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#Patricia Callan

# patricia-callan - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.

# patricia-callan - Monday 23 February, 2015

Happy days - there's lots of good news out there today if you own a small business

Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund

# patricia-callan - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting

Jobs in the SME sector could be threatened by bad property debts, according to the Central Bank.

# patricia-callan - Monday 7 January, 2013

Small firms being 'strangled' by late payments - SFA

Companies are now waiting an average of 62 days to be paid, according to a survey by the Small Firms Association.

# patricia-callan - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Column: 'Self-employed people need a safety net too'

Patricia Callan of the Small Firms Association says in order to encourage entrepreneurs, self-employed people should get as much protection as their employees if a business fails.

# patricia-callan - Monday 28 May, 2012

A 'Yes' vote likely says poll of small firm owners

Small Firms Association survey states that 83 per cent believe a yes vote likely but members would welcome a growth package.

# patricia-callan - Monday 20 February, 2012

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses

The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.

# patricia-callan - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

One in five small firms hiring staff in next three months

However, an industry association said the environment is still very challenging for small businesses.

# patricia-callan - Monday 22 August, 2011

Pay frozen as small businesses look to sustain jobs

New results from the Small Firms Association show that seven per cent of firms decreased pay in the past year.