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Fri, 01 May, 2020
Protections for businesses as well as healthcare access in the event of a crash-out Brexit will be discussed by ministers at their weekly Cabinet meeting.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
A Cork-based lender has launched an initial €35m fund aimed at growth-orientated SMEs.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
SMEs have been urged to beef up their cybersecurity defences as attacks increase exponentially.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
Small companies remain “a drag” on business lending growth, it has been claimed, as increased repayments cancel out rising rates of new lending.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2018
Irish banks face “numerous headwinds” in growing lending to households and SMEs, said Investec Ireland, as it cut its share price targets for AIB and Bank of Ireland (BoI) and raised its target for Permanent TSB.
Fri, 07 Dec, 2018
Brexit remains the largest concern for small businesses in 2018.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2018
Over one-third of Irish SMEs have been targeted by financial fraud over the past 12 months, new research has revealed.
Mon, 12 Nov, 2018
The increased capital spending announced in today's Budget has been welcomed by the Irish SME Association, ISME.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2018
Despite the looming commercial spectres of Brexit and poor rural broadband, the risks from poor succession management are an increasing concern for Irish food and agribusiness SMEs.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2018
The Government’s proposals to bolster defences against an international onslaught on the Irish tax regime may inadvertently entangle SMEs, according to a leading tax expert.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
The Government signalled it is weighing new approaches to promote “quality jobs” as opposed to focusing on the number of posts, as it reacts to evidence of huge regional wealth imbalances and productivity gaps facing Irish SMEs.
Mon, 13 Aug, 2018
Just 0.2%, or 582 firms out of 250,000 businesses, employed almost a third of the private sector jobs in 2016, CSO figures show.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
More than four in 10 larger firms in Dublin spent upwards of €20,000 to get ready for the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR), while nine out of 10 SMEs spent €5,000.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2018
According to a survey carried out one month on from the introduction of GDPR, most Irish companies say that they do not believe that it has not made any difference to their day-to-day operations.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018
Just one in 10 of Irish SMEs are competing in the public procurement process, which is worth €9bn a year in contracts, an expert in the tender process has said.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2018
More than half of manufacturing businesses in Munster say they are facing a skills shortage, while half of larger SMEs across the country say a dearth of engineers is a problem.
Tue, 29 May, 2018
All the signs point to a continued tightening in Ireland’s labour market, in the urban centres in particular. But are employers adapting quickly enough?
Tue, 08 May, 2018
Ulster Bank has announced that it is the first bank open for applications for the Government's new Credit Guarantee Scheme.
Tue, 01 May, 2018
The viability of many Irish businesses, particularly those restructured during the financial crisis, is at serious risk from the ECB increasing interest rates over the coming months, according to professional accountancy body Acca.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2018
Irish SMEs with a website earn an additional €24,000 a year and receive 22 extra jobs on average compared to those who remain offline.
Tue, 02 May, 2017
Mel Brooks sang a wonderful ditty in his 1983 comedy To Be or Not to Be. In full Hitler garb, he looks sincerely into the camera and says “All I want is peace. Peace. Peace!’ Then comes the punchline: ‘A little piece of Poland, a little piece of France, A little piece of Portugal and Austria perchance...”
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017
Almost half of small and medium-sized firms expect their profits to fall as a result of Brexit, according to a survey of employers in the sector.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
As British prime minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50, which marks the formal start of the Brexit talks process, the subject of funding for small businesses here will be even higher on the agenda.
Thu, 23 Mar, 2017
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017
Having lit the fire for a taste revolution in Ireland, Cork start-up Rebel Chilli is now exporting fresh hot chilli sauces to both Dubai and the UK.
Tue, 03 Jan, 2017
Tue, 03 Jan, 2017
Thu, 29 Dec, 2016
Kehlan Kirwan finds little in the Budget that will inspire entrepreneurs and start-ups. The Government’s priorities appear to be fixed on multinationals and not domestic small businesses.
Mon, 17 Oct, 2016
Where you set up your business can have a major impact on its success. Equally, where you move when you expand is just as important.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
In this week’s column,looks at getting paid in your business and why it means so much more than just getting a wage. a
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016
Irish SMEs have been ranked best in the EU for innovation in a European Commission survey.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
Twenty-one Irish firms have been named among Europe’s top 1,000 high-growth SMEs in a prestigious ranking compiled by the London Stock Exchange.
Thu, 16 Jun, 2016
Ulster Bank has launched a series of business roadshows around the country, starting this Thursday in Cork.
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
SMEs could be in line for a significant boost after the Department of Finance launched a public consultation into how share options are taxed.
Sat, 21 May, 2016
Tens of thousands of small businesses could be in line for a €1bn funding boost if the new Government makes good on its intentions.
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Irish SMEs are making up ground on their larger competitors when it comes to attracting employees, according to new research.
Wed, 04 May, 2016
Two major business groups representing small business owners say it is time to set up an “IDA-style” government agency to look after the interests of Irish SMEs.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
Crowdfunding has yet to gain traction in the Irish market partly due to a lack of regulation which is in stark contrast to the progressive approach of UK authorities, a new report has found.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016