In this issue
SFA National Small Business Awards 2015
Meeting with Minister for Business & Employment Jed Nash TD
Meeting with the Department of Finance on the new Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI)
SFA on LinkedIn and Twitter
E Day – 19th September 2014
Quarter 2 Economic Outlook
Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 Application Process Now Open
Reform of the Industrial Relation Institutions moves a step closer
Toll Scam
How to Protect your Business from Becoming Involved in VAT Fraud
Events
SFA Annual Lunch 2014 – Guest of Honour President Michael D. Higgins
 
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Accredited Training Programmes
 
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Welcome to the September News Update 2014
 

In this month's edition of the news update we inform you of the SFA National Small Business Awards Programme 2015 which is now OPEN for applications, how we met with the Minister for Business and Employment, Jed Nash, TD, we also had a meeting with the Department of Finance on the new Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, we ask members to join up and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter and E Day is approaching so to be prepared for it.

Also featured is the latest edition of the Economic Outlook report, the Innovation Vouchers Scheme worth €5,000 application process is now open, the recent developments on the reform of the Industrial Relations Institutions, to be aware of a recent Toll Scam and how to protect your business from becoming involved in Vat Fraud.  We also inform you of up and coming SFA events such as the Annual Lunch and our Business Bytes FREE Management Training seminars.

If there are any issues that concern you please do keep me informed.

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

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SFA National Small Business Awards 2015
 
The eleventh SFA National Small Business Awards was officially launched on the 4th September by Awards Patron An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD.  The aim of the awards is to celebrate the...
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Meeting with Minister for Business & Employment Jed Nash TD
 
Minister for Business & Employment Jed Nash TD met with an SFA delegation, to discuss the small business priorities in his new role, including making real progress on SME access to finance, public procurement and ensuring the...
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Meeting with the Department of Finance on the new Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI)
 
The SFA met with the Department of Finance to input into the establishment of the SBCI.  The SBCI will be jointly funded by Germany’s promotional bank KfW, the...
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SFA on LinkedIn and Twitter
 
Our Linkedin features all news and updates from the SFA, allowing our members to click through and read more information on our member only website.  Please...
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E Day – 19th September 2014
 
E-day 19th September 2014 is the date, after which, the public sector will no longer write cheques to businesses or accept cheques from businesses.  The focus of E-Day will be to encourage SMEs to migrate from cheque...
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Quarter 2 Economic Outlook
 
According to the latest edition of Ibec's Economic Outlook report, the economy is well in recovery mode, confident consumers are spending again, investment is recovering and exports have increased. However, unemployment is still too...
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Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 Application Process Now Open
 
If you own or manage a small limited company with a company registration number and you have a business opportunity or problem that you want to explore, applications for the...
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Reform of the Industrial Relation Institutions moves a step closer
 
The Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation published the Workplace Relations Bill 2014 during the month of July.   It proposes many reforms to the institutions which...
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Toll Scam
 
The SFA want to inform members that there is a scam currently ongoing from a fraudulent e-mail that is being sent to people’s inbox informing them that they have not paid their toll fee.  When you open the e-mail it looks like a...
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How to Protect your Business from Becoming Involved in VAT Fraud
 
The Revenue Commissioners have produced a guideline on How to Protect Your Business from Becoming Involved in VAT Fraud. The guidelines are intended to help businesses avoid becoming involved in such illegal transactions. The...
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