PODCAST: Small Business Show (10-16/04/14)

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.

PODCAST: Small Business Show (10-16/04/14)

Part 1 Olwen Dawe from Irish Business Intelligence and Brian Cleary from Clonmel Chamber join Kahlen to discuss this week’s news for SMEs. Headlines this week include:

- Calories Counters For Restaurants

- Debt Forgiveness for SMEs

- The Business of ‘the internet of things’

Part 2 Marion Palmer from Women In Technology and Science (WITS) talks to Kehlan about getting more women into the industries. Where does the problem lie and what are the solutions to this ongoing problem in modern business?

Part 3 In part three Kehlan takes a look at the tourism industry in 2014 as Ruth Andrews from the Incoming Tour Operators Association of Ireland talks about being upbeat for this year. Ruth also talks about creating a 12 month tourism season and improving the staying times of tourists.

Part 4 John Trethowan from the Credit Review Office talks to Kehlan about credit to SMEs in Ireland and the offices report which showed 50% or applications to their office were over turned. John also talks about combating impressions that Banks simply aren’t interested in lending to SMEs.

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