Starting a business in today’s recession can be a challenge in itself especially as many existing businesses are downsizing to keep afloat.
To be truly Web 2.0, it’s not enough to walk the walk, you have to know the lingo too. Social media agency Yomego has come up with a comprehensive list of geek speak to get even the most technophobic entrepreneur spouting techno-jargon like a pro.
A pub landlord dressed as a town crier climbed the fourth plinth to advertise his business earlier, drawing boos and jeers from the crowd. But his appeal to onlookers to support small businesses in favour of big corporations won their favour.
The Carbon Trust has announced a £100m loan fund for SMEs looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Entrepreneurs can apply for interest-free loans ranging from £3,000 to £400,000 to cut energy costs and help the environment. Do you want to run a green business?
Q: Any tips on avoiding everyone going away at the same time over the summer? I don’t want the office to feel like a morgue and for the few that remain to see August as basically a working holiday.
Back from brilliant long weekend, combining anti-social time at spa with social times. In particular, spent time with best mate – the maddest of Irishmen – whose ranting ability normally puts mine to shame but who this weekend I found in strangely mellow mood. Fantastic company, bit of sea air, a lot of alcohol and strangely minimal nicotine all combined to remind me what life can be like.
Even in a recession, a good entrepreneur is always on the look-out for the next hot spot. Don’t wait around for the upturn. These are the businesses you want to be in now.