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#SME focus

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you pay extra to know where your food came from? Paddock To Plate This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know Known Unknowns

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Carlow farmer making this very French delicacy much more Gaelic The Big Idea

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

Ever wondered how you wrangle a free-range snail?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Big Idea: How to build happier (and more productive) workplaces Reach Out

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 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?

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

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

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 These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year Out To Launch

These were the bumper industries for Irish startups last year

It was a big year for new businesses.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

And what entrepreneurs can learn from sports stars.

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

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”.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Big Idea: Saving shoppers time... and hopefully lots of money Pricespy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you're going to shop? Clicks Or Bricks This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day? Good Budget Bad Budget This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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