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1. €43 million collected from dormant accounts this year
Figures released by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government show that there has been a steady increase in the amounts transferred from accounts into the Dormant Accounts Fund over the last three years. There has already been €43 million collected from dormant accounts this year.
A new website for SMEs has been officially launched last week; the new e-commerce website gives Irish SMEs a gateway to sell their produce online and gives consumers 24/7 access to Irish made products and produce.
Branding is a very important aspect of business development, even for small businesses and this interesting article from the Small Business Can, outlines 8 tips to help build your brand.
A small bit of good news from the banking sector, last week Bank of Ireland announced an operating profit before impairment of €380 million. This compares with €37 million in the same period last year. The bank also claims to be actively working with challenged mortgage holders and SME customers to provide sustainable restructuring of their loans.
A recent survey by the Sunday Independent shows that satisfaction among SMEs with the Irish Government has plummeted over the last 12 months, with the main area of dissatisfaction being a perception of poor performance on creating and supporting employment.