Small businesses are vital to growth and job creation. We want to see strong new enterprises start up that will help transform our economy and deliver many thousands of new jobs.
To help the Government is announcing plans to strengthen the growth of small business with a big expansion of the planned New Enterprise Allowance. It is hoped this will help to create up to 40,000 new businesses by 2013.
It is vital that we ensure businesses and those people starting up, have all the advice, support and mentoring they need.
Together we can make the years ahead some of the most dynamic and entrepreneurial in our history.