SFA Fortnightly Update

Dear Member, 


Welcome to this edition of the SFA e-zine.


On 22 April we will be hosting our SFA Employment Law Seminar 'Changing HR Landscape' this virtual half-day event is designed specifically for business owners and HR professionals that are guiding their small business through this challenging and evolving period. Register today to stay ahead of the curve!


Read our articles on the new the new Right to Disconnect Code and how employers can recognise if their employee/s are struggling with mental health issues.


With World Intellectual Property Day falling this month readers can learn more about IP by watching back our recently recorded ‘Brexit and IP’ webinar and registering for ‘SME’s and IP – Taking your ideas to Market’ webinar on 26 April. Be sure to also take the trial version of the competency assessment that you will receive when you apply to the free business support programme MentorsWork.


Check out the .IE Tipping Point report which assessed the attitudes and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic of 1,000 Irish consumers and 500 retail and consumer-facing professional services SMEs. Make sure you also see the exciting new initiative for Irish start-up companies and new brands to pitch for an opportunity to retail in Arnotts.


Read about the changes to VAT eCommerce rules from 1 July 2021 and be sure to see 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: sven@sfa.ie or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit our website.


Kind regards, 

Sven Spollen-Behrens

SFA Director


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In this issue
SFA Fortnightly Update
SFA in the media
Changes to VAT eCommerce rules - 1 July 2021
Mental Health
Right to Disconnect
Intellectual Property webinars
Opportunity for entrepreneurs & start-ups - Pitch’21 at Arnotts
New ‘.IE Tipping Point Report’ published
Simple Focus on your business with Bitsing
SFA Employment Law Seminar
Intellectual Property Webinar
SFA Skillnet Ireland Masterclasses & Workshops