It is amazing that 95.5% of our UK companies employ less that 9 people. What an incredible tribute to the entrepreneurial mindset we have and the fact that the Internet has enabled this.
However, 30% of small businesses and 56% of Charities do not have a website. An incredible thought. It is a known fact that being found on Google and holding a website improves a company's opportunity for growth by 4 times.
I believe that our youths are a way of fueling the economy and helping every company in the UK become a 'digitally thinking' company. My proudest days are those when we hear that another young person has found employment inside a small company to help them grow through building them a website through to helping them build their followers and manage their SEO.
I am a mother of 3 children, who are all entering the workplace and I feel the stress and concerns of many parents. Yet, as business owners, too few care enough to take a leap of faith and bring them into their company. Fearing the commitment and time to bring them up to a level where they can add value. Our case studies show that the Social Digital Apprentices are adding value within 2 months and our employers say that this recruitment has been a huge contribution to their company.
If you can consider taking on a young person, please email me and I will show you the way firstname.lastname@example.org