Small Business Show: Damien Mulley

Damien MulleySocial Media expert Damien Mulley is the keynote speaker at an event titled Harness the Power of the Internet.  It’s a free event organised by Clare Local Development Company on Wednesday 30th May in Killaloe, and will include a showcase of successful local enterprises.

In the meantime, Damien is our guest this week on the Small Business Show as we discuss the Double Dip; Retail Rejuvenation; S-Commerce; and selling America to the Americans!   Download it here, or click the player above!

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.

Some Companies Determined To Beat Recession – 55% Plan To Hire

Recruiters.ie has said that 55% of companies surveyed by them, say they will hire in 2012. The survey was conducted with 100 companies based mainly in the sectors of IT, Finance, Pharmaceutical and Services.

The recruitment company said that, of those surveyed, 52pc increased staff numbers in 2011, while 27pc decreased workforce size.

According to Gerard Doyle, managing director of Recruiters.ie, the survey results reflect just how “bullish” businesses are about their future.

He said the survey shows that Irish companies are showing “sheer determination” to succeed, irrespective of market conditions.