There are no shortage of opportunities for new business ideas on The Island
Whilst there are many resourceful and skilled people on The Island, there is an increasing number of younger islanders who haven’t had the opportunity to develop their working skill sets.
There are just over 1000 businesses on The Island but over 80% of these are micro-businesses who employ 1-5 people. Around 70% of these are sole proprietors who in most cases don’t have scope to employ someone because they barely have enough work coming in to pay their own way. So there is little scope here to pass on their skills.
If the businesses on The Island are doing all they can then we have to bring in a fresh set of entrepreneurs, people with the skills to bring high performing teams together to start up new businesses and create jobs where people can learn new skills.
The ‘Work On Sheppey’ initiative is a series of ideas that could be brought to life on The Island. They are just the tip of the iceberg. Today on The Island we have a wealth of individuals who currently are putting £100’s of millions to the bottom lines of businesses in London and elsewhere in the South East.
These people can take our collective skills and help create new opportunities on The Island. We could do this on a voluntary basis, as part-time paid advisors or give up our work to set up new businesses on The Island, allowing us to work closer to home.
To get more details or to support this initiative please click on the ‘Add My Voice’ menu option, register and then you can access the ‘Work On Sheppey’ initiative under the ‘Projects’ menu.