Reference number: PR 2014 14
FSB News Release
PR 2014 21
Issue Date: Monday 28 April 2014
Making the case for the self-employed
The following lettter was signed by the FSB, which is a member of the Entrepreneurs Alliance
Now The Entrepreneurs'' Alliance wants to set the record straight. We are making the case for the self-employed.
The case is this:
Over 70% of new businesses are started from home. In doing so, business owners are educating the next generation of entrepreneurs, spending more time and money in their local economy, and self-policing daytime neighbourhoods. They are generating wealth, without being a burden on the public purse. They are collaborating with fellow freelancers and professionals to grow the business through outsourcing and subcontracting, as opposed to hiring staff. This is, quite simply, the most entrepreneurial way to start and grow.
The self-employed are spotting gaps in the market, starting niche businesses, embracing technology and Going Global at speed to cater to a rising international demand for British made and designed products. They are driving growth in the UK economy and sharing innovation with big business, as seen in the rise of accelerators and labs from brands such as John Lewis, Tesco, Telefonica and Cisco who want to leverage the entrepreneurial spirit and bright ideas from the self-employed StartUps of Britain.
We plan to continue celebrating the millions of self-employed who are starting businesses and benefiting from the flexible and financial benefits this brings.
For the significant contribution you are making to economy and society, we salute you
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