Welcome to this edition of the SFA e-zine.
We are delighted to inform you that our SFA Skillnet autumn/winter programme is now live with an interesting mix of training courses and events. Managing People, Managing the Business and Future Skills are the main focus of our programme and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you at some of our competitively priced courses.
In this week's newsletter we highlight the importance of a meaningful grievance process given that a recent WRC ruling has cost a business more than €30,000. If you would like to feature your business in our Better Business magazine please let us know before close of business on Thursday, 26 September. In relation to the thorny issue of commercial rates we fill you in on a recent meeting with Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, John Paul Phelan, TD.
If you would like to protect your business from fraud the FraudSmart breakfast briefing on 1 October is a must book event for you. Our Employment Law seminars in Limerick and Dublin are in high demand so don't miss out and register your place here. And finally, bookings are now open for the SFA Annual Lunch on 15 November 2020.
Just a reminder that the 2019/2020 SFA Awards are open for applications and you can apply either yourself or you can nominate a small business that you believe will be a worthy winner of Ireland's next ‘Best Small Business Awards’. The SFA Awards are open to all small businesses whether you are a member or non-member. Check out what category suits your business best.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit: www.sfa.ie.