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.

The SFA is recognised by those that matter as the "The Voice of Small Business" in Ireland. 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.

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.

Other SFA Membership subscription options:

To join the SFA today, simply enter your detail in the form below. You can pay online by signing up to Direct Debit monthly, quarterly or once off payment or by credit card 
through the Bank of Ireland and Realex secure internet payment service by selecting the 'Credit Card' option. The fees outlined below are dependent on company size and subscription package –please select that which applies to your business.

Once you are an SFA Member, you will receive regular communications on relevant issues and small business updates. You will be given your own unique username and password to the members only area of the SFA website where you can download guidelines or template documents as you need them on everything concerning small business. You will also receive our fortnightly SFA Update to your email which ensures that you are kept abreast of the information that is relevant for you as a business owner manager. Director emails will deliver snap-shots of key developments as soon as they occur so that you have timely information.

If you would like to discuss membership further, please contact Sven Spollen-Behrens on 01 605 1602 or email sven@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.