SFA E-Zine – The Tuesday Edition
Looking back at 2017, ahead to 2018 and GDPR

Dear Member, 


I am delighted to announce that Gillian O’Keefe has joined the SFA to cover for Louise while she is on maternity leave.  Louise welcomed a healthy baby boy in late December.


In this week's e-zine we are reviewing the results of the ‘Small firms outlook 2018’ survey, the details of which were published on the 2 January.  We also bring you a summary of recent press coverage.  


GDPR is a hot topic at the moment across all industries and businesses big and small.  We are delighted to have the next in the series of Business Bytes on the topic of GDPR taking place tomorrow evening.  We will be using the opportunity to launch the GDPR readiness toolkit for SMEs on our website.


We are now accepting bookings for our new and exciting Business Connect event, taking place in the Aviva Stadium on the 01 February.  Places are filing up fast so book now, and best of all its FREE!


We have a new list of 12 training courses available for 2018 focusing on 'Training that counts’.  We also have two excellent articles relating to staff on probation and how to manage dismissal as well as information on the Your Europe Business portal.

As always, we’d love to hear from you about any queries you may have, issues you wish to have raised with Government or other stakeholders and your ideas on how we can improve the business environment for us all. Please contact me on tel: 01 605 1602 or e-mail: sven@sfa.ie or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit: www.sfa.ie.

Kind regards, 

Sven Spollen-Behrens

SFA Director

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In this issue
SFA E-Zine – The Tuesday Edition
Recent press coverage
Small Firms Outlook 2018
GDPR readiness toolkit for the SME sector
SFA Business Connect Event
Probation - potential costs to your business
Your Europe Business – information portal for the EU Single Market
Is your business GDPR ready?
SFA Business Connect
Introduction to selling to government
SFA Training that counts 2018 – 12 topics to choose from