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Day May 8, 2013

Industry Leaders to Discuss Collaboration

Industry Leaders to Discuss Collaboration

Stefan has been saying for about five years that more cooperation between micro businesses is required, so we’re glad to see that leaders from some of the largest companies in Europe will be gathering in Birmingham later this month to discuss the role that open innovation and collaboration can play in boosting the economy. This…

Freedom From Bosses Forever

Freedom From Bosses Forever

My friend Tony Robinson OBE – joint Head Enterprise Rocker and Small Business Blog contributor – is also a well-respected business author. He has written seven books in total but his magnum opus has to be “Stripping For Freedom“. Along with his co-author Leonora Soculitherz he wrote one of the funniest business books in history,…

Pic of the Day: Crime Doesn’t Pay?

Pic of the Day: Crime Doesn’t Pay?

Or maybe it does. We are not fans of the UK government here at the The Small Business Blog and the new plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech today did not fill us with much confidence that things will be improving in the next year. You can submit your favourite Business pictures on our…

Infographic: The Importance of Local Business

Infographic: The Importance of Local Business

Small businesses on the High Street play a valuable role in the economy. But did you realise how important their contribution actually is? The infographic below demonstrates how spending your money at independent businesses has a far greater benefit to your local economy. It will actually generate 70% more local economic activity per square ft.…

Self-employment – how to stay on a firm financial footing

When starting a business on your own for the first time, it can be very different to doing an ordinary job in a typical office for reasons good and bad. On the plus side, you exert total control on what your new venture does, but you find yourself burdened with extra responsibilities such as meeting…

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