Firms in hubs like Letterkenny and Dundalk hope revaluations will bring some relief.

New companies topped 20,000 last year for the first time in almost two decades
# Startups
# Startups

New companies topped 20,000 last year for the first time in almost two decades

Jan 6th 2017, 1:00 PM 8,488 Views 18 Comments

There was an 8% increase in the number of new Irish firms registered with the CRO in 2016.

Journal Media launches brand new business site
# Fora
# Fora

Journal Media launches brand new business site

Mar 30th 2016, 1:11 PM 16,422 Views 17 Comments

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

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
# Surprise
# Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

Jan 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 24,273 Views 74 Comments

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

16 innovative Irish companies to keep an eye on this year
# Watch This Space
# Watch This Space

16 innovative Irish companies to keep an eye on this year

Jan 3rd 2016, 6:30 PM 56,497 Views 9 Comments

We take a look at some of the businesses likely to make an impression in 2016.

An Irish company spent six months designing the perfect grinder for weed
# So Dope
# So Dope

An Irish company spent six months designing the perfect grinder for weed

Dec 12th 2015, 6:00 PM 36,124 Views 70 Comments

For medical marijuana users, of course.

Here are 10 things anyone can do to build a business
# Plug-in
# Plug-in

Here are 10 things anyone can do to build a business

Nov 24th 2015, 7:45 PM 84 Views 18 Comments

Going For Growth’s Paula Fitzsimons shares some of her insights.

'We won't be exchanging butter for margarine': Avoca sold to a US catering giant
# All Wrapped Up
# All Wrapped Up

'We won't be exchanging butter for margarine': Avoca sold to a US catering giant

Nov 12th 2015, 1:45 PM 31,488 Views 35 Comments

The family behind the Irish business wants to grow the brand globally.

The Irish 'Tripadvisor of health' making trips to the dentist *slightly* less painful
# Pulling Teeth
# Pulling Teeth

The Irish 'Tripadvisor of health' making trips to the dentist *slightly* less painful

Nov 9th 2015, 11:38 AM 12,750 Views 6 Comments

WhatClinic has bought UK dental booking site Toothpick.

This is where Ireland really ranks for setting up and running a business
# All On The Table
# All On The Table

This is where Ireland really ranks for setting up and running a business

Oct 28th 2015, 4:14 PM 14,048 Views 24 Comments

The latest World Bank rankings are out – here’s where we stand.

Mothercare is shutting stores after complaining about 'unsustainable' rents
# Baby Steps
# Baby Steps

Mothercare is shutting stores after complaining about 'unsustainable' rents

Oct 28th 2015, 2:15 PM 20,790 Views 16 Comments

The company has emerged from its examinership period.

Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours
# Way Out West
# Way Out West

Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours

Oct 25th 2015, 7:00 PM 47,253 Views 7 Comments

We take a look at the one-of-a-kind Dillisk Project in Galway.

The Irish kings of online 'mystery shoppers' now with $20m in their coffers
# Clicks Not Bricks
# Clicks Not Bricks

The Irish kings of online 'mystery shoppers' now with $20m in their coffers

Oct 20th 2015, 2:14 PM 21,525 Views 1 Comment

Clavis Insight was founded in 2008. Soon it will employ 300 people worldwide.

Inside the 'Woodstock for radio' about to take over a small Limerick village
# Hearsay Festival
# Hearsay Festival

Inside the 'Woodstock for radio' about to take over a small Limerick village

Oct 18th 2015, 10:15 AM 13,304 Views 4 Comments

“We were literally looking at it and telling people there wasn’t anything else like it in Europe.”

This conference is trying to turn the west into a hub for drones
# Up And Away
# Up And Away

This conference is trying to turn the west into a hub for drones

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 PM 23,503 Views 13 Comments

And it involves Achill Island and kitesurfing.

'They were intrigued to hear about three Irish guys with no company... no product'
# ChannelSense
# ChannelSense

'They were intrigued to hear about three Irish guys with no company... no product'

Oct 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 19,843 Views 11 Comments

Yet fast forward two years later and ChannelSight is developing at a rapid pace,

How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town
# Fast Lane
# Fast Lane

How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 35,121 Views 20 Comments

Skibbereen in west Cork is about to be put firmly on the business map.

This 5-year-old company started in a Dublin college has been sold for $68 million
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

This 5-year-old company started in a Dublin college has been sold for $68 million

Oct 14th 2015, 10:56 AM 22,673 Views 6 Comments

Logentries was spun out of UCD in 2010.

The future has arrived - you can now order drinks on your mobile in Coppers
# Thanks Technology
# Thanks Technology

The future has arrived - you can now order drinks on your mobile in Coppers

Oct 6th 2015, 2:27 PM 24,147 Views 31 Comments

Less queuing, more boozing.

Meet the winemakers producing the nectar of the Gods in the land of Guinness
# Grape Expectations
# Grape Expectations

Meet the winemakers producing the nectar of the Gods in the land of Guinness

Sep 27th 2015, 10:00 PM 33,165 Views 17 Comments

A few brave – or foolhardy – souls are defying the odds to make Irish wine.

How an Irish woman's 'Hailo for cleaners' plans to keep cleaning up
# Filthy Lucre
# Filthy Lucre

How an Irish woman's 'Hailo for cleaners' plans to keep cleaning up

Sep 24th 2015, 8:15 PM 18,562 Views 5 Comments

Hassle was co-founded by Jules Coleman and it was sold for €32 million earlier this year.

Why these award-winning Irish digital marketeers set up a secret sex shop
# Toy Story
# Toy Story

Why these award-winning Irish digital marketeers set up a secret sex shop

Sep 15th 2015, 8:45 PM 32,583 Views 15 Comments

Wolfgang Digital announced plans to hire 50 staff today – here’s how they got there.

The single biggest engine room for Irish jobs is starting to fire up
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

The single biggest engine room for Irish jobs is starting to fire up

Sep 14th 2015, 12:37 PM 27,454 Views 17 Comments

Together these businesses account for half the private workforce.

This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine
# Wine Not?
# Wine Not?

This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine

Sep 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 33,190 Views 26 Comments

WineLab want to bring wine-on-tap to the masses.

The secret to building a great business? Hire people you actually want to work with
# Opinion
# Opinion

The secret to building a great business? Hire people you actually want to work with

Sep 11th 2015, 2:48 PM 111 Views 0 Comments

Do as Richard Branson would when it comes to recruitment.

How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession
# Lager Than Life
# Lager Than Life

How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession

Sep 6th 2015, 7:00 PM 36,827 Views 19 Comments

We talked to one of the brains behind the Galway Bay Brewery about pub closures, craft beer and the Wetherspoon effect.

The Irish website that looks like it hasn't changed in forever is finally getting a makeover
# Board Games
# Board Games

The Irish website that looks like it hasn't changed in forever is finally getting a makeover

Sep 6th 2015, 8:45 AM 43,883 Views 47 Comments

We asked the head of Boards.ie how the site was holding up in the social media era.

Ireland may have big entrepreneurial dreams - but we're still wedded to the boss's chequebook
# Entrepreneurs
# Entrepreneurs

Ireland may have big entrepreneurial dreams - but we're still wedded to the boss's chequebook

Sep 3rd 2015, 11:50 PM 18,552 Views 29 Comments

The country is below average when it comes to most key startup indicators.

See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker
# Grape Expectations
# Grape Expectations

See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker

Aug 31st 2015, 2:02 PM 31,899 Views 36 Comments

We have all the figures for what local drinkers were sipping last year.

Two million people could have better lives because of one Dublin company's breakthrough
# Through The Pain Barrier
# Through The Pain Barrier

Two million people could have better lives because of one Dublin company's breakthrough

Aug 31st 2015, 11:52 AM 22,717 Views 19 Comments

Mainstay Medical has taken a step closer to bringing its treatment for chronic back pain to market.

Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga
# Get Off The Couch
# Get Off The Couch

Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga

Aug 30th 2015, 7:41 PM 17,536 Views 11 Comments

There’s more than one way to get in shape.

He tried to build a jewellery business but ended up with a billion-dollar tech company
# Similarweb
# Similarweb

He tried to build a jewellery business but ended up with a billion-dollar tech company

Aug 29th 2015, 11:15 AM 18,089 Views 4 Comments

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