The Cabinet reshuffle has seen a lot of new faces around the government. Ged Nash is now the Junior Minister in charge of small business, which includes collective bargaining. KEHLAN KIRWAN asks will a new face bring anything new for SMEs?
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014
On this weeks Small Business Show - brought to you in association with Volkswagen: Commercial Vehicles - we take a look at how some retailers may be paying out twice on a new charge for those selling tobacco, the Self-Assessment tax return in October, the revaluation of rates around the country and the study that shows what shoppers want.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
Kehlan talks with Richard Barrett and Ross O’Dwyer from punditarena.com. They are part of the Ignite programme at UCC and are looking to be the go-to place in Ireland for insightful and quality sports writing.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
Are retail moods on the rise? Who was celebrating after the foodies towns awards last week? Just some of the questions answered in this week’s show. We also meet the Cork student who won Engineer Ireland’s Student Award and sits down with Brigitta Curtain from Burren Smokehouse. Finally we reveal how the digital market is giving a platform to Irish retailers and helping them win a slice of the €8.5m daily online spend in Ireland.
Mon, 16 Jun, 2014
Kehlan talks with Derek Perill from FRS Recruitment about the changing needs of the SME employer and what they look for in prospective employees. He also looks at the increase in SMEs looking to retain their best staff and how the owner manager holds on to them.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2014
This week Kehlan, Olwen and Brian discuss a 23% rise in SME employment and reveal why you should be changing all of your online passwords in the next two weeks to protect your business. The show also focusses on the digital currency IrishCoin, which aims to target the tourism sector. With more and more businesses looking to hire, FRS Recruitment talks to Kehlan about finding the right candidates and retaining the best staff. In the final part of the show CloudyStar talk about their creation, Tipper Z, and reveal why they are raising funds on crowd funding website, kickstarter.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2014
The need for clear protocols around social media usage by employees is among the topics discussed on this week’s Small Business Show. Kehlan also travels to a start-up looking to disrupt the meat testing market with their silicon chip based test kits, visits an organisation looking to help solve issues in your business by encouraging round table discussion and in depth forums and talks to one of the founders of Chia Bia.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2014
Small Business Show presenter Kehlan Kirwan meets up with some great businesses to find out where the inspiration comes from. Darina Allen also stops by to have a chat as west Clare shows off some great food, products and ideas.
Sun, 01 Jun, 2014
Kehlan, Olwen and Avine discus this weeks news including why Irish SMEs are in a better financial state than previously thought. Croom Enterprise Park talks to the show about rural start-ups and businesses. We also talk to the Irish company disrupting the €23bn global cards market and in the final part of the show Libera Terra from Sicily talk about how they are fighting the influence of the mafia by producing organic food and jobs.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
In this week’s Small Business Show Kehlan and Olwen discuss state grants for research and innovation and discuss if money is being wasted on them. Ticket sellers and facilitators Eventbrite talk about how to organise the right event for your business or product launch. A new pilot programme aimed at getting more consumers into the high street has started in Dalkey, Co. Dublin and Kehlan talks to the creators. Plus this week’s business focus is with YellowSchedule, based out of the Nexus Innovation Centre on the University of Limerick campus.
Thu, 08 May, 2014
This week’s Small Business Show looks at Camara, the charity which takes old technology from businesses and puts it back to work helping disadvantaged children around the world. Oscar nominated animation company, Cartoon Saloon, talk about what it takes to create great animation and how publishers are now getting in on the animation industries. Temptster talks about filling to those empty tables and chairs as well as cinema seats. In the final part of the show we meet video analytics company Vidiro Analytics.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014
This week the show looks at ISO and what this standards certificate can mean for your business. Kehlan also meets Laura Murphy from Zappy who discusses what building an app can bring to your business. We also feature WhizzKids, the after school and summer camps programme, which lets young people explore possible careers in the computer industries. Finally the show meets the SME in Galway which services over three million people and is targeting one billion as a very real target.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
This week’s show features our usual small business round-up and includes a special feature on debt forgiveness for SMEs. Kahlen also explores the glass ceiling with Marion Palmer from Women in Technology and Science (WITS. The Incoming Tour Operators Association also predict another positive year for tourism and John Trethowan from the Credit Review Office talks about banks, small business credit and getting the right information to SMEs.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2014
ON this week’s show Kehlan is joined by Avine McNally from the Small Firms Association and Orlaith Carmody from mediatraining.ie to discuss this week’s news. We also drop in on the National Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park, Dublin and talk to the business which is looking to keep your rubbish and recycling in your bin.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2014
This week’s show looks at what Silicon Valley and other startup communities have that Ireland can emulate. Kehlan talks to the former Mayor of San Diego, an Irishman making it big in Palo Alto and also takes a look at why Israel is one of the biggest startup scenes outside of the United States. All this and the usual SME news round up.
Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
This week's show includes the usual news round up for SMEs and features a special report on a protest in Dun Laoghaire which has gone viral. Kehlan also heads to Loop Head in Co. Clare to talk with Laura Foley of The Long Way Round Walking Tours and to Tralee to talk to Doireann Barrett about her company The Gluten Free Kitchen Company.
Thu, 20 Mar, 2014
Kehlan Kirwan from the Small Business Show talks to Gerard Maguire from 64 Wine in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin about his innovative attempts to highlight a new local charge from Dun Laoghaire County Council which he says will be the final straw for businesses in the area.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
This week The Small Business Show looks at the latest news for SMEs including Professor Morgan Kelly’s comments on SME loans in Irish banks. Kehlan also travels to Limerick to talk to winners of the counties Student Enterprise Awards and looks at the plight of the Irish fishing industry as John Nolan from the Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-Op explains why change is needed in attitudes towards the industry. The final part of the show spotlights Natasha Sherling, a gemmologist, diamond dealer and private jeweller.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
The first Irish Examiner Small Business Show explores how and why the bullying of gay and lesbian employees is still a problem and - along with all the latest news affecting SME's - includes interviews with three entrepreneurs who share their inspirational stories about building their businesses and developing positive sustainable futures.
Fri, 07 Mar, 2014