Parliament has been hung out to dry; following the election on Thursday 8 June, 2017, no political party gained a majority, but the Conservatives did come out on top with 318 (possibly 319 with Kensington still to declare) seats – eight fewer than what is needed for a majority. After almost a full day of talks and deliberation, Theresa May asked the Queen if she could form a government with the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Relying on the fact that all Tory and DUP MPs will vote in favour of the government, let’s have a look at how this will impact SMEs and businesses starting up.
Starting in 2014, Michelle Shirley has found constant and fulfilling success in her home business, Vin'tag'e. Creating various clay mementoes, Michelle uses her customers’ own pictures and words to personalise each product, providing a rewarding uniqueness. Michelle sat down with us at Smarta.com to talk about her early achievements.