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Questions of independence: What do businesses want?

Yes and No campaigners both want to woo small businesses, but it's clear information that the "wealth creators" really need

By Colin Borland  

Alex Salmond addressing a Business for Scotland event in Aberdeen. © Danny Lawson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Over a million workers are employed in Scotland’s 340,000 small and medium-sized businesses—that’s about half of the private sector workforce. It is little wonder, then, that both sides of the Scottish independence debate are trying their hardest to persuade small firms to vote for them.

Last week, two letters were sent to Scottish newspapers by groups of business people with…

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