PODCAST: The Small Business Show (28/07 - 05/08/2014)

This week’s Small Business Show news looks at whether or not someone on an internship can be considered an employee. Also on this week’s Show:
- Tax and Incentives for the unemployed who want to start their own business
- Linked Finance explain how crowd lending is supporting SMEs
- The coffee house serving more than taste

Part 1: Kehlan, Olwen and Avine talk about this week’s news for SMES which includes:

- Can Interns be considered employees?

- A not so good welcome for American tourists

- Kickstarter to open up to Irish start-ups and businesses

Part 2: Roy Finucane from Tax Assist is back on the show and this week he’s talking about tax schemes and incentives for the unemployed. He looks at schemes designed for the long term unemployed to start their own business and for business to hire long term unemployed workers.

Part 3: Finance and how SMEs get has been a huge debate within the countries SME community in the past number of years. But what is becoming more apparent is that other types of finance are quickly making an impact with Irish small businesses. One of those is Linked Finance started by Peter O’Mahoney and Peter joins Kehlan to talk about how they are financing SMEs.

Part 4: Ireland is now considered one the countries at the forefront of a new wave in Coffee roasting and coffee making. And recently in the Irish Times Suas Coffee House was named as one of the top ten coffee houses in Ireland. And what it so great about it was that it was the only coffee house from the west of Ireland. Dublin, Kildare and Cork being the other representatives. So Kehlan down with Conor Naughton from Suas Coffee House in Ennis, Co. Clare to find out how they have made a name for themselves.

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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