Press Releases - 2021

Budget 2022 underwhelming for Small Business

12/10/2021 - See the latest SFA press release regarding Budget 2022 .. Read more


Budget 2022 must allow small business and entrepreneurs to bounce back – SFA priorities for Budget 2022

20/09/2021 - Budget 2022 must allow small business and entrepreneurs to bounce back – SFA priorities for Budget 2022 .. Read more


An Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2022

16/09/2021 - An Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2022 - Apply now for your chance to be named the next best small business in Ireland .. Read more


Back to School – learning how to be Better Shoppers for Champion Green Week!

08/09/2021 - ‘Tenner Treats’ to inject €1m into local economy in a week .. Read more


SFA welcomes clarity around return to office and further easing of restrictions

31/08/2021 - Return-to-work protocol needs to be published sooner than later .. Read more


SFA calls for Minister Catherine Martin to be Included in Covid Sub Committee

20/08/2021 - SFA calls for Minister Catherine Martin to be Included in Covid Sub Committee .. Read more


€1.2m Fund for SME Mentoring and Business Development

03/08/2021 - The latest phase of MentorsWork, the award-winning Government initiative providing free mentoring and business development tools for SMEs, has been launched .. Read more


Indoor Dining to boost Local Economic Recovery; SME Survey

23/07/2021 - With indoor dining set to reopen, a survey of SMEs has shown that high-street businesses rely on local eateries and the hospitality sector to drive footfall and trade .. Read more


SFA welcomes comprehensive package for the Event Sector

16/07/2021 - The SFA welcomes a €11.5 million scheme to help companies working in the events sector with their fixed costs .. Read more


SFA welcomes Government’s indoor hospitality reopening plans

13/07/2021 - Read the SFA's response to Governments announcement on reopening plans .. Read more


SFA welcomes the passing of the Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Bill 2021

13/07/2021 - Today, the Small Company Administrative Rescue Process (SCARP) Bill passed all stages of the legislative process .. Read more


SFA welcomes waiving pre legislative scrutiny for SCARP

17/06/2021 - Read on about waiving pre legislative scrutiny for SCARP .. Read more


Small business optimistic as restrictions ease

04/06/2021 - Following the Small Business Sentiment Survey for the first half of 2020, small businesses are optimistic are restrictions ease .. Read more


SFA welcomes comprehensive recovery package

01/06/2021 - SFA welcomes the announcement that the Cabinet has approved the extension of EWSS & CRSS and the gradual tapering off of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment .. Read more


SFA welcomes new rescue process for small firms

11/05/2021 - SFA welcomes Companies (Small Company Administrative Rescue Process and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 .. Read more


SFA National Council meets with Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, TD, on Covid-19 crisis

05/05/2021 - SFA National Council meets with Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, TD, to discuss challenges facing small firms. .. Read more


Topform Limited named Overall Winner at the National Small Business Awards 2021

30/04/2021 - Topform Limited Overall Winner at the National Small Business Awards 2021........ .. Read more


Reopening plan gives hope to small business owners

29/04/2021 - SFA responds to new reopening plan...... .. Read more


Importance of workplace wellbeing rises amongst small business owners

26/04/2021 - SFA calls on small firms to prepare for the 7th National Workplace Wellbeing Day, taking place on Friday 30 April 2021 .. Read more


SFA calls for reopening plan for business and society

23/04/2021 - SFA calls for reopening plan for business and society following four motnhs of restrictions. .. Read more


SFA calls on businesses to apply for the Small Business Assistance Scheme before deadlind date

19/04/2021 - SFA calls on businesses to apply for the new Covid-19 business support the Small Business Assistance Scheme before deadlind date of 21 April 2021....... .. Read more


New 'MentorsWork' online competency tool allows SMEs to identify key skills gap

16/03/2021 - Launch of assessment tool forms part of a significant expansion of MentorsWork, a Government subsidised programme that helps SMEs to identify and action key skills needs .. Read more


Government must launch details of Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme

24/02/2021 - The Small Firms Association is calling on Government to launch details of its Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) before small businesses ineligible for other Covid business supports are forced to close and jobs are lost. .. Read more


SFA responds to Ulster Bank exit

19/02/2021 - SFA responds to Ulster Bank exit from Irish banking market.. .. Read more


SFA welcomes COVID-19 Business Aid Scheme

09/02/2021 - COVID-19 Business Aid Scheme announced for wholesalers, suppliers, caterers, office-based businesses and events companies. .. Read more


SFA welcomes Tourism Business Continuity Scheme

01/02/2021 - SFA respond to government launch of a Tourism Business Continuity Scheme... .. Read more


Small business sentiment rises in second half of 2020

25/01/2021 - Read the results of our latest Small Business Sentiment Survey... .. Read more



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