SMALL BUSINESS - IRISH EXAMINER

Small Business Q&A: William Rochford from BR Foods

For this week’s Q&A, Kehlan talks with the chief executive of BR Foods and the True Life range of healthfoods, William Rochford. BR Foods has a long relationship with household brands, while True Life is a new venture which rose from a real-life experience.

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Small Business Column: Shopping local

With just a few days left to shop for Christmas, Kehlan Kirwan looks at what shopping locally really means.

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Small Business Column: Keeping up with your order book

Kehlan Kirwan from the Small Business Show looks at what happens when your business increases and your order book begins to grow.

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Small Business Q&A: Dr Barbara Murphy from Equilume

Kehlan talks to Dr Barbara Murphy from Equilume for this week’s Q&A. Equilume has developed a unique technology that allows the reproductive cycle of a mare to be altered and provide for healthier foals.

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VIDEOS: Limerick businesses takes up ’Startup Weekend’ challenge

Startup Weekend originated in the United States and is a concept which involves creating a workable startup business inside a weekend. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Small firms challenge changes to public works

A challenge brought by several small businesses to proposed changes to the conditions of public works contract applications has opened before the High Court.

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Poor IT skills ‘slowing firms’

An unwillingness to adapt to new technologies or a general level of ignorance to them may be holding businesses back from their full potential.

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Small Business Column: Gifts for employees

It’s that time of year when employees are looking to employers to see how much they are valued and appreciated. 

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Ideas flow for UCD start-up

A cascading stream of creativity allied with a unique software offering has a Dublin-based start-up eyeing a slice of the multi-million euro mobile gaming market, following the launch of its first product.

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Credit application refusals dwindling

Banks are turning away fewer small and medium-sized businesses in search of credit than earlier in the year, according to a new report.

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Small Business Column: Start-up Weekend

Kehlan Kirwan looks at Limerick’s 54-hour start-up experience and says it’s a must for anyone looking to go into business.

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Horsebreeders banking on success

Euro Stallions has got off to a flying start, supplying horse semen to the domestic and foreign markets, writes Trish Dromey.

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Small Business Q&A: Michael O’Keeffe, PSG

On this week’s Q&A Kehlan talks with Michael O’Keeffe, chief executive of PSG Communications which was formed as a result of a merger. He asks why and how it came about.

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Small Business Column: The best export destinations for Irish firms

In this week’s column, Kehlan looks at the best countries to export to and why you should be looking at them to grow your business

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Small Business Q&A: Jim Moore from ParkByText

For this week’s Small Business Q&A, Kehlan talks with Jim Moore from ParkByText which is a cashless way to pay for parking in over 200 locations in Ireland, the UK and the US.

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The Small Business Column

In this week’s column, Kehlan looks at rejection and why, as a business owner, it just comes with the territory

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Calls for public procurement ombudsman office

SMEs need more encouragement to avail of the €12bn public procurement market, with only 14% of them bidding in public sector tenders in the past 12 months.

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Small Business Q&A: Patrick Bourke

Menswear has been a staple of men’s fashion and suits on the Ennis high street in Clare for more than 40 years. It recently won the Retail Excellence Ireland award for Store of the Year for 2015. Kehlan caught with up with Patrick to see how they did it.

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Small Business Column: Customer retention

In this week’s column, Kehlan Kirwan from the Small Business Show looks at customer retention and why more businesses need to make this a strategic part of their business.

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Small Business Q&A: Adrian Kelly

For this week’s business Q&A, Kehlan talks with Adrian Kelly from AirSynergy about his business which is based upon green energy and intellectual property.

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Small Business Column: Finding a business partner

This week, Kehlan looks at how to acquire a partner for a business, and what should be considered when looking to bring new knowledge to a company.

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