Category Small Business Support

Get people experienced in everything to do with SMEs!

Get people experienced in everything to do with SMEs!

Today saw the publication of a report by Lord Young entitled ‘Growing Your Business’- one of a series of pieces by ‘The Dude’ (still don’t know why he has that nickname) to help Small Businesses in the UK. I have a lot of time for Lord Young, I’ve met him, and discussed a few ideas…

It’s those banks again!

Recently I was looking to open a business bank account for a new venture I’m looking to start- so I thought I would do the rounds with the banks to see what was on offer. I’m not going to name names here, but I was actually quite shocked at what I found. I went in…

Why licensing is a good business move in the current economic climate

The management of innovation is very important. Without discipline, innovation is not controlled and sculpted in a way that is beneficial to a business. The money spent on research and development has to show a return on investment – this is where innovation management comes in. Innovation lies right at the heart of all successful…

Why use a Payment Gateway Provider?

Online shopping is a billion dollar a year industry and only getting bigger. In order to sell merchandise from your website you need the ability to handle payment processing for your clients. Most website owners do not have the technology or budget to handle the processing of customer payments. If you cannot take payments you…

Who can you trust to help you and your biz?

Who can you trust to help you to survive and thrive? There is a better way of getting help than from Government and Big Company funded start up and micro business support programmes. That’s not to say we don’t want their help and a lot of these free offers of help are good and needed.…

We may have got the T shirt but it’s still to be earned.

We don’t know what we don’t know I always chuckle to myself when big companies that sponsor awards to start up and existing small business give, as part of the prize, mentoring or advice from a senior executive in their company. Perhaps it is no laughing matter. Firstly, it’s arrogant to assume that starting and…

Gurus with Forked Tongues

Today, I want to offer some advice to all my start up and micro-business owner fans on what advice not to take from silver tongued experts and gurus. I’m on the train. I’ve been at my publishers in London checking on new cover designs for the third edition of ‘Stripping for Freedom’ and before that…

It’s SME Jim, but not as we know it…

We all know how important small and micro-businesses are to the economy so it’s great to find some neat little INFOGRAPHICS which enable us to see at a glance some basic facts and figures about the number and characteristics of small and micro-enterprises across the UK. There are, however, a number of areas of concern…

2012:The Year Enterprise Rocks

Making it Better and Fairer It will be a rocking good start to 2012. The UK Enterprise Rockers movement is inviting journalists to kick off 2012 by covering the launch of our #MicroBizMatters campaign. The Enterprise Rockers, all micro business owners, have chosen Scarborough to host the media launch event at noon on January 9th.…

Small Business Support For An Enterprising Nation

In the UK 500,000 new businesses start every year, these businesses are of vital importance to the British economy, the nation of enterprise. Supporting small business, in their entrepreneurial endeavors has to come high on anyone’s agenda. The UK, as an enterprising nation, small business support is the best way to reduce the five year…

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