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Month: December 2008

The Richard Report and Digital Economy

The Richard Report prepared on behalf of the Shadow Cabinet by Doug Richard of Dragon’s Den fame and Chairman of Library House and Trutap, both of which are in financial trouble at present, addressed some key issues regarding small businesses and the Government with respect to business support.  As Doug put it, the big numbers are worth the attention, especially the number of business support schemes, and the amount of money the government spent on business support services and the resulting 33.5% overhead it attracts in distribution. The report contained more revealing figures within the main body of text, e.g.…

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TiE – The Global Network for Entrepreneurs

I joined TiE, The Indus Entrepreneurs when it was first launched in Manchester about two years ago. TiE differentiates with other organisations by concentrating on providing mentoring services for entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, just like many organisations, it tends to attract more service providers than entrepreneurs these days. This has resulted in less attendance by me over the last year, as I value learning from fellow entrepreneurs and not necessarily interested in meeting with service providers. However, I appreciate the value it provides and continued my membership for another year, just now. I also plan to attend their Christmas Cheer on 15th…

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