Emma L. Jones
Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm’s inward investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK.

In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate – after 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc.

The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website.

The company has since expanded to become a small business community of over 75,000 people who access content, events and funding; online, in print and in person.

She is also a co-founder of national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain and a UKTI Trade Ambassador.

Entries by Emma L. Jones

Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Mitigate the Brexit Effect

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2016 | (16:00)

It may feel like everything has been thrown up into the air and we're still gazing skywards, eyes wide, watching to see where things will land so we can begin to pick up the pieces - but that feeling won't last forever.

While no one can tell...

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Call for Closed Account Energy Cash to Fund Subsidised Advice for Small Firms

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2015 | (11:53)

The big six energy firms have £204million held in closed business accounts and so far, no decisions have been made as to what to do with it.

Ofgem says there needs to be action, and if it can't be all be reunited with account holders, then something should...

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Parties to Take Part in Small Business Debate

(1) Comments | Posted 2 February 2015 | (11:37)

Do you know which political party will offer the best package of policies to support Britain's growing army of small businesses over the next five years?

There are now record numbers of small firms in the UK, they account for as much as 96 per cent of the UK...

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Why 2015 Will be One Heck of a Year for Start-ups

(0) Comments | Posted 19 December 2014 | (12:15)

Today, it's not so much about will you start a business - the question is more a case of when and what.

The British start-up culture has evolved to such an extent that we're now Europe's most entrepreneurial nation - and the fourth best in the world according to the...

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UK Is Gaining Ground in the Global Entrepreneurship Race

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (06:41)

A little while ago reports of the UK's entrepreneurial efforts in the face of start-up giants like the US, were, well, a little mediocre. It was rather like reading an end of year report which said 'must try harder'.

Today the latest figures announced by the Global...

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Britain's Army of 2.9Million Homepreneurs Hold Key to Local Economic Growth

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2014 | (15:34)

Britain's booming army of 2.9m homepreneurs spend more than £40bn of their earnings in their own local economy and are on track to create over five million freelance jobs, a major new report from Enterprise Nation and Direct Line for Business has revealed today.

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Why the UK Needs a Go and Grow Online Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (09:34)

With over two billion people online across the globe, this represents a big opportunity for small business.

Having a website to showcase your products and services is like having a shop window that the world can see into, at any time of the day (or night!) It's never been so...

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Enterprise Education to Be on the Curriculum at Last

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2014 | (09:13)

A report out this week recommends all school children and college students should have an understanding of entrepreneurship before they go out into the world of work.
The Prime Minister's Small Business and Enterprise Adviser Lord Young said in his Enterprise For All report that those in...

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Startups Welcome the Small Business Bill

(0) Comments | Posted 4 June 2014 | (15:00)

Today the Queen announced the long-awaited Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which offers hope to new brands looking to trade with large firms in particular.
The bill, which is likely to be finally ratified in March 2015 ahead of the dissolution of Parliament and the general...

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Pressure Group Makes the Case for the Self-Employed

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2014 | (17:39)

First came the TUC saying on BBC's Newsnight people were only choosing self-employment as they couldn't find a job.

Then came the Centre for Policy Studies with its claim published in the Daily Telegraph under the headline Entrepreneurs Power...

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The Rise of the Micro Business Is Power to the People

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2014 | (13:36)

Starting and running a business is taking power into your own hands.

According to the Government's own statistics one in ten domestic properties are now home to a business and these 2.95 million home based firms are contributing £243 billion to the British economy.

While critics suggest this proliferation...

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(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2013 | (13:24)

Next year, a new Government initiative will be announced that will deliver £30m worth of Growth Vouchers to small business in a bid to help them grow.

And it's setting a good example by appointing a small business to deliver the online marketplace on its behalf.

That's my company

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Is There an Entrepreneur in Everyone?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2013 | (09:18)

As start-up rates continue to rise, this is a question I'm being increasingly asked - especially during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). My response is 'Yes, there is an entrepreneur in everyone but it is expressed in different ways by different people.'

Realising the entrepreneur...

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Let's Help Small Businesses to Grow by 10%

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2013 | (20:53)

What would be the impact on the British economy if every single one of the UK's micro businesses were to grow by 10 per cent - and what would it take to make it happen?

These are the questions being examined in research that we at Enterprise Nation...

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Message to Big Business: It's Time to Champion the Little Guy

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2013 | (16:01)

A couple of months ago I went to see a large US company which opened the meeting by saying it wanted to become 'the champion of small business.'

It's not the first time I've heard this statement and surely won't be the last. The basis for this is understandable;...

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Have We Reached the Tipping Point?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (10:45)

For two years we've seen record numbers of people, not just thinking about starting businesses, but actually going out there are doing it.

Increasingly the national enterprise campaign I co-founded, StartUp Britain, is being asked to join with events that would usually be the traditional domain of big...

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Why Sharing Is Caring

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2013 | (15:41)

We've known for a while that the sharing economy is likely to play an increasingly important role in the way businesses grow.

Small, agile, fast-moving start-up businesses are increasingly looking to collaborate, share assets and hire in expertise. They are tearing up the rules and starting again. It's the way...

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Let's Shout About Start-Ups From the Rooftops!

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2013 | (21:31)

At this very moment, you could be forgiven for feeling as though there is very little to be celebrating. The weather is unseasonably grim - and the global economy is in decidedly choppy waters.

But last week, I am delighted to report, StartUp Britain, the national enterprise campaign,...

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The Need for a New and Modern Business Membership

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (16:27)

As the number of new companies created in the UK continues to increase, we're seeing businesses start-up based on a passion, hobby or skill, that can be turned into a way of making a living.

Over 60% of these businesses are started from a home base and, in the...

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What Is The Future Truth About the High Street?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2013 | (10:44)

There's no getting away from it, our high streets are in trouble. And for some, it's critical.
There are 53 high streets that have at least two stores from the long list of big chains that have recently announced they are to be broken-up. According to The...

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