42% of Irish CEOs see Digital Transformation as their top priority

BT has today announced the findings of new global research based on a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with 400 CEOs in 13 countries (including Ireland) across five continents, which reveals the critical importance of digital transformation in multinational organisations. The research shows that in Ireland, 42% of Irish CEOs surveyed saw […]

Entrepreneurship in Ireland at pre-recession levels

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016 Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland has been published today and shows that one in every 23 people in Ireland (aged 18-64 years) is a new business owner. In 2007, more than 40% of entrepreneurs were focused exclusively on the Irish market. This figure had dropped back to just 20% […]

ESB and Web Summit begin search for Ireland’s best Start Up

It was announced today that the ESB has opened entries for the 2017 Spark of Genius Award, which recognises Ireland’s most high potential Start-Up company. The competition is open to to high potential technology Start-Ups who have been in operation for less than three years and have received under €1 million in funding. Entrants will […]

SME satisfaction with government remains negative

Small and medium enterprises (SME’s) overall satisfaction with the Government has risen in the three months to 30 June, the second overall improvement this year. However, it continues to be in negative territory, declining to -7pc from -9pc in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest survey from ISME, the independent representative association […]

Facebook launches Irish SME Council

Facebook has  launched its Irish SME Council, as part of the company’s European-wide strategy to help support small and medium sized businesses throughout Ireland. The Irish SME Council brings together Facebook’s SME team and Irish business owners from a range of industries in a partnership designed to provide better digital tools for all businesses to grow. […]

Loan refusal rates for Irish SMEs on the rise

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) has today released its latest Quarterly Bank Watch Survey for the second quarter of 2017. The survey results show an improvement in time taken from decision to drawdown of credit and the demand for credit by businesses. However, the Association highlights its disappointment at the number of […]