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  • Blog Post: Only 21 days to go - to win £50k for your business idea

    We’re talking about Barclays One Small Step competition here: entries close at 13.59 pm on 27 April. As the website says: Put your idea into words, bring it to life on film and you could be on your way to becoming one of the nine 2011 regional winners. And that means a £50,000 boost...
  • Blog Post: Technology startup? Microsoft BizSpark could help you

    Microsoft BizSpark is a global programme that helps fast-track the success of early stage technology startups with all the right resources, including software, support and marketing visibility. Through BizSpark, you can: · Connect with startups, investors, mentors and partners in your area...
  • Blog Post: Hot Topics in StartUps: Influencers, London Winners & 50 Mistakes

    Become an influencer can be helpful to your startup (+1.0) Being online is useful . In fact, it’s very useful. Obviously being an online influencer is not usually the goal of start-up founders, but it is something that can help. Influence is a distribution model, and getting good and well...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate mums in business this Mother’s Day

    Guest post from Emma Jones ( Enterprise Nation ) With more than 300,000 mums running a business and contributing over £7 billion to the annual UK economy*, a group of small business organisations are suggesting the best gift for Mum this year is to buy her a business or lend a helping hand...
  • Blog Post: Meerkats and Avatars: showcasing SME tech startups

    On show at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge earlier this month were 17 exciting new technologies, including: A device for measuring how people walk, which is useful for athletes in training but also for older people who have difficulty walking – the idea being to prevent potential...
  • Blog Post: Simple start-up mistakes to avoid

    This week’s Hot Topics looked at many trends, but one particularly stuck out from the rest. With so many new start-ups being formed every week, there are increase problems and issues resulting from ill-planning and poor execution - especially in the early months. The blog wants to help by highlighting...