Most of the big banks in the UK have stated publicly, and realistically, that it may take at least a decade for them to be trusted again. Certainly, most of the hundreds of thousands of micro (0-9 employees) enterprise owners that informally network to our Enterprise Rockers’ free, self-help community would agree.
However it is not just the Banks; the 4 or 5 largest corporates that are the sector leaders in, such as, energy, telecom, financial services and supermarkets are also distrusted by micro enterprise owners. National, regional and local government, of any political persuasion, are distrusted too.
Most trade, professional and business membership organisations that are ‘inside the tent’ with Government and these major Corporates are consistently ignored by the self-employed.
For all the above the cost of engaging with micro business owners continues to rise and take up, of what they offer to micro business owners, continues to decline.
Does the ‘credibility gap’ matter?
Tony Robinson OBE @EnterpriseRocks