Micro business and giving back…
Micro businesses are often started by individuals wanting to make a difference in their local community or in the world. Social values and social responsibility are therefore a common thread amongst micros.
I know this because I’ve seen it amongst the amazing businesses I’ve worked with over the years.
I am also one of these micro business owners, for whom giving back and working to create social change (for the better), is integral to everything I do.
I started Simply Great Britain because I wanted to celebrate and support our micro businesses, to help micro owners to build a business that creates the life they want, and to create a societal shift away from blind reliance on big multinationals towards choosing micro, small & independent first.
It was always important to me to further this purpose by giving back to something I felt was important to us all.
Why I chose to give back by donating to FareShare UK
At Simply Great Britain, we give £5 to FareShare via Work for Good every time a new member joins the Simply Club.
FareShareUK is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. They take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.
Their work is more essential than ever due to the impact that Covid has had on people’s incomes.
At the heart of Simply is community and communities are only as good as how the people in it are treated. Hunger, food poverty, struggle and inequality have no place in communities – ever.
Celebrating female led business support networks
I work with business owners of any gender but the majority of Simply Club members are women. This is reflected across the UK – women are at the very centre of the micro community.
Simply Great Britain was recently featured in an article by Work for Good, showcasing some of the business support platforms founded by female business experts.
I was humbling and affirming to be included alongside some amazing women, who are running purpose-led business, supporting others and giving back by donating to charity.
This is what Work for Good had to say about the Simply club:
Simply Great Britain is a growing network for micro-businesses founded by experienced business owner Emily Whitehead. The membership community was created as a place for often forgotten micro-businesses to be seen, heard and helped all year round, and to tell a new story about the micro-businesses that are often at the heart of communities. Simply Great Britain supports and connects micro businesses and their owners through the Simply Club. It provides professional business support, resources, free training, a platform and a community in which to thrive.For every new membership to the Simply Great Britain Member’s Club, £5 is donated to the charity Fareshare – UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors.Work For Good
Read the full article to find out about other fantastic female-led business support networks.