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# small-businesses - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Most consumers ‘not comfortable’ shopping on high street until Covid-19 is under control
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Most consumers ‘not comfortable’ shopping on high street until Covid-19 is under control

Mar 11th 2021, 1:56 PM 11,413 Views 41 Comments

68% of consumers reported spending more online in 2020 than they did in 2019.

# small-businesses - Monday 27 April, 2020

DMG Media launches €1 million advertising fund for small businesses
# Financial Support
# Financial Support

DMG Media launches €1 million advertising fund for small businesses

Apr 27th 2020, 10:34 AM 15,518 Views 13 Comments

Throughout the fund, 200 small businesses will be given a tailored advertising package worth €5,000 each.

# small-businesses - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Brexit and wage increase lead to drop in confidence for Ireland's small businesses
# Small Businesses
# Small Businesses

Brexit and wage increase lead to drop in confidence for Ireland's small businesses

Jul 4th 2019, 6:20 AM 5,315 Views 0 Comments

The Small Firms Association is calling for a national Small Business Strategy to improve small business performance.

# small-businesses - Friday 24 February, 2017

Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

Tour groups must book visits to English Market or 'traders could be in jeopardy'

Feb 24th 2017, 2:27 PM 18,411 Views 22 Comments

The English Market, a fresh food venue and meeting place, is over 200 years old.

# small-businesses - Monday 21 March, 2016

Survival of small businesses 'hangs in the balance' if Brexit becomes a reality
# More Red Tape
# More Red Tape

Survival of small businesses 'hangs in the balance' if Brexit becomes a reality

Mar 21st 2016, 6:00 AM 10,019 Views 41 Comments

Some 200,000 people are employed here due to trade between Ireland and the UK.

# small-businesses - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?
# Doley Cow
# Doley Cow

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?

Mar 26th 2015, 2:30 PM 21,674 Views 89 Comments

The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…

# small-businesses - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Sick days cost €490 million last year but which area had the highest rate of absence?
# Absenteeism
# Absenteeism

Sick days cost €490 million last year but which area had the highest rate of absence?

Feb 17th 2015, 6:30 AM 26,600 Views 39 Comments

Back pain, anxiety and depression were the biggest contributors to absenteeism in 2014.

# small-businesses - Monday 15 December, 2014

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 9,975 Views 18 Comments

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

# small-businesses - 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 36,277 Views 104 Comments

Protecting the public or stifling SMEs?

# small-businesses - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness
# SME
# SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

Jul 29th 2014, 4:27 PM 3,506 Views 6 Comments

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

# small-businesses - Friday 16 May, 2014

Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to 'sophisticated credit card scam'
# Fraud
# Fraud

Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to 'sophisticated credit card scam'

May 16th 2014, 3:59 PM 10,110 Views 0 Comments

Police said a number of business people have already been defrauded out of significant sums of money.

# small-businesses - Monday 14 April, 2014

Some businesses aren't feeling a strong recovery according to this survey
# ISME
# ISME

Some businesses aren't feeling a strong recovery according to this survey

Apr 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,581 Views 10 Comments

The manufacturing sector is proving to be a “cause of concern”.

# small-businesses - Monday 10 March, 2014

AIB approves nine out of ten of SME loans
# Credit Where It's Due
# Credit Where It's Due

AIB approves nine out of ten of SME loans

Mar 10th 2014, 4:33 PM 7,547 Views 22 Comments

State owned bank put €4.2bn into the market last year.

# small-businesses - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

This TD claims his bill could save thousands of jobs - and create thousands more
# Examinership
# Examinership

This TD claims his bill could save thousands of jobs - and create thousands more

Feb 4th 2014, 10:47 AM 9,492 Views 23 Comments

Stephen Donnelly wants to amend the Companies Act to facilitate an easier examinership process.

# small-businesses - Friday 18 October, 2013

How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?
# Sponsored By HSA
# Sponsored By HSA

How much could an accident in the workplace cost you?

Oct 18th 2013, 10:25 AM 10,366 Views 5 Comments

And more importantly – how can they be prevented?

# small-businesses - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Just 90 loans approved by government scheme for small businesses
# Loans
# Loans

Just 90 loans approved by government scheme for small businesses

Aug 10th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,758 Views 29 Comments

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation said it is working to promote greater awareness of the scheme in the business community.

# small-businesses - Sunday 16 June, 2013

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

Jun 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 9,521 Views 86 Comments

The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jun 16th 2013, 10:09 AM 16,201 Views 181 Comments

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

# small-businesses - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Economic activity needed to solve 'fiscal and unemployment crisis' - SFA
# Small Businesses
# Small Businesses

Economic activity needed to solve 'fiscal and unemployment crisis' - SFA

Apr 2nd 2013, 8:48 AM 3,378 Views 16 Comments

The Small Firms Association has said that a lowering of the cost of employment along with strong political leadership is required for economic recovery.

# small-businesses - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

NPRF announces €850m investment in funds for small businesses
# Investment
# Investment

NPRF announces €850m investment in funds for small businesses

Jan 9th 2013, 5:12 PM 5,166 Views 17 Comments

The funds will be used to invest in both healthy businesses seeking to grow and those that are under-performing.

# small-businesses - Friday 4 January, 2013

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs
# Small Business
# Small Business

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs

Jan 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,770 Views 14 Comments

The Superquinn founder and independent senator tops a survey of Irish small and medium enterprises.

# small-businesses - Monday 17 December, 2012

SMEs remain broadly dissatisfied with Government performance - survey
# Satisfaction
# Satisfaction

SMEs remain broadly dissatisfied with Government performance - survey

Dec 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,222 Views 18 Comments

The latest ISME survey of its members shows a slight improvement in satisfaction, but still wide antipathy.

# small-businesses - Monday 19 November, 2012

€3.78 million funding to small businesses to 'create and sustain 550 jobs'
# Small Firms
# Small Firms

€3.78 million funding to small businesses to 'create and sustain 550 jobs'

Nov 19th 2012, 1:14 PM 3,198 Views 11 Comments

A number of County and City Enterprise Boards have been granted additional funding to meet demand.

# small-businesses - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Banking Federation rejects report on lending to small businesses
# Lending
# Lending

Banking Federation rejects report on lending to small businesses

Aug 22nd 2012, 8:53 AM 2,671 Views 27 Comments

IBF chief executive Pat Farrell says he had not seen the report but rejected the findings which are reported this morning.

# small-businesses - Monday 2 July, 2012

Bruton rolls out programme to help small businesses
# SMEs
# SMEs

Bruton rolls out programme to help small businesses

Jul 2nd 2012, 10:37 AM 2,351 Views 10 Comments

The Minister for Jobs said small businesses should be a “powerful engine” for recovery.

# small-businesses - Monday 28 May, 2012

A 'Yes' vote likely says poll of small firm owners
# Referendum
# Referendum

A 'Yes' vote likely says poll of small firm owners

May 28th 2012, 3:33 PM 1,985 Views 53 Comments

Small Firms Association survey states that 83 per cent believe a yes vote likely but members would welcome a growth package.

# small-businesses - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Column: Tough, lonely and very risky – welcome to life as an entrepreneur
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Tough, lonely and very risky – welcome to life as an entrepreneur

May 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 50 Views 16 Comments

Unemployed people who start companies are branded “involuntary entrepreneurs” – but they should be hailed as heroes, writes business owner Peter Faulkner.

# small-businesses - Monday 26 March, 2012

# small-businesses - Friday 30 December, 2011

# small-businesses - Monday 19 December, 2011

One-third of Irish businesses prevented from growing by credit shortage
# Lending
# Lending

One-third of Irish businesses prevented from growing by credit shortage

Dec 19th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,016 Views 10 Comments

Almost half of businesses in the InterTradeIreland study were either shrinking, struggling or winding up entirely.

# small-businesses - Monday 22 August, 2011

Pay frozen as small businesses look to sustain jobs
# Pay Freeze
# Pay Freeze

Pay frozen as small businesses look to sustain jobs

Aug 22nd 2011, 9:14 AM 216 Views 2 Comments

New results from the Small Firms Association show that seven per cent of firms decreased pay in the past year.