Micro-business, SME or even 'smee' are unflattering terms to describe what basically makes up the UK economy. It defines companies with fewer than 10 employees or with a turnover of less than £1.8m. That's 95.4% of all UK businesses. It's also the typical profile of a Make It Cheaper customer, so it's a demographic that we know well, are passionate about and have been campaigning for since 2007.
Looking ahead to the budget, we're hoping that the penny may have dropped at the Treasury to revive, enable, protect and grow this army of unsung heroes. Listen out for 'micro-businesses' tomorrow as it could well be in the context of:
Remember Mr Osborne - please use this budget to demonstrate to us just how passionate you are about helping small businesses succeed.
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