SMALL BUSINESS - IRISH EXAMINER

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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Georgina Campbell

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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Chamber calls for improved SME access to credit

Make the tax system more business friendly; introduce policies that promote infrastructure investment; improve access to credit for SMEs and implement measures that boost consumer confidence are among a comprehensive set of recommendations contained in Cork Chamber of Commerce’s pre-budget submission. 

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Small Business Q&A: Jeffrey Treacy

Gasta is a new health food café which has opened in the centre of Limerick City.

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Small Business Column: SMEs need to look beyond borders

In this week’s Small Business column, Kehlan looks at why the push for businesses to export is justified and why SMEs need to look beyond borders.

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Property debt hits relatively few SMEs

Property-related debt among SMEs is concentrated among a relatively small number of firms, which have much higher default rates than the industry average, according to the Central Bank.

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SMEs plan to invest in marketing

Nearly 70% of SMEs have plans to invest in their business over the coming 12 months, but concern remains regarding their focus on export opportunities.

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Small Business Q&A: Mike Morrissey and David Kenaghan

Mike Morrissey and David Kenaghan, pictured, left their jobs to start My Deal Doc. From that they have now developed a fast-growing app called My Booze Doc and they sat down with Kehlan to explain how it started.

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Small Business Column: Entrepreneurs - are they born or made?

With the Leaving Certificate results out and students looking at where life will take them over the next few years, Kehlan Kirwan looks at whether entrepreneurs are born or made

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Secrets of data analytics to be explored at digital media marketing conference

The international stars of digital media marketing will gather in Dublin to share their thoughts, techniques (and a few secrets) on data analytics as part of the third annual measurement.ie conference.

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Crime costs small firms €1.5bn

An acute lack of trust in law enforcement and the judiciary is contributing to a huge increase in crime against small and medium businesses which is costing the sector €1.5bn a year.

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