Behind the rhetoric of being ‘business-friendly’, the National government has prioritised the interests of big business and foreign corporations over small business. The Green Party considers that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of our economy, opportunities, and jobs. We are calling for a fair deal for small business, and we will support […]
We have a very long history in Aotearoa of technical and process innovation, and gutsy small and medium-sized businesses contributing in a range of ways to strong communities . I’m concerned this Government’s reform may value scale over expertise and community.
I’m not suggesting that Barack Obama has been keeping an eye on our Green party policy, but his recent highlighting of the economic and social value of small business certainly rings some familiar bells!
This morning I hosted my first Smart Business breakfast event at the Long Room in Ponsonby, Auckland. We had a great turnout, a good mix of familiar faces and ‘new’ people we met for the first time. Some really topical issues were raised, like how small business can get access to training and other support; how a co-operative model could […]
It’s good to see that other people than just the Green Party are concerned about the disruptive impacts of the GST rise on small businesses in New Zealand