The event was moderated by radio broadcaster and SME journalist Liz Barclay, and the panel consisted of academics Dr. Stephann Makri, Dr Matthew Smith and Douglas Miller and successful online fashion retail entrepreneur, Sarah Curran.
This week is National Small Business Week, described as a time to recognize and celebrate the special impact made by outstanding American entrepreneurs and small business owners, according the event's sponsor, the Small Business Administration. So it's a good time to ask the question, What's the biggest barri
Last month, new life was breathed into an effort to bring back some popular small business lending provisions that expired shortly before the 2012 presidential election. These expired programs enabled a record number of small businesses to refinance commercial mortgages. The renewed push to reinstate the programs, along with some additional policy changes, can go a long way toward aiding Main Street’s recovery. President Obama has done a number of positive things to help the small business sector. Business startups are up 8 percent from 2009 to 2011, and U.S.
Business owners Lawrence Tomlinson and Rekha Mehr are to become the entrepreneurs in residence at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) after fighting off competition from over 200 other applicants.
Experienced Leeds-based entrepreneur Lawrence Tomlinson has run businesses in a number sectors including construction, software, chemicals, cars, and care homes.
Unveiled in January 2013, Launcher offers new business owners aged 18-30 a package of support that bundles the government’s Startup Loan with free access to an extensive training programme, boot camps as well as the School for Startups’ online community, online library, and 24-hour support.
Young entrepreneurs will now also benefit from the support of mentors who have been selected and trained by Lloyds, and are on hand to offer their guidance to further increase the survival rates of startups that come through the Launcher programme.
The report, entitled Stimulating Small Business Growth, charts the rise of the first 250 businesses to have completed the intensive 4 month Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme.
Data collected independently from programme alumni, produced by Saïd Business School, Aston Business School, Leeds University Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and UCL, published in the progress report, indicates that the intervention is helping participants grow jobs and turnover.