We are delighted to be a sponsor of the SFA Awards 2017. As part of the Awards the SFA National Small Business Showcase is taking place this Wednesday, 1 February in Hall 3 (Serpentine Hall), RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 from 12:30pm – 6pm.
As a showcase of positivity, this event will highlight the entrepreneurship, innovation and achievements of small enterprises in Ireland. The exhibiting companies are all finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017 and the event is open to the public.
The event offers a great networking opportunity to build relationships with award winning companies in a positive environment. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD will officially open the event at 2:15pm.
This year’s event will also the ‘SFA Speaker’s Corner’ where a series of short presentations will be delivered throughout the event. Expert speakers will share insights into key areas of interest for small business. Jeff Sheridan from Matrix Internet, one of our partners on the Optimise Fund will be discussing how to improve UX on your website. The line up so also includes:
o SFA – Ciara McGuone – Rules of retention
o Three – Padraig Sheerin – Irish Business Mindset Survey Report
o Skillnets – Brian Colleran – Importance of management training for small business
o Enterprise Ireland – Damien McCarney – Scaling your business
o DHL – Paul Toomey, – Diversification and the role of eCommerce in entering new markets
We’ll have a stand at the event where we will be on-hand to discuss the Digital Health Index, run speed tests on your websites and how to getting the most from online tools. The other SFA Awards sponsors will also be running 1-1 clinics during the event where you can get expert advice for your business. The topics they’ll cover are:
o SFA – HR and Employment Law advice
o Bord Bia – Supports for food businesses
o Three – small businesses can take an online quiz on use of technology in their business
o DHL – Logistics-based queries including customs, cost of logistics, diversifying to new markets, ecommerce, importing
o AIB – Finance and Leasing