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# SMEs

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How to be the next Hozier
A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.
Want to be a jewellery designer? The woman behind says 'now's the time to start'
Chupi Sweetman is a very Irish success story. Her secret? “I want people to wear what I make all around the world…”
Why being sustainable makes for good business
For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.
An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.
Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling
It’s hard to keep the home fires burning after all the years.
An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it's called Moocall)
Quite apart from having the best name ever, Moocall works a treat. And it’s going to make its three founders a lot of money.
Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way
‘Frugal Innovation’ is a book for businesses that want to do great things with less.
Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?
The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…
This man thinks there's a big future in Irish beef jerky*
*Except it’s a bit different to jerky – and he’s not calling it that.
These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability
It can save you money – and help you earn more.
These are the businesses you want to be in across Ireland right now
Big or small, north or south – we have the figures for them all.
This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills
Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.
Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think
‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own
Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?
Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.
Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business
Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund
Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know
But do people really care what meat makes its way into their lasagne?
Central Bank asked to watch the state fund for small businesses like a hawk
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland launched the €400 million fund this morning.
These are the startups Ireland's newest business leaders have been coming up with
Complicated tech ones for the most part…
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’.
Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic
Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?
"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful
Modern technology offers would-be potters and artisans a golden opportunity to carve a niche for themselves.
This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals 'aren't playing fair'
We talk to the man behind Skelligs Chocolate on the importance of supporting Irish.
2015 off to a strong start for new companies, and it could 'beat all predictions'
There’s already a 22.5% increase in the number of new companies this year.
Greek approach "precisely what this government did", says Tánaiste
The Tánaiste has welcomed Greece’s move to “renegotiate rather than repudiate”.
What you can learn from one of the world's greatest football managers? Quite a lot, really
This month, we take a look inside the mind of Manchester United’s all-conquering chief, Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces
Many companies offer workplace perks, but looking after staff mental health can pay even bigger dividends.
Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?
Is it all about the money? Or is having a happy workplace and a good boss more important?
'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'
The Small Firms Association wants an end to ‘discrimination’ against the self-employed.
Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland
Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.
What I Learned: Saving expats a small fortune wiring their cash back home
The banking crisis finally got people angry enough to take their business elsewhere.
How 'Irish Mammy Syndrome' is stopping young entrepreneurs
Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.
Opinion: The secret to managing a stress-free employee review
January is the time of year when most employees have a performance appraisal with their manager – but what are the benefits and potential pitfalls facing the employer?
'We can create full employment by the end of 2018': Bruton
Bruton and Enterprise Ireland say 2014 was a very good year for new jobs.
How to: Get the most out of staff... by being nice to them
A bit of ‘fair play’ in the workplace can go a long way.
New €85 million fund for life sciences to create jobs and investment
The State has invested more than €15 million to the fund.
These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year
It was a big year for new businesses.
Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.
Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year
This follows an IBEC survey earlier in the week suggesting a 2% wage hike across
Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today
Michael Noonan has said new tax rules are a good thing, but not everyone is convinced.
Inside this iconic family business... and what keeps it going after 43 years
The Danny Ryan Music Shop in Tipperary Town has a new hand on the till for the first time since 1971.