Show me the Money – BSSP

In my earlier post, I revealed some analysis that I’d asked Nigel to undertake and my interpretation of that analysis. Here I offer some thoughts on what actions businesses might take away from this. The first thing to note is that unless you’re a Bank or car company, Government support for you probably won’t change […]

Business Support Simplification – an analysis

Is it possible for a Government to provide simple support to businesses? Well the UK Government thinks it is, but recognises that it hasn’t been very good at the simple part. A few years ago some wag pointed out that there were over 3,000 different grants, programmes, schemes, advice networks, etc (nobody really knew the […]

5 Critical lists for Business Development

Everyone likes a list, Darren Rowse says so! 🙂 So here’s my personal list of lists that I use when starting a business or helping others to start their business. 10 steps to writing a business plan, every business needs one, every investor has their own preferred style. These notes from Business Link are a […]

Banks lending again!

<this is a cross-post from http://www.opencoffeebristol.org/> That was the experience reported from this morning’s OpenCoffee and another reported positive feedback that more would follow. Of course this is bank lending so low risk, but at least it is funding to underwrite growth and expansion needs. Both reports were of the positive impact that the Enterprise […]