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Month October 2008

Are Accountants Small Businesses Friends Or Foes?

While most people in the UK, indeed globally, realise that thanks to big business, who file full accounts by the way, small business is in big trouble. However, some UK accountants obviously have nothing better to do than to contemplate making life just that little bit more, yes more difficult for small and micro business…

US Small Business News Round-up – 27/10/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the United States: Arizona small-business loans down:Lower demand for loans by small businesses and tighter credit standards have resulted in fewer loans made to small businesses across the state, according…

Global Entrepreneurship Week and Enterprise Week 2008

We need more people to start a business, I know I have said that all before. But here are two connected campaign who are not only talking about it they are doing it. Make Your Mark – Enterprise Week 2008 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008 Both campaigns run from November 17th to the 23rd and are…

Problem Solving – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “One must think until it hurts. One must worry a problem in one’s mind until it seems there cannot be another aspect of it that hasn’t been considered.” Roy Herbert Thomson (1894-1976) British media entrepreneur, founder & chairman of the Thomson Organisation, After…

The Week Ender: Credit Crunch – See It Coming?

Credit Crunch, the new scare word of our times. But what does it mean for your business? How can you minimise the effects of it on your business? In the final analysis the effects are financial, your cash flow is going to stop you will run out of money – that is going to be…

UK/Ireland Small Business News Round-up – 24/10/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from the United Kingdom and Ireland: Darling to banks: Be fair to small firms: Ministers are to warn bank lenders to ‘play fair’ with charges and loans to small businesses in…

Technology and E-Commerce – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “The last man standing in an increasingly unhealthy industry.” Ashok Kumar (b. 1964) Indian investment analyst, referring to the performance of the IT industry, Forbes (September 2000)  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Q & A: ‘Am I right in that SMEs are the major force in driving economic growth in hard times?’

I received an email question yesterday from Peter and it goes like this: (…) ‘Am I right in that SMEs are the major force in driving economic growth in hard times? Was having a discussion over a beer with some friends who believe that it is big business that spends our way out of this.…

India Small Business News Round-up – 23/10/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from India: HSBC Says Indonesia Purchase to Tap Small Business ‘Sweet Spot‘: Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) — HSBC Holdings Plc. , the world’s second-largest bank by value, said its $607.5 million purchase…

The Entrepreneurial Capitalism Revolution.

Given the state of our economy world-wide, I hope that politicians and governments alike have learned their lessons. If nothing else they should have learned that the ‘Big Firm Capitalism’ has got us into big trouble. We are spending billions to bail these guys out, with money, tax money paid by ordinary people and micro-…

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