PARTNER BLOG: Alone Together – Why It’s Time The Self-Employed Joined Forces To Overcome Adversity

A new report from the RSA and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) calls for a movement of mass self-organising among the self-employed – in this partner blog Benedict Dellot from the RSA tells us more….. Whether it’s cash-pooling schemes or micro finance initiatives, sick pay funds or time share agreements, the scope for bottom-up […]

Small Business Taskforce manifesto calls on next government to promote prosperity and fairness for all

The Small Business Taskforce, of which National Enterprise Network is a member, is asking the next government to back small British businesses. The Taskforce are making six recommendations to deliver a more productive economy and fairer society. Small firms are well placed to build an economy that works for everyone, in all places of the UK. […]

PARTNER NEWS – British Business Bank and Start Up Loans Company merge to improve opportunities for the UK’s microbusiness community

The British Business Bank, the UK’s national business development bank, and the Start Up Loans Company, a government-backed scheme supporting microbusinesses with access to finance, will merge from today after both boards ratified the joint decision. The merger enables both organisations to collaborate as they seek to support microbusinesses and deliver the Government’s manifesto commitment […]

National Enterprise Network member Colbea sees funding success

National Enterprise Network member, Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has been awarded £16,500 by NatWest to deliver dedicated women-only business workshops over the next 18 months. Colbea has won £16,500 of funding through the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund to launch ‘In the Market for Success’, to provide opportunities for aspiring businesswomen in Colchester and […]