When Tina Boden and Tony Robinson OBE launched Enterprise Rockers, a UK based community interest company, in January 2012 their aim was to make life in micro business better. They wanted to ensure that those running the smallest of businesses were recognised for the contribution they were making to local, regional, national and even global economies.
Now, more than 5 years on, they are happy that ‘micro business’ is used more in day-to -day business terminology but there is a still long way to go before those supporting, working in and even running businesses that employ 0 to 9 understand that many of the needs the self-employed, freelancers and micro business owners have are very different to those of small and medium sized enterprise (SMEs) that have 10 to 250 employees.
#MicroBizMatters Day aims to change all that by recognising the rocking things micro businesses, their owners and staff achieve and the benefits they bring. It is a day to give recognition to businesses around you that benefit your community.
Make sure you follow these easy recognition steps on #MicroBizMatters Day and then continue to do it all year round:
- Promote products and services provided by businesses that employ 0 to 9.
- Highlight the different needs micro business owners have and thehurdles they face.
- Share the benefits of self-employment with others
- Get to know the people around you that are running micro businesses and ensure you support and promote them to make life in micro business better.
Over the weekend I introduced my 4 year old Granddaughter to what is in my opinion the best Christmas movie ever, Miracle on 34th Street. If you have never seen it might I suggest you find a couple of hours, grab a mince pie, a cup of Yorkshire tea and treat yourself...
Make a donation
Whether you are a micro, medium or macro business that believes the smallest of businesses really matter, then please donate to The #MicroBizMatters Movement and help ensure recognition, action & learning for micro businesses all year round.