Recently I was reading the newsletter from Tamsin Fox-Davies (one of our WPE speakers) and saw her article on being proud, for those of you that aren’t on her mailing list you can sign up via here
Did you know that in 2009 SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) accounted for 99.9% of ALL businesses in the UK? Of those 3,613,975 (by far the largest group) had no employees. That means they were micro-businesses probably with just the business owner actually in that business.
These businesses had a turnover of £239,559 million. That’s the value that they have in our economy. I’m telling you this because sometimes, if you’re a start-up, or a 1 person business, you can think that you’re not important, or that your opinions aren’t as valuable as those mega-entrepreneurs that we see on TV all the time. However, you ARE important. You might not have lots of employees, but you buy goods and services from other businesses, and that keeps the economy moving – even in these tough times.
A bit of that £239,559 million is down to you. So be proud of that!
This is a great reminder during an economically tough time. Thank Tam and UKAWP