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#SME focus

# sme-focus - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from?
# Paddock To Plate
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# Paddock To Plate

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

Feb 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,705 Views 32 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 21st 2015, 7:55 PM 22,262 Views 51 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic
# The Big Idea
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# The Big Idea

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

Feb 15th 2015, 6:45 PM 39,849 Views 30 Comments

Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?

# sme-focus - Thursday 12 February, 2015

"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful
# What I Learned
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# What I Learned

"We don't go to China for anything": Irish business owners on why they are successful

Feb 12th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,954 Views 7 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Sunday 8 February, 2015

This is how you make it as an Irish foodie when your rivals 'aren't playing fair'
# How To Guide
From TheJournal.ie
# How To Guide

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

Feb 8th 2015, 9:15 AM 23,137 Views 17 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Here are some really good ways to get staff to do what you want (without forcing them)
# SME Focus
From TheJournal.ie
# SME Focus

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

Jan 31st 2015, 9:00 AM 16,537 Views 14 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

What you can learn from one of the world's greatest football managers? Quite a lot, really
# Sme Book Club
From TheJournal.ie
# Sme Book Club

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

Jan 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 8,863 Views 12 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Sunday 25 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 25th 2015, 5:15 PM 14,191 Views 14 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Business Poll: What is the best way to keep staff motivated on the job?
# Business Poll
From TheJournal.ie
# Business Poll

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

Jan 20th 2015, 3:00 PM 14,227 Views 29 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Sunday 18 January, 2015

What I Learned: Saving expats a small fortune wiring their cash back home
# Currencyfair
From TheJournal.ie
# Currencyfair

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

Jan 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 21,948 Views 8 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Saturday 10 January, 2015

How to: Get the most out of staff... by being nice to them
# Share The Love
From TheJournal.ie
# Share The Love

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

Jan 10th 2015, 4:00 PM 19,638 Views 22 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Thursday 8 January, 2015

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year
# Out To Launch
From TheJournal.ie
# Out To Launch

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year

Jan 8th 2015, 4:48 PM 18,279 Views 11 Comments

It was a big year for new businesses.

# sme-focus - Saturday 27 December, 2014

SME focus: How we fared in 2014... and the picture for the year ahead
# SME Focus
From TheJournal.ie
# SME Focus

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

Dec 27th 2014, 9:15 AM 5,728 Views 2 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

SME book club: The joys of building a business monopoly (for making money, that is)
# Zero To One
From TheJournal.ie
# Zero To One

SME book club: The joys of building a business monopoly (for making money, that is)

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 5,540 Views 1 Comment

One of the world’s most successful startup investors and part of the brains behind PayPal on why “competition is for losers”.

# sme-focus - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

How to: Kickstart business by stepping back from social media... and picking up the phone
# Face Facts
From TheJournal.ie
# Face Facts

How to: Kickstart business by stepping back from social media... and picking up the phone

Dec 16th 2014, 5:05 PM 10,798 Views 28 Comments

And what entrepreneurs can learn from sports stars.

# sme-focus - Sunday 14 December, 2014

What I Learned: Turning a buck as a 'born-again Mexican' in Ireland
# Tijuana Via Tipperary
From TheJournal.ie
# Tijuana Via Tipperary

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

Dec 14th 2014, 9:30 PM 32,076 Views 22 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Friday 12 December, 2014

Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow
# Angel Investors
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# Angel Investors

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

Dec 12th 2014, 4:53 PM 6,023 Views 10 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Saturday 6 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 6th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,839 Views 28 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Friday 5 December, 2014

Business Poll: So this year's coming to a close - but how is 2015 looking?
# Business Poll
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# Business Poll

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

Dec 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 9,508 Views 10 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Sunday 30 November, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about traditional stores and e-commerce
# SME Focus
From TheJournal.ie
# SME Focus

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

Nov 30th 2014, 10:15 AM 6,469 Views 7 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How to: Get customers to travel across the country to a small store in a regional town
# Rock Frocks
From TheJournal.ie
# Rock Frocks

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

Nov 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 21,070 Views 12 Comments

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

# sme-focus - Saturday 22 November, 2014

What I Learned: Why there's no 'secret sauce' to cooking up an e-commerce juggernaut
# Under The Hood
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# Under The Hood

What I Learned: Why there's no 'secret sauce' to cooking up an e-commerce juggernaut

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:43 PM 14,385 Views 9 Comments

We talk to MicksGarage about going from the bedroom to a multimillion-euro enterprise.

# sme-focus - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The Big Idea: Saving shoppers time... and hopefully lots of money
# Pricespy
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# Pricespy

The Big Idea: Saving shoppers time... and hopefully lots of money

Nov 15th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,600 Views 0 Comments

And how small retailers can use price-comparison sites to their advantage against their bigger rivals.

# sme-focus - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you're going to shop?
# Clicks Or Bricks
From TheJournal.ie
# Clicks Or Bricks

Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you're going to shop?

Nov 11th 2014, 1:39 PM 9,259 Views 28 Comments

What can local retailers do to win back all the Irish online shoppers spending their cash overseas?

# sme-focus - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Online or bricks and mortar? This is how most Irish shoppers spend their money
# Getting Consumed
From TheJournal.ie
# Getting Consumed

Online or bricks and mortar? This is how most Irish shoppers spend their money

Nov 8th 2014, 7:34 PM 22,091 Views 8 Comments

Are we a nation of click-happy customers or do we prefer the personal touch? Here are the numbers…

# sme-focus - Saturday 1 November, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters
# SME Focus
From TheJournal.ie
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about the Budget and essential money matters

Nov 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 5,945 Views 6 Comments

For October’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we looked at ways to balance a budget and where all that cash goes.

# sme-focus - Monday 27 October, 2014

The Big Idea: Why switching their homepage is the first thing all owner-operators should do
# Flick The Switch
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# Flick The Switch

The Big Idea: Why switching their homepage is the first thing all owner-operators should do

Oct 27th 2014, 10:30 AM 13,688 Views 13 Comments

The brains behind a new financial tool says a few easy steps can make a big difference to SMEs.

# sme-focus - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Is Ireland really 'the best small country in the world in which to do business'?
# The Money Trail
From TheJournal.ie
# The Money Trail

Is Ireland really 'the best small country in the world in which to do business'?

Oct 18th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,436 Views 35 Comments

These are the bills which are making it hard for owner-operators to compete in the global market.

# sme-focus - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?
# Good Budget Bad Budget
From TheJournal.ie
# Good Budget Bad Budget

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?

Oct 15th 2014, 2:53 PM 7,067 Views 8 Comments

We look at what’s in Budget 2015 for business and ask how much it all means to you.

# sme-focus - Saturday 4 October, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business
# SME Focus
From TheJournal.ie
# SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business

Oct 4th 2014, 10:30 AM 4,498 Views 0 Comments

For September’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on everything to do with education and business.

# sme-focus - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

SME focus: Everything you need to know about sports and business
# Sporting Chance
From TheJournal.ie
# Sporting Chance

SME focus: Everything you need to know about sports and business

Jul 1st 2014, 11:49 AM 194 Views 0 Comments

Our in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs active in the sports and fitness industry.