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Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Enda is promising tax cuts in the next budget. And the one after that and so on…

That’s as long as his government gets re-elected, mind.

Ready, Set… Five start-ups A DAY are being created in Ireland

It’s been the best January and February for start-ups since 2007.

Ireland should ‘embrace’ a population of 10 million

And business group Ibec wants more money for infrastructure to cope with the growth.

It is about to get a whole lot more expensive to stay in Dublin hotels

But there will still be plenty of pricier places to holiday in Europe.

There are lots of good reasons to get behind Irish products. Here are some of them…

For February’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at how buying local matters and the importance of traceability.

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think

‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own

From TheJournal.ie Ireland just got its first Harley Davidson hearse Heaven Sent This post contains a poll

Ireland just got its first Harley Davidson hearse

And you can buy a pre-paid funeral plan for it…

From TheJournal.ie This coffee kiosk in Dublin is on the market for €200,000 Full-caff Prices

This coffee kiosk in Dublin is on the market for €200,000

The property currently pulls in €15,600 a year in rent.

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from? Paddock To Plate This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?

Most people want better labelling on country-of-origin, but that change could come at a price.

Happy days – there’s lots of good news out there today if you own a small business

Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know

But do people really care what meat makes its way into their lasagne?

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here’s how…

The competition for top talent is red hot now – here’s how to make sure you get the candidates that will make your company succeed.

Central Bank asked to watch the state fund for small businesses like a hawk

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland launched the €400 million fund this morning.

These are the startups Ireland’s newest business leaders have been coming up with Clever Clogs This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie The level of female start ups in Ireland has increased 600% since 2011 Girl Power

The level of female start ups in Ireland has increased 600% since 2011

With 1,500 jobs on the way Richard Bruton has hailed Ireland’s entrepreneurs as ‘heroes’.

From TheJournal.ie Sick days cost €490 million last year but which area had the highest rate of absence? Absenteeism

Sick days cost €490 million last year but which area had the highest rate of absence?

Back pain, anxiety and depression were the biggest contributors to absenteeism in 2014.

Enjoy the cheap petrol while you can because oil prices have probably bottomed out

Here’s why the price of the commodity is heading up again…

Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic

Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?

From TheJournal.ie Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies Sting

Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies

The scam had the potential to net over €5 million in the 14 cases reported so far.

“We don’t go to China for anything”: Irish business owners on why they are successful

Modern technology offers would-be potters and artisans a golden opportunity to carve a niche for themselves.

From TheJournal.ie Hmmm… the Government is doing a LOT of investing in Irish Water Of Course It Is

Hmmm… the Government is doing a LOT of investing in Irish Water

€300 million’s worth at last count…

From TheJournal.ie 5 lessons from Marissa Mayer, who made $500m before turning 40 Making It Rain

5 lessons from Marissa Mayer, who made $500m before turning 40

One tip: Choose the scariest option.

Everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Greek debt deals, counting calories and the end of cheap booze.

This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals ‘aren’t playing fair’

We talk to the man behind Skelligs Chocolate on the importance of supporting Irish.

From TheJournal.ie This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement Explainer

This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement

Here’s what we know about the Tánaiste’s “shamrock saver” scheme so far…

‘Opening a business is risky. It’s time self-employed people had a safety net’

The Small Firms Association wants self-employed people to be allowed make voluntary contributions to PRSI.

Cash boost for businesses who help young people get back to work

Joan Burton said businesses and jobseekers can avail of financial supports under two new initiatives.

From TheJournal.ie Will calorie counts on menus put you off your restaurant dinner? Eat Up This post contains a poll

Will calorie counts on menus put you off your restaurant dinner?

The Restaurants Association of Ireland argues that it will cost businesses €5,000 each.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacies facing raids from attackers armed with knives, syringes and guns Under Siege

Pharmacies facing raids from attackers armed with knives, syringes and guns

A crime survey has found that cosmetics and fake tan are the most likely items to be shoplifted from pharmacies.

From TheJournal.ie This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques* Tell Us More

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*

*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.

2015 off to a strong start for new companies, and it could ‘beat all predictions’

There’s already a 22.5% increase in the number of new companies this year.

From TheJournal.ie This woman wants your help so she can open Ireland’s first cat café Crazy Cats

Here are some really good ways to get staff to do what you want (without forcing them)

For January’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at the importance of setting goals and getting staff working together.

These guys have made a million-euro company from your office ‘last man standing’ comps

The Irish company which runs the competitions in offices across the nation is barely a year old

This unique Irish lingerie has been sold to the French

It’s specially for certain patients.

200 new jobs for Dublin and Limerick as Enda unveils latest ‘Action Plan’

Enda and Joan are targeting a return to full employment by 2018. They’ve been giving us a progress report this morning.

Irish businesses urged to give female staff time off work for cervical screenings

One in every five Irish women do not attend a cervical screening when invited.

What you can learn from one of the world’s greatest football managers? Quite a lot, really

This month, we take a look inside the mind of Manchester United’s all-conquering chief, Sir Alex Ferguson.

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