Small Firms Association

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84/86 Lower Baggot Street
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Phone: +353 1 605 1500
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The SFA is Ireland’s largest small firm representative organisation, with over 8,500 member companies. Its vision is of Ireland being the most vibrant small business community in the world - supporting entrepreneurship, valuing small businesses and rewarding risk takers.

It's mission is to be the trusted partner of small businesses in Ireland, to deliver business-focused advice and insights to member companies, influence government policy to the benefit of small businesses and connect its members in a thriving community.


SFA responds to Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System Bill 2022
Small firms gather at Business Connect 2022
SFA welcomes Government’s indoor hospitality reopening plans
SFA welcomes waiving pre legislative scrutiny for SCARP.
New ‘MentorsWork’ online competency tool allows SMEs to identify key skills gaps
An Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2021
Budget 2021 must back small businesses and entrepreneurs – SFA priorities for Budget 2021
SFA Press Release: SFA welcomes July stimulus measures
SFA Press Release: COVID-19 income supports extended – SFA response
Small business sentiment sours in 2019 : SFA
SFA welcomes funding to enhance productivity of small firms
Small business sentiment slumps in first half of 2019 - SFA Summer Survey
Government's focus must shift to small, indigenous businesses : SFA
Small Firms Association calls for greater supports to get local economies Brexit ready
Parental Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 to add costs to small business
Small businesses encouraged to improve employee wellbeing as part of National Workplace Wellbeing Day
SFA launches Grow, Scale, Succeed online platform to empower small firms to recruit and retain the right people
SFA Media Release: Small firms to gather at Business Connect 2019
SFA calls on Christmas shoppers to spend locally on Small Business Saturday
Government's focus must shift to small, homegrown businesses - SFA at the National Economic Dialogue
Banded Hours Bill out of touch with small businesses - SFA
SFA Chair meets Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach to discuss small business environment
Small Firms Association - Budget 2018 is a step in the right direction for small business
An Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2018
Sven Spollen-Behrens appointed Director of the Small Firms Association

Press Releases

Budget 2024 must allow small business owners to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving business environment
Small business sentiment up but rising business costs a significant concern in the months ahead
SFA welcomes updated guidance to promote small firms’ involvement in public sector procuremen
Small Firms Association Elects Geraldine Magnier as its new Chair
Small business customers of KBC and Ulster Bank must prioritise switching banking providers – SFA
SFA reaction to Budget 2023
National Minimum Wage increase to €11.30 per hour ignores the realities facing small firms : SFA
Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2023
Budget 2023 must tackle the cost of doing business for Ireland’s small business community – SFA
Small Firms note the publishing of Right to Request remote work legislation.
Small business have muted expectations on their outlook for 2022
SFA National Small Business Awards 2022 Finalists announcement
Small Firms disappointed at working from home recommendation
Budget 2022 underwhelming for Small Business
An Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2022
SFA welcomes clarity around return to office and further easing of restrictions
SFA Media Release: Reopening plan gives hope to small business owners
Importance of workplace wellbeing rises amongst small business
SFA calls on Government to launch details of Covid-19 Business Aid Scheme
SFA responds to Government Action Plan for Insurance Reform
Small Firms Association calls for greater supports to get small firms reboot ready
Local Authorities must do the right thing for COVID-19 affected small businesses
SFA launches its ‘Small Business Manifesto’ for Election 2020
Small Firms Association names 7 December ‘Small Business Saturday’
Government must deliver new strategy for small firms - SFA
Budget 2020 announcements fall short of delivering for small firms
SFA Media Release: Budget 2020 must address tax policy and tax administration issues for small firms
SFA survey reveals less than half of Ireland’s small business owners believe they have good or expert knowledge of financial literacy
Small Firms Association Budget 2020 submissions