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July round-up

July was going to be the month I was going to get on top of my to do list. It didn’t happen. It was nonetheless a good month, which included the following highlights. 335 more words

Personal

7 Reasons why you need to keep pushing even when things are good!

     7 Reasons why you need to keep pushing even when things are good!

 

So you got the big contract! The money is secured and rolling in. 318 more words

Motivation

Fantastic news about graduate jobs. But...

Put out the flags. There are signs that, at last, the job prospects for our graduates are improving and, being most definitely a glass-half-full bloke, I’m waving my flag with the rest of you. 843 more words

Graduate Recruitment

Use Crowdfunding to Fuel Your Global Business

I recently wrote a piece for SmallBiz Daily: http://www.smallbizdaily.com/17305/use-crowdfunding-fuel-global-business/

As the global economy rebounds, exporting is a great way to grow your small business. Consumer wallet space and infrastructure spending is booming in the emerging markets, frontier economies of Africa, Latin America and Asia are on a growth spurt, and advanced markets in Europe and Japan, collectively a 630 million consumer market, are recovering. 472 more words

Awarding large contracts to multiple SMEs instead of a single large firm has saved the Government £billions

The Government’s Chief Procurement Officer, Bill Crothers, recently announced savings of £1.4bn from centralising the public procurement process and £1.8bn from the better management of government contracts in 2013/14. 36 more words

Finance for SMEs: Alternative supply mechanisms do exist

Indisputably, one of the most crucial barriers to economic growth is the lack of adequate financing for SMEs, across the European Union. Indeed, the problem is more acute in the hardest hit by the financial crisis countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland. 1,124 more words

Policy

SMEs want four-year term

Small and medium enterprises want a four-year parliamentary term:

A longer parliamentary term and fewer members of Parliament are two key changes that New Zealand business owners would like to see, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR). 392 more words

Politics