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# smes - Thursday 18 December, 2014

This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow
# Leo Burdock
# Leo Burdock

This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow

Dec 18th 2014, 9:15 PM 28,289 Views 36 Comments

Leo Burdock would rather pay interest to punters than “bankers in ivory towers”.

# smes - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

How to: Kickstart business by stepping back from social media... and picking up the phone
# Face Facts
# Face Facts

How to: Kickstart business by stepping back from social media... and picking up the phone

Dec 16th 2014, 5:05 PM 10,802 Views 28 Comments

And what entrepreneurs can learn from sports stars.

# smes - Monday 15 December, 2014

Dublin coffee shops are banding together to do an alternative to 12 Pubs
# Got Coffee?
From The Daily Edge
# Got Coffee?

Dublin coffee shops are banding together to do an alternative to 12 Pubs

Dec 15th 2014, 1:46 PM 3,431 Views 5 Comments

The city’s independent coffee shops are offering special deals each day until Christmas.

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill
# Tricolour Discount
# Tricolour Discount

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill

Dec 15th 2014, 12:47 PM 9,973 Views 18 Comments

But owner-operators say they are still taking far to long to get paid when they do get contracts.

# smes - Sunday 14 December, 2014

What I Learned: Turning a buck as a 'born-again Mexican' in Ireland
# Tijuana Via Tipperary
# Tijuana Via Tipperary

What I Learned: Turning a buck as a 'born-again Mexican' in Ireland

Dec 14th 2014, 9:30 PM 32,136 Views 23 Comments

The man behind the Little Ass Burrito Bar and Blanco Niño on the value of finding people who “give a s**t”.

# smes - Monday 8 December, 2014

This young entrepreneur beat over 1,100 others to be crowned Ireland's best
# Going Places
# Going Places

This young entrepreneur beat over 1,100 others to be crowned Ireland's best

Dec 8th 2014, 2:15 PM 12,356 Views 10 Comments

So here’s what makes his startup a €50,000 winner…

# smes - Friday 5 December, 2014

Business Poll: So this year's coming to a close - but how is 2015 looking?
# Business Poll
# Business Poll

Business Poll: So this year's coming to a close - but how is 2015 looking?

Dec 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 9,512 Views 10 Comments

Is it going to be a bumper year or is trade still in the doldrums?

# smes - Saturday 29 November, 2014

This young entrepreneur thinks her idea can help fix Ireland's flawed health model
# Click Clinic
# Click Clinic

This young entrepreneur thinks her idea can help fix Ireland's flawed health model

Nov 29th 2014, 10:00 AM 24,512 Views 24 Comments

Think Hailo, but for healthcare.

# smes - Friday 28 November, 2014

SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the 'everything store'
# The Everything Store
# The Everything Store

SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the 'everything store'

Nov 28th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,646 Views 7 Comments

Inside the Amazon story – and what other entrepreneurs can learn from the rapid rise of an e-commerce titan.

# smes - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

This Irish company has produced the new 'gold standard' in medical technology
# Aerogen
# Aerogen

This Irish company has produced the new 'gold standard' in medical technology

Nov 26th 2014, 7:10 AM 9,457 Views 9 Comments

Aerogen’s drug nebulisers are being used in the intensive-care units of hospitals in 70 countries.

# smes - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Ireland's economy might be picking up, but workers' earnings are still going backwards
# Not A Good Little Earner
# Not A Good Little Earner

Ireland's economy might be picking up, but workers' earnings are still going backwards

Nov 25th 2014, 12:53 PM 9,727 Views 53 Comments

Workers in the public sector get nearly 50% more on average than those in private companies.

# smes - Saturday 22 November, 2014

What I Learned: Why there's no 'secret sauce' to cooking up an e-commerce juggernaut
# Under The Hood
# Under The Hood

What I Learned: Why there's no 'secret sauce' to cooking up an e-commerce juggernaut

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:43 PM 14,395 Views 9 Comments

We talk to MicksGarage about going from the bedroom to a multimillion-euro enterprise.

# smes - Thursday 20 November, 2014

These young food entrepreneurs want to change how you think about butter
# Yellow Gold
# Yellow Gold

These young food entrepreneurs want to change how you think about butter

Nov 20th 2014, 2:35 PM 19,676 Views 14 Comments

Meet the brains behind one of the Irish food startups to taste success through the Food Academy programme.

# smes - Monday 17 November, 2014

It's no longer just big export companies that are recruiting more staff
# We're Hiring
# We're Hiring

It's no longer just big export companies that are recruiting more staff

Nov 17th 2014, 12:04 PM 10,215 Views 25 Comments

Business recovery is spreading and that’s good news for workers.

# smes - Sunday 16 November, 2014

'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland
# No Signal
# No Signal

'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland

Nov 16th 2014, 8:30 PM 22,048 Views 70 Comments

The country is behind many eastern European nations when it comes to broadband access.

# smes - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The Big Idea: Saving shoppers time... and hopefully lots of money
# Pricespy
# Pricespy

The Big Idea: Saving shoppers time... and hopefully lots of money

Nov 15th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,607 Views 0 Comments

And how small retailers can use price-comparison sites to their advantage against their bigger rivals.

# smes - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you're going to shop?
# Clicks Or Bricks
# Clicks Or Bricks

Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you're going to shop?

Nov 11th 2014, 1:39 PM 9,266 Views 28 Comments

What can local retailers do to win back all the Irish online shoppers spending their cash overseas?

# smes - Monday 10 November, 2014

Been knocked back for a business loan? Well, here's some good news
# Wrong Answer
# Wrong Answer

Been knocked back for a business loan? Well, here's some good news

Nov 10th 2014, 5:49 PM 7,631 Views 7 Comments

The Credit Review Office has been overturning a lot of rejected applications.

# smes - Sunday 9 November, 2014

These are some of the things TripAdvisor is cooking up in its new Dublin office
# What A Trip
# What A Trip

These are some of the things TripAdvisor is cooking up in its new Dublin office

Nov 9th 2014, 9:00 AM 14,515 Views 12 Comments

The man in charge of new products at the world’s biggest travel site says he is “really confident” its reviews are fair.

# smes - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Online or bricks and mortar? This is how most Irish shoppers spend their money
# Getting Consumed
# Getting Consumed

Online or bricks and mortar? This is how most Irish shoppers spend their money

Nov 8th 2014, 7:34 PM 22,097 Views 8 Comments

Are we a nation of click-happy customers or do we prefer the personal touch? Here are the numbers…

One of these 5 Irish startups from the Web Summit could be the Next Big Thing
# Zuckerberg Mk2
# Zuckerberg Mk2

One of these 5 Irish startups from the Web Summit could be the Next Big Thing

Nov 8th 2014, 10:15 AM 13,345 Views 13 Comments

Anyone for an app that trawls your friends’ Facebook pages to pick out the perfect gift?

# smes - Thursday 6 November, 2014

A tiny number of 'super' small businesses in the UK had a massive effect on their economy
# HGSBs
# HGSBs

A tiny number of 'super' small businesses in the UK had a massive effect on their economy

Nov 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 4,182 Views 10 Comments

Just 1% of businesses contributed to 36% of economic growth, and two-thirds of job creation.

# smes - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

No time for Web Summit? Here's 17 startup pitches... in less than 2 minutes
# Quick Pitch
# Quick Pitch

No time for Web Summit? Here's 17 startup pitches... in less than 2 minutes

Nov 5th 2014, 4:42 PM 8,957 Views 4 Comments

But you won’t get to see Eva Longoria this way.

# smes - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Big business and governments need to 'step up' and support startups as customers
# Late Adopters
# Late Adopters

Big business and governments need to 'step up' and support startups as customers

Nov 4th 2014, 9:52 PM 10,900 Views 3 Comments

One venture capitalist explains why Apple is still exciting – but your bank never will be.

Forget multinationals... Why the real future is in 'very small business'
# Think Small
# Think Small

Forget multinationals... Why the real future is in 'very small business'

Nov 4th 2014, 6:22 PM 11,740 Views 24 Comments

GoDaddy’s Steven Aldrich says small-time operators can solve a “crisis of meaning” in the world’s workforce.

# smes - Monday 3 November, 2014

What does this Irish rugby star want with 'big data'? Plenty, apparently...
# Big Man Big Ideas
# Big Man Big Ideas

What does this Irish rugby star want with 'big data'? Plenty, apparently...

Nov 3rd 2014, 4:13 PM 19,539 Views 15 Comments

Donncha O’Callaghan is looking for an investment boost for his software startup, 4Impacts.

This Dublin-designed probe is much smaller than a hair... and it could help cure cancer
# Little Wonder
# Little Wonder

This Dublin-designed probe is much smaller than a hair... and it could help cure cancer

Nov 3rd 2014, 1:57 PM 12,494 Views 6 Comments

Adama Innovations plans to make millions within a few years from its nanotechnology.

# smes - Sunday 2 November, 2014

This Dublin shop will clean your suit for free if you have a job interview
# Nice One
# Nice One

This Dublin shop will clean your suit for free if you have a job interview

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:00 PM 24,720 Views 19 Comments

SOUND.

# smes - Saturday 1 November, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters

Nov 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 5,947 Views 6 Comments

For October’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we looked at ways to balance a budget and where all that cash goes.

# smes - Thursday 30 October, 2014

SME book club: Surviving a family business... with your sanity and relationships intact
# All In The Family
# All In The Family

SME book club: Surviving a family business... with your sanity and relationships intact

Oct 30th 2014, 9:30 PM 7,531 Views 2 Comments

Each month, as part of TheJournal.ie’s ongoing SME coverage, we look at a business book that makes a difference.

# smes - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

How to: Get blood from a stone... or at least a loan from a bank
# Squeeze Harder
# Squeeze Harder

How to: Get blood from a stone... or at least a loan from a bank

Oct 29th 2014, 8:30 PM 12,571 Views 6 Comments

Sure it can be hard, but here are a few things that could help.

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

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

Oct 29th 2014, 3:05 PM 17,198 Views 33 Comments

Dublin’s Laser DVD is closing down.

# smes - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Why the state's new investment bank will do little to help Irish SMEs
# New Bank Old Story
# New Bank Old Story

Why the state's new investment bank will do little to help Irish SMEs

Oct 28th 2014, 2:30 PM 8,199 Views 21 Comments

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) will be open for business this week.

# smes - Monday 27 October, 2014

The Big Idea: Why switching their homepage is the first thing all owner-operators should do
# Flick The Switch
# Flick The Switch

The Big Idea: Why switching their homepage is the first thing all owner-operators should do

Oct 27th 2014, 10:30 AM 13,692 Views 13 Comments

The brains behind a new financial tool says a few easy steps can make a big difference to SMEs.

'Sack the gobshites'... And a few other things one entrepreneur has worked out so far
# Gobshite-free Zone
# Gobshite-free Zone

'Sack the gobshites'... And a few other things one entrepreneur has worked out so far

Oct 27th 2014, 8:45 AM 18,216 Views 25 Comments

Business advice, Jerry Kennelly style.

# smes - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Here are a few things businesses can learn from Google's Consumer Barometer (for free)
# No Pressure
# No Pressure

Here are a few things businesses can learn from Google's Consumer Barometer (for free)

Oct 26th 2014, 11:00 PM 28,287 Views 8 Comments

So Google knows almost everything about how you shop, which is a bit creepy really…

Jordan Casey is expanding his tech start-up - right after he does his Junior Cert
# Getting To The Next Level
# Getting To The Next Level

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

Oct 26th 2014, 4:00 PM 23,320 Views 16 Comments

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

# smes - Friday 24 October, 2014

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with 'Mickey Mouse courses'
# In Disneyland
# In Disneyland

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with 'Mickey Mouse courses'

Oct 24th 2014, 4:14 PM 25,780 Views 46 Comments

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

# smes - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Oct 21st 2014, 5:43 PM 10,302 Views 2 Comments

Don’t just stand there, get creating… or funding.

# smes - Monday 20 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 20th 2014, 10:41 AM 6,159 Views 33 Comments

And they say they are approving 87% of them.