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Year 2008

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

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Machines need to talk easily to one another in order to better serve people.” Nicholas Negroponte (b. 1943) US academic, co-founder & director of MIT Media Laboratory, Being Digital (1995)  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Successful Entrepreneurs – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “It’s better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a cow.” Stan Shih (b. 1944) Taiwanese CEO of the Acer Group, referring to a Taiwanese proverb and the preference of entrepreneurs for running their own small business, quoted in…

India Small Business News Round-up – 2008/12/25

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: Premji prescriptions for budding entrepreneurs : There is no substitute for passion and hardwork; just follow your instinct, stop theorising and grab all opportunities that come your way. ... Union Bank to finance small entrepreneurs : New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Union Bank of India (UBI) Tuesday signed an agreement with the National Small Industries Corp (NSIC) for financing micro and small entrepreneurs As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview.

Government – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Trade and commerce, if they were not made of india-rubber, would never manage to bounce over obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way.” Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) US writer, Resistance to Civil Government’ (1849)  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Australia/NewZealand Small Business News Round-up – 2008/12/24

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 Australia and New Zealand: Huawei a security risk, claims Minchin: The Federal Opposition is demanding the Government explain whether a company involved with the new frontrunner’s bid for Australia’s National…

My CNBC Power Lunch Europe Interview.

As I mentioned last week on my blog I had my interview with CNBC today. It was a nice experience, and I met some nice people like Tessa, originally from Brisbane and Ross Westgate, who interviewed me – I did enjoy the experience. As all of you know the topic was ‘Small Business’ and how…

Marketing – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Don’t focus on the mink, but what’s in it.” Jane Trahey (1923-2000) US copywriter & author, speaking about her famous advertising campaign for Blackglama fur, quoted in New York Times (2000)  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Canada Small Business News Round-up – 2008/12/23

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 Canada: Landrieu to Head Senate Small Business Committee: The Louisiana Democrat says small firms are key to the nation’s recovery. Report on 110th Congress: Small Business Victories: The 110th Congress…

Problem Solving – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Problems can only be solved by the people who have them. You have to try and coax them and love them into seeing ways in which they can help themselves.” John Harvey-Jones (1924-2008) British management adviser, author & former chairman of ICI, on…

US Small Business News Round-up – 2008/12/22

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: M&T top SBA lender in Syracuse district: M&T Bank was the top U.S. Small Business Administration lender in the Syracuse District in fiscal 2008. Wells Fargo small…

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