Inspiring Interns have joined the FSB

Breaking news from Inspiring HQ: we’ve just become the 210,001st member of the FSB.  The Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) is a non profit making, non party political organisation which aims to promote and protect the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.  Generally speaking, they represent small businesses on a variety of levels and apply pressure on various governmental groups as necessary.

So why have we joined the FSB, we hear you cry.  Precisely for the above reasons.  We want to be part of the voice that lobbies for small businesses and attempts to influence policy that affects us directly.  Small businesses have a lot to offer the current economy, creating employment and driving growth in the private sector.

The value of small businesses is becoming more recognised as graduates struggle to compete for the much coveted schemes open to very few.   The employment and work experience that small businesses can offer is invaluable and larger companies also recognise this in their drive to attract more clients across B2B transactions.

One such company, T-Mobile, is currently running a competition with a prize fund of £2,000.  This coincides with their launch of shorter term contracts for businesses rather than long-term commitments, which are harder given the unstable economic climate.  To win, businesses must tell T-Mobile in 140 characters what positive changes you would make to your business with £2,000.

Post your entry at www.t-mobile.co.uk/smallbusinesschange.

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