NEWS
 
Brexit advice

Despite the ongoing uncertainty we must continue to be ready for Brexit. In this edition we provide members with information on funding available to support future working capital requirements, innovation, change or adaptation of the business to mitigate the impact of Brexit. We link to Q&As related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU with regard to industrial products, medical devices and cosmetics and advice from the UK Government for companies exporting to the UK in the case of a no deal Brexit...

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Considerations for remote and flexible working options

As part of our Grow, Scale, Succeed campaign, we have put together a checklist that businesses should consider if they plan to introduce remote working in the workplace as well as a sample policy on flexible working arrangements...

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Submission to the Low Pay Commission on the National Minimum Wage

On 8 February 2019, the Small Firms Association made its submission to the Low Pay Commission, presenting the issues facing small businesses around the country. The submission calls for the minimum wage to remain unchanged in 2020...

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Sub-minimum rates for trainees under the National Minimum Wage to be abolished

As of 4 March, the sub-minimum rates for trainees under the National Minimum wage will be abolished. Read on to the see the simplified version of the National Minimum Wage rates…

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Taoiseach visits Ibec

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD met with businesses at Ibec on 14 February to discuss a range of business concerns including Ireland’s response to a possible ‘no deal’ Brexit, how to better attract and retain talent, carbon tax policy, third-level funding, regional investment and corporate tax policy...

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TRAINING PROGRAMMES
 
Training Matters - Essential skills to grow your people and build your business in 2019

At SFA, we’re here to help you create time for things that can make a real difference, like developing management capacity and other skills for you and your staff. The SFA training offering for 2019 contains an interesting mix of courses – online and offline – to enhance key skills in your business...

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  • Business Connect
  • Smart Business Workshops
  • SFA Awards
  • Maternity benefit
  • Small businesses seek State support to promote growth
  • Brexit
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EVENTS
 
How small business can use consumer research and insights
  • 13 March
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Smart Business Workshops
  • Cork & Limerick
  • 21 March & 3 April 
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Search marketing
  • 25 March
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