This Week's Press Coverage

Budget 2016

SFA issued a pre-budget press release on 9 October commenting that it is critical that Budget 2016 delivers real benefit for small businesses, read the full press release.

The SFA will be giving small business reaction to the Budget throughout the day (13 October). SFA Director, Patricia Callan will be in studio for RTE's "Prime Time" coverage this afternoon live on air at 3.30pm, and tonight from 9.30pm. 

Living Wage

On 9 October Patricia Callan, SFA Director spoke to KFM regarding the Lidl Living Wage.

Unscheduled absenteeism

Following a weekend of Irish sport, Patricia Callan, SFA Director issued a comment to the Irish Sun on 11 October encouraging employees to turn up to work as unscheduled absences hurt small businesses. 

RTE ONE - Farmers in Charge - Seeking Businesses

Do You Want to Give Your Business a Boost? A new RTÉ ONE show is out to help you.

RTÉ and WAKA TV is shooting a brand new business makeover show this autumn that aims to help small to medium Irish businesses improve their profitability and market share, with the aid of a top business Consultant and a very successful Irish farmer. WAKA TV who is making the show for RTÉ are looking for small to medium Irish businesses in any sector who’d love to be doing better; and are willing to trust in the skills of a successful farmer to make that happen.

Business can be retailers or manufacturers. If your business would like the opportunity to appear on RTÉ as it gets a fresh injection of smart new ideas, contact or on 01 634 3733. 

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In this issue
SFA E-Zine – The Tuesday Edition
Managing long term absenteeism and its effect on small businesses
Less than 3 weeks to go to apply for the SFA Awards
A simple guide to cross-border business
Advertise your business for free through the SFA
NOW That's what I call business - October edition out now
SFA Business2Business Free Networking Event
SFA Annual Lunch with Central Bank Governor
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