University of Malta
It is widely recognized that small businesses with less than 100 employees make a major contribution to local and national economies. The potential for economic growth is further enhanced when businesses collaborate with each other. The aim of this paper is to present a case study of the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among small businesses within a locality of Greater Manchester, England. The paper is set within the literature of ICTs adoption. It presents a description of the 6000 small businesses situated within the locality together with the vision for economic growth that could result from greater collaboration.