PODCAST: the Small Buisness Show (07-13/07/14)

On this week’s show we look at food start-ups and ask why Silicon Valley SMEs are opening up offices in Ireland. Also on the show:
- The mutual benefits of business and the arts
- The Irish company looking to change water treatment around the world
- How a search to ease eczema led to a business making natural soap

Part 1: Kehlan is joined by Avine McNally from the Small Firms Association to talk about this week’s news for SMEs including:

- 300 Jobs for the food startup sector

- Why Silicon Valley SMEs are heading to Ireland

- Should more SMEs explore examinership rather than business closure?

Part 2: Stuart McCloughlin from Business To Arts talks about the benefits there is between the business world and the arts worlds. Can we really see the arts world as business and what is in it for businesses who want to support it the cultural sector.

Part 3: In Part 3 of the show Wayne Byrne from OxyMem explains how their company just won the inaugural Water Innovation SME Award in Europe for membrane technologies. Wayne explains how their technology work and how will effect global water treatment in the future.

Part 4: On the final part of this week’s show Kehlan talks with Kevin Lynch and Tina Robinson from Airmid Soap. After looking everywhere to find remedies to help ease their son’s eczema but stumbled upon an idea of creating natural homemade soap with herbs and flowers with medicinal qualities. From there the idea grew and so Airmid Soap was born.

Do you have a festival or business event that's worth covering? Then the Small Business Show wants to hear about it. Contact Kehlan Kirwan via email or the Irish Examiner business desk via email We look forward to hearing from you.

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