The danger with ongoing political stories - regardless of how much they affect you personally - is that there can come a point where you start to switch off from the headlines and rhetoric.
Usually, because there’s nothing much new to say.
Brexit, for me, is one of those stories.
Just after the results were announced I was eagerly seeking out news about how this would affect me and my business. But now, over a year on, and no real guarantees in the bag? Well, I’ll admit it’s harder to maintain interest when nothing is certain.
But it’s an important issue for the likes of you and me. The entrepreneurs and sole traders. The SME owners. The businesses most vulnerable to massive political, economic and social upheaval. And when we asked over 800 small business owners how Brexit had affected them one year on, the impact was clear.
But is it clear to you?
If not, here’s a SWOT analysis of the situation, based on what we know right now...
More uncertainty has stopped our business trying to expand. We have many customers in Europe and we don't know how that will affect our relationship with them.
How do you feel about Brexit’s impact on your business? Do you agree with the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities are threats identified here, or is your business experiencing something different?
We’d appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us and the wider business community, as whatever happens in the coming months and years, it’s pulling together and sharing knowledge that will help more SMEs and entrepreneurs survive, and thrive.
Jen Smith is a freelance writer and content strategist. Follow her @_JenSmith
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