Welcome to this week's edition of our SFA e-zine.
In this week’s update, we have an article highlighting the importance of written contracts to a small business. Over the summer we have seen an increase in the number of members looking for support in this area so please make sure you read it.
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is looking for submissions from consumers and businesses on gift voucher fees. If you are a business that offers gift vouchers, make sure you have your say by completing the consultation questionnaire.
As part of SFA Affinity, each week we are highlighting some of the amazing offers available to members. This week we have included the full list of training available through our own 'Training that counts’ with more than 30% savings on training courses available to our members.
The National Competitiveness Council has published its bulletin on economic concentration. They are concerned that the sustainability of growth could be threatened by heavy dependence on the performance of a narrow base of firms and economic sectors.
Our Employment Law conference is going on the road again, we will be in Cork on the 26 September and in Dublin on the 10 October. Keep an eye out of our weekly emails giving you an insight into the content that will be covered during the day. This is a great conference to attend as it not only covers updates in the law, it also give you real life examples to learn from.
As always, we’d love to hear from you about any queries you may have, issues you wish to have raised with Government or other stakeholders and your ideas on how we can improve the business environment for us all. Please contact me on tel: 01 605 1602 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit: www.sfa.ie.
We are going to take a another short break next week and will send you your next newsletter on the 28 August.