SFA Fortnightly Update

Dear Member, 


Welcome to this edition of the SFA e-zine.


In this edition SFA member MacLachlan & Donaldson writes about what is Intellectual Property and why small firms need IP; we encouage members to also book on to our webinar on 29 April to discuss how IP benefits SMEs and helps them take their ideas to market.


Do you know the VAT changes that will come into play from 1 July 2021? Make sure you register for our webinar tomorrow, 21 April with PKF O'Connor Leddy & Holmes to be fully prepared.


Check out our workplace wellbeing tips and how you can get your business involved in National Workplace Wellbeing day on 30 April 2021. 


Read the Vodafone report on the opportunities and challenges SMEs are currently facing, digitalisation and the role of technology for future growth as well as the policies that will underpin and support SME recovery post COVID-19.


Find out what your business should be doing before the new Whistleblower protection directive adopted by the Eurooean Union is transposed into Irish legislation, which obliges the member states to implement Whistleblower rules before the end of 2021. Make sure you also apply to our free 12-week business support programme with Skillnet Ireland, MentorsWork.


Finally, be sure to see our most recent press coverage and I look forward to seeing many of you at our Employment Law Seminar this Thursday.


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
IP and SME’s: Taking your ideas to market
National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2021
Covid-19 and the Irish SME Sector: Supporting Recovery and Growth
Upcoming Whistleblowing legislation
VAT Alert – eCommerce VAT change & Refresher on Brexit VAT
SFA Employment Law Seminar
Intellectual Property Webinar
SFA Skillnet Ireland Masterclasses & Workshops