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# Entrepreneurs

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# Tools of the trade
'There is no free lunch, there is no reward where there is no risk'
Tools of the Trade: Mazars’ Mark Kennedy talks the piano, publishing and learning to manage risk.
# The Edge
U2 and Denis O'Brien back new network to support Irish entrepreneurs on both sides of the border
Endeavor will offer mentoring, support, and financing to four to six Irish entrepreneurs each year.
# insights and opinion
'Be patient; it's going to take a hell of a lot longer than you would anticipate'
Gerry Scullion, founder of King of Kefir, talks radishes and getting lost down rabbit holes.
# 20 under 20
20 Under 20: Ireland's brightest and most inspirational rising stars
The entrepreneurs, inventors, entertainers and leaders of the future.
# one4all
'After being refused social welfare I started laughing. I was in the gutter. The only way was up'
Michael Dawson was down to his last few pennies before he founded the One4All voucher.
# improving ireland
"It's not enough to just be a citizen" - the millionaire entrepreneur who's giving back
This year, 10,000 JEP students had combined sales of €250,000, with profits of €159,000.
# fora
Journal Media launches brand new business site
Fora will help SMEs and startups access information, support and quality journalism.
# words of wisdom
Ten entrepreneurs share the advice that made them successful
“I always did something I was a little not ready to do.”
# Entrepreneurs
Ireland may have big entrepreneurial dreams - but we're still wedded to the boss's chequebook
The country is below average when it comes to most key startup indicators.
# idol thoughts
Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders
Budding entrepreneurs need to have more realistic goals.
# Watch this space
Irish and global female tech entrepreneurs you need to know about
They’re all on the up.
Voices
Fancy starting your own business? Here's some helpful advice...
People tend to forget that most entrepreneurs have failed, more than once, before they find success. And I’m no different.
# Girl Power
The level of female start ups in Ireland has increased 600% since 2011
With 1,500 jobs on the way Richard Bruton has hailed Ireland’s entrepreneurs as ‘heroes’.
# Entrepreneurship
Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland
Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.
# face facts
How to: Kickstart business by stepping back from social media... and picking up the phone
And what entrepreneurs can learn from sports stars.
# going places
This young entrepreneur beat over 1,100 others to be crowned Ireland's best
So here’s what makes his startup a €50,000 winner…
# under 30s
Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k
Young entrepreneurs who need a leg up have a week to enter Government-sponsored fund.
# artisan food
Tralee hosts summer academy focusing on traditional, artisan food production
Consumer interest in locally-sourced and -produced foods are providing a boost to Irish food SMEs.
# Start Me Up
We're the best: Ireland is the most entrepreneurial country in Europe
And we place 7th out of 28 countries surveyed around the world, too.
Voices
Opinion: Once, there were artists, entrepreneurs and everyone else on the sidelines. Then the internet came along.
The playing field has been levelled. Now, secret bakers can set up kitchen businesses, talented crafters can open Etsy shops, and technically gifted people can invent apps.
# Seed fund
Entrepreneurship shortfall targeted by €500,000 graduate fund
Applications for up to €50,000 in funding are being sought from recent college-leavers.
# Best in class
'Google Earth for the human body': start-up from NUIG wins European prize
The Galway healthcare company saw off 100 other competitors from around Europe.
# we are fambally
Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump - together
The Fumbally Exchange is due to spread to 13 new locations this year – and two-thirds of its member businesses plan to expand this year.
Voices
Column: This is the 'Dangerous Cocktail' afflicts senior management teams the world over
Senior teams are very often the worst performing groups in the organisation – and I should know, I’ve spend enough time in one, writes Brian F Smyth.
# Squeezing every drop
This Roscommon man sells fruit juicers online and has been surprisingly successful
Juicers? Notions? Apparently not.
# SUPPORTS
Lack of finance the biggest barrier to starting new businesses in Ireland, say entrepreneurs
Over one-in-two entrepreneurs surveyed believe the lack of finance options for start-ups was stifling the growth of new businesses.
Voices
Column: What does an entrepreneur need to know when starting out?
Many SME managers have expertise and interest in a specific area – but no financial management experience or expertise. So how do they secure funding for their businesses?
# star help
Dragon’s Den star to discuss entrepreneurship before Oireachtas committee today
O’Sullivan will discuss what the government can do to encourage and support entrepreneurs in business.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: Why does government make it safer to invest in houses than jobs?
Capital Gains Tax is a good way of making the rich pay their taxes – but it isn’t only the rich that invest into start-ups. This tax should be treated completely differently for job creation initiatives.
# Entrepreneurs
Pen-making Donegal schoolboys worth 'a million'
Not quite in euro, but they’re getting there.
# Green Jersey
Ireland named Europe's most entrepreneurial country
The Wall Street Journal analysed data on the venture capital being raised by tech companies.
# Web Summit
This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like
Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.
# ding ding ding
Enda Kenny to ring the NASDAQ bell in Dublin tomorrow
The NASDAQ bell will signal the opening of the Web Summit which is taking place in Dublin.
# inspiring tales
Leinster captain Cullen throws his weight behind community outreach projects
The second-row’s work with Enactus has given him an insight into the potential of Ireland’s youth.
# digital healthcare
Cutting edge technologies in healthcare will increase efficiency
Tablet devices for nurses and electronic medical records – just some of the ideas showcased at a digital healthcare gathering in Dublin yesterday.
# Clever
Books AND gaming both have place with student entrepreneurs
Feeling down about the future of this country? These enterprising students give us a sense of hope…
# road show
The Irish start-up that went on a 3,000km road trip to success*
Meet the Soundwave guys whose photo travelogue shows how sometimes you have to take the road less travelled – literally – to get stuff done. *(fingers crossed)
# enterprising
How do you stop your water bottle leaking onto your iPad?
Hundreds of secondary school students are creating businesses for national entrepreneurship final. This little invention is just one of the entries.
Voices
Column: Proposed local government reforms will lead to job losses and closures
Entrepreneurs, job-seekers, rural enterprises, tourism initiatives and community-based projects all rely on local development companies – which could be forced to close under new reforms, writes John Walsh.