Monthly Archives for December 2010

It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

Good news (and bad news) on grant funding

How often do we hear that micro- and small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy and the main source of new jobs? And that we need to move the economy away from an over-reliance on financial black magic and focus more on making real products? Add to that the fact that it isn’t easy for businesses to borrow money at the moment and you could be forgiven for expecting the Government to focus heavily on supporting small business. If you’re in this camp, you’re likely to be disappointed. But it’s not all bad news!

Finance isn’t always the answer

In my work with early-stage businesses, I find there is frequently an assumption that finance is the solution to all problems. And yet, depending on the stage and nature of the business, a host of other options may be available. So, a call to entrepreneurs – think twice!