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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.