Economics

Blog posts related to the economic landscape as it affects small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Pre-Budget Report 2008, SMEs and the murder of purdah

Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown will leave nothing to the imagination in the Pre-Budget Report, designed to stimulate the economy and give British small businesses the cashflow they crave.

By | 23rd November 2008 at 11:15 pm | Read more ...

Dell’s ‘carbon neutrality’ claim

Good news that Dell has claimed to be carbon neutral five months ahead of schedule. So why do I feel so uncomfortable about the announcement? Probably because I know that it …

By | 18th August 2008 at 4:22 pm | Read more ...

Sex and the startup – how entrepreneurs leverage libido

Not so long ago I interviewed Rachel Elnaugh of Dragon’s Den fame and made the point in passing that many of the entrepreneurs on the show had lots of kids.  Rachel …

By | 15th August 2008 at 11:19 am | Read more ...

Webslides are go

I’ve noticed a couple of new(ish) web services recently. Each allows you to create a slide show of web pages. Does that sound boring? I’m not sure it is.
Marjolein Hoekstra …

By | 4th August 2008 at 10:18 am | Read more ...

Hassle-free online conferencing

Do people in your company need to collaborate fairly intimately with others who are geographically distant in order to get their work done more quickly? By ‘intimately’ I mean a mix …

By | 21st July 2008 at 10:02 am | Read more ...

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