Another way that small businesses can be equipped to deal with the impending
negative economic wave could be for the government to offer a hand. Subsidies
for example can be a great way to help businesses pay for staff, with part of
the wages covered at the expense of the taxpayer.
Government investment could both directly (using grants) and
indirectly help small businesses. For example, investment in cyber
infrastructure could help small digitally-based businesses with better
resources to use in order to compete on the world stage.
It can indirectly help all small businesses, though.
Investment will increase economic output (AD for the economists) in the
economy, which can have a knock-on effect. This could result in higher
consumption spending, leading to a rise in small business’