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Dublin: 1 °C Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here’s how one duo did it

We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

‘If I hadn’t taken this chance I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night’

Rory O’Farrell’s Melosity is looking to redefine how Irish musicians record their sounds. A product ‘with the wow factor’ is the first priority.

Every business should take lessons from how Nike sells shoes

We talk to one of the world’s greatest scriptwriting experts about how everyone should be able to spin a good yarn.

Ireland is losing its competitive edge

The country is still an expensive place to do business.

You are about to get a whole lot more choice when you order takeaway*

*But only in a few parts of Dublin to start with.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about startup cash, Tesco’s dethroning and a Kildare village for sale.

The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked

Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.

Why the original social network refuses to die

It’s like the mid-2000s all over again – but this time it’s all about the music.

From TheJournal.ie Cork-based business to hire 80 new staff to help give away other companies It's Complicated

Cork-based business to hire 80 new staff to help give away other companies

Global shares is based in Clonakilty forecasts that it will double its staff within three years.

This man’s company just raised millions in funding – so he’s hiring 50 staff

Dublin-based CurrencyFair plans to double its workforce this year.

An Irish marketing agency has just been singled out as one of the world’s best

If you haven’t heard of them, you know their campaigns. Thinkhouse do things a little differently…

Limerick and Cork are getting a jobs boost this morning

EPS and Payback Loyalty announced plans to hire 78 new jobs.

There are 100 jobs coming at this cutting-edge Irish company

The chip developer just received a $40 million funding boost – and it has got big growth plans.

A mining company thinks there could be lots of gold in Inishowen

Five new prospecting licences have been granted for a swathe of land on the peninsula.

Every beer fan’s dream just came true – this brewery is hiring

The Carlow Brewing Company – maker of O’Hara’s – is planning a €1.5 million expansion.

From TheJournal.ie Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can Smart Music

Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can

A new app called WholeWorldBand is making all kinds of new things possible in the music industry.

From TheJournal.ie How to be the next Hozier Future Stars This post contains videos

How to be the next Hozier

A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.

Why this man is building a million euro centre for homegrown food in Waterford

There is too much “food apathy” out there – but Michael Kelly wants to change that.

Why the relentless hunt for ‘unicorns’ is fuelling another tech bubble

Investors are in a ‘frenzy’ trying to find the next Facebook.

The majority of Irish workers lack motivation – but why?

Just 16% of employees in Ireland are actively engaged in their work, which is alarming for a country still recovering from a catastrophic economic downturn.

Someone has invented the world’s first robotic pancake printer

To be fair, an Eiffel Tower made out of batter probably tastes better than the real one.

How vinyl is saving the humble record store

The format has been going through a renaissance with music fans.

From TheJournal.ie Want to be a jewellery designer? The woman behind Chupi.ie says ‘now’s the time to start’ Grand Designs

Want to be a jewellery designer? The woman behind Chupi.ie says ‘now’s the time to start’

Chupi Sweetman is a very Irish success story. Her secret? “I want people to wear what I make all around the world…”

From TheJournal.ie Good Friday booze bans show a “19th-century image of Ireland to tourists” Outdated

Good Friday booze bans show a “19th-century image of Ireland to tourists”

The rules have been panned as “archaic” in today’s multicultural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers… Grand Job

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers…

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

Things are finally looking better for jobs AND wages

The Central Bank’s latest forecasts are all pretty good.

Why being sustainable makes for good business

For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.

The Irish Dairy Board is getting fierce fancy

It comes on the eve of EU milk quotas being scrapped.

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world’s growing population

Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about falling house prices, a big payday and how to make it rich.

Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling

It’s hard to keep the home fires burning after all the years.

An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it’s called Moocall)

Quite apart from having the best name ever, Moocall works a treat. And it’s going to make its three founders a lot of money.

Businesses don’t have to scrimp on quality – a little innovation can go a long way

‘Frugal Innovation’ is a book for businesses that want to do great things with less.

From TheJournal.ie Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare? Doley Cow

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?

The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…

Should you have to pay at least €2 for a can of beer? Pubs and off-licences think so

They want a minimum price for alcohol to put an end to cheap supermarket deals.

This is the smile of a man who just shared in a €115 million payday

Dublin-based Realex Payments has been bought for a very tidy sum.

From TheJournal.ie The London dating app that is restricted to ‘successful, attractive people’ only Alright For Some

The London dating app that is restricted to ‘successful, attractive people’ only

The Inner Circle markets itself towards an “exclusive community”.

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