Monday, 14 September 2009

Post Offices As Business Hubs

Many years ago I ran a project entitled the 'Post Office of The Future' which focused on making the PO into the hub of the local business community... Actually it is plain common sense. But , I am afraid that I was way ahead of my time.

I am delighted to see that the same idea has now resurfaced. Hopefully the timing is right!


The article in brief:
"The future of hundreds of post offices around the country could be safeguarded by transforming them into small business hubs...


To protect the vital service that post offices offer many firms, the FSB said it believes the network needs to be remodelled as a series of small business hubs...


Under the FSB’s recommendations, a business desk would be set up at each post office with specially trained staff able to advise businesses on banking, government services, insurance and sending and receiving parcels...


Each branch would also offer dedicated advertising facilities to help small businesses reach other local businesses and potential customers...


There would be a range of financial services available, including business banking and, where possible, meeting room facilities for start-ups and micro businesses..."
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