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# smes - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Want to be a jewellery designer? The woman behind Chupi.ie says 'now's the time to start'
# Grand Designs
# Grand Designs

Want to be a jewellery designer? The woman behind Chupi.ie says 'now's the time to start'

Apr 4th 2015, 9:30 AM 14,225 Views 6 Comments

Chupi Sweetman is a very Irish success story. Her secret? “I want people to wear what I make all around the world…”

# smes - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Why being sustainable makes for good business
# Lean And Green
# Lean And Green

Why being sustainable makes for good business

Apr 1st 2015, 8:20 AM 10,407 Views 47 Comments

For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.

# smes - Sunday 29 March, 2015

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
# Dirty Water
# Dirty Water

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population

Mar 29th 2015, 4:30 PM 19,746 Views 16 Comments

Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.

# smes - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling
# A Spud Affair
# A Spud Affair

Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling

Mar 28th 2015, 11:45 AM 22,486 Views 53 Comments

It’s hard to keep the home fires burning after all the years.

An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it's called Moocall)
# Who Ya Gonna Call?
# Who Ya Gonna Call?

An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it's called Moocall)

Mar 28th 2015, 11:15 AM 25,339 Views 18 Comments

Quite apart from having the best name ever, Moocall works a treat. And it’s going to make its three founders a lot of money.

# smes - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way
# Sme Book Club
# Sme Book Club

Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way

Mar 26th 2015, 7:30 PM 5,929 Views 3 Comments

‘Frugal Innovation’ is a book for businesses that want to do great things with less.

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?
# Doley Cow
# Doley Cow

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?

Mar 26th 2015, 2:30 PM 21,668 Views 89 Comments

The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…

# smes - Sunday 22 March, 2015

This man thinks there's a big future in Irish beef jerky*
# Chewy Salty Meaty
# Chewy Salty Meaty

This man thinks there's a big future in Irish beef jerky*

Mar 22nd 2015, 9:30 AM 19,409 Views 40 Comments

*Except it’s a bit different to jerky – and he’s not calling it that.

# smes - Saturday 21 March, 2015

These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability
# How To Guide
# How To Guide

These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability

Mar 21st 2015, 10:15 AM 7,174 Views 2 Comments

It can save you money – and help you earn more.

# smes - Monday 9 March, 2015

These are the businesses you want to be in across Ireland right now
# Growth Spurt
# Growth Spurt

These are the businesses you want to be in across Ireland right now

Mar 9th 2015, 4:19 PM 24,456 Views 13 Comments

Big or small, north or south – we have the figures for them all.

# smes - Sunday 8 March, 2015

This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills
# The Big Idea
# The Big Idea

This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills

Mar 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 19,943 Views 23 Comments

Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.

# smes - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think
# Sme Book Club
# Sme Book Club

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think

Feb 26th 2015, 7:30 PM 16,189 Views 7 Comments

‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own

# smes - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?
# Paddock To Plate
# Paddock To Plate

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?

Feb 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,707 Views 32 Comments

Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.

# smes - Monday 23 February, 2015

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business
# Positive Waves
# Positive Waves

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:28 PM 13,695 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund

# smes - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know
# Known Unknowns
# Known Unknowns

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know

Feb 21st 2015, 7:55 PM 22,288 Views 52 Comments

But do people really care what meat makes its way into their lasagne?

# smes - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Central Bank asked to watch the state fund for small businesses like a hawk
# Big Brother Is Watching
# Big Brother Is Watching

Central Bank asked to watch the state fund for small businesses like a hawk

Feb 19th 2015, 3:56 PM 9,909 Views 19 Comments

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland launched the €400 million fund this morning.

These are the startups Ireland's newest business leaders have been coming up with
# Clever Clogs
# Clever Clogs

These are the startups Ireland's newest business leaders have been coming up with

Feb 19th 2015, 8:40 AM 18,255 Views 12 Comments

Complicated tech ones for the most part…

# smes - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

The level of female start ups in Ireland has increased 600% since 2011
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

The level of female start ups in Ireland has increased 600% since 2011

Feb 18th 2015, 2:10 PM 17,028 Views 90 Comments

With 1,500 jobs on the way Richard Bruton has hailed Ireland’s entrepreneurs as ‘heroes’.

# smes - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic
# The Big Idea
# The Big Idea

Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic

Feb 15th 2015, 6:45 PM 39,922 Views 30 Comments

Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?

# smes - Thursday 12 February, 2015

"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful
# What I Learned
# What I Learned

"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful

Feb 12th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,995 Views 7 Comments

Modern technology offers would-be potters and artisans a golden opportunity to carve a niche for themselves.

# smes - Sunday 8 February, 2015

This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals 'aren't playing fair'
# How To Guide
# How To Guide

This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals 'aren't playing fair'

Feb 8th 2015, 9:15 AM 23,157 Views 17 Comments

We talk to the man behind Skelligs Chocolate on the importance of supporting Irish.

# smes - Monday 2 February, 2015

2015 off to a strong start for new companies, and it could 'beat all predictions'
# SMEs
# SMEs

2015 off to a strong start for new companies, and it could 'beat all predictions'

Feb 2nd 2015, 4:36 PM 6,135 Views 6 Comments

There’s already a 22.5% increase in the number of new companies this year.

# smes - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Greek approach "precisely what this government did", says Tánaiste
# Ooo-pa
# Ooo-pa

Greek approach "precisely what this government did", says Tánaiste

Jan 29th 2015, 7:50 PM 18,162 Views 181 Comments

The Tánaiste has welcomed Greece’s move to “renegotiate rather than repudiate”.

# smes - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

What you can learn from one of the world's greatest football managers? Quite a lot, really
# Sme Book Club
# Sme Book Club

What you can learn from one of the world's greatest football managers? Quite a lot, really

Jan 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 8,889 Views 12 Comments

This month, we take a look inside the mind of Manchester United’s all-conquering chief, Sir Alex Ferguson.

# smes - Sunday 25 January, 2015

The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces
# Reach Out
# Reach Out

The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces

Jan 25th 2015, 5:15 PM 14,195 Views 14 Comments

Many companies offer workplace perks, but looking after staff mental health can pay even bigger dividends.

# smes - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?
# Business Poll
# Business Poll

Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?

Jan 20th 2015, 3:00 PM 14,230 Views 29 Comments

Is it all about the money? Or is having a happy workplace and a good boss more important?

'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'
# Self-employed
# Self-employed

'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'

Jan 20th 2015, 10:01 AM 14,623 Views 26 Comments

The Small Firms Association wants an end to ‘discrimination’ against the self-employed.

# smes - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland
# Entrepreneurship
# Entrepreneurship

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland

Jan 18th 2015, 5:00 PM 10,261 Views 43 Comments

Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.

What I Learned: Saving expats a small fortune wiring their cash back home
# Currencyfair
# Currencyfair

What I Learned: Saving expats a small fortune wiring their cash back home

Jan 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 21,955 Views 8 Comments

The banking crisis finally got people angry enough to take their business elsewhere.

# smes - Saturday 17 January, 2015

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs
# Ah Ma...
# Ah Ma...

How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs

Jan 17th 2015, 9:00 AM 20,873 Views 29 Comments

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

# smes - Friday 16 January, 2015

Opinion: The secret to managing a stress-free employee review
# Business Sense
# Business Sense

Opinion: The secret to managing a stress-free employee review

Jan 16th 2015, 8:00 AM 498 Views 17 Comments

January is the time of year when most employees have a performance appraisal with their manager – but what are the benefits and potential pitfalls facing the employer?

# smes - Monday 12 January, 2015

'We can create full employment by the end of 2018': Bruton
# Big Promise Richard
# Big Promise Richard

'We can create full employment by the end of 2018': Bruton

Jan 12th 2015, 4:47 PM 12,051 Views 104 Comments

Bruton and Enterprise Ireland say 2014 was a very good year for new jobs.

# smes - Saturday 10 January, 2015

How to: Get the most out of staff... by being nice to them
# Share The Love
# Share The Love

How to: Get the most out of staff... by being nice to them

Jan 10th 2015, 4:00 PM 19,643 Views 22 Comments

A bit of ‘fair play’ in the workplace can go a long way.

# smes - Friday 9 January, 2015

New €85 million fund for life sciences to create jobs and investment
# Support
# Support

New €85 million fund for life sciences to create jobs and investment

Jan 9th 2015, 9:48 AM 5,208 Views 3 Comments

The State has invested more than €15 million to the fund.

# smes - Thursday 8 January, 2015

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year
# Out To Launch
# Out To Launch

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year

Jan 8th 2015, 4:48 PM 18,282 Views 11 Comments

It was a big year for new businesses.

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
# Hey Big Spender
# Hey Big Spender

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

Jan 8th 2015, 2:08 PM 9,447 Views 27 Comments

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

# smes - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year
# ISME
# ISME

Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year

Jan 4th 2015, 7:45 AM 7,368 Views 10 Comments

This follows an IBEC survey earlier in the week suggesting a 2% wage hike across

# smes - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today
# VAT
# VAT

Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today

Jan 1st 2015, 1:11 PM 14,138 Views 40 Comments

Michael Noonan has said new tax rules are a good thing, but not everyone is convinced.

# smes - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Inside this iconic family business... and what keeps it going after 43 years
# All In The Family
# All In The Family

Inside this iconic family business... and what keeps it going after 43 years

Dec 27th 2014, 8:30 PM 29,788 Views 12 Comments

The Danny Ryan Music Shop in Tipperary Town has a new hand on the till for the first time since 1971.

# smes - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

SME book club: The joys of building a business monopoly (for making money, that is)
# Zero To One
# Zero To One

SME book club: The joys of building a business monopoly (for making money, that is)

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 5,548 Views 1 Comment

One of the world’s most successful startup investors and part of the brains behind PayPal on why “competition is for losers”.