Jonathan Ford and his business partner David Browne founded Dublin's The Listening Suite after spending a combined total of 45 years as live sound and recording engineers. Here he tells us about starting a business in the middle of Ireland's worst historical recession, and why you should feed a business what it needs - not wants.
Michael Crowley is our Head of Credit here at Microfinance Ireland. If anyone knows about taking care of business, it's him.
Summertime is the busiest time of year for many small businesses and can often be the income that keeps the accounts in the black long after the kids go back to school. While some of the big festivals may not be for the faint of heart, local events are fantastic opportunities for small businesses to showcase their brand and products.
“The best thing to come out of the recession was the burst of small businesses”
There are many benefits to being your own boss, but it is certainly not a role that comes without its organisational challenges.
Social media can be an excellent resource for chatting with friends, catching up on news and even finding long-lost relatives. However, it has become increasingly obvious that these online hangouts are being monetized by larger corporations who track and engage with the public at large.