There are several issues with the logistics of this - especially for micro businesses (a business being run by a single person) using the most basic sales software.
As CEO of a global network, I'm a firm believer in the strength of global connectivity - what people can learn, and achieve, when they connect with people from different countries.
At the age of *cough* 38, I am living the dream. I am living the dream of the life I want NOW. But it took me a long time to realise it, accept it, and let go of the dreams of my 20's. I am sure I am not alone when I mention the word "checklist" - ring any bells?
When Nichola Pinder had her baby daughter Jasmine in 2012 she struggled to lift her out of her cot. She had battled back problems over the years and was diagnosed with reactive arthritis after Jasmine's birth. Not only was lifting her daughter excruciatingly painful, but Nichola was afraid the activity would make her disabilities worse...
It's easy to be caught up in the excitement of a new business venture, but when it comes to choosing the person with whom you will spend more hours, than your spouse, it is important not to enter into a relationship you may live to regret - there is a lot at stake if goes wrong, but plenty to gain if you get it right.
Small businesses can feel the strain more than most, when it comes to late payments, but the impact of this can be reduced by following some practical steps to managing your cash-flow and tackling late payments at the earliest stage.
I would urge anyone wanting to enter this lucrative market to look at joining one of the many associations, and also writing to the commercial department of the British Embassy for advice. That's what they're there for. Its easy to look up on the Internet and should be the first place to visit if you know nothing of exporting.
Fear is often the driver behind hesitation to invest, usually in the form of "what if I can't afford it" and "I don't have the time"; so let's deal with those two bad boys right now and look at how to begin investing in yourself for awesome success.
In a country where regional identities are so important, building networks that bring cross sector supporters of entrepreneurship closer together is particularly vital. Businesses are not built over night and they need a range of support to get them going in the right direction.
While I believe creativity and focus have given me success; I don't think there is a single solution to teach entrepreneurship, but we are creating tools and opportunities that will help to teach it as a skill.
Startup 101 - large corporations are the enemy; big, hulking slow-moving behemoths who could only dream of the startup nirvana of bean-bag chairs, branded t-shirts and ping-pong tables.
It shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that children are for the most part pretty happy. After all, they have lots of play time, get everything done for them and don't have to worry about paying the bills.
Branson, Zuckerberg, Jobs, Sugar: who wouldn't want the likes of Richard, Mark, Steve or Sir Alan helping to drive their business? Entrepreneurs such as these are justly famous for taking smart business ideas and building successful companies around them...
When we finally break free from the 9-5 something pretty funny happens: We bring the same habits and routines into our startup, including whatever version of the 9-5 we have been living.
Spurning the standard speakers that most of us are familiar with, they opt instead for what is a functional piece of art made out of vintage suitcases. With stylish personalised designs, each Bass Trunkies speaker is unique and handcrafted.
We Brits have a rapidly developing alternative finance sector, and specifically crowdfunding. This sector, in an era when banks on both sides of the Atlantic are failing borrowers and savers alike, is as necessary as it is cutting-edge and cool.