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# sfa - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Brexit and wage increase lead to drop in confidence for Ireland's small businesses
# Small Businesses
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# Small Businesses

Brexit and wage increase lead to drop in confidence for Ireland's small businesses

Jul 4th 2019, 6:20 AM 5,315 Views 0 Comments

The Small Firms Association is calling for a national Small Business Strategy to improve small business performance.

# sfa - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'It's a huge football country' - Sven Goran-Eriksson keen on the Scotland job
# Hat Into The Ring
# Hat Into The Ring

'It's a huge football country' - Sven Goran-Eriksson keen on the Scotland job

Apr 25th 2019, 2:04 PM 3,001 Views 3 Comments

The SFA are looking to replace Alex McLeish, who was sacked earlier this month.

# sfa - Monday 22 August, 2016

'People are holding onto land with no intention of developing it and just hoping for the best'
# Capital Gains Tax
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# Capital Gains Tax

'People are holding onto land with no intention of developing it and just hoping for the best'

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:30 AM 23,972 Views 62 Comments

The Small Firms Association wants the government to bring in a scheme to encourage landowners to sell up.

# sfa - Monday 21 March, 2016

Survival of small businesses 'hangs in the balance' if Brexit becomes a reality
# More Red Tape
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# More Red Tape

Survival of small businesses 'hangs in the balance' if Brexit becomes a reality

Mar 21st 2016, 6:00 AM 10,018 Views 41 Comments

Some 200,000 people are employed here due to trade between Ireland and the UK.

# sfa - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths fined over 'refugee' song about Rudi Skacel
# Punishment
# Punishment

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths fined over 'refugee' song about Rudi Skacel

Sep 29th 2015, 6:51 PM 5,476 Views 3 Comments

The Scottish striker has been fined and given a suspended two-game ban.

# sfa - Monday 14 September, 2015

The single biggest engine room for Irish jobs is starting to fire up
# Back In Business
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# Back In Business

The single biggest engine room for Irish jobs is starting to fire up

Sep 14th 2015, 12:37 PM 27,434 Views 17 Comments

Together these businesses account for half the private workforce.

# sfa - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Tensions mount as Scottish FA chief blasts John Delaney - 'We do things the right way'
# Battle Lines Drawn
# Battle Lines Drawn

Tensions mount as Scottish FA chief blasts John Delaney - 'We do things the right way'

Jun 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 13,103 Views 30 Comments

The relationship between the SFA and FAI has been strained since November.

# sfa - Monday 25 May, 2015

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'
# Pensioned Off
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# Pensioned Off

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'

May 25th 2015, 10:54 AM 13,450 Views 57 Comments

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

# sfa - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?
# Doley Cow
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# Doley Cow

Could the self-employed be about to get equality on social welfare?

Mar 26th 2015, 2:30 PM 21,662 Views 89 Comments

The next budget is gearing up to be pretty generous one. It’s the latest in the pre-election extravaganza…

# sfa - Monday 23 February, 2015

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business
# Positive Waves
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# Positive Waves

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:28 PM 13,692 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund

# sfa - Monday 15 December, 2014

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill
# Tricolour Discount
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# Tricolour Discount

Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill

Dec 15th 2014, 12:47 PM 9,971 Views 19 Comments

But owner-operators say they are still taking far to long to get paid when they do get contracts.

# sfa - Friday 31 October, 2014

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland's newest bank
# Sbci
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# Sbci

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland's newest bank

Oct 31st 2014, 7:35 PM 7,958 Views 12 Comments

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is hoped to be up and running by the end of the year.

# sfa - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters
# Budget... Meh
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# Budget... Meh

'Uninspiring' budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters

Oct 14th 2014, 6:15 PM 5,373 Views 22 Comments

The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.

# sfa - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

'Jobs lost here at home' as foreign firms cash in on Ireland's public purse
# Bye Bye Money
From TheJournal.ie
# Bye Bye Money

'Jobs lost here at home' as foreign firms cash in on Ireland's public purse

Oct 8th 2014, 3:58 PM 14,230 Views 24 Comments

The government should “think small first” and keep more tenders in Irish hands, SFA says.

# sfa - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

We should back female and elderly entrepreneurs better: small-business lobby
# Left Out
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# Left Out

We should back female and elderly entrepreneurs better: small-business lobby

Sep 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,718 Views 7 Comments

They’re among the groups under-represented in business which could be targeted in a national policy for entrepreneurs.

# sfa - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

More jobs coming as Irish firms get 'back on feet'
# Jobs
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# Jobs

More jobs coming as Irish firms get 'back on feet'

Sep 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 7,540 Views 7 Comments

Small businesses are expecting to hire extra staff this year… and to have to pay more for them.

# sfa - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

The SFA is warning the new small business minister to steer clear of wage hikes
# Paid The Cost
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# Paid The Cost

The SFA is warning the new small business minister to steer clear of wage hikes

Aug 27th 2014, 5:53 PM 6,602 Views 35 Comments

This afternoon Ged Nash said that businesses should try and award pay increases where possible.

# sfa - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting
# Debt Hangover
From TheJournal.ie
# Debt Hangover

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting

Aug 20th 2014, 12:58 PM 5,198 Views 4 Comments

Jobs in the SME sector could be threatened by bad property debts, according to the Central Bank.

# sfa - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Irish 'stigma' around failure is hurting entrepreneurship - SFA
# Fail Better
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# Fail Better

Irish 'stigma' around failure is hurting entrepreneurship - SFA

Aug 5th 2014, 5:02 PM 7,530 Views 25 Comments

The trade group is calling for the introduction of improved supports for struggling and failed businesspeople.

# sfa - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Irish companies to get helping hand from global business leaders
# Mentoring
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# Mentoring

Irish companies to get helping hand from global business leaders

Jun 11th 2014, 2:54 PM 6,769 Views 12 Comments

Three SMEs will get international mentoring from senior executives at global companies, including VISA.

# sfa - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

How are small businesses feeling about the next few months?
# Confidence
From TheJournal.ie
# Confidence

How are small businesses feeling about the next few months?

Jun 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,440 Views 61 Comments

Pretty good, a survey reveals, with 48 per cent expecting the overall business environment to be ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

# sfa - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'
# No Derailment
From TheJournal.ie
# No Derailment

SME groups welcome EU report but warn they are still in 'survival mode'

Jun 3rd 2014, 12:55 PM 3,147 Views 2 Comments

The EU Commission report found that lending to SMEs still remains weak.

# sfa - Monday 2 June, 2014

What I learned: Keith Wood on leadership in rugby and business
# Leadership
From TheJournal.ie
# Leadership

What I learned: Keith Wood on leadership in rugby and business

Jun 2nd 2014, 10:15 AM 19,445 Views 16 Comments

Taking lessons from the pitch to the boardroom.

# sfa - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Government supports for SMEs 'designed not to be used' - SFA
# Locked Out
From TheJournal.ie
# Locked Out

Government supports for SMEs 'designed not to be used' - SFA

May 27th 2014, 3:58 PM 6,944 Views 17 Comments

The small business lobby group has called for reform of the Government’s ‘daft’ policies.

# sfa - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

"They've replaced the tellers with plants" - are banks interested in lending to small business?
# Don't Bank On It
From TheJournal.ie
# Don't Bank On It

"They've replaced the tellers with plants" - are banks interested in lending to small business?

May 13th 2014, 4:06 PM 9,372 Views 29 Comments

Domestic banks are failing to support a vital segment of the economy, lobby groups have said.

# sfa - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Noonan should know better than to listen to banks - ISME
# Priority
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# Priority

Noonan should know better than to listen to banks - ISME

May 8th 2014, 5:45 AM 3,869 Views 7 Comments

ISME chief’s comments come after the Minister said SME debt is far down his list.

# sfa - Friday 2 May, 2014

Why isn't this government support for SMEs working?
# Microfinance Ireland
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# Microfinance Ireland

Why isn't this government support for SMEs working?

May 2nd 2014, 7:10 AM 5,479 Views 18 Comments

Microfinance Ireland has approved just €3 million from a €90 million lending budget.

# sfa - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Restrictive, badly marketed and poorly explained: Government finance scheme for SMEs is not working
# Not Adding Up
From TheJournal.ie
# Not Adding Up

Restrictive, badly marketed and poorly explained: Government finance scheme for SMEs is not working

Apr 20th 2014, 8:15 AM 5,891 Views 7 Comments

The EIIS programme is poorly explained and flawed, trade bodies say.

# sfa - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme
# Back To Work
From TheJournal.ie
# Back To Work

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme

Oct 10th 2013, 10:29 AM 9,082 Views 43 Comments

The new initiative that rewards employers for taking on the long term unemployed was launched during the summer.

# sfa - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak
# Mental Health
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# Mental Health

Business people avoid discussing mental health due to fear of appearing weak

Oct 9th 2013, 7:20 AM 4,167 Views 17 Comments

The SFA is urging employers in small businesses to address mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

# sfa - Friday 6 September, 2013

ISME: Plans to increase PRSI for self employed "utter madness"
# Social Insurance
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# Social Insurance

ISME: Plans to increase PRSI for self employed "utter madness"

Sep 6th 2013, 2:44 PM 7,522 Views 107 Comments

The proposed rise in Pay Related Social Insurance is being considered by Minister Joan Burton.

# sfa - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

One in 10 small businesses use debt collection agents to get money owed
# Money Money Money
From TheJournal.ie
# Money Money Money

One in 10 small businesses use debt collection agents to get money owed

Aug 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 4,124 Views 11 Comments

Small businesses are having to wait an average of 62 days to get paid by creditors.

# sfa - Monday 27 May, 2013

5 steps to tackle youth unemployment outlined by SFA
# Unemployment
From TheJournal.ie
# Unemployment

5 steps to tackle youth unemployment outlined by SFA

May 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,997 Views 20 Comments

The Small Firms Association says the lack of job opportunities has impacted on young people more than any other group in Irish society and called on the government to face the problem head-on.

# sfa - Monday 29 April, 2013

Three months on and small firms feel more confident about business
# SFA
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# SFA

Three months on and small firms feel more confident about business

Apr 29th 2013, 9:27 AM 3,246 Views 9 Comments

Results also show that 30 per cent of respondents rate the current overall business environment as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.

# sfa - Monday 15 April, 2013

SFA warn of €6 billion cost of black economy, urge government action
# Black Economy
From TheJournal.ie
# Black Economy

SFA warn of €6 billion cost of black economy, urge government action

Apr 15th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,806 Views 34 Comments

The Small Firms Association is to meet with the Joint Oireachtas on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation tomorrow and outline measures which they believe will help tackle the issue.

# sfa - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Economic activity needed to solve 'fiscal and unemployment crisis' - SFA
# Small Businesses
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# Small Businesses

Economic activity needed to solve 'fiscal and unemployment crisis' - SFA

Apr 2nd 2013, 8:48 AM 3,376 Views 16 Comments

The Small Firms Association has said that a lowering of the cost of employment along with strong political leadership is required for economic recovery.

# sfa - Monday 7 January, 2013

Small firms being 'strangled' by late payments - SFA
# Money Money Money
From TheJournal.ie
# Money Money Money

Small firms being 'strangled' by late payments - SFA

Jan 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,311 Views 8 Comments

Companies are now waiting an average of 62 days to be paid, according to a survey by the Small Firms Association.

# sfa - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Bad blood: Levein launches legal action over Scotland sacking
# Scotch Wrath
# Scotch Wrath

Bad blood: Levein launches legal action over Scotland sacking

Dec 19th 2012, 5:38 PM 607 Views 0 Comments

The Scots are winless in a ramshackle bid to qualify for the World Cup in 2014.

# sfa - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Over 40 per cent of small firms plan to create new jobs
# Small Business
From TheJournal.ie
# Small Business

Over 40 per cent of small firms plan to create new jobs

Aug 7th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,767 Views 8 Comments

However, there are still barriers to employment opportunities including a lack of business and unrealistic salary expectations.

# sfa - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Column: 'Self-employed people need a safety net too'
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Column: 'Self-employed people need a safety net too'

May 31st 2012, 7:00 AM 29 Views 43 Comments

Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association says in order to encourage entrepreneurs, self-employed people should get as much protection as their employees if a business fails.

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