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.

Entries by Emma L. Jones

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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Why 2013 Is the Year to Pop-Up

(1) Comments | Posted 31 December 2012 | (18:02)

As the new year is welcomed in with talk of fiscal cliffs and predictions for retail heartache, it's important to remember that it's not all high street doom and gloom out there.

There are emerging opportunities for the most resourceful of retail entrepreneurs that are picking up momentum and support...

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