“It’s an idea whose time has come”, says Powell. “I am advocating for dramatic change. This is not a small step improvement to that which already exists, it’s an entirely different paradigm of thought in respect of our SME (Small & Medium Enterprise) economy and I have recommended to the Minister for Small Business, Hon. Stuart Nash, to think big and not be bound by that which has gone before.”
Powell has organised the summit, called SME LEAP (Leading Enterprise Acceleration & Productivity), which will be held in Auckland on Wednesday, 31 January. Sponsored by Westpac NZ and Staples Rodway, it coincides with the first meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) on which Powell serves.
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