Recent press coverage
 

SFA National Small Business Awards 2019

 

The SFA issued a press release on 4 December announcing the finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2019. This week this was covered in:

  • Donegal Democrat - 11 December
  • Fingal Independent - 11 December
  • Bray People - 12 December
  • Gorey Guardian - 18 December 
  • New Ross Standard - 18 December 
  • Enniscorthy Guardian - 18 December 
  • Wexford People - 18 December 
  • The Sunday Times - 23 December 

Business Connect

 

The SFA issued a press release on 12 December launching the 2019 Business Connect. This was covered in the Fingal Independent on 18 December. 

 

Small business set to create 25,500 jobs in 2019

 

The SFA issued its end of year statement on 27 December  announcing small business are set to create 25,500 jobs in 2019 and calling on government to step up ‘no-deal’ preparedness planning for Brexit. This was covered in:

  • The Times - 27 and 28 December  
  • Roscommon Herald - 29 December 
  • Business World - 2 January
  • Irish Independent - 5 January 

Small firms cautious as they enter 2019

 

The SFA issued a press release on 2 January with the results of our small business sentiment survey. This was covered in:

  • Irish Independent - 2 January
  • Biz Plus - 2 January
  • Evening Echo - 3 January
  • Leinster Express - 8 January 
  • Roscommon Herald - 8 January 
  • Fingal Independent - 8 January 
  • Tallaght Echo - 10 January 
  • Irish Examiner - 14 January

SFA and Vodafone Ireland launch campaign to help businesses stay ahead in a changing environment

 

SFA and Vodafone Ireland issued a joint press release on 7 January launching their ‘Smart Business’ workshops. The regional events will take place across five locations: Drogheda, Gorey, Galway, Cork and Limerick. This was covered by:

SFA Director, Sven Spollen-Behrens was interviewed on the topic on 7 January on:

  • Newstalk News
  • Tipp FM
  • East Coast Radio
  • Kildare FM
  • Northern Sound Radio
  • Shannonside.
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In this issue
SFA E-zine - The Tuesday Edition
Recent press coverage
How the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill will impact your business
SFA launches the Grow, Scale, Succeed campaign
Preparing for Brexit
Small Business Sentiment Survey report
Risks on the rise in 2019
Smart Business Workshops
SFA Webinar: The characteristics of successful retailers
Social media fundamentals for small businesses
Business Connect
Training Matters - Essential skills to grow your people and build your business in 2019