Small businesses (SMEs) are the heartbeat of the UK economy with almost 400,00 founded each year by those with a desire to follow their dream.
But who supports the founders?
In this episode I talk to Ollie Austen, co-founder of the peer-to-peer networking group Start-up2standup.
Started in 2020, the group is tailored exclusively for start-up founders who wish to connect with other entrepreneurs to learn, share ideas, seek answers and access talks and events to help improve and grow their business.
There are around 5.6 million SMEs in the UK, which is defined as a business organisation with 1-49 employees – but revealingly 5.3 million of those are classified as micro-SME’s with 1-9 employees!