We caught up with Tatiana Karelina, who started Tatiana Hair Extensions two years ago and plans to expand globally next year to find out how has she done it, on what inspires her, and what advice she would give to others.
The new car registration has just come into force – so if you see a car with “11” as the second pair of characters on its number plate, it’s brand new, but what does that mean for small business owners? We speak to Emily Coltman, a qualified chartered accountant and Chief Accountant at FreeAgent, who gives us advice on how to best manage a car used for business.
The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund has announced an investment in a new technology company which combines events listings with geo-location functionality. Flypost has also been selected as one of the leading UK digital companies for this year’s UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Mission to SXSW Interative 2011 in Austin Texas, which is taking place this week. The company has launched their new iPhone Application for this event.
New online research from a monthly SME survey reveals that 98% of senior decision makers in small to medium business enterprises believe face to face to be one of the most acceptable ways to inform an employee that they are losing their job.
I was recently fortunate enough to be asked to join a panel of experts to debate the role of LEP’s.
While on stage, the discussion touched upon the demise of Business Link and the plans to centralise this business support service as well as introduce 40,000 free business mentors. It was reported, or rather tweeted, that I called the government’s new mentoring scheme ‘bizarre’ and asked whether you ‘trust a mentor who was free?’ I did say those things… so perhaps I should explain my concerns.
We caught up with Saf Ali, who set up Key Properties in 2006 as sideline to his glamorous career as a music exec. With recommendation breeding recommendation, Key Properties soon became a full time business and now boasts branches across the North West, impressive market share and an aggressive national expansion programme for 2011
The annual Mumpreneur Idol competition, which awards the best of the UK’s female entrepreneurs who are juggling raising a family with starting and running their own business, has reduced it’s 200 entries down to a short list.
George Osborne is plotting a UK SME and manufacturing revival with recreation of ‘enterprise zones’ and £100m business tax cuts.
Employers should be allowed to ask potential women employees about their plans for children, Lord Sugar said today.
New research published today signals a strong focus on growth amongst UK’s small businesses and an ambition to take their business onto the next level is returning after recent negative.