We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

# SMEs

All time
Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can
How to be the next Hozier
Want to be a jewellery designer? The woman behind says 'now's the time to start'
Why being sustainable makes for good business
An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling
An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it's called Moocall)
Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way
Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?
This man thinks there's a big future in Irish beef jerky*
These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability
These are the businesses you want to be in across Ireland right now
This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills
Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think
Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?
Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business
Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know
Central Bank asked to watch the state fund for small businesses like a hawk
These are the startups Ireland's newest business leaders have been coming up with
The level of female start ups in Ireland has increased 600% since 2011
Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic
"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful
This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals 'aren't playing fair'
2015 off to a strong start for new companies, and it could 'beat all predictions'
Greek approach "precisely what this government did", says Tánaiste
What you can learn from one of the world's greatest football managers? Quite a lot, really
The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces
Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?
'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'
Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland
What I Learned: Saving expats a small fortune wiring their cash back home
How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs
Opinion: The secret to managing a stress-free employee review
Louise Campbell
'We can create full employment by the end of 2018': Bruton
How to: Get the most out of staff... by being nice to them
New €85 million fund for life sciences to create jobs and investment
These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year
Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year
Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today