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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 9 March 2013

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    The Business with George Lee, 9th March 2013 - The Property Problem

    Mortgage figures this week from the Central Bank made for uneasy reading for beleaguered households and buy-to-let investors. Between them, there are almost 200,000 mortgage accounts in arrears. Yet only a tiny fraction of properties have so far been repossessed by the banks. But that may be about to change, with the banks and the Financial Regulator signalling a "get tough" approach, particularly towards buy-to-let investors. We discuss the potential impact on the property market and home-owners with solicitor Bill Holohan, Brendan Williams, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Urban Economics at UCD and Carol Tallon, MD of Buyer's Brokers.
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    The Business with George Lee, 9th March 2013 - Starting Up

    Yesterday around 2,000 people turned up for the first national Business Expo in Dublin. The Expo is all about providing help, advice, and support for people starting out in business. We're joined by two attendees; Joanne Hession, co-author of "Don't Get a Job, Build a Business" and Daithi O'Regan, founder of Handcraft Hurleys.
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    The Business with George Lee, 9th March 2013 - The Rich Get Richer

    It might come as a surprise to some, that despite all the gloom and austerity, Ireland's 300 wealthiest individuals now have 3 billion more to play around with this year than they had last year. That's according to research done by Nick Webb, Business Editor with the Sunday Independent. He joins us in studio.
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    The Business with George Lee, 9th March 2013 - Top Dog

    Having a competitive streak is essential for getting ahead in business, according to Ashley Merryman and Po Bronson, the authors of "Top Dog : The science of Winning and Losing". They join us from Philadelphia. They join me now... Ashley you think the whole notion of competition is undervalued?
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    The Business with George Lee, 9th March 2013 -Competing for the Cruft's Crown

    This weekend, up to one thousand Irish people are heading over to Britain for Crufts - the biggest dog show in the world. Earlier this week our reporter Colette Kinsella went in dogged pursuit of some of the competitors.
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    The Business with George Lee, 9th March 2013 - Bad Branding

    In the week that the new Kia Provo name was abandoned as a bad idea in these parts, we're joined by freelance copywriter Gai Griffin to talk about other unfortunate brandnames.

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