Just had a great session with a fantastic room full of local entrepreneurs. I learned a lot. Many people said they self-financed the start-up phase but needed finance to fund the subsequent expansion. This chimed with my own experience of setting a business up here.
Toby Perkins, shadow minister for small and medium business, was also on hand to listen and explain our policies to support small business.
Now off home to get changed and head out to meet residents near Portland Rd and then head to the The Stoneham Pub for football and pizza!