Thursday February 27, 2020

SFA: Helping hand goes a long way

The support structure put in place by the Small Firms Association is vital for ensuring the continuing growth of the SME sector, writes Siobhán Brett.

16th June, 2012
Patricia Callan, director of the Small Firms Association. Photo: Maura Hickey

Although the economic downturn has challenged Irish SMEs, cooperation and solidarity have enabled positivity and innovation where it matters, according to Patricia Callan, director of the Small Firms Association (SFA).

Callan said that the outlook for Irish business was a lot better than the media or general public consensus would have people believe. "The consumer sentiment index is improving, and retail sales tend to reflect this in reality four to five months after the index...

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