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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 28 January, 2015

SME book club: What you can learn from one of the world’s greatest football managers

Step inside the mind of Manchester United’s all-conquering chief.

Ireland is the third most expensive place in Europe for a night out

Tell us something we don’t know, right?

Irish emigrants returning home for work can expect competitive salaries

Morgan McKinley anticipate salary increases of 5% – 10% for specialist positions in a range of sectors.

The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces

Many companies offer workplace perks, but looking after staff mental health can pay even bigger dividends.

From TheJournal.ie This caravan has been converted into an Irish pub. And it’s awesome Living The Dream
From TheJournal.ie Irish people spent a LOT of money over the Christmas period Bling Bling
From TheJournal.ie These Sligo and Antrim B&Bs were named among the best in the world Winners

These Sligo and Antrim B&Bs were named among the best in the world

“It’s like having a dinner party every morning at breakfast”

From TheJournal.ie The Irish pub is set to become even harder to ignore on your holidays Resistance Is Futile

The Irish pub is set to become even harder to ignore on your holidays

New pubs network will see nearly 7,000 establishments worldwide working together.

Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job? Business Poll This post contains a poll

Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?

Is it all about the money? Or is having a happy workplace and a good boss more important?

‘Bosses need to be treated equally to – if not better than – employees’

The Small Firms Association wants an end to ‘discrimination’ against the self-employed.

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland Entrepreneurship This post contains videos

Why this TD thinks we love failure in Ireland

Dara Calleary wants more encouragement for Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.

What I Learned: Saving expats a small fortune wiring their cash back home

The banking crisis finally got people angry enough to take their business elsewhere.

From The Daily Edge Man who founded ‘glitter to your enemies’ company is selling it in desperation Glitterbomb

Man who founded ‘glitter to your enemies’ company is selling it in desperation

Mat Carpenter begged potential customers to stop ordering, because he was so inundated.

How ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’ is stopping young entrepreneurs Ah Ma... This post contains videos

How ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’ is stopping young entrepreneurs

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

The Briefcase: Oil wars, Irish milk fans and glitter rage

This was the week in business.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The secret to managing a stress-free employee review Business Sense

Opinion: The secret to managing a stress-free employee review

January is the time of year when most employees have a performance appraisal with their manager – but what are the benefits and potential pitfalls facing the employer?

From TheJournal.ie We had 10 questions for the glitterbomb guy Evil Genius

We had 10 questions for the glitterbomb guy

All that glitters actually might be gold for this young man.

Eircom slammed for ‘excessive’ and ‘opportunistic’ price rises

Fees will be nearly €100 a year higher for some residential customers.

A free trade deal between the EU and US is looking very shaky for this year

Some 150,000 responses were made to a survey about the pact – and most were against it.

From TheJournal.ie Thinking of going bankrupt? It’s a lot cheaper than it used to be… Insolvency

Thinking of going bankrupt? It’s a lot cheaper than it used to be…

The cost is now less than a fifth what it was two years ago.

The Chinese are lapping up Irish dairy – and that means big money for exporters

And why shouldn’t they like it? It’s grand, sure.

‘We can create full employment by the end of 2018’: Bruton

Bruton and Enterprise Ireland say 2014 was a very good year for new jobs.

How to: Get the most out of staff… by being nice to them

A bit of ‘fair play’ in the workplace can go a long way.

From TheJournal.ie New €85 million fund for life sciences to create jobs and investment Support

New €85 million fund for life sciences to create jobs and investment

The State has invested more than €15 million to the fund.

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year

It was a big year for new businesses.

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban Our Beef

Ireland becomes first EU country allowed to sell beef to the US since BSE ban

Beef from the EU has been banned from the US since it imposed its ban over fifteen years ago due to BSE.

Here are some of the top business books to read in 2015

Pick up some inspiration from some of these…

Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year

This follows an IBEC survey earlier in the week suggesting a 2% wage hike across

From TheJournal.ie Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today VAT

Sell online to the EU? You could have a lot more paperwork from today

Michael Noonan has said new tax rules are a good thing, but not everyone is convinced.

“Loose talk” of higher pay from the Government not helpful, says business group

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association’s (ISME) estimate that the SME sector could create 60,000 jobs in 2015.

2 brewers, 1 goal: How two very different craft beer companies are hoping to get ahead in 2015

How are the old hands in Irish craft beer getting along with the new brewers on the block?

How does a German master brewer wind up in the rolling hills of Wicklow?

Profile: By the end of the decade, it’s hoped around 500 people will be employed in Irish micro-breweries. Mathis Korme is the country’s latest brew-master…

Meet the Celtic Tiger builder with a micro-brewery in his swimming pool

As the downturn took hold, Liam Doyle realised his family swimming pool was a luxury he could no longer afford. He found a novel use for it.

Inside this iconic family business… and what keeps it going after 43 years

The Danny Ryan Music Shop in Tipperary Town has a new hand on the till for the first time since 1971.

SME focus: How we fared in 2014… and the picture for the year ahead

For December’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked back on the year that was and towards the one to come.

Taste of recovery: 400 new microbrewery jobs on the way by the end of the decade

It gets an enormous amount to media attention — but craft beer accounts for a tiny fraction of the total beer market in Ireland. Brewers are hoping to change that, in years to come.

Ireland ‘could be top of the class in digital toy market’

Irish MEP Sean Kelly moots Ireland as a prime manufacturing location for niche – but lucrative – business.

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