Entrepreneurs get backing from both David Cameron and the Federation of Small Businesses
Released on: February 11, 2012, 3:41 am
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Industry: Internet & Online
A pressure group that aims to promote the interests of small
businesses in the UK has launched a campaign designed to celebrate the
The Federation of Small Business (FSB) has said it wants to celebrate "real life
entrepreneurs" who take the risk of following an idea, start up on their own and
work to grow a business. Starting last Monday, a roadshow commenced visiting various
locations across England to provide advice and networking support to independent
As part of the events, serial entrepreneur and regular Financial Times columnist
Mike Southon will speak about the main themes of the FSB's manifesto. Key areas
include reducing and simplifying tax issues faced by small businesses, taking a new
approach to regulation, and opening up export markets.
FSB Chairman John Walker wants to see an "atmosphere of entrepreneurship" created
in the UK, allowing anyone with a good idea to potentially set up and run their own
business. He said: "In short, turning a good idea into a business is one of the
most positive acts an individual can perform for themselves and the community in
which they live."
In addition to the comments from the FSB, David Cameron has praised the spirit of
entrepreneurs who are brave enough to follow their dreams to become freelance
workers and start their own business.
Giving a speech last month in central London on responsible capitalism, the prime
minister said that more than anything he admired "the bravery of those who turn
their back on the security of a regular wage to follow their dreams and start a
company", adding that he believed the UK was "fizzing with business potential".
He said: "When people take risks, with their own ideas, energy and money, when they
succeed in a competitive market where anyone can come and knock them off their perch
at any time, we should celebrate entrepreneurs who get rich in that way."
Outsourcing to freelance workers is a concept that has made it possible for many
entrepreneurs to successfully get their ideas off the ground and established as
Loren Holland, Managing Director of OutsourceMyProject said: “Outsourcing is
providing a welcome boost to the economy, especially for the many entrepreneurs and
small businesses who would otherwise be struggling to access the skilled services
they require at an affordable price.”
Official figures released last month revealed a significant increase in the number
of people who have chosen to become self-employed and take on freelance projects.
More than 100,000 people took on self-employed status during the period, taking the
total number of independent workers in the UK up to 4.2 million, according to a
report by the BBC.
A report published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
yesterday said people from a much wider array of backgrounds and occupations had now
turned to self-employment. However, Dr John Philpott, chief economic adviser at the
CIPD, suggested many would move back to full-time employment if the jobs were
Loren Holland went on to say: “The freelance sector is booming at present, with a
wealth of skilled and experienced workers available on flexible and affordable
contracts. Entrepreneurs and start up businesses are tapping into the freelance
market and this is clearly benefiting the economy”.
Established in January 2011, Outsource My Project aims to bring together organisations looking to outsource business functions or projects with freelance providers of professional services. Following the website launch, more than 10,000 providers have registered to offer their service through the website and bid on over £1 million worth of freelance work. Furthermore thousands of businesses look to find a freelance SEO specialist, freelance logo designer, freelance programmer and freelance content writer’s.
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