Time For A National Small Business Day…

Wanobe founder and CEO Dave Noble supports the idea of an annual national Small Business Day celebration in the UK and Europe

Most everyone agrees that small and mid sized businesses are the backbone of every economy throughout Europe with some 23 million small and medium sized enterprises (SME) representing around 99% of all business and employing 67% of the private sector workforce, according to the EU. Small businesses have to work hard for their living, long work hours and short holidays are the norm, especially in these tough economic times. Alas, the contributions of entrepreneurs are mostly ignored by the mass public and the media, all who tend to focus on the big hitting names. So here’s an idea we heard being discussed in the USA that we’re going to promote in Europe at Wanobe.com: let’s launch an official Small Business Day to be set aside by the government as a national holiday to honour small business owners, the real heroes of the marketplace. And let’s not just make it a UK happening, but one that rolls out across all of Europe. At Wanobe, we are going to give creating a national Small Business Day in as many countries as possible in Europe our best shot … and we’re interested in what you think. Please feed us your ideas below….

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About Wanobe, the business knowledge network
Writer, journalist and broadcaster, sixty-something David likes nothing better than being with family and friends, eating out and drinking great wines, and scuba diving.

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