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Over 1,000 small Irish firms have used a €5,000 Government innovation voucher which allows them to link with college researchers to solve business and technical problems, according to the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan TD. (more...) [...]
We're delighted that allaboutbusiness.ie has been shortlisted for an Eircom Golden Spider award. Thanks to all our contributors and to all the entrepreneurs and SMEs who have helped us to keep the site active and relevant since its launch in February of this year. (more...) [...]
The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to the Irish economy.
Avine McNally, SFA Acting Director, stressed the importance of the contribution of SMEs “Small businesses are both different and important. They are different because they are managed by people who take risks and important because they create jobs. The SFA National Small Business Awards recognises the vital contribution of the small business sector.” (more...) [...]
Energy costs are playing an increasingly important role in the bottom line for all businesses. More and more business owners and managers are recognising the importance of energy efficiency. Testament to this is the increase in services dedicated to helping business owners to become more efficient in their use of resources and as a result reduce their costs.
There are several options available to SMEs: (more...) [...]
Tomorrow the allaboutbusiness team are going to be visiting the Resource Ireland Event in the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.
The event comprises of the three co-located events Irish Water Exhibition, Irish Recycling & Waste Exhibition and the brand new Irish Sustainable Business Exhibition, covering the water, recycling, waste and sustainable business sectors. (more...) [...]
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the new local loyalty card that was introduced in Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
The scheme was introduced by leading businesses in the town who realised that they needed to give people a reason to shop in the town instead of going to nearby Cork City. The Carrigaline localrewards.ie town loyalty program uses the internet loyalty platform developed by Cork company myrewardcard.ie. (more...) [...]
Starting and running your own business involves a wide range of skills and can be a daunting task for budding entrepreneurs.
Thankfully, there is help out there and there are a number of organisations which exist specifically to help new small to medium size business owners. (more...) [...]