Today the Government stated that it wants local authorities and small businesses to work together to boost the economy. Well we are a nation of shop keepers and more people work for small businesses than any other sector.
This initiative sounds great to me other than the fact that generally these two groups see each other as alians. Getting small businesses to spend time sitting round the table in meetings which nothing happens is not going to happen. Well at least not twice!
Having said that, it could work and I hope it does, but Local Authorities MUST provide added value and support to small businesses in order to first win the trust, then to get small business owners to recognise the value of working together.
This must NOT be another waste of paper and lots of meetings with nothing ever happening. Let’s work together to really make a difference.
Now is the time for everyone to get off their ‘backsides’ and take ACTION!