Join us for the final event of the Business Bytes season on Wednesday, 10 May and learn how to 'Take control of your business costs'.

The SFA Business Bytes, which are entirely
free of charge, offer small businesses access to expert information and advice and an opportunity to network with their peers. The series is supported by Bord Gáis Energy.



Controlling your business costs is essential to warding off competitors and maintaining a healthy bottom line. This seminar will address some of the major costs that small businesses face and provide advice on how to find savings without compromising the quality you deliver to your customers.

Industry experts will provide tips on:

  • Getting the best deal on INSURANCE: understanding the market, identifying the cover you need, getting the best price. For businesses with an insurance renewal date approaching or who have been subject to increasing premuims.
  • Tackling your ENERGY bills: buying services vs products, energy efficiency. For businesses with high energy usage and those open to a new approach to energy and other costs, e.g. printing. 
  • Controling LABOUR costs: salary benchmarking, employee relations, handling pay discussions. For businesses under pressure from employee wage expectations or unsure of how to set wages in the current labour market.


Where:Bord Gáis Energy, 1 Warrington Place, Dublin 2
Wednesday, 10 May, commencing with registration and refreshments at 5.30pm.  The seminar will commence at 6.00pm sharp and will last approximately one hour.
How much: This event is entirely free of change to attend however you must pre-register.


Participants will hear from a range of speakers, who will provide insights into each business cost and share their top tips for small businesses. They will include Carman Devlin of O'Leary Insurances, Kevin Maughan of Urban Volt and Ciara McGuone of SFA

As this will be the final event of the Business Bytes 2016-2017 season, we would be delighted for you to join us for the seminar and networking over a glass of wine. 

Register HERE

The event is open to SFA members and non-members. It will last for approximately one hour with an opportunity to network before and after. Refreshments will be provided. 

This event is entirely free of charge but you must pre-register here.

Kind regards,

Louise Kenrick
SFA Executive
84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 
T:  +353 1 605 1664