Duncan Collins, founder of Runagood, on how help is at hand for the UK's small businesses looking to grow.
It could be argued that the typical small business is founded by someone who is passionate about what they do and working for themselves rather than passionate about building a new Amazon or Apple. They are not motivated to strive for growth, profits or corporate power. They just want to own the business that employs them comfortably. Well OK, 10% are motivated, which is about 550,000 in the UK right now. But how to support them? And if we could where is the budget? And what about the other 5m SMEs that are not driven to increase productivity? How can they be helped to run more ambitious businesses?