UK government message to startups is putting economic recovery at risk

Economic recovery: it’s a phrase we’re going to hear a lot in 2021 and 2022 as we look to come back from the damage the global pandemic is doing to our businesses. Any plans for recovery are likely to feature growth in startups as well as in established businesses that survive coronavirus. That’s why the current messaging from the UK government is so worrying.

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Has the treatment of limited company directors exposed a lack of understanding by the government?

What is the function of government?

That’s a question that many are asking in late 2020 as we watch the United Kingdom slip deeper into a second wave of Covid-19 infections and increasingly restrictive measures...

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2020 UK business population estimates: micro businesses still form the backbone of the UK economy

Every year, the UK government publishes its Business Population Estimates and the results are consistently revealing and encouraging for micro business owners. The 2020 annual numbers are no less revealing, but don’t yet show the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Things I learned through being an inventor

by Cass McNamara

Lots of microbusinesses are based on a great idea or an idea for a great product, so in this post Cass McNamara reflects on s...

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Don’t poison your own business online: some social media rules

The immediacy of social media means that it can be a huge benefit to your business. But that same immediacy means you can poi...

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It’s good to talk

by Julie Hecht

How focused are you on implementing your marketing strategy and achieving your company objectives? Do you even have a strate...

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Goal setting and success

by Yvonne Webb

Many of us spend more time planning our holidays and family events than we do figuring out where we want to be in 5 or 10 yea...

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UK government message to startups is putting economic recovery at risk

Economic recovery: it's a phrase we're going to hear a lot in 2021 and 2022 as we look to come back from the damage the globa...

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5 reasons why you should support your local businesses

It feels difficult to support local businesses when times are hard but it’s never been more important to do so – whenever...

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10 simple tips to speed up your invoice payment

Invoice payment is one of the biggest issues most micro business owners face, especially if they deal with larger companies.

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The power of a brand manifesto

by Sarah Robertson

Communicating what your business stands for is a vital part of brand storytelling. But how can you effectively share that mes...

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One less click

by Benedetto Bordone

I’ve always been fascinated by the incredible gains that can be made to a company’s online success just by changing a few...

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Will micro business owners’ personal credit evaporate through financial long-covid?

We know that coronavirus can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the Covid-19 infection has gone from a patient. L...

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