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# The Big Idea

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This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills
Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.
Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic
Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?
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.
The Big Idea: Rethinking ice cream as junk food... And building a brand in the process
Meet the couple behind Nobó, a very different kind of ice cream.
The Big Idea: Why switching their homepage is the first thing all owner-operators should do
The brains behind a new financial tool says a few easy steps can make a big difference to SMEs.
The Big Idea: how can a cash register save money for a business?
Two Meath brothers think they’ve got the next generation of cash registers cracked.
The Big Idea: 'Ireland was the land of 1,000 welcomes, but only if you had €100,000. We wanted to change that'
Paddywagon tours is almost twenty years old, and has gone from shaking up the Irish market to planning its first international move.
The Big Idea: High end training that pays for itself
When Ciaran Ruddock was let go from Leinster, himself and a friend opened their own boutique gym – they explain their Big Idea to
The Big Idea: Will the Irish ditch the breakfast roll for sushi?
Smithfield’s only sushi factory has gone from farmer’s market stall to serving U2 sushi, and continues to aim high.