Enterprise Nation

The Rise of the Micro Business Is Power to the People

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

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.

VOUCHING FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

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.

Is There an Entrepreneur in Everyone?

Emma L. Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Realising the entrepreneur within could be the act of turning your passion or hobby into a business, spotting a gap in the market and fund-raising to fill it, or coming up with a new way of working or product line for a company in which you're an employee. The entrepreneurial instinct, I believe, is in everyone - the only thing that differs is what you decide to do with it.

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

Emma L. Jones | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK
Emma L. Jones

So, large companies, I hope you won't mind that this post is written for you. It's my thoughts on how, in five steps, you can become a favourable brand to millions of small businesses across Britain. So listen up!

Have We Reached the Tipping Point?

Emma L. Jones | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Emma L. Jones

What we need to tackle now is making the infrastructure and cultural change that will make growth and long-term development easier and more achievable for start-ups and micro businesses.

The Need for a New and Modern Business Membership

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Emma L. Jones

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.

Why 2013 Is the Year to Pop-Up

Emma L. Jones | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Until recently, pop-up shops have had a mixed reputation. The 'everything must go' hastily scrawled in white spray paint, or uninspiring charity shops are the oft-criticised and cited version most commonly associated with the re-use of empty shops - but more recently the pop-up concept has taken an intellectual leap.

The Next Big Thing? - Upcycling Shakes Up Its Image

Alex Perry | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK
Alex Perry

'The Next Big Thing?' is a series of blogs that will focus on small businesses and startup brands in the U.K. Whether they are quirky, practical, pion...