Welcome to Better Business - the autumn 2017 digital edition.

Better Business is a magazine dedicated to the small business community, brought to you by the Small Firms Association. The autumn 2017 edition is supported by GRENKE.  

This quarter, we share insights from small business owners about how they set wages and salaries in their organisations and look at the benefits of introducing employee share option schemes. There is a focus on data: we explore how using data in the right way can boost sales and also interview the Data Protection Commissioner about businesses' obligations regarding data. In our sector spotlight we check the pulse of the craft brewing industry

Elsewhere in this edition, we look managing absenteeism amongst employees, speak to leading female entrepreneurs about their experiences and provide you with all the information you need to enter the SFA National Small Business Awards. You will find expert advice on hosting a corporate event, flexing your strengths and top tips from our latest lineup of ‘wise guys’.    

Click here to read the digital edition, featuring SFA member companies such as VOYA, Kelly's of Newport Artisan Butchers, Timbertrove, Idiro, EPIC, Blacks of Kinsale, Drury|Porter Novelli, On-Site Refueling, Thermodial, Kathleen Ward Health Clinic, IEDR and many more. 

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