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#The Big Idea

# the-big-idea - Sunday 8 March, 2015

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

Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.

# the-big-idea - Sunday 15 February, 2015

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

Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?

# the-big-idea - Sunday 25 January, 2015

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

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

# the-big-idea - Saturday 6 December, 2014

The Big Idea: Rethinking ice cream as junk food... And building a brand in the process

Meet the couple behind Nobó, a very different kind of ice cream.

# the-big-idea - Monday 27 October, 2014

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

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

# the-big-idea - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

The Big Idea: how can a cash register save money for a business?

Two Meath brothers think they’ve got the next generation of cash registers cracked.

# the-big-idea - Monday 21 July, 2014

The Big Idea: 'Ireland was the land of 1,000 welcomes, but only if you had €100,000. We wanted to change that'

Paddywagon tours is almost twenty years old, and has gone from shaking up the Irish market to planning its first international move.

# the-big-idea - Friday 20 June, 2014

The Big Idea: High end training that pays for itself

When Ciaran Ruddock was let go from Leinster, himself and a friend opened their own boutique gym – they explain their Big Idea to

# the-big-idea - Monday 19 May, 2014

The Big Idea: Will the Irish ditch the breakfast roll for sushi?

Smithfield’s only sushi factory has gone from farmer’s market stall to serving U2 sushi, and continues to aim high.