Prepare for success – Essential advice for new and micro businesses **last chance to book**

Date: 07 February 2018
Time: 17:30-19:30
Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8


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The SFA Business Bytes events, which are entirely free of charge, offer small businesses access to expert information and advice and an opportunity to network with their peers. The series is supported by Bord Gáis Energy.

  • Have you recently started a business?
  • Or have you been working alone/in a very small operation and are now thinking about expanding?

There is a lot to consider in this phase of your business. Make the right decisions now and you will have a solid foundation for future success.

This seminar is aimed at those involved in start-ups and businesses in their first three years, as well as anyone involved in a micro-enterprise (less than 10 employees) who is turning their mind to expansion. The SFA is bringing together a range of experts who can support you and your business to achieve your potential.

Training, mentoring and financial supports: Steven O’Gara, Senior Economic Development Officer for Dublin City Council, will outline what the Local Enterprise Offices around the country can offer to new and micro-enterprises, spotlighting both financial and non-financial supports.

Business loans: Deirdre Parkinson, Head of Marketing with Microfinance Ireland, will give participants a rundown of finance options for small business. She will highlight the Microfinance Ireland offering, which is available to businesses that may have difficulty accessing traditional bank finance.

Getting online: SMEs with a website pick up 22 additional jobs or sales per year on average, with a total value of €24,000. IE Domain Registry, the organisation that manages the dot ie namespace, will help you to understand what an effective online presence could add to your business and how to achieve it. 

Flexing your strengths: Business psychologist Jane Perry of C Zone Coaching will focus on one of the most important elements of long term success – you, the owner-manager. She will guide you through the skills and strengths you need for this crucial phase of your business.

The event is open to SFA members and non-members. It will last for approximately one hour with an opportunity to network before and after. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is entirely free of charge but you must pre-register.

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SFA in the media
GDPR – The six legal bases for processing personal data
St Patrick’s Day 2018 – FAQs for this public holiday
Microfinance Ireland to make an additional €30 million available to small firms
SFA Business Connect - Aviva Stadium 01 February
PLATO programme – advice from fellow owner-managers and experienced managers in large companies
SFA team meets with Minister Heather Humphreys
Prepare for success – Essential advice for new and micro businesses **last chance to book**
SFA GDPR Workshop **Save the date**
SFA Annual Conference **Save the date**
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