The Small Business Show (06-12/03/14)

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.

The Small Business Show (06-12/03/14)

Part 1)

On part one of this week’s show presenter Kehlan Kirwan is joined by Olwen Dawe from Irish

Business Intelligence and Clonmel Chamber CEO Brian Cleary to talk about this week’s news. Headlines for this week include:

- Videoconferencing on the increase for SMEs

- Are Banking regulations hindering credit to SMEs?

Part 2)

Phillip Martin from food startup Blanco-nino talks to Kehlan about creating authentic corn tortillas. Phillip talks about how he went from feeling the business gods were against him to developing a business that is looking to become the largest corn tortilla producer in Europe.

Part 3)

Social Entrepreneurs have made a significant foothold in the Irish business landscape in recent years and Natasha Haslam-Hopwood and her husband, Toby, have created a community for troubled kids and teens. The Galtee Clinic uses pedagogy as a way to encourage kids and is an evidence based approach to working with children in care. Natasha explains how they don’t want to grow bigger but become a trusted place to help those most in need.

Part 4)

One of Ireland’s best kept secrets in business has to Karora Cosmetics. Karen Brown from Karora

talks to Kehlan about breaking into markets around the world and how they started out to on the road to being a global leader in self-tanning skinwear. It’s a fascinating journey from travelling around Ireland in a black Mondeo to signing a contract with ULTA, a beauty and cosmetics retailer in the U.S. which will see them flying the flag for Irish cosmetics in over 700 stores.

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