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From TheJournal.ie Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans ISME

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans

Some €2 billion has been promised to SMEs through credit guarantee scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act Job Losses

Calls to push ahead with capping insurance payouts as government criticised for taking too long to act

ISME boss says a referendum is not needed on payouts and calls for action before businesses close down.

From TheJournal.ie It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland? Ireland 2029

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?

Proponents say there are a wide range of benefits to the idea – but not everyone is convinced.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme Hard Brexit

'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme

The Brexit Loan Scheme aims to minimise the impact Britain leaving the EU will have on businesses.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simply a cop-out': Should businesses be forced to shut during a red alert warning? Dangerous

'Simply a cop-out': Should businesses be forced to shut during a red alert warning?

People were being urged to stay indoors, but business groups say it should be up to individual employers whether to close.

From TheJournal.ie Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners Crime

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners

The latest national survey finds a quarter of businesses were impacted by crime last year.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed Benefits

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed

However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

From TheJournal.ie More members of staff are stealing from their employers Crime Survey

More members of staff are stealing from their employers

The most common crime reported by businesses was burglary.

From TheJournal.ie The UK's minimum wage has just gone up... Counting Pennies

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

From TheJournal.ie Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10% Jobs Jobs Jobs

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

From TheJournal.ie Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business Positive Waves

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business

Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund

From TheJournal.ie Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises Ouch

Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should teachers be banned from going on strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers be banned from going on strike?

Second level teachers are set to stage another day of strike action later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year ISME

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 Organised gangs are flying into Dublin to shoplift your belongings this Christmas Christmas Crime

Organised gangs are flying into Dublin to shoplift your belongings this Christmas

Retailers want courts to crack down harder on shoplifting.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland needs more backers to get 'skin in the game' for business to grow Angel Investors

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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 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.

From TheJournal.ie SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland's newest bank Sbci

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland's newest bank

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is hoped to be up and running by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things Motor-vated

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sack the gobshites'... And a few other things one entrepreneur has worked out so far Gobshite-free Zone

'Sack the gobshites'... And a few other things one entrepreneur has worked out so far

Business advice, Jerry Kennelly style.

From TheJournal.ie There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with 'Mickey Mouse courses' In Disneyland

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with 'Mickey Mouse courses'

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters Budget... Meh

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters

The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told Budget 2015

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told

Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.

From TheJournal.ie The government's 'charade' on late-payment laws is hurting small business Cough Up

The government's 'charade' on late-payment laws is hurting small business

A quarter of SMEs are waiting more than 3 months to get paid and the problem is costing jobs, ISME says.

From TheJournal.ie SMEs dipping back into loans from 'bailed-out banks' Falling Debt

SMEs dipping back into loans from 'bailed-out banks'

But total borrowings for small business are still headed south.

From TheJournal.ie Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs Tackling Debt

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs

ISME is to run a series of free advice sessions for struggling business owners.

From TheJournal.ie 'Increasingly sophisticated' scams on the rise, warns ISME Fraud Squad

'Increasingly sophisticated' scams on the rise, warns ISME

Business owners are being warned of ‘new and ingenious’ methods of defrauding them.

From TheJournal.ie Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools Business Studies

Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools

ISME says students are encouraged to look for a job, not start a business.

From TheJournal.ie Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system Criminal

Business owners aren't reporting crimes because they don't trust the legal system

Almost one in five owners don’t report crimes, a survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie Foreign multinationals are thriving while Irish businesses go to the wall - ISME Different Fortunes

Foreign multinationals are thriving while Irish businesses go to the wall - ISME

The small business association has lashed out against Government “complacency”.

From TheJournal.ie SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty Shadow Economy

Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association have hit out at a number of government policies impeding customer spending.

From TheJournal.ie There are green shoots in SME employment, but recovery is 'far from guaranteed' On The Up

There are green shoots in SME employment, but recovery is 'far from guaranteed'

ISME said that its members are feeling more positive on the jobs front, but said the Government must stay the course on austerity.

From TheJournal.ie Small business satisfaction with Government on the slide Can't Get No

Small business satisfaction with Government on the slide

The economy may be on the way back, but small businesses are still hurting according to ISME.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month Live Register

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

From TheJournal.ie Government 'charade' in ISME crosshairs over late payments Paid Up

Government 'charade' in ISME crosshairs over late payments

The waiting period for payment climbed again in the last three months, with big business abuses and government indifference blamed.

From TheJournal.ie Retailers struggle with costs despite 6.2% sales bump this year Shopping Not Dropping

Retailers struggle with costs despite 6.2% sales bump this year

Despite a fourth straight quarter of growth, ISME warned that shop-owners are still under pressure

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