NEWS
 
Four tips for managing absenteeism
Attendance at work is a primary requirement for the operation of any successful business. It is recognised that absence often occurs for genuine reasons, but the focus in this article is on managing unnecessary and unjustified absence, which can incur a significant cost to the organisation...
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Simplified VAT schemes for retailers

Spotlight on three special VAT schemes for retailers, which make it easier for retailers to account for VAT at different rates where they do not have electronic point of sale equipment that does this automatically. This article provides information on the schemes and how to avail of them...

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Minister Breen announces €3.4 million suite of Brexit supports for micro and small businesses
A range of new Brexit supports are now on offer through the LEOs. They are focused on capability building, market diversification, driving increased competitiveness, and promoting innovation so that companies can better cope with the challenges arising from Brexit and explore any opportunities presented...
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Research partnership between Skillnets and DIT launched with management conference

On 30 May, Skillnets held the inaugural SME Research Stakeholder Conference, entitled ‘Catalysing SME Growth Through Research’. The conference brought the business and academic communities together to explore management development in small and medium size enterprises... 

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Increased pay for security operatives from 1 June
Pat Breen TD, Minister for Employment and Small Business signed an Employment Regulation Order for the Security Industry, which provides for three pay increases for security operatives...
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TRAINING PROGRAMMES
 
Unlock your potential and boost the productivity of your staff

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. The challenges currently facing small businesses should not delay your investment in training for you and your staff. In fact, they make it all the more urgent to boost your firm’s competitiveness. Check out the courses being offered by the SFA from September to December 2017 in the ‘Unlock your potential 2017’ brochure...

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  • SFA Annual Conference & SFA Summer Business Sentiment Survey
  • Retirement age
  • SFA Awards
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EVENTS
 
SFA Webinar - managing retirement
  • 7 June
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Making social media work for you
  • 9 June
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E3 Dublin
  • 29 June
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