Small business in the spotlight … Code Kingdoms | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian

This is an excellent article from the Guardian Small Business Network. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via Small business in the spotlight … Code Kingdoms | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian.

There are a number of useful themes in this article for budding entrepreneurs, parents and policy-makers.

I monitor both the mainstream and social media for articles on ‘small business’. Most are poor quality and just sales pitches. Watch out for the ‘five best’ type headline. The Guardian Small Business Network is head and shoulders above the rest.

Thoughts?

Bond Street, An Online Small Business Lender, Announces $110 Million In Funding

This is an interesting article on small business lending trends in the US. It’s worth a read.

via Bond Street, An Online Small Business Lender, Announces $110 Million In Funding.

As I reflected, my mind switched to Europe where the shortage of finance for small businesses is a major obstacle to growth. Small businesses typically create more jobs than big business which rely increasingly on technology, outsourcing and offshoring. Jobs growth in Europe will come from promoting small businesses plus infrastructure investment.

Surely policy-makers in Europe must intervene to increase finance for small-businesses?

Thoughts?

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