Making Life Better for Micro Biz Owners Everywhere
There’s a rocking good way for indie retailers to build positive buzz, have some fun and help other business owners in their local community and online. It’s free to join and it is called the Enterprise Rockers movement (http://EnterpriseRockers.co.uk)
I’ve had my own business for twenty five years and have an office above a high street. Day to day I see how much small and micro enterprise owners (0-9 employees) do to help each other to survive and thrive.
For example; promoting and referring each other; joint product promos; fab shop windows with complementary décor; attractive outside pavements and seating – appropriate as per the season, helping each other with technology; providing staff cover, sharing an online shop to make it a more powerful offer, bartering and swapping skills and know how; adding a gallery or a display and so much more.
Independent Businesses – We Are Simply The Best!
We must continue to help each other in all these ways, and more, but the Enterprise Rockers believe the very best thing we can do for each other is to buy from each other. My co-founder of the Enterprise Rockers, the fabulous Tina Boden, will onlybuy from independent retailers. (to read her story see On #retailindieday @TinaBoden shares her experiences of “Shop Indie vs. Shop Local” #indieretail)
Tina, like many thousands of Enterprise Rockers knows what it’s like to start and run their own shop. We don’t expect any favours from Government and BigCos which is good because we won’t get any. 95% of all government funding and support goes to the 5% of bigger companies. But we can make things better for ourselves.
81% of UK Consumers believe Independent Businesses provide the best service
A recent survey showed that eighty one per cent of UK consumers believe that small, independently owned businesses provide the best customer service and the same survey also said that customers are willing to pay more for this positive experience.
Nine out of ten businesses are micro but we make a big difference to the economy and community. We provide a third of all private sector jobs and a fifth of UK turnover. We provide the majority of all new jobs, innovation and community support.
Harnessing ‘The Power of Plenty’ – Making Small Enterprise Rock!
By buying from each other, promoting each other, supporting each other and speaking as one voice we give ourselves, what the Enterprise Rockers call, the ‘Power of Plenty’. By us being a self-sustainable community carrying the same messages in villages, towns and online we can harness this ‘Power of Plenty’ which will make life better and fairer for micro business owners everywhere.
The Enterprise Rockers will be the largest global community of micro enterprise owners which will mean more influence, more opportunities, more mutual support but, above all, more business for us all. We’re online and offline with many ways to help and trade with each from a free online directory, a barter-place, useful blogs and local gigs – get-togethers.
Please join our band, free, by going to http://EnterpriseRockers.co.uk and sign and promote our government e-petition and #MicroBizMatters campaign by going to http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/18396
This blog was written by Tony Robinson OBE, Proud Co-Founder of the Enterprise Rockers movement http://TonyRobinsonOBE.com