Representing the country’s start-ups and small businesses, the National Enterprise Network has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of a further £130m for the Start Up Loan Scheme.
Small businesses struggling to access finance from big banks will be matched with alternative finance options, thanks to new government scheme, supported by the British Business Bank. From 1st November nine of the UK’s biggest banks will pass on the details of small businesses they have rejected for finance to three finance platforms – Funding Xchange, Business Finance Compared and Funding […]
We are proud to announce that along with 12 other organisation, we have formed a taskforce which represents small businesses in the UK, and is focused on ensuring the UK retains its leading global entrepreneurship position – number one in Europe and fourth globally according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. The Small Business Taskforce also […]
A cohort of small business representative groups have joined forces to offer a consistent line of support to Britain’s smallest firms and the self-employed following the EU referendum. The nine organisations agreed in a meeting on Tuesday 28th June to coordinate their efforts in the interests of offering positive reassurance to small businesses. The representatives from […]
In today’s Budget 2016 statement, Chancellor George Osborne defined his proposals as “a Budget for small businesses.” As the membership body for enterprise support organisations that supports pre start and start up clients, National Enterprise Network (NEN) unpicks some of the key headlines. In one of the biggest announcements today, reforms to business rates were […]
Today is #MicroBizMattersDay a day when hundreds of thousands of micro business owners – perhaps as many as 1 million – will be giving 8 minutes (or more) #IGave8 of their time to help other micro business owners somewhere in the world. The three main areas of focus for #IGave8 minutes of action to help […]