Press Releases - 2020

SFA welcomes July stimulus measures

23/07/2020 - SFA welcomes newly announced Government measures to further support small firms impacted by COVID-19... .. Read more

Industry asks Consumers to Champion Green and Support Local - Champion Green

25/06/2020 - Supported by Kilkenny Design, Visa, Retail Excellence, Small Firms Association and Chambers Ireland, Champion Green is a consumer marketing initiative backed by a €1M investment to drive support for local business and enterprise .. Read more

Skillnet Ireland launches initiative to help enterprises bounce back safely

17/06/2020 - ReBound Initiative to support business owners implement Return to Work Safely .. Read more

COVID-19 income supports extended

05/06/2020 - SFA responsed to the Government's decision to extend the COVID-19 income supports .. Read more

Small firms welcome Government’s additional COVID-19 economic measures

02/05/2020 - SFA respond to new COVID-19 economic measures announcement... .. Read more

Free mentoring programme launched to guide Irish SMEs through current business challenges

09/04/2020 - Check out our new Skillnet Programme: MentorsWork, the free mentoring initiative is designed for SME owner/ managers and senior leadership teams across all industries in Ireland... .. Read more

Small Firms Association calls for greater supports to get small firms reboot ready

08/04/2020 - Small Firms Association publishes paper calling calling for greater supports to get small firms reboot ready following COVID-19 crisis. .. Read more

SFA reaction to latest COVID-19 package

25/03/2020 - Read the SFA's reaction to the latest COVID-19 package from the Government to support small businesses... .. Read more

Local Authorities must do the right thing for COVID-19 affected small businesses

20/03/2020 - Local authorities should agree to defer rates payments due from the most immediately impacted businesses until end-May.. .. Read more

KORE Insulation named overall winner of the SFA National Small Business Awards 2020

13/03/2020 - The winners of the SFA Awards 2020 have been announced.. .. Read more

Small business welcome Revenue assistance to help with cashflow difficulties

13/03/2020 - Small business welcome Revenue assistance to help with cashflow difficulties .. Read more

SFA Awards 2020 Gala Cancelled

11/03/2020 - The SFA Awards 2020 Gala to be held on Thursday, 12 march has been cancelled .. Read more

Next government must make access to public contracts easier for small firms

07/02/2020 - Over 400 small and large businesses gathered at the Aviva Stadium for Business Connect 2020. SFA's Business Connect event provides a platform for small firms to learn how they can win contracts with larger companies... .. Read more

Small business face additional challenge from rising minimum wage rate

29/01/2020 - Ahead of the increase in the National Minium Wage on February 1st, the SFA believes that small businesses will face additional challenges from this rise. .. Read more

Small firms to gather at Business Connect 2020

24/01/2020 - SFA Business Connect 2020 takes place on Thursday, 6 February in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4. Business Connect is an exciting marketplace event designed to give delegates a window into the decision making and purchasing processes of Ireland’s leading companies .. Read more

SFA launches its ‘Small Business Manifesto’ for Election 2020

21/01/2020 - Ahead of General Eelction 2020, on February 8th, the SFA launched its ‘Small Business Manifesto’. .. Read more

Small business sentiment sours in 2019

09/01/2020 - Release of SFA Small Business Sentiment Survey Winter 2019. The survey results show that small business sentiment decreased in 2019. .. Read more