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Why the UK Needs a Go and Grow Online Campaign

Emma L. Jones | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

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

Startups Welcome the Small Business Bill

Emma L. Jones | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Emma L. Jones

Today the Queen announced the long-awaited Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which offers hope to new brands looking to trade with large ...

The Rise of the Micro Business Is Power to the People

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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...