Management Training

Half of all companies fail in the first five years – an alarming statistic that may seem overwhelming to many starting out in business. Studies show, however, that this failure rate could be reduced by half through investment in management capacity.

Training and upskilling are not only issues for new companies. Overall, Irish domestic firms rank second last internationally for management practices.

In the SFA Training Survey, you responded in large numbers to identify the skills that you and your employees need to make your business more efficient, sustainable and successful. Based on your responses, we have designed a range of training opportunities for small firms.

1. 'Training that counts' suite of training courses

In 2018 the SFA is offering courses designed to address the needs of small businesses. Based on your feedback, the courses are short and a choice of dates and locations are available. They are offered at special rates that make it realistic for small companies to participate.

Courses available include: employment law, presentation skills, manual handling, time management, safety awareness, management skills, finance and many more.

More information is available in the brochure attached at the bottom of this page. Bookings can be made here.

2. SFA Business Bytes

We provide member companies with access to FREE monthly training in the form of SFA Business Bytes seminars. These one-hour evening sessions give members access to a high calibre of speaker with a view to contributing to personal development and ultimately their effectiveness within their businesses. The sessions combine networking, member spotlights, the expert presentation and an extensive question and answer session. These events are held on a monthly basis on the second Wednesday of the month from October to May.

Information on upcoming Business Bytes events can be found here.

3. Customised training

In-house training can also be organised to suit your company needs. We provide you with best-in-class management training delivered by top quality training providers. Please contact