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Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Member Since 18 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 25 2014 10:06 AM
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In Topic: Business Continuity

13 August 2013 - 10:49 AM

Really useful perspective as to how this would work for a home environment from a carer viewpoint esp. how friends and family might need to be included in the planning. Many of our micro-enterprises members who are faced with this issue do have staff members and also work with volunteers. The numbers are usually very small which may mean it is even more important for all those involved to be aware of these issues.


In Topic: Eligibility Changes And Impact On Micro-Entperise Providers

27 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

The micro-bakery idea sounds a really interesting solution and I agree it may be that local enterprise is a real option for people who struggle to access good support elsewhere or at all. A group in Nottinghamshire run a cafe which offers work experience, training and a range of social and community opportunities. They are now receiving some payment for places and hope to expand this more with formalised training. They are jst about self-sustaining though cafe income mainly due to the volunteers who support them.

It only works because it is run by the people who benefit. It is great that such ideas can develop and the flexibility of micro-enterprises means they can keep afloat with limited resource and much hard work. You must let us know how the bakery develops.