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# smes - Sunday 19 October, 2014

What do you do when your business has "ISIS" in its name?
# No Not That One
# No Not That One

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

Oct 19th 2014, 7:45 AM 19,592 Views 28 Comments

“I had the name first.”

# smes - Saturday 18 October, 2014

These are the questions you need to answer to get a job with Google (and others)
# Get Googley
# Get Googley

These are the questions you need to answer to get a job with Google (and others)

Oct 18th 2014, 8:30 PM 53,030 Views 41 Comments

You are going to have to think a bit outside the box…

Is Ireland really 'the best small country in the world in which to do business'?
# The Money Trail
# The Money Trail

Is Ireland really 'the best small country in the world in which to do business'?

Oct 18th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,450 Views 35 Comments

These are the bills which are making it hard for owner-operators to compete in the global market.

# smes - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?
# Good Budget Bad Budget
# Good Budget Bad Budget

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?

Oct 15th 2014, 2:53 PM 7,068 Views 8 Comments

We look at what’s in Budget 2015 for business and ask how much it all means to you.

# smes - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters
# Budget... Meh
# Budget... Meh

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters

Oct 14th 2014, 6:15 PM 5,375 Views 22 Comments

The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.

# smes - Monday 13 October, 2014

What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil
# The Other F-word
# The Other F-word

What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil

Oct 13th 2014, 4:10 PM 13,654 Views 16 Comments

Pub owner- and accountant-turned-TD Áine Collins says Ireland needs to have a “serious conversation about failure”.

Ireland's heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine
# Energy Index
# Energy Index

Ireland's heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine

Oct 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,753 Views 50 Comments

Costs could spike if the trouble continues in eastern Europe.

SMEs Government satisfaction rating has improved, but it's still not great
# SMEs
# SMEs

SMEs Government satisfaction rating has improved, but it's still not great

Oct 13th 2014, 6:30 AM 2,717 Views 4 Comments

The latest Government Satisfaction Survey shows that the overall satisfaction rating improved from -41% to -4%.

# smes - Saturday 11 October, 2014

What do you get if you mix a matchmaking website with Airbnb?
# Airmatch?
# Airmatch?

What do you get if you mix a matchmaking website with Airbnb?

Oct 11th 2014, 10:00 AM 11,086 Views 4 Comments

You get this Irish startup – except it doesn’t have anything to do with dating.

# smes - Friday 10 October, 2014

The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see

Oct 10th 2014, 2:12 PM 4,530 Views 1 Comment

This was the week in business.

# smes - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Richard Bruton wants thousands more startups and he might hand out tax breaks to get them*
# Say Please
# Say Please

Richard Bruton wants thousands more startups and he might hand out tax breaks to get them*

Oct 9th 2014, 2:00 PM 5,378 Views 22 Comments

*But only if Michael Noonan says he can.

# smes - Monday 6 October, 2014

Another 450 tech jobs could come to Ireland with transatlantic cash injection
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Another 450 tech jobs could come to Ireland with transatlantic cash injection

Oct 6th 2014, 9:24 AM 8,106 Views 12 Comments

€56 million in funding coming from SmartInvest, which recognises Irish “entrepreneurial spirit”.

# smes - Sunday 5 October, 2014

How this business went from (nearly) zero to 450,000 Facebook likes in a year
# Lots Of Like
# Lots Of Like

How this business went from (nearly) zero to 450,000 Facebook likes in a year

Oct 5th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,213 Views 14 Comments

No, it didn’t involve pledging their souls to Mark Zuckerberg or posting lots of selfies.

# smes - Saturday 4 October, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business
# SME Focus
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business

Oct 4th 2014, 10:30 AM 4,499 Views 0 Comments

For September’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on everything to do with education and business.

# smes - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Bankruptcies have increased more than 750% since four years ago
# Going Under
# Going Under

Bankruptcies have increased more than 750% since four years ago

Oct 1st 2014, 7:00 AM 4,363 Views 14 Comments

New figures also show a rise in start-ups and a fall in the number of businesses going under.

# smes - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

We should back female and elderly entrepreneurs better: small-business lobby
# Left Out
# Left Out

We should back female and elderly entrepreneurs better: small-business lobby

Sep 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,720 Views 7 Comments

They’re among the groups under-represented in business which could be targeted in a national policy for entrepreneurs.

# smes - Monday 29 September, 2014

The government's 'charade' on late-payment laws is hurting small business
# Cough Up
# Cough Up

The government's 'charade' on late-payment laws is hurting small business

Sep 29th 2014, 9:07 AM 4,463 Views 4 Comments

A quarter of SMEs are waiting more than 3 months to get paid and the problem is costing jobs, ISME says.

Shouldn't you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business
# Stay Classy
# Stay Classy

Shouldn't you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business

Sep 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 4,206 Views 4 Comments

Poll: What’s the best way to learn about running a business, in class or the school of hard knocks?

# smes - Sunday 28 September, 2014

How SMEs in rural Clare could be cloud computing with their continental rivals
# Wired Open Fields
# Wired Open Fields

How SMEs in rural Clare could be cloud computing with their continental rivals

Sep 28th 2014, 9:15 AM 6,416 Views 14 Comments

It’s part of a pilot plan to stop rural businesses in Ireland sliding behind competitors in Europe.

# smes - Saturday 27 September, 2014

These are the tech tools every SME should know about for the future
# Tomorrow Today
# Tomorrow Today

These are the tech tools every SME should know about for the future

Sep 27th 2014, 11:15 AM 7,295 Views 2 Comments

Digital gurus have given us all their top tips. Spoiler: Does not include any Back to the Future-style flying cars.

Inside the Dublin café which runs on trust... and a little caffeine
# Honesty Box
# Honesty Box

Inside the Dublin café which runs on trust... and a little caffeine

Sep 27th 2014, 10:30 AM 27,846 Views 28 Comments

The Hazel House has an honesty box and everyone loves it.

These maps show Ireland's third level spin-off companies - but what do they tell us?
# Spinning Around
# Spinning Around

These maps show Ireland's third level spin-off companies - but what do they tell us?

Sep 27th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,906 Views 9 Comments

The country’s spin outs all in one place – but what do they need to survive?

# smes - Friday 26 September, 2014

Irish small businesses are still too old-school when it comes to getting loans
# Branch Out
# Branch Out

Irish small businesses are still too old-school when it comes to getting loans

Sep 26th 2014, 6:15 AM 5,167 Views 11 Comments

Think more crowdfunding, less banking, economists say.

# smes - Monday 22 September, 2014

How to: spin a company out of a third-level institute
# Thinking Capital
# Thinking Capital

How to: spin a company out of a third-level institute

Sep 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 6,115 Views 1 Comment

The ideas might be there, but the product isn’t always.

# smes - Sunday 21 September, 2014

This Dublin business is plotting to take over the Middle East's airwaves
# Switched On
# Switched On

This Dublin business is plotting to take over the Middle East's airwaves

Sep 21st 2014, 8:45 AM 12,139 Views 5 Comments

Free WiFi entrepreneurs MyPlace Connect looking at next phase of expansion plans.

# smes - Saturday 20 September, 2014

We now pronounce you Lego man and wife
# Brick By Brick
# Brick By Brick

We now pronounce you Lego man and wife

Sep 20th 2014, 5:15 PM 16,101 Views 5 Comments

From €1000 investment to 10,000 students – how couple’s startup Learn it built something from Lego.

# smes - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Company behind bulk marketing texts says Irish trade is 'challenging'
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

Company behind bulk marketing texts says Irish trade is 'challenging'

Sep 18th 2014, 11:35 AM 8,156 Views 16 Comments

Zamano reports a fall in sales and profits, blames ComReg code of practice for bad local figures.

Who's afraid of the big, bad tax man? Small business is, apparently
# Entirely Rational Fear
# Entirely Rational Fear

Who's afraid of the big, bad tax man? Small business is, apparently

Sep 18th 2014, 10:05 AM 6,505 Views 15 Comments

SME confidence keeps improving, but rising tariffs and wage bills are getting in the way of growth.

# smes - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Sure the ping pong is fun, but IT staff also want to do good work
# Priorities
# Priorities

Sure the ping pong is fun, but IT staff also want to do good work

Sep 17th 2014, 6:40 AM 9,479 Views 28 Comments

Survey says IT workers now prefer startups to big tech companies so they get to do interesting projects.

# smes - Monday 15 September, 2014

Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders
# Desperate Times
# Desperate Times

Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders

Sep 15th 2014, 4:22 PM 6,961 Views 9 Comments

SME loans taken out on unpaid invoices, stock and other assets are all on the up.

# smes - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Irish startups need to 'get better at talking and thinking big'
# The Commish
# The Commish

Irish startups need to 'get better at talking and thinking big'

Sep 14th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,213 Views 13 Comments

But our tech entrepreneurs are already punching well above their weight, according to Dublin’s first commissioner for startups.

# smes - Friday 12 September, 2014

Make JobBridge bigger and get Irish SMEs into digital age: training expert
# A Jobbridge Fan
# A Jobbridge Fan

Make JobBridge bigger and get Irish SMEs into digital age: training expert

Sep 12th 2014, 4:20 PM 9,424 Views 80 Comments

Digital Marketing Institute founder says local graduates are the only ones NOT knocking on his door for internships.

School dropout to gold trader and protein peddler: Limerick businessman's unusual path
# Calling The Shots
# Calling The Shots

School dropout to gold trader and protein peddler: Limerick businessman's unusual path

Sep 12th 2014, 8:30 AM 13,537 Views 16 Comments

21-year-old entrepreneur behind the “protein shot” says don’t be afraid to do things your own way.

Column: Four trends that will have a significant impact on every business in Ireland
# SMEs
# SMEs

Column: Four trends that will have a significant impact on every business in Ireland

Sep 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 293 Views 6 Comments

Paying special attention to the shifting needs and attitudes of the new, experiential generation will pay off for all businesses, writes Renaud Visage co-founder of Eventbrite.

# smes - Thursday 11 September, 2014

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students
# Back To School
# Back To School

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students

Sep 11th 2014, 8:49 PM 10,546 Views 3 Comments

Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.

Work starts on biggest independent Irish distillery - whiskey and jobs will flow
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

Work starts on biggest independent Irish distillery - whiskey and jobs will flow

Sep 11th 2014, 10:22 AM 14,639 Views 29 Comments

Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Carlow will be producing by 2016, 55 jobs to come.

# smes - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Dublin City Council explains sandwich board sweep in Temple Bar today
# Give Me A Sign
# Give Me A Sign

Dublin City Council explains sandwich board sweep in Temple Bar today

Sep 10th 2014, 5:03 PM 36,276 Views 104 Comments

Protecting the public or stifling SMEs?

Small country a big edge for Irish tech startups
# Size Doesn't Matter
# Size Doesn't Matter

Small country a big edge for Irish tech startups

Sep 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,869 Views 3 Comments

Local entrepreneurs forced to “think global” from the get go, startup backer says.

# smes - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Hey Uber and Hailo! There's a new rival in town
# Game On
# Game On

Hey Uber and Hailo! There's a new rival in town

Sep 9th 2014, 3:23 PM 16,781 Views 17 Comments

New taxi booking app Saytaxi will compete against booking giants in Dublin.

Hoteliers riding on the back of tourists. Not literally though
# Get A Room
# Get A Room

Hoteliers riding on the back of tourists. Not literally though

Sep 9th 2014, 11:06 AM 7,664 Views 9 Comments

Dalata Hotel Group reports income boost, buys another hotel.