In her weekly post, Enterprise Nation founder says it’s time to take stock of the year so far, think about what you’ve achieved since January, and learn from that to plan the rest of 2013 via the four Ps of product, promotion, people and profit.
Enterprise Nation editor Simon Wicks is toying with tablets, but he has some very specific requirements. What’s the best tablet for anyone who has to write more than notes, Tweets and short emails? he asks.
There’s so much to think about when starting any new business – and if you’re a food or drink business, you’ve got get on top of labelling and certification, as well as finances, marketing and the product itself. Don’t know where to start? Follow these ten tips from food business gurus Jo Densley and Claire Hooper of Relish Marketing.
StartUp Saturday alumni Philip Crilly is sharing his progress with Enterprise Nation readers as he seeks to get his gluten-free food business launched in just 12 weeks. Here’s week five, and Philip takes a look at the steps he’s taken so far and explains why he’s starting Eatibbles.
You may be concerned when forming a limited company – particularly a home business – that your private address will be available to all and sundry. Not necessarily, says Enterprise Nation partner the Made Simple Group. They sent us this clear guidance about addresses.
Whether it’s describing your products, explaining a point of view or giving directions to visitors, the copy on your website has to be clear and purposeful. Derryck Strachan, managing director of Big Star Copywriting, offers his top four tips for small businesses.
Country Living’s annual Spring Fair is a regular fixture in the calendar and this year, for the first time, the magazine organised a fascinating one-day event offering advice and inspiration to budding entrepreneurs and home business creators. Here’s a report of the day from Enterprise Nation’s commissioning editor Louise Hinchen.
Small enterprises are turning to innovative ways to fund their projects and ideas, with crowdfunding becoming more and more popular. We launched our own crowdfunding channel last week in partnership with Crowdfunder – and they sent us these five reasons why crowdfunding makes sense for small businesses.
Organised by Insider Trends and Enterprise Nation, and sponsored by O2, The Future of Retail at the British Library on Tuesday, 25th March, brought retail trendsetters and spotters together to talk about what lies in store for modern retailers. Here are five big trends the experts identified that are influencing the way we sell to savvy consumers in the digital age.
Pop-ups, interactive video, online/offline shopping experiences seamslessly blended, shop mirrors that talk to phones – all were on the agenda as experts (such as Jonathan Chippendale of Holition, above) discussed The Future of Retail at the British Library last night. We’ll be bringing you more detail in the next few weeks, but for now here’s a selection of tweets and images from the evening.
This month, our #TechTuesday agony aunt Francesca Geens of Digital Dragonfly has some stern advice for small-business owners who are planning to fork out for new tech before they’ve got their existing systems in order…
In her weekly post, Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones opens up her diary to reveal a big week for UK start-ups, with events, celebrations, launches and training for new businesses.
Dear Entrepreneur is a collection of candid and inspirational letters from business founders who have been there and done it. Compiled by Danny Bailey and Andrew Blackman, it contains tips, advice, reminiscences and words of wisdom from more than 70 business-owners, including Richard Reed from Innocent Drinks and Fraser Doherty, who founded SuperJam at just 14 years of age. Last Thursday, Danny and Andrew took a taxi tour of London to deliver copies of the book to some of the entrepreneurs who contributed letters. Here’s their account of the day, with pictures…
StartUp Saturday alumni Philip Crilly is sharing his progress with Enterprise Nation readers as he seeks to get his gluten-free food business launched in just 12 weeks. Here’s week four, and Philip finds himself musing on his brand – and his finances.
Enterprise Nation Founder, Emma Jones, offers the key points from the Budget while Editor, Simon Wicks, questions whether the government ‘really’ gets it when it comes to helping small businesses start and grow.
Cold mornings, heavy equipment, masses of stock – is selling at farmers’ markets really worth the bother? Definitely, says Enterprise Nation reader Jennifer Sutton of Jen’s Cupcakery. Here’s her breakdown of the pros and cons – and why you should definitely consider doing it if you’re a small food producer.
Dear Entrepreneur is a collection of more than 70 letters from successful entrepreneurs with the advice they wish they’d been given when they were getting started. This week, Fraser Doherty of SuperJam (pictured above) explains how ethical businesses brought his ambition into focus and why making jam is more rewarding than making money.
A new-look website, a new Club, new start-up classes-and now we’ve launched an exclusive crowdfunding channel for homegrown businesses! We’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder, one of the UK’s leading crowdfunding platforms, to create an exclusive funding channel for Enterprise Nation readers. It’s free to apply and will cost just a commission and rewards if you raise the cash.
Craft fairs and shows are excellent places to sell products, meet customers and get your business in front of your ideal target audience. In this extract from the new House Beautiful Home Business book, Emma Jones explains how to present yourself in the right way at the right shows.
As Pinterest introduces web analytics for businesses, Enterprise Nation editor Simon Wicks offers a few thoughts on the value of analysing the numbers – and what the new Pinterest Analytics can offer your small enterprise.