Start-ups

Business Loans: 7 steps to total business fitness

Business Loans: 7 steps to total business fitness

  Dave Mulqueen, from Marino, and James Swan, originally from Santry, opened ‘The Edge’ personal fitness studio in Clontarf, Dublin 3, in 2009. They now employ seven staff, have launched…
Business
Read more
Girls in Tech: ‘It started when we bought our first PC’

Girls in Tech: ‘It started when we bought our first PC’

  Coral Movasseli, Managing Director of the new Dublin chapter of Girls in Tech, is a Canadian whose interest in technology started at an early age. “I’m a Toronto native,”…
Entrepreneurs
Read more
‘I became a comedienne at 77’

‘I became a comedienne at 77’

Julie Kertesz at Montrose Workbench Bank of Ireland. Photo: Neil Cubley. You’re never too old to be too old Julie Kertesz believes everyone has a story to tell and…
Business
Read more
Enterprise Towns: Sealed with a fish

Enterprise Towns: Sealed with a fish

  Alan Hegarty had a bait business… In fact, he invented a new type of bait to place in nets to catch lobsters. His enterprise was going…
Business
Read more
Startup awards 2017: Locks to lockers

Startup awards 2017: Locks to lockers

Louise Murphy at Pearse Station Dublin. Photo: Naoise Culhane.   Stephen and Louise Murphy are both keen cyclists. But, like many cyclists, every time they left their bikes…
Business
Read more
What to do when somebody else has the same brilliant business idea as you

What to do when somebody else has the same brilliant business idea as you

Intouch.com pictured in Dublin. Photo: Naoise Culhane. (sofa models’ own) Imagine that you come up with a great idea for a start-up. Eureka! You pitch the concept to…
Business
Read more
The tiny (shiny) van that could

The tiny (shiny) van that could

Dominic from Caffe Banba Banba’s Crown at Malin Head is as far as north as you can get on the island of Ireland. 40 miles north of Derry, 100…
Business
Read more