That is such a pity to hear, sorry it's come to that but it does come a point when you have to decide whether it makes any sense to continue, as a small business it's sometimes just not possible to ride out some large economic storms.dubber68 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:43 pmAs a small business owner I echo Bowbers comments. If you review our business accounts there is a distinct drop off in both turnover and profit immediately after the Brexit referendum. This was due to increased costs of stock from our suppliers and a fall in spending from our customers. This has impacted us to the point that we will be closing our doors later this year with the loss of 3 jobs. Much as I would like it all to go away it is now too late for us as the damage is already done. Personally we will be fine but that doesn't help the people losing their jobs and rest assured we did everything we could to protect them and have sunk personal cash into the business to try to weather the storm.
I've posted on here a few times stating that we have also seen a negative impact, fortunately we have a an extremely profitable business servicing a range of well known national and international brands but it has still impacted growth and profits to the extent that not only have we not taken on the 2 or 3 new staff we had planned but we have not replaced the two people that have retired over the last 18 months. Not exactly a massive knock on impact to local people but none the less another small chip off the local economy.
Personally, as someone who voted to remain I would prefer to see us leave on Mrs Mays deal or something close to it rather than drag things out for god knows how long. It's the damage from the the large businesses making long term plans to locate or focus elsewhere that is really going to hit our economy and the longer that uncertainty continues the more will join those that have already made plans to locate all or some of their business out of the UK.
It would also more likely silence the already down right unpleasant vitriol coming from those with the loudest voices and threats of violence and civil unrest. I know we shouldn't bow down to those threatening that sort of thing but this country has seen enough hate language and threats from the first referendum when we really showed the world the negative side of being British and I'm not keen to see that repeated at an even worse level. Already the term 'traitor' is being bandied about by some MP's, really?