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Self-employment v. the benefits system

Posted on 25th November 2023 | Uncategorized
Purple Shoots is constantly advocating for changes in the benefits system which will enable and encourage self-employment instead of stifling and destroying entrepreneurship. Below is an account by someone who has struggled through - it is anonymous indicating the level of fear there is around speaking up about the system …

Does Government want to destroy Small Business?

Posted on 15th June 2023 | Uncategorized
An emotive title for a blog – but it is an actual question that I have been asked by a frustrated microbusiness owner and he is not the only one who feels like that. Another quote: “It feels like the whole system is against you when you start a small business …

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2023

Posted on 14th June 2023 | Company News
Dear Friends and Supporters,Another 6 or 7 months have whizzed past and my plan to send quarterly newsletters still isn't working. However, if you follow us on social media you might have seen our weekly news updates which we introduced a month or so ago. These are giving lots of …

Volunteering Opportunities!

Posted on 26th April 2023 | Uncategorized
Do you enjoy helping others? Or maybe looking to gain some work experience? We have some upcoming volunteering opportunities at our lovely shop in Pontypridd. 23rd – 25th May 2023 Stockroom Clear Out & Organisation: As we’ve been having more stock coming to our shop we need to clear some space for …