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SFA Annual Subscription
Absenteeism Due to Inclement Weather Conditions
Entrepreneurship Forum Report Published
EU Access to Finance Day – Conference Material
Inability to Pay Redundancy Payment
New Completion Date for Migration to SEPA Announced
Examinership ‘Lite’ – A positive option for insolvent SME Companies
Change to Rates Legislation
New DSP Provisions to ease Transition into Retirement
Eye Tests – How often are Employers Obliged to Pay for them?
SFA Webinar Series – Redundancy and Alternatives
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DSP Employer Briefings on Access to Financial Support
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Building Financial Capabilities in SMEs Programme
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Taking Care of Business
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SFA Business Bytes – Doing Business in China –FREE Seminar
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This month's FREE seminar, titled Doing Business in China, provides an overview for Irish SME’s who are considering, or are at the early stages of, doing business with China.

As well as providing general introductory information on China, Chinese People and Chinese Business Practices, and an overview of what to expect when doing business with China, the workshop also provides specific examples and live case studies of Irish SME’s doing business with China and their experiences and learnings.

Content will include:

  • Introduction & Key Facts on China & Chinese Business Environment
  • Chinese Values & Beliefs and Building Relationships with Chinese people
  • Understanding Chinese business practices
  • Chinese Business & Social Etiquette
  • Visiting China
  • Importing from/Exporting to China
  • Case Studies & Examples

This seminar will be facilitated by Shumin Cao & Duane Byrne from

The event takes place on Wednesday, 19th February in SFA offices, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.  Registration is at 6pm and the seminar starts at 6.30pm until 7.30pm, followed by networking until 8.30pm.

As with all Business Bytes events attendance is entirely FREE OF CHARGE however you must preregister by clicking here.