Webinar via Zoom

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Event Date Wed Apr 28 UTC (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Apr 28 6:30am - Wed Apr 28 8:00am
Location Webinar via Zoom
Region EMEA

Micro businesses (businesses with up to nine employees), play a vital role in the UK economy. There are 5.7 million micro businesses in the UK as of 2020, representing 96% of all businesses.

The support landscape for micro businesses is varied and fractured, making it difficult for some micro businesses to find the support they need. This is particularly relevant as the challenges that micro businesses face vary considerably. These can include issues around finance, marketing, communication, hiring and maintaining employees, among other issues. These challenges have changed over time too, with many micro businesses facing unique challenges due to COVID-19.

To ensure these businesses have accessible and relevant support that meets their needs as we begin to recover from the pandemic, the LGA has commissioned Shared Intelligence to produce a guide for councils. This sets out the challenges that micro businesses face, the types of support that is available to them and the role of councils in supporting their growth and sustainability. It also highlights case studies of good practice.

This webinar will share the research and discuss the opportunities for councils in providing support to micro businesses in their local economies.

Who should attend:
• Officers in economic development teams within councils
• Portfolio holders responsible for economic development


2021 Speakers:

Cllr Rachel Blake
LGA member for the Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board and Deputy Mayor, Tower Hamlets Council

Philippa Batting
Managing Director, Buckinghamshire Business First

Nicola Kent
Head of Funding Business & Enterprise, Staffordshire County Council

Russell Pacey
Senior Business Support Manager, Leicester City Council