Essential Brexit guide for small firms - Free Business Bytes seminar

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.

In a recent SFA survey, small businesses identified the biggest positive and negative impacts on their businesses of the UK’s vote to leave the EU. Exchange rates, the cost of exporting and pricing strategies are top of the agenda for small firms. As we move on from the immediate aftermath of the vote, however, the complexity of the situation has become clear, with additional concerns around the performance of the UK economy and the knock on effects on Ireland, the Northern Ireland border and what the different scenarios mean for the movement of customers and workers, investment confidence and competitiveness.

Amongst small companies, only 7.8% had a contingency plan in place before the vote. That leaves the vast majority of companies in reactionary mode. Whether you are a small business that exports or you are worried about the impact of Brexit in the domestic Irish economy, this seminar provided insights, analysis and practical tips from a range of experts that will help your business to plan for the months and years ahead.

Four of the presentations from the seminar can be found below. The slides used by Garrett Murray of Enterprise Ireland will be added shortly.