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Rocket Round Up: Entrepreneurial Britain

Small Biz News

This week Nesta revealed some interesting figures showing that, over the period 2007-2010, it was start ups and micro businesses that were creating the majority of new jobs in the UK. Click photo to view large

Increasingly, Britain is an entrepreneurial nation with 4.8 million small businesses. People are finding inspiration to go it alone from many different sources, as these 5 smallbiz owners explain . Having children isn’t necessarily an obstacle to working from home either. Here’s three top tips for making sure business and family can mix if you work for yourself.

There’s good news for people needing funding to start up as the government’s flagship scheme Start-Up Loans announces they are getting rid of the age cap on applying for a loan, following the publication of Lord Young’s recommendations on how government can improve support for SMEs and micro businesses to help them grow.

Of course, Rocket Lawyer UK is there with you every step of the way whether you’re already running a small business or feeling that you want to join the entrepreneurial revolution. We  provide lots of legal guidance for small businesses and offer low cost legal plans to suit small and micro businesses and ensure peace of mind.

Present yourself

How do successful people think? Here’s eight insights into how successful people focus.

Most people have to do a presentation at some point in their professional lives. Here’s three things to avoid if you want to have a successful presentation. Plus here’s some great advice from two well-known businessmen from the 1980s on how to be interesting and memorable when communicating your ideas.

Bitcoin entrepreneurs

You may have been hearing about Bitcoin a lot these days. If you want to know why there’s so much interest in it and find out how young entrepreneurs are cashing in, this article explains what it’s all about.

Finally

Not feeling very creative today? Here’s 29 ways to kickstart your brain.

 

Have a good weekend!

Photos:  Infographic by Nesta; adamr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Mark Edwards

Senior Vice President of EMEA at Rocket Lawyer
With a decade of experience as an innovator and business leader in the UK legal industry, Mark specializes in creating and growing new businesses based on sound market insight and customer need. He sees the team and the people in it as the crucial component for building a successful business.

Prior to joining Rocket Lawyer in 2012, Mark led the legal business development team for LexisNexis UK. There, he managed a cross-functional team, and was responsible for the full lifecycle of product innovation—from proposition development and business case, through the launch and early sales traction. During his time at LexisNexis UK he built two new successful product lines. Previously, Mark was a user experience consultant, working in various industries including telecommunications and health.

Mark has a Computing degree, a masters in User Experience, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.

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