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Small Business Column: Budget 2015

As the dust settles, Kehlan Kirwan looks at Budget 2015, and what it may mean for Irish small businesses

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Small Business Q&A: Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie Lynch is the CEO and Founder of OnTheQT.ie, a website dedicated to finding and showcasing the best out of the way places in Ireland. Stephanie talks about how she started and why ‘off the beaten track’ tourism is growing.

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VIDEO: Small Business Column: How Budget 2015 could affect SMEs

On the eve of Budget 2015, Kehlan Kirwan looks at what SMEs should look out for in Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s speech. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Gavin Duffy and Sean O'Sullivan from Dragon's Den (left) at the Bank of Ireland Accelerator programme for SMEs at Penrose Wharf Business Centre, Cork. Picture: Jim Coughlan

Programme aims ‘to turn ideas into investable and viable businesses’

From Italian fashion to food and photo-sharing, a select group of start-up companies based in the heart of Cork City are embarking on a 12-week course designed to hone their skills across an eclectic range of issues.

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South-East group claims Tourism Ireland not doing enough for region

Tourism leaders in the South-East say 80% of those in the hospitality sector feel the region is not adequately represented by Tourism Ireland when it comes to promotions in the international market.

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Start-up hurdles ‘must be removed’

Ireland runs the risk of losing its attractiveness to internal and external entrepreneurs if the Government doesn’t remove certain "obstacles" to start-up firms in next week’s budget, one lobbyist has warned.

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‘SME Bank’ to start lending next year

The State’s new ‘SME Bank’ — the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland — is likely to begin lending within the next quarter, Jobs and Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton, said yesterday.

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Small Business Column: Top tips on how to do a great presentation

Presentations can often be quite daunting, yet at some point, your business will have to do one.

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Denis Collins

Small Business Q&A: Denis Collins, chairman of the IT@Cork Tech Cluster

Recently, the cluster started a new initiative called Adopt-a-School and Kehlan talked with Denis about what it aims to do.

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Small Business Q&A: Ciaran Greenwood from V12 Protein Shots

This week Kehlan talks with Ciaran Greenwood from V12 Protein Shots.

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Small Business Column: Things you may need to give up to get ahead

Achieving a proper work/life balance can be difficult and often means sacrificing something.

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Small Business Column: What businesses can expect in the run-up to Budget 2015

The Government is back in session and Kehlan Kirwan looks at what businesses can expect over the next month in the run-up to Budget 2015.

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Small Business Q&A: Georgina Campbell, hospitality guru

Kehlan Kirwan talks with hospitality guru Georgina Campbell about her new courses for hospitality owners and the state of the hospitality industry.

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Small Business Q&A: Bart Storan manager of the ‘Support Your Local’ campaign

Bart Storan, manager of the ‘Support Your Local’ campaign, talks to Kehlan about what the campaign is aiming to do for pubs, off-licences and drinks-makers.

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Small Business Column: Time computer science curriculum in schools

Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon said last week that Ireland needs to look seriously at creating a computer science curriculum in schools. Kehlan Kirwan examines why it’s a good idea.

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Small Business Column: Business needs the feminist movement

In this week’s column, Kehlan looks at women in business and why feminism needs to stage a comeback.

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Small Business Q&A: Miriam Cassidy from Us Of Ireland

Kehlan talks with Miriam Cassidy, CEO and co-founder of Us Of Ireland, a new website dedicated to craft arts and designers targeted at an international audience

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Mario Draghi: Wants to boost credit to SMEs.

ECB’s €40bn plan to revive economy

The European Central Bank will buy up to €40bn of asset-backed securities as part of a programme to stimulate the region’s economy, according to JPMorgan Chase.

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Small Business Q&A: Paul Brown

Kehlan travels to Limerick to talk to Paul about the business and its recent rebranding.

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Small Business Column: Making your companies money work for you

In this week’s column, Kehlan looks at investing in your business and outlines some things to remember when putting your hard-earned company money to work for you.

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Avril McArdle: 'Consumed by administrative tasks'.

25% of SME bosses waste time on social media

A quarter of small business owners admit the greatest waste of their time is spent browsing social media, shopping online and contacting friends.

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