Small business should promote their successes

East of Scotland regional Chairman Michael Dixon said small businesses should promote themselves

SCOTTISH small businesses need to sing out their successes to drive confidence in the economy, the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) has said.

Speaking ahead of an FSB dinner taking place this evening in Edinburgh, East of Scotland regional Chairman Michael Dixon outlined the organisation’s new Real Life Entrepreneur campaign.

“The FSB’s newest campaign looks to celebrate and support the country’s Real Life Entrepreneurs. While the FSB presses the case for a conducive business environment for the smallest firms, I believe that owners of small businesses can play their part by telling others of their success.

“There are many causes of anxiety for Scotland’s business community. However, we need to begin to be optimistic.

“Not gloating, not bragging, not blowing their own trumpet – I’d like small Scottish businesses to start telling the rest of the world that being self-employed and running your own business is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things that an individual can do, both for themselves and for society as a whole.”