Author: Irish Small Business

Networking is often described as one of the most critical activities for business success. For small businesses in Ireland, it can be the lifeblood that propels growth and sustainability. The Irish small business community, with its rich tapestry of local enterprises, offers many networking opportunities. Whether through formal networks, industry…

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What Does It Mean to Be Self-Employed? Being self-employed in Ireland means you are working for yourself rather than being employed by a company or individual. You run your own business, whether it’s as a sole trader, a partner in a partnership, or a director of a limited company. Self-employment…

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If you have started a company in Ireland between the 1st January 2009 and 31st December 2026 you may qualify for a reduction in your corporation tax (CT). It may be possible to carry forward unused relief. Tax Relief Conditions How Is The Relief Calculated The amount of employers PRSI…

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Ireland has long been a favoured destination for entrepreneurs and businesses, thanks to its strategic location, business-friendly environment, and favourable tax regime. Setting up a limited company in Ireland can be an attractive option for both local and international entrepreneurs. However, like any business decision, it comes with its own…

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How To Open A Business Bank Account In Ireland Introduction This is a general guide for business owners to help you open a business bank account in Ireland which suits your needs. There is no one best business bank account and the best business bank account for your business will…

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Jules Coleman started a business called Hassle which allows users to book local cleaners. She started the business while working a corporate job in PwC with three co-founders. The business was later sold to Helpling for an estimated €32m. This is her journey. After UCD Jules joined Accenture in Dublin…

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Changing From Being Self Employed To A Company Generally, when starting a business, being self-employed (sole trader) is the most flexible and common way to begin trading. As the business grows it will reach a point when it begins to make more sense to change over to a limited company.…

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Standard Irish VAT Rates Custom VAT Rates Ireland VAT Rates Explained Below is a summary of the VAT rates in Ireland. You can find more detailed information on Citizens Information or Revenue. The below information can be used to better understand how the Irish VAT calculator works and which VAT…

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