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From TheJournal.ie No faking it: The art of growing a real Christmas tree Family Business

No faking it: The art of growing a real Christmas tree

The Kavanagh family has been selling trees since the 1950s.

From TheJournal.ie Five Irish Christmas brews — reviewed by people who don’t normally do this sort of thing for a living Try This At Home

Five Irish Christmas brews — reviewed by people who don’t normally do this sort of thing for a living

“I’m more of a wine snob… I’ve never tried being a beer snob before.”

From TheJournal.ie It’s going to be more expensive to take a taxi next year Price Hike

It’s going to be more expensive to take a taxi next year

The maximum taxi fare is to increase by an average of 4% after Easter

From TheJournal.ie Survey finds that businesses aren’t that crazy about the new Eircode system Eircode

Survey finds that businesses aren’t that crazy about the new Eircode system

Half of business owners asked did not feel the new post code system would impact on their business.

From TheJournal.ie Staff at the Metro Herald are having a bit of fun on its last day Bad News

Staff at the Metro Herald are having a bit of fun on its last day

Thirteen staff will be made redundant as the paper closes.

This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow

Leo Burdock’s would rather pay interest to punters than “bankers in ivory towers”.

The Pav is back! And it’s got a new name…

…It’s ‘The Pav’.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses want to make Dublin city safer – here’s how Capital Ideas

Businesses want to make Dublin city safer – here’s how

Better policing, an outreach team and tackling repeat offenders, mostly.

From The Daily Edge Dublin coffee shops are banding together to do an alternative to 12 Pubs Got Coffee?

Dublin coffee shops are banding together to do an alternative to 12 Pubs

The city’s independent coffee shops are offering special deals each day until Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s some good news if you earn the minimum wage Cash Money This post contains videos

Here’s some good news if you earn the minimum wage

A new Low Pay Commission is being set up to examine the current rate of €8.65 and whether it should be increased.

From TheJournal.ie Irish businesses could cut the state’s €8.5 billion spending bill Tricolour Discount

Irish businesses could cut the state’s €8.5 billion spending bill

But owner-operators say they are still taking far to long to get paid when they do get contracts.

Here’s how an upcoming VAT flip-flop could affect small Irish businesses

The Government won’t mind the change – it’s set to receive millions in extra revenue.

What I Learned: Turning a buck as a ‘born-again Mexican’ in Ireland

The man behind the Little Ass Burrito Bar and Blanco Niño on the value of finding people who “give a s**t”.

Ireland needs more backers to get ‘skin in the game’ for business to grow

Owner-operators are far too dependent on banks for finance… and it’s getting worse.

50 new jobs in Dublin aim to stop that buzzing sound in your ear

Another 80 positions were also announced in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Which regions in Ireland have the best (and worst) jobs prospects for the coming months? Fat Of The Land

Which regions in Ireland have the best (and worst) jobs prospects for the coming months?

If you thought it was all about the capital, you would be wrong.

This young entrepreneur beat over 1,100 others to be crowned Ireland’s best

So here’s what makes his startup a €50,000 winner…

From TheJournal.ie Irish shoppers encouraged to ‘buy Irish’ to give businesses Christmas boost Get Em' Spending

Irish shoppers encouraged to ‘buy Irish’ to give businesses Christmas boost

Small businesses are hoping that the start of the shopping season will bring a boost.

From TheJournal.ie Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years Power Up

Energy prices are at their lowest point for four years

Thanks to the collapse in price of Brent crude oil.

From TheJournal.ie Who is Ireland’s best young entrepreneur? We’ll find out today Entrepreneurial Spirit

Who is Ireland’s best young entrepreneur? We’ll find out today

They’re all under 30. Feel inadequate?

From TheJournal.ie What could be more Irish than this? Sorry, it’s mostly outsourced to Asia now Sliotar-ing Away

What could be more Irish than this? Sorry, it’s mostly outsourced to Asia now

It’s all about the labour costs and lost skills, GAA suppliers say.

The Big Idea: Rethinking ice cream as junk food… And building a brand in the process

Meet the couple behind Nobó, a very different kind of ice cream.

Business Poll: So this year’s coming to a close – but how is 2015 looking? Business Poll This post contains a poll

Business Poll: So this year’s coming to a close – but how is 2015 looking?

Is it going to be a bumper year or is trade still in the doldrums?

From TheJournal.ie These 11 businesses were hit with food safety closure orders last month FSAI

These 11 businesses were hit with food safety closure orders last month

They range from the Arlington Hotel in Temple Bar to a manufacturing plant of Pure Green Juices.

From TheJournal.ie The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low… And Joan Burton’s happy Unemployment

The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low… And Joan Burton’s happy

Each person off the Live Register and into a job saves the taxpayer €20,000 a year, the government says.

Can artificial intelligence be creative like humans… and take over digital art?

It’s one of the “big ideas” being pitched at Ireland’s first national innovation showcase today.

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce

For November’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we focused on the business of retail.

SME book club: How one bull-headed businessman built the ‘everything store’

Inside the Amazon story – and what other entrepreneurs can learn from the rapid rise of an e-commerce titan.

How to: Get customers to travel across the country to a small store in a regional town

For a business like Rock Frocks it’s all about finding your niche. And now even Imelda May is a fan.

Black Friday: What is it and why is it creeping in on Ireland? Discount Shoppers This post contains a poll

Black Friday: What is it and why is it creeping in on Ireland?

Crazy shoppers at the ready….

‘Christmas has come early’: Jean-Claude Juncker has a €315bn ‘kickstart’ for Europe

But will Ireland get any money from a plan already criticised for being “scant on detail”?

This Irish company has produced the new ‘gold standard’ in medical technology

Aerogen’s drug nebulisers are being used in the intensive-care units of hospitals in 70 countries.

One of Ireland’s oldest trading hotels is going under the hammer in two weeks

Over 300 properties with a combined reserve of €56 million will go in two massive sales.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s economy might be picking up, but workers’ earnings are still going backwards Not A Good Little Earner

Ireland’s economy might be picking up, but workers’ earnings are still going backwards

Workers in the public sector get nearly 50% more on average than those in private companies.

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