ACCA Caribbean marks Small Business Week in Barbados
New policy paper launched to highlight SMEs' role in economic recovery
09 Oct 2009
ACCA has recently launched its policy paper for SMEs in Barbados, further underlining its active programme of aligning itself as the accountancy body most closely affiliated with small business.
David Simpson FCCA, ACCA Ambassador and managing director of Prestige Accounting Inc, introduced the report, Supporting Enterprise Globally, during an event to celebrate Barbados's Small Business Week.
In his speech to more than 100 delegates comprising SMEs and individuals from finance, industry and commerce, Simpson said: 'Micro and small businesses are the dominant force in all economies and, however we choose to define them, the vast majority of business enterprises are small. Because of this, ACCA takes championing the needs of SMEs very seriously.
'We hope this paper will demonstrate not only our commitment to furthering the interests of the SME sector, but also the breadth of issues that ACCA is interested in, which are also of crucial importance to small businesses. These issues are indeed very wide ranging, covering topics such as tax, finance and regulation to the more general themes of business support, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and innovation and growth.'
Download a copy of Supporting Enterprise Globally here.