SFA National Small Business Showcase 2017
- Meet the best in small business 
- Develop your network 
- Get expert advice for your business



The annual SFA National Small Business Showcase event taking place today will showcase 33 of the finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017, who are from a variety of sectors and 13 different counties (further details on www.sfa.ie/awards).

  • Date: Wednesday, 1 February 2017
  • Time: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Venue: Hall 3 (Serpentine Hall), RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
  • Register to attend via: www.sfa.ie/0/showcase2017  or drop in anytime between 12:30pm and 6:00pm. 

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD will officially open the event at 2:15pm. 

This event offers great networking opportunities for building relationships with award winning companies in a positive environment.

At this year's event we are launching the 'SFA Speaker's Corner' where a series of short presentations will be delivered throughout the event. Expert speakers will share insights into key areas of interest for small business - the line up is:

  • 1:00pm - AIB - Brendan Crowley - The appropriateness of Asset Finance for capital expenditure and working capital
  • 1:30pm - Enterprise Ireland - Damien McCarney - Scaling your business
  • 3:00pm - IE Domain Registry - Jeff Sheridan - Improving user experience on your website
  • 3:30pm - Three - Padraig Sheerin - Understanding the Irish Business Mindset
  • 4:00pm - DHL - Paul Toomey - Diversification and the role of eCommerce in entering new markets 
  • 4:30pm - Skillnets - Brian Colleran - Effective Management – SME Support for a better Business
  • 5:00pm - SFA - Ciara McGuone - Rules of retention -  retain your top talent and maintain a motivated workforce
  • 5:00pm - AIB - Kieran Marshall - Finance and Leasing
  • 5:30pm - SEAI - Ivan Sproule - Energy Management as a means to drive costs down

The SFA Awards sponsors will also be running 1-1 clinics throughout the event where you can get specialist advice for your business:

  • SFA - HR and Employment Law advice
  • Bord Bia - Supports for food businesses
  • Energia - Making your business more energy efficient with energy saving advice and advertise for free on their customer loyalty site, Energia Extra
  • IE Domain Registry - Digital Health Index - getting the most from online tools, speed test your website
  • Three - Small businesses can take an online quiz on use of technology in their business
  • SEAI - Driving cost down through energy management
  • DHL - Logistics-based queries including customs, cost of logistics, diversifying to new markets, ecommerce, importing
  • AIB - Finance and Leasing
  • Enterprise Ireland - Scaling your business
  • Skillnets - Effective management 

Drop in anytime during the event to meet the Awards finalists and to get expert advice for your business. The event is entirely free of charge to attend but please pre-register online 

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