Smart Business Workshops

Would you like to maximise your business through your people and technology?


The Small Firms Association and Vodafone have partnered to help businesses grow, scale and succeed in a changing business environment.

Alongside Abodoo, Vodafone will share the benefits of smart or flexible working and how to implement it in your business to increase productivity and attract and retain talent. You will also learn about increasing your profits through employee-led models from the SFA.

Set within this co-working space, you will gain insight into:

  • The benefits of smart working and why you should avail of it
  • How technology can empower your business to work anywhere at any time through technology, connectivity and security
  • How to increase sales and profits by ensuring that every employee is a profit centre and loves what they do

The event is free of charge and pre-registration online is essential.

Places are limited so book now to avoid missing out.





7:30 – 8:00

Breakfast/ registration/ networking


8:00 – 8:05


Sven Spollen-Behrens, Small Firms Association

8:05 – 8:10

What is smart working?

Vanessa Tierney, Abodoo

8:10– 8:20

The four pillars of smart working

Treasa Doran, Vodafone

8:20 – 8:25

Implementing smart working in your business

Vanessa Tierney, Abodoo

8:25 – 8:35

How to increase your sales and profits and engage your people

Marina Bleahen, Engage and Grow

8:35 – 9:00

Q&A and roundtable discussion at the pod of your choice




We are holding the event in the following co-working spaces and dates:

The Mill, Drogheda                                                     24 January     

The Hatch Lab, Gorey                                                15 February    

Portershed, Galway                                                    28 February    

Republic of Work, Cork                                              21 March         

Bank of Ireland Work Bench, Limerick                       3 April              

To register your place, simply click on the dates above and you will be redirected to a booking page.

Best regards,

Sven Spollen-Behrens 
Director, SFA