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# Small Business

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# Recession
Small businesses being 'thrown to the wolves' by late payments - ISME
A survey of small businesses found it takes an average of 71 days to receive payment – and ISME is blaming big businesses and government agencies.
# Crime
Crime costs for small businesses increasing - survey
Reported crimes – in all forms – have increased over the past two years despite over €2 billion being spent on security measures.
# One Year In’s progress report for the Government: SMEs, credit for businesses
Small firms have long complained about the shortage of credit to get them up and running. How has Richard Bruton responded?
# Economy
More than half of loans to hotels and restaurants are in trouble
New figures from the Central Bank show that almost one third of all loans to SMEs are not being paid back or have been defaulted upon.
# Dublin
Occupy Dame Street camp is "killing" Temple Bar businesses
Small business owners said today that the camp is stopping people from vising shops in the area.
# Budget 2012
Readers' panel: Small business owner
Con Traas owns a small business in south Tipperary and is concerned about the effect of the rise in VAT rate.
# Clontarf
Dublin councillors reject flood defence plan for Clontarf
The plan was unanimously rejected at a Council meeting this evening after several thousand residents of the Dublin suburb objected to the controversial plan.
# Credit
New initiative will make applying for credit 'easier' for businesses
The new Standardised SME Lending Application Form, adopted by AIB and Bank of Ireland, will help businesses to identify exactly what is required of them when applying for credit, says the Minister for Small Business
You wait forever for some good economic news...
.. and then along comes 18 good headlines (and 1,200 jobs) all at once.