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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# SMEs

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About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans
And they say they are approving 87% of them.
What do you do when your business has "ISIS" in its name?
“I had the name first.”
These are the questions you need to answer to get a job with Google (and others)
You are going to have to think a bit outside the box…
Is Ireland really 'the best small country in the world in which to do business'?
These are the bills which are making it hard for owner-operators to compete in the global market.
Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?
We look at what’s in Budget 2015 for business and ask how much it all means to you.
'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters
The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.
What I Learned: One TD's journey from the cabbage farm to the Dáil
Pub owner- and accountant-turned-TD Áine Collins says Ireland needs to have a “serious conversation about failure”.
Ireland's heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine
Costs could spike if the trouble continues in eastern Europe.
SMEs Government satisfaction rating has improved, but it's still not great
The latest Government Satisfaction Survey shows that the overall satisfaction rating improved from -41% to -4%.
What do you get if you mix a matchmaking website with Airbnb?
You get this Irish startup – except it doesn’t have anything to do with dating.
The Briefcase: Bubble busters, more budget babble and startups as far as the eye can see
This was the week in business.
Richard Bruton wants thousands more startups and he might hand out tax breaks to get them*
*But only if Michael Noonan says he can.
Another 450 tech jobs could come to Ireland with transatlantic cash injection
€56 million in funding coming from SmartInvest, which recognises Irish “entrepreneurial spirit”.
How this business went from (nearly) zero to 450,000 Facebook likes in a year
No, it didn’t involve pledging their souls to Mark Zuckerberg or posting lots of selfies.
SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business
For September’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on everything to do with education and business.
Bankruptcies have increased more than 750% since four years ago
New figures also show a rise in start-ups and a fall in the number of businesses going under.
We should back female and elderly entrepreneurs better: small-business lobby
They’re among the groups under-represented in business which could be targeted in a national policy for entrepreneurs.
The government's 'charade' on late-payment laws is hurting small business
A quarter of SMEs are waiting more than 3 months to get paid and the problem is costing jobs, ISME says.
Shouldn't you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business
Poll: What’s the best way to learn about running a business, in class or the school of hard knocks?
How SMEs in rural Clare could be cloud computing with their continental rivals
It’s part of a pilot plan to stop rural businesses in Ireland sliding behind competitors in Europe.
These are the tech tools every SME should know about for the future
Digital gurus have given us all their top tips. Spoiler: Does not include any Back to the Future-style flying cars.
Inside the Dublin café which runs on trust... and a little caffeine
The Hazel House has an honesty box and everyone loves it.
These maps show Ireland's third level spin-off companies - but what do they tell us?
The country’s spin outs all in one place – but what do they need to survive?
Irish small businesses are still too old-school when it comes to getting loans
Think more crowdfunding, less banking, economists say.
How to: spin a company out of a third-level institute
The ideas might be there, but the product isn’t always.
This Dublin business is plotting to take over the Middle East's airwaves
Free WiFi entrepreneurs MyPlace Connect looking at next phase of expansion plans.
We now pronounce you Lego man and wife
From €1000 investment to 10,000 students – how couple’s startup Learn it built something from Lego.
Company behind bulk marketing texts says Irish trade is 'challenging'
Zamano reports a fall in sales and profits, blames ComReg code of practice for bad local figures.
Who's afraid of the big, bad tax man? Small business is, apparently
SME confidence keeps improving, but rising tariffs and wage bills are getting in the way of growth.
Sure the ping pong is fun, but IT staff also want to do good work
Survey says IT workers now prefer startups to big tech companies so they get to do interesting projects.
Cash-strapped traders are turning to non-traditional lenders
SME loans taken out on unpaid invoices, stock and other assets are all on the up.
Irish startups need to 'get better at talking and thinking big'
But our tech entrepreneurs are already punching well above their weight, according to Dublin’s first commissioner for startups.
Make JobBridge bigger and get Irish SMEs into digital age: training expert
Digital Marketing Institute founder says local graduates are the only ones NOT knocking on his door for internships.
School dropout to gold trader and protein peddler: Limerick businessman's unusual path
21-year-old entrepreneur behind the “protein shot” says don’t be afraid to do things your own way.
Column: Four trends that will have a significant impact on every business in Ireland
Paying special attention to the shifting needs and attitudes of the new, experiential generation will pay off for all businesses, writes Renaud Visage co-founder of Eventbrite.
The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students
Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.
Work starts on biggest independent Irish distillery - whiskey and jobs will flow
Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Carlow will be producing by 2016, 55 jobs to come.
Dublin City Council explains sandwich board sweep in Temple Bar today
Protecting the public or stifling SMEs?
Small country a big edge for Irish tech startups
Local entrepreneurs forced to “think global” from the get go, startup backer says.
Hey Uber and Hailo! There's a new rival in town
New taxi booking app Saytaxi will compete against booking giants in Dublin.