For small businesses to compete, grow and stay current they need support. But the business support landscape is complex, with a patchwork of public and private sector initiatives at both local and national levels.
We believe current business support is under-used. A lack of joined-up thinking by policy makers at a national level means there’s little understanding of whether business support is working or not.
Action FSB have taken
We believe a long-term and co-ordinated approach to business support will result in better services and consequently more energised and high-performing small businesses. We think this can be achieved by co-ordinating national plans and using Growth Hubs to deliver fewer, more targeted initiatives to help raise business performance.