We found out what the leading minds and voices of the small
business world, from the BBC's business editor to the Confederation
of British Industry, have to say about our new government and the
impact it will have on you.
Phil Orford, CEO of the Forum of Private Business
"Fixing the public finances must be at the top of the agenda.
The Conservative-led coalition must be absolutely clear about where
spending cuts will fall, and about the need to curb relentless
growth in the size and cost of the public sector. They must also
follow through on their promise to roll back the planned employer
National Insurance rise in any emergency Budget.
"The next ninety days are crucial for recovery. We need concrete
proposals to reduce red tape and tax burdens on business; action to
move the economy away from consumption and the public sector and
towards exports; and commitments to improve Britain's key business