NEWS
 
Good Friday - a public holiday or not?
There is always some confusion around Good Friday and whether or not employees are entitled to a paid day off. The source of much of this confusion is that people assume that because the banks are not open on this day that it is also a public holiday...
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Wicklow charity benefits through SFA Awards
Ventac, the Overall Winner in the SFA National Small Business Award 2017 nominates KARE Wicklow to receive a €5,000 charity bursary.  This annual bursary is donated by Megazyme, the Overall Award Winner in 2013...
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Get to know your Local Enterprise Office

Spotlight on the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), the ‘first stop shop’ for anyone with a business idea or micro-enterprises looking to expand. This article provides information on the LEOs and advice on how to avail of their supports. In 2016, 6,846 businesses were supported by the LEOs, creating 3,679 net new jobs...  

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SFA meets TD to highlight risks of procurement bill

SFA representatives met Frank O’Rourke TD to voice concerns about the unintended consequences would arise if the Public Service and Procurement (Social Values) Bill 2017 becomes law. Members are invited to share their views on the Bill... 

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SME Credit Demand Survey results 2012-2016

Since 2012, the Department of Finance has commissioned a six monthly SME credit demand survey. A new summary document from the Credit Review Office provides a summary of the key demand side metrics across the eight waves of the survey to date...

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TRAINING PROGRAMMES
 
Learn key skills from expert trainers with industry experience

Book now to learn from top trainers and other small businesses. We are now taking bookings for upcoming courses including Project Management for Small Firms and Performance Management and Appraisal Skills. Don’t miss your chance to ensure that the key people in your business develop these vital skills. These courses are part of ‘Unlock your potential’, the SFA’s 2017 training offering, and the full 2017 schedule is now available...    

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  • Brexit
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  • Captial Limerick event
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EVENTS
 
The top 10 HR/Employment Law questions from small businesses
  • 12 April
  • SFA Offices, Baggot St Dublin
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SFA Webinar - Disciplinary and Dismissal
  • 20 April
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SFA Annual Conference 2017 - early bird offer 2 for 1
  • 24 May 2017
  • RDS
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