NEWS
 
GDPR tip – Consent and transparency, keeping the language simple and clear

Each week we will be sharing tips on GDPR and this week we look at how to obtain consent in a clear and transparent manner using an illustrative example...

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A response to an ageing workforce – Code of Practice on Longer Working is published

With life expectancy in Ireland now at an all-time high, people living healthier and longer lives and the statutory retirement age being extended in 2021 and again in 2028, there is a growing demand to facilitate an ageing workforce.

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ESRI: Development of second-tier cities key to sustainable economic growth

A new report from the ESRI recommends that government policies should aim to rebalance growth by encouraging regional development led by a small number of large urban centres outside Dublin. The research finds that the most positive outcomes would result from a scenario in which growth is split equally between the East and Midland region and the rest of the country.

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Share your news in the SFA Better Business magazine

Calling all aspiring journalists, SFA are looking for Big News for Small Business for the next edition of the Better Business magazine.  

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Details of Government’s Brexit Loan Scheme begin to emerge

The Government last week announced more details of the Brexit Loan Scheme announced in Budget 2018. Totalling €300 million, the scheme will be open to companies with up to 499 employees and has the potential to benefit over 5,000 companies. It will be delivered by the SBCI through commercial lenders.

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TRAINING PROGRAMMES
 
Safety Awareness for Managers and First Aid Response courses now available for SFA members

In 2018, SFA is offering a range of health & safety courses for small business, in addition to our regular management development programmes. In March, we have two important courses available: a one-day First Aid Response course and a one-day Safety Awareness for Managers course.

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EVENTS
 
SFA Business Connect **last chance to book**
  • 1 February 2018, Aviva Stadium
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Prepare for success – Essential advice for new and micro businesses
  • 07 February, Wood Quay Venue
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Training course: How are you selling to today's customers?
  • Cost: €395
  • Dates: 20 and 27 February, 6 March 
  • Time: 9.30am – 4pm
  • Venue: Gateway Business Centre, Carlow

 

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