News
Advisory Group on Small Business – First Report
Government Proposals on Sick Pay & Redundancy Rebates
SME Lending: Demand Study & Credit Review Office Report
Government’s Action Plan for Jobs
Small Business Saturday – 3rd December
Quarterly Economic Outlook
Maintaining a Healthy Credit Score Guide
Smart Regulation
Reform of the State’s Employment Rights and IR Structures
Competition Compliance
Events
SFA Christmas Members Evening
SFA Training Programmes – “Introduction to Digital Marketing” and “All About Absence”
Health & Safety Authority Taking Care of Business Seminar
Useful Links
Welcome to the November News Update 2011

This News Update is packed with practical information and aims to assist SFA members in running your business.  It also includes information on forthcoming SFA member events.  If you would like to give feedback on this News Update please email aisling.igoe@sfa.ie.  Your feedback is appreciated.

The Christmas Members evening is taking place on Thursday, 8thth December 2011 in Confederation House, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.  The guest of honour is An Tanaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD.  Attendance is free of charge.  If you wish to attend please click here.

Here in the SFA, we’re committed to providing you with relevant information in a timely manner.  Therefore, we are currently undertaking an update of our membership database.  You would have received by now the SFA I-Portal by e-mail.  We would greatly appreciate if you could log on to the I-Portal and either confirm or update your details.  Those who participate will be entered into a draw for an iPad 2.

Topics covered in this edition include the SFA Advisory Group on Small Business – First Report, Government Proposals on Sick Pay & Redundancy Rebates, SME Lending: Demand Study & 6th Credit Review Office Report, the Governments Action Plan for Jobs and the SFA calling for the 3rd December to be Small Business Saturday.    

Also covered is the recent Quarterly Economic Outlook, Maintaining a Healthy Credit Score Guide, SFA Submissions on Smart Regulation and Reform of the States Employment Rights and IR Structures and Competition Compliance.

Please do keep us informed of any issues that concern you.


Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

Advisory Group on Small Business – First Report
The Advisory Group for Small Business (AGSB) was launched by An Taoiseach in June 2011, and is...
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Government Proposals on Sick Pay & Redundancy Rebates
Many members have contacted me to express their concern at reports in the media that the Government is...
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SME Lending: Demand Study & Credit Review Office Report
The independent report commissioned by the Department of Finance on the demand for credit by SMEs published on 29th November shows that...
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Government’s Action Plan for Jobs
On 24th November, the Government announced its intention to publish an Action Plan for Jobs.  Critically, they...
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Small Business Saturday – 3rd December
The SFA has called for this Saturday, 3rd December to be...
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Quarterly Economic Outlook
The October 2011 Quarterly Economic Outlook newsletter with forecasts...
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Maintaining a Healthy Credit Score Guide
Every owner manager understands the importance of credit and a company also needs to ensure they are eligible...
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Smart Regulation
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, invited the SFA to submit specific proposals to...
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Reform of the State’s Employment Rights and IR Structures
The SFA made a detailed submission to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, in response to...
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Competition Compliance
The European Commission has just published a brochure aimed to help companies, in particular SMEs, to develop a...
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