Small Business Week 2009 is Now!

And you don’t need to be there in person – there’s webinars each day this week, starting today, 19th October.

Here’s a round up on results of a survey with proprietors of 7,000 businesses (over 1,000 of which had started up in the last 2 years:

  • 48% have seen decline in turnover
  • 18% believe there will be a lasting negative impact from the recession
  • A third said no difference
  • Almost ½ say a positive impact
  • 43% have invested in training
  • 75% believe there will be an upturn in 2010

The REALLY interesting bit for yours truly was some hard hitting, straight talking advice from Lord Digby Jones: Worth skimming through the first half hour or so of the webinar just to reach these gems – believe me – he doesn’t hold back!

The panel discussion that follows is shaping up to be interesting, too…

You can see it here.

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