Small Business Show 81: Upward Only, Bankers & Brokers

For this weeks show there is no Brian Cleary, so Olwen Dawe and Kehlan Kirwan are joined by Vincent Ryan from the Examiner Newspaper.

Up For discussion on this weeks news segment is:

- The Government is the landlord for tenants caught in upward only rents

- A third of retailers in danger of collapse

- Irish company wins Kids Emmy Award

- Bank debt deal anything to shout about for SMEs

The Small Business Show is broadcast each weekend on Clare FM radio & Listened to by over 21,000 people a week ( official JNLR figures ).  Items from the show are published as podcasts throughout the week on FocuSMEIreland.com.  You can subscribe for free to download the MP3s automatically using RSSiTunes or the Stitcher App.

Small Business Show 79 Part 3: Company Focus – Reekus Records

This weeks Company Focus come from Alvera Butler from Reekus Records - A record label which has gained much critical acclaim over their 32 years in the music making industry.

Reekus is a record label and publishing company based in Dublin, Ireland, devoted to promoting interesting, mainly Irish, alternative music.

The birth of Reekus in 1981 came about through Kaught at the Kampus, a vehicle for four Cork bands who featured regularly in support slots at the Downtown Kampus, a regular club night in the Cork Arcadia ballroom, which was a pivotal gig in the Irish rock scene, and run by Reekus founder Elvera Butler.

Elvera talks to the Small Business Show about making sweet music and being a record label in an era dominated by digital downloads.

The Small Business Show is broadcast each weekend on Clare FM radio & Listened to by over 21,000 people a week ( official JNLR figures ).  Items from the show are published as podcasts throughout the week on FocuSMEIreland.com.  You can subscribe for free to download the MP3s automatically using RSS or iTunes.

Small Business Show 78 Part 1: Shannon Estuary, MicroFinance & Doctors Appointments

This week on the Small Business Show KehlanBrian & Olwen discuss this weeks news topics which include:

- Boost For Shannon Estuary Industrial potential

- Businesses may end up having to retrain staff before they let them go

- Exports up, Imports down…An opportunity for Irish SMEs

- Unemployed turning to crafts for start-ups and new businesses

The Small Business Show is broadcast each weekend on Clare FM radio & Listened to by over 21,000 people a week ( official JNLR figures ).  Items from the show are published as podcasts throughout the week on FocuSMEIreland.com.  You can subscribe for free to download the MP3s automatically using RSS or iTunes.

Small Business Show Budget 2013 Special Part 1: Fuel, Tax, VAT & Alcohol

The Rumours Over, The Kite Flying is Done, Time for the Facts – It’s The Small Business Show Budget Special!

Discussing Budget 2013 at length for the entirety of today’s show is Brian Cleary and Olwen Dawe from Irish Business Intelligence.

In Part 1 of this weeks show we discuss good news for Hauliers, Bad news for pubs & restaurants and how not opening up VAT cuts is a trick missed by Michael Noonan.

The Small Business Show is broadcast each weekend on Clare FM radio & Listened to by over 21,000 people a week ( official JNLR figures ).  Items from the show are published as podcasts throughout the week on FocuSMEIreland.com.  You can subscribe for free to download the MP3s automatically using RSS or iTunes.

Small Business Show Budget 2013 Special Part 2: Taxes, Wages, Pensions & Maternity Benefit

On Part 2 of our Budget 2013 Special we talk to Tax & Audit experts Grant Thornton on the Budget. PLus The President of Shannon Chamber takes the positive view on recent news of Shannon Airports departure from the DAA.

We’re also talking Brass Taxes as a new 10 point tax plan for SMEs – Is it any good and how will it benefit SMEs?

We also look at Wages and Pensions as Self employed PRSI is doubled and Why being allowed access to thirty percent of your voluntary pension before you retire could be a good thing?

Plus we talk about Maternity benefit and the new legislation to tax it while mothers are on leave.

The Small Business Show is broadcast each weekend on Clare FM radio & Listened to by over 21,000 people a week ( official JNLR figures ).  Items from the show are published as podcasts throughout the week on FocuSMEIreland.com.  You can subscribe for free to download the MP3s automatically using RSS or iTunes.

 

Small Business Show Budget 2013 Special Part 3: How Much More Can We Take?

In Part 3 of our Budget Special we talk about some of the funding measures in the Budget. We also talk about the restructuring of the the Enterprise Boards and the controversial abolition of the Redundancy Rebate, which could cost jobs before January 1st.

In the last part of the show we also discuss how much more of this can SMEs and consumers take of Austerity budgets and how can Ireland’s economy grow if we are taking from the pockets of consumers and businesses.

The Small Business Show is broadcast each weekend on Clare FM radio & Listened to by over 21,000 people a week ( official JNLR figures ).  Items from the show are published as podcasts throughout the week on FocuSMEIreland.com.  You can subscribe for free to download the MP3s automatically using RSS or iTunes.

Small Business Show 61 Part 3: Company Focus – SolaCatcher

For this weeks company focus we’re talking to Dominic McClarnon and Dr Mervyn Smith from SolaCatcher in Northern Ireland.

SolaCatcher is a new revolutionary, cost effective, solar water heating system, pioneered by researchers at the University of Ulster’s Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST).

The SolaCatcher patent-pending system is designed specifically for pre-heating domestic water, is easily installed and has the potential to improve on the cost-effectiveness of traditional forms of solar water heating already in use.

The Small Business Show is broadcast each weekend in syndication on Irish radio.  Items from the show are published as podcasts throughout the week on FocuSMEIreland.com.  You can subscribe for free to download the MP3s automatically using RSS or iTunes.