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The Small Business Sessions (series three, episode 10): The state of Britain's small business economy in real time

The Small Business Sessions (series three, episode 10): The state of Britain's small business economy in real time
Emma Jones
Emma JonesFounderEnterprise Nation

Posted: Wed 10th Oct 2018

In this week's Small Business Sessions podcast, Xero co-founder Gary Turner discusses the company's groundbreaking new Small Business Insights service which highlights from a sample of 300,000 small businesses issues such as cashflow, late payment and exports.

In a fascinating conversation with Enterprise Nation Emma Jones, he focuses on issues including the average late payment period suffered by small businesses and how FTSE 350 companies are the worst offenders.

The entrepreneur also explains how this valuable and groundbreaking data is being presented to government to better inform ministers on exactly how the UK's smallest businesses are operating.

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Ths podcast was recorded and edited by Enterprise Nation member and audio production service, Podraffi.

To hear all previous episodes of the Small Business Sessions, go here.

Emma Jones
Emma JonesFounderEnterprise Nation
Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm's Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK. In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate. After 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc. The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business membership community of over 75,000 people who benefit from events and support: online and in person. Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members. In 2021, Emma was awarded a CBE for services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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