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Dublin: 1 °C Thursday 11 February, 2016

The startup fundraising method this investor thinks is ‘extremely dangerous’

CoderDojo’s Bill Liao thinks equity crowdfunding isn’t all it’s hyped up to be.

This Galway-made beer has been named the best in Ireland

As voted for by craft beer lovers.

From TheJournal.ie Things are about to get even more squeezed for companies in Dublin Rents Are Rising

Things are about to get even more squeezed for companies in Dublin

Commercial rents are expected to rise by 12% in the capital in the next year.

It’s not just Dublin where businesses are being squeezed by high rents

Office vacancy levels are falling in key Irish regions.

There’s a new place for Irish workers to vent their spleens about their jobs

IrishJobs.ie is taking a leaf out of Glassdoor’s book.

From TheJournal.ie You can learn a lot about management from potty training your child Opinion

You can learn a lot about management from potty training your child

A good manager is clear on what’s expected, gives feedback, encourages, develops and rewards.

From TheJournal.ie 12 things successful people do right before bed Rituals

12 things successful people do right before bed

Just in case you’re looking for tips.

Why this 3D printing startup is making the move towards physical stores

After experimenting with its first store, 3D printing fashion startup Love & Robots is looking to make it a permanent fixture in Dublin, and has an eye on further afield.

The one thing most businesses still screw up on social media

One of the world’s top social media experts shares his simple advice that all companies can follow.

From TheJournal.ie This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike Whoops

This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike

He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.

From TheJournal.ie European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College Virtual Reality

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

The owners of Whelan’s and the George just came together to form a pub empire

The new Mercantile Group will control 12 of Dublin’s most well-known venues in the city centre.

Rich international investors are mad for Irish businesses

They gave over €240 million to Irish SMEs last year.

The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data

The details concerning the EU-US Privacy Shield will be finalised over the coming months.

Even Sesame Street is getting into the venture-capital game

Big Bird and friends have decided to invest in startups.

There was a big drop in unemployment last month

Ireland’s key jobs sectors are picking up.

Balance of power shifts away from supermarket giants towards small suppliers

Changes to regulations will mean greater protection for producers of food and drink.

Bill Gates confesses: ‘I memorised license plates to keep track of employees’

Microsoft’s founder talked about his intense work ethic in an appearance on Desert Island Discs.

From TheJournal.ie Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience Opinion

Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience

While we’re hearing that jobs are being created around the country, some people still find themselves out of work, writes Eoghan McDermott.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I left a well-paid job to set up my company and feared the backlash’ It Takes Guts

‘I left a well-paid job to set up my company and feared the backlash’

Negativity and pressure to stay in well-paid jobs is holding back Irish entrepreneurs.

Fan-sourced sports site Pundit Arena has raised a pile of money from angel investors

The company was launched by two UCC grads in late 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Some of Dublin’s ‘dog friendly’ pubs are reviewing their policy No Dogs Allowed
From TheJournal.ie In this day and age, how do small bands make money? Sing For Your Supper

In this day and age, how do small bands make money?

“We found a few years ago that the Credit Union funded more Irish releases than all the major labels.”

From TheJournal.ie Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader Follow My Lead

Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader

From a solid handshake to conquering self-doubt.

Ireland’s gin revolution is about to kick off

Distillers line up to benefit from consumers’ appetite for premium spirits.

Airbnb has become such a behemoth it’s generating spin-off businesses

A new Irish startup is feeding off the popularity of the home sharing service.

Almost 580 jobs to go as liquidator appointed to Xtra-vision

The movie chain blamed poor Christmas sales and the declining rental market.

‘The arts are victims of Dublin’s economic recovery’: Block T is forced to relocate

The arts collective are faced with leaving Smithfield due to rising rents.

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin pub has been told to stop letting dogs in Scoop Doggy Dog

A Dublin pub has been told to stop letting dogs in

The HSE has told the bar that it’s no longer allowed to be ‘dog friendly’.

Uber’s latest weapon in its quest for world domination is a children’s toy

Bop it, twist it, tap it… It’s the children’s toy from 1996.

It’s official: Black Friday is destroying the December sales

The popular US sales frenzy shows a mixed bag of results for retailers in Ireland.

The reason why the Internet of Things revolution is about to kickstart in Ireland

The €1.2 million raised by VT Networks will make Ireland more friendly for smart devices.

From TheJournal.ie Looks shouldn’t matter, but they do. Especially when you’re applying for a job Opinion

Looks shouldn’t matter, but they do. Especially when you’re applying for a job

First impressions are the foundation for having an impact, writes Eoghan McDermott.

The meaningless buzzwords you should stop using on your CV right away

Step away from the thesaurus.

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland a one trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes? Opinion

Is Ireland a one trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes?

Cillian Doyle says Ireland is a tax haven and we should change our ways before the decisions are taken out of our hands.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: Ireland is set for 1,500+ new jobs Applications At The Ready

Good news: Ireland is set for 1,500+ new jobs

Five companies have announced they will be creating positions.

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify

Soundwave, a music discovery app based in Dublin, will now integrate its service with the music streaming giant.

An Irish startup that makes travel bookings easier is going on a $12m hiring spree

Boxever plans to more than double its workforce with the new funding.

From TheJournal.ie R2-D2 salt cellars and Skywalker suites – Kerry tourism is braced for a major Star Wars windfall… Feeling The Force

R2-D2 salt cellars and Skywalker suites – Kerry tourism is braced for a major Star Wars windfall…

The Star Wars sequels have been using Skellig Michael as a filming location – and it looks like the association is set to bear fruit.

From TheJournal.ie How a 15-year-old’s invention is saving lives on the streets of Dublin Destitution

How a 15-year-old’s invention is saving lives on the streets of Dublin

Former street drinkers are being hired to manufacture a sleeping bag specially designed for homeless people.

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