Smart Business Workshops - Don't miss out

The Small Firms Association's Smart Business Workshops, in partnership with Vodafone, are nearing the halfway point, with dates in Cork and Limerick still to come. 

The series is aimed at helping businesses grow, scale and succeed in a changing business environment. The workshops take place within co-working spaces across the country, which provide an ideal opportunity to see these venues in action, in addition to excellent networking opportunities with other small businesses. 

Alongside Abodoo, Vodafone will share their insights and experience of the benefits of smart or flexible working and how you can implement it in your business to increase productivity and attract and retain talent. You will also learn about increasing your profits through employee-led models from the SFA.

Smart Business Workshops


Taking place within unique co-working spaces, you will gain insight into:

  • The benefits of smart working and why you should avail of it
  • How technology can empower your business to work anywhere at any time through technology, connectivity and security
  • How to increase sales and profits by ensuring that every employee is a profit centre and loves what they do
These events are free of charge, but pre-registration online is essential. 





8:00 – 8:30

Breakfast / registration/ networking


8:30 – 8:35


Sven Spollen-Behrens, Small Firms Association

8:35 – 8:40

What is smart working?

Vanessa Tierney, Abodoo

8:40– 8:50

The four pillars of smart working

Treasa Doran, Vodafone

8:50 – 9:00

Implementing smart working in your business

Vanessa Tierney, Abodoo

9:00– 9:05

How to increase your sales and profits and engage your people

Marina Bleahen, Engage and Grow

9:05 – 9:30

Q&A and roundtable discussion 


Upcoming dates

Republic of Work, Cork                                              21 March         

Bank of Ireland Work Bench, Limerick                       3 April              


I look forward to seeing you at one of these workshops.

Sven Spollen-Behrens
Director, SFA