Last week, the Finalists for the 2021 SFA National Small Business Awards were announced. Thank you to everyone that applied, and congratulations to all of our Finalists!
On 25 November the SFA held their first virtual AGM and elected 3 new Council members, make sure to read their profiles to learn about these inspiring entrepreneurs.
Today, we are asking members to participate in the SFA Sentiment Survey which allows us to track key trends in the small business sector.
As most businesses are approaching a busy period in the lead up to Christmas, it is important that employers are effectively managing employees’ annual leave to ensure that they are complying with legislation but are also not left short staffed during peak business times.
In this edition we give tips on financial planning, corporate restructuring, and wellbeing for the year ahead. We also provide some practical help for planning customs post Brexit as we approach the end of the transition period.
Finally, remember that you do not need to face your business challenges alone - prepare your business for the new year by applying for MentorsWork to be paired up with an experienced business mentor to help guide your business, for free. Also, check out our most recent 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: email@example.com or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit our website.
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Directors: Alastair Blair (President), Frank Gleeson, Gerry Collins, Edel Creely, Paraic Curtis, Kari Daniels, Cathriona Hallahan, Anne Heraty, Imelda Hurley, Oliver Loomes, Eugene McCague, Pat McCann, Danny McCoy, Francesca McDonagh, Liam O'Donoghue, Anne O'Leary, Dalton Philips, Siobhán Talbot, Kevin Toland.