From inspiration in the shower the day before the schools closed in February to a thriving, free online community of over 200 small business owners, Make March Matter is a nominee in the Responsible Business Award at the British Business Awards 2020. (Still time to register for the virtual awards ceremony on November 5th!)
This community is a living embodiment of my commitment to UN SDG Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
“The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation. Encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation are key to this, as are effective measures to eradicate forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030.”
Small businesses make up over 84% of companies in Japan and employ over 10 million people and add 3.57Trillion yen in value to the economy (Read the METI report here).
They have also been the hardest hit by the impact of Coronavirus and are the most vulnerable to restrictions.
It has been my absolute honour to support business owners as they show immense resilience, hope and entrepreneurial spirit to pivot their business and cheer on each other. Make March Matter is a way for me to integrate my Ikigai and I look forward to each encounter with excitement to see what might emerge!
Come and join us over at the Facebook group for regular accountability meetings, virtual co-working and content rich guest speakers – all free and powered by the energy and enthusiasm of our growing and diverse community.