SFA Fortnightly Update

Dear Member, 


Welcome to this edition of the SFA e-zine.


We will be taking a summer break from the SFA Update for the month of August - the next Update will be issued on Tuesday, 31 August.


New research on the importance of ‘supporting local’ sees small business confidence Improving and restoring turnover levels as biggest challenge and Return to Office key to business success. You can also find the frequently asked questions that we have received in recent months regarding the impact of the vaccinations in the workplace and how employers can best manage employee queries. 


Be sure to read about about SCARP (Small Company Administrative Rescue Process) passage and save the date for our upcoming webinar with PKF. The expanded Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID is also open for applications, make sure to apply before the 29 July closing date.


See how energy audits help businesses with tailored recommendations to reduce energy bills and how you can avail of a €2,000 voucher, and check out the Go-2-Tender Award winning programme from InterTradeIreland. Finally, don't forget to check out our latest press coverage.


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 our website.


Kind regards, 

Sven Spollen-Behrens

SFA Director


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In this issue
SFA Fortnightly Update
SFA in the media
Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs
Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC)
SCARP legislation passed by the Oireachtas
New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use
Indoor Dining to boost Local Economic Recovery, SME Survey shows
Go-2-Tender with InterTradeIreland
Turning tendering into a revenue channel to fuel growth
SFA Skillnet Ireland Masterclasses