Recent press coverage

Business Connect


The SFA issued a press release on Business Connect which brought together 350 small and large businesses in the Aviva Stadium on 7 February. This was covered in the Newsletter on 19 February.


Smart Business Workshops


The SFA Smart Business Workshops were covered in:

  • Gorey Guardian - 12 February 
  • New Ross Standard - 19 February 
  • Tuam Herald - 20 February 
  • The Southern Star - 23 February 

SFA Awards


One of the finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2019, The Big Red Barn featured in the Western People on 11 February and the Mayo News on 19 February. 


Maternity benefit


SFA Executive, Helen Quinn provided advice on telling an employer you are pregnant for an article in the Irish Independent on 20 February.


Small businesses seek State support to promote growth


SFA Chair, Sue O'Neill wrote an article for The Irish Times on 21 February seeking tax policy changes intended to help small companies expand and innovate.




SFA Chair, Sue O'Neill was interviewed on The Business Show on RTE Radio One on 23 February on preparing for Brexit. 

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In this issue
SFA E-zine - The Tuesday Edition
Recent press coverage
Brexit advice
Considerations for remote and flexible working options
Submission to the Low Pay Commission on the National Minimum Wage
Sub-minimum rates for trainees under the National Minimum Wage to be abolished
Taoiseach visits Ibec
How small business can use consumer research and insights
Smart Business Workshops
Search marketing
Training Matters - Essential skills to grow your people and build your business in 2019