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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.