SFA Membership

Join the Trusted Voice of Small Business in Ireland Today!

Whether you’re self-employed or employ up to 50 people, just starting out or well-established, no matter what sector and region you operate in, we at the SFA understand the challenges and issues that you face and we are on hand to help. We exist to voice your concerns, to support you with advice and training and to act as a hub for you to network and do business with fellow members. We listen to your concerns to ensure that we represent your views and we work to create an environment that is conducive to success. We strive to have the vital contribution that the small business sector makes to the Irish economy recognised. We leverage this influence, along with that of our parent organisation, Ibec, to ensure the best deal for small business.

The core area's of support we offer to members are on:

  • Business & HR Advice –Direct phone/email service, online tools, resources & templates
  • Voicing Your Needs -Lobbying activity at regional,national and international level
  • Mentoring & Training through our MentorsWork programme in partnership with Skillnet Ireland
  • Networking Opportunities to build valuable business relationships
  • Free Company Profiling through the SFA Website and "Better Business" SFA publication.

To join the SFA today, simply complete the online form which you can access by clicking 'Join Now' below. The fees outlined below are dependent on company size and subscription package –please select that which applies to your business.

Number of Employees: 2023 Annual Membership:
 1 - 20 €675 + VAT
 21 - 30 €730 + VAT
 31 - 40  €860 + VAT
 41 - 50 €975 + VAT
 SFA+ Technology: 1 - 20 €1,000 + VAT
 SFA+ Food & Drink: 1 - 50 €1,000 + VAT
 SFA+ Medtech: 1 - 5 €1,105+ VAT
 SFA+ Cosmetics & Detergents: 1 - 20 €1,995+ VAT

We also offer membership subscription to Childhood Services Ireland.

We regularly meet with Government Ministers, the opposition parties and the civil service to ensure the broader economic environment is conducive to growth. SFA Membership also provides access to a wide community of small companies, many of which are potential customers for your business. We offer a variety of other SFA Membership packages to give you more insight on your sector supported by the relevant Ibec Trade Association. 

If you would like to discuss membership further, please contact Briana McTiernan on 01 605 1644 or email briana.mctiernan@sfa.ie.

See here for SFA Membership Brochure and SFA Membership Contract. Where any personal data is processed by Ibec as part of the Ibec service, it will be processed in accordance with the SFA Privacy Statement.