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# sme - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Ibec urges government to change social distancing requirement to one metre

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 2:36 PM 19,728 Views 56 Comments

Business group representatives have met the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee today.

# sme - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans
# ISME
# ISME

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans

May 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,702 Views 24 Comments

Some €2 billion has been promised to SMEs through credit guarantee scheme.

# sme - Monday 11 February, 2019

Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans
# Hard Border
# Hard Border

Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans

Feb 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,491 Views 7 Comments

Despite this, just 8% of businesses have engaged in formal planning to deal with the outcome of Brexit.

# sme - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme
# Hard Brexit
# Hard Brexit

'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme

Jul 29th 2018, 6:30 PM 10,259 Views 12 Comments

The Brexit Loan Scheme aims to minimise the impact Britain leaving the EU will have on businesses.

# sme - Saturday 15 July, 2017

A Wicklow business is Brexit-proofing itself by eyeing-up the Dutch market
# Seek The Netherlands
# Seek The Netherlands

A Wicklow business is Brexit-proofing itself by eyeing-up the Dutch market

Jul 15th 2017, 11:00 AM 17,702 Views 22 Comments

“People hoping Brexit won’t happen,” businessman Paul Jacobs says. “Hope is for mass on Sundays.”

# sme - Monday 15 August, 2016

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners
# Crime
# Crime

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners

Aug 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,051 Views 17 Comments

The latest national survey finds a quarter of businesses were impacted by crime last year.

# sme - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Journal Media launches brand new business site
# Fora
# Fora

Journal Media launches brand new business site

Mar 30th 2016, 1:11 PM 16,414 Views 17 Comments

Fora will help SMEs and startups access information, support and quality journalism.

# sme - Friday 8 January, 2016

Here is how many Irish businesses went broke last year
# Out Of Business
# Out Of Business

Here is how many Irish businesses went broke last year

Jan 8th 2016, 11:29 AM 13,322 Views 9 Comments

The service sector was hit hardest by insolvencies.

# sme - Monday 4 January, 2016

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
# Surprise
# Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

Jan 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 24,267 Views 74 Comments

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

# sme - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here's how...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here's how...

Feb 21st 2015, 7:30 PM 263 Views 7 Comments

The competition for top talent is red hot now – here’s how to make sure you get the candidates that will make your company succeed.

# sme - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

"Loose talk" of higher pay from the Government not helpful, says business group
# Job Growth
# Job Growth

"Loose talk" of higher pay from the Government not helpful, says business group

Dec 31st 2014, 7:15 AM 4,988 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association’s (ISME) estimate that the SME sector could create 60,000 jobs in 2015.

# sme - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

2 brewers, 1 goal: How two very different craft beer companies are hoping to get ahead in 2015
# A Crafty Business
# A Crafty Business

2 brewers, 1 goal: How two very different craft beer companies are hoping to get ahead in 2015

Dec 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 14,324 Views 19 Comments

How are the old hands in Irish craft beer getting along with the new brewers on the block?

# sme - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Organised gangs are flying into Dublin to shoplift your belongings this Christmas
# Christmas Crime
# Christmas Crime

Organised gangs are flying into Dublin to shoplift your belongings this Christmas

Dec 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,854 Views 36 Comments

Retailers want courts to crack down harder on shoplifting.

# sme - Sunday 2 November, 2014

This Dublin shop will clean your suit for free if you have a job interview
# Nice One
# Nice One

This Dublin shop will clean your suit for free if you have a job interview

Nov 2nd 2014, 7:00 PM 24,741 Views 19 Comments

SOUND.

Poll: What's your biggest worry when applying for a job?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What's your biggest worry when applying for a job?

Nov 2nd 2014, 10:35 AM 17,968 Views 43 Comments

Apart from not getting it, obviously…

# sme - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Film lovers, you've one less place to go to find classic movies
# The End
# The End

Film lovers, you've one less place to go to find classic movies

Oct 29th 2014, 3:05 PM 17,333 Views 33 Comments

Dublin’s Laser DVD is closing down.

# sme - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Jordan Casey is expanding his tech start-up - right after he does his Junior Cert
# Getting To The Next Level
# Getting To The Next Level

Jordan Casey is expanding his tech start-up - right after he does his Junior Cert

Oct 26th 2014, 4:00 PM 23,341 Views 16 Comments

We spoke with the 14-year-old CEO ahead of his appearance at the Web Summit.

# sme - Monday 20 October, 2014

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans
# Deal
# Deal

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans

Oct 20th 2014, 10:41 AM 6,207 Views 33 Comments

And they say they are approving 87% of them.

# sme - 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 19,620 Views 28 Comments

“I had the name first.”

# sme - Monday 13 October, 2014

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Readers’ Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2015?

Oct 13th 2014, 7:00 PM 11,467 Views 39 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# sme - 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 36,295 Views 104 Comments

Protecting the public or stifling SMEs?

# sme - Friday 5 September, 2014

SME Focus: Everything you need to know about innovation and SMEs
# Bootstraps
# Bootstraps

SME Focus: Everything you need to know about innovation and SMEs

Sep 5th 2014, 5:20 PM 7,494 Views 1 Comment

For our in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs last month, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.

# sme - Monday 25 August, 2014

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs
# Tackling Debt
# Tackling Debt

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs

Aug 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 5,124 Views 3 Comments

ISME is to run a series of free advice sessions for struggling business owners.

# sme - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'
# SMEs
# SMEs

'When it comes to state tenders, there is a fear of small businesses'

Aug 12th 2014, 4:32 PM 11,916 Views 33 Comments

The EU says Ireland breached a directive in tendering for Eircode.

# sme - Monday 4 August, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about trading on tourism
# July
# July

SME focus: Everything you need to know about trading on tourism

Aug 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 5,599 Views 5 Comments

For our third month of in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.

# sme - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Call of the wild - Irish scientist's journey back to nature
# Irish Wildlife
# Irish Wildlife

Call of the wild - Irish scientist's journey back to nature

Aug 2nd 2014, 4:00 PM 5,136 Views 4 Comments

Conservation scientist Liam Lysaght will cycle 3,400 km along the coast of Ireland in a mission to bring Irish wildlife to the masses.

# sme - Friday 1 August, 2014

The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking

Aug 1st 2014, 12:09 PM 4,880 Views 1 Comment

This was the week in business.

# sme - Thursday 31 July, 2014

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them
# Surprise In Store
# Surprise In Store

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them

Jul 31st 2014, 3:07 PM 12,556 Views 29 Comments

Kids’ activities, helpful staff, demos and clear signage – just some of the ways retailers can make themselves irresistible.

SME book club: What the tourism industry can learn about sustaining itself
# Overbooked
# Overbooked

SME book club: What the tourism industry can learn about sustaining itself

Jul 31st 2014, 12:00 PM 3,317 Views 2 Comments

Each month, as part of TheJournal.ie’s dedicated coverage of the SME sector, we’ll be reviewing a business book that makes a difference.

# sme - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here's one hard-hit Irish industry finally coming back from the recession - hardware
# Hammer And Tongs
# Hammer And Tongs

Here's one hard-hit Irish industry finally coming back from the recession - hardware

Jul 30th 2014, 3:11 PM 14,604 Views 17 Comments

But growth in Dublin is outstripping growth in rural areas.

There were 32,154 new .ie websites last year - and most are business-related
# Domainstream
# Domainstream

There were 32,154 new .ie websites last year - and most are business-related

Jul 30th 2014, 11:15 AM 3,455 Views 17 Comments

And Irish SMEs might just be getting all innovative about their names.

# sme - 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 3,527 Views 6 Comments

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

If you like salary hikes and promotions, you might like being a Chartered Accountant right now
# Happy Days
# Happy Days

If you like salary hikes and promotions, you might like being a Chartered Accountant right now

Jul 29th 2014, 4:04 PM 21,933 Views 20 Comments

Well, in Leinster, at least…

Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad?
# Staycation Nation
# Staycation Nation

Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad?

Jul 29th 2014, 3:50 PM 26,045 Views 63 Comments

Poll: Is it better value to stay in Ireland? Or impossible to put a price on all that foreign sunshine?

# sme - Monday 28 July, 2014

Someone's come up with a fix for the 'brown bin' smell
# Bin Juice
# Bin Juice

Someone's come up with a fix for the 'brown bin' smell

Jul 28th 2014, 6:45 PM 35,566 Views 47 Comments

Entrepreneurs will stock product in Dunnes Stores – but reckon it will be a hit export too.

Are you using Wordpress for your SME?
# Keep Your Html
# Keep Your Html

Are you using Wordpress for your SME?

Jul 28th 2014, 5:38 PM 9,632 Views 52 Comments

Survey shows that the blogging forum has become a useful choice as CMS for smaller companies.

Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME
# Love Me Tenders
# Love Me Tenders

Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME

Jul 28th 2014, 4:30 PM 8,593 Views 11 Comments

The public sector has huge opportunities for small or medium Irish businesses – if you’re ready for the challenge.

NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'
# NTMA
# NTMA

NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'

Jul 28th 2014, 4:29 PM 6,934 Views 6 Comments

Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.

Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty
# Shadow Economy
# Shadow Economy

Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty

Jul 28th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,521 Views 27 Comments

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association have hit out at a number of government policies impeding customer spending.

# sme - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k
# Under 30s
# Under 30s

Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k

Jul 24th 2014, 1:15 PM 4,945 Views 5 Comments

Young entrepreneurs who need a leg up have a week to enter Government-sponsored fund.

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