A Lucky Escape
Last night, at the end of the RSA event to launch their latest report, on the self employment boom, one of the speakers startled the non sleeping, business owners in the room. This speaker implied that many are only self employed until they can find a 'proper job'.
I could see these words had an inspirational effect on the co-founder of Enterprise Rockers, and a member of the RSA/Etsy steering group, Tina Boden. Tina proceeded wide eyed, glowing in a reddish haze, with steam billowing from ears and nostrils, to storm the stage to extract an apology. Fortunately, the speaker admitted that she hadn't meant what we had heard and no harm was done.
What the six speakers at the RSA didn't know is that whilst they were presenting on why the ever increasing army of self employed were happy (84% contented) but poor (earn 40% less than employees & earnings declined 20% since 2007) the co-founders of Enterprise Rockers were feeling a tad downtrodden and skint. This is not unusual for happy micro enterprise owners.
Tony Robinson OBE @EnterpriseRocks