Although Ian Martin says the present business conditions are the toughest he has seen in 30 years, he is readily able to identify chinks of light and reasons for optimism among the small business community.
In his view, the restoration of consumer confidence is the most pressing task of all. "Everybody's under stress, we know that, but we have to begin to overcome that and bring confidence back," he said.
As chairman of the Small Firms...
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