Only 21 days to go - to win £50k for your business idea

We’re talking about Barclays One Small Step competition here: entries close at 13.59 pm on 27 April. As the website says: Put your idea into words, bring it to life on film and you could be on your way to becoming one of the nine 2011 regional winners. And that means a £50,000 boost to…


Office.com presents the 2011 Calendar Contest

 Quick! You’ve got just 6 days to enter the Office 2011 Calendar Contest.   Build a 2011 calendar in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Publisher. You can use either Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 programs to create your calendars. To help you get started, we have provided eight sample 2011 calendars. You can download one or…


18-25 years old? Explore your future here

Three categories. Two minutes to tell your story. One chance to be inspired and explore your future potential. Win a laptop and £10k to make your idea happen.   Internet Explorer 8 Life Academy is a competition which celebrates the Internet, its wealth of possibilities and lets you explore your potential. From the environment to…


Enter the 2009 Home Business Awards to win profile and prizes

Guest post from Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up – how to start a business from home’. The 2009 Home Business Awards run by home-business website, Enterprise Nation, are now open for entry. There are five categories with thousands of pounds worth of profiles and prizes to be…


2009 National Enterprise Awards winners

Best Website, Combating Worklessness, Customer Focus, Innovation and Unsung Hero were among the awards announced by the NFEA (National Enterprise Network) earlier this week. Winners were chosen by an external judging panel, including Ann Carter Gray, Strategic Partnerships, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Alex McWhirter, Assistant Director, Business at Yorkshire Forward….


The Pitch: Is your business Britain's best?

Small Business is enjoying tweeting and reading about small business in the UK. One tweet that caught my eye this morning was all about The Pitch – I’ve copied this directly from their website. “The search is on to find the UK’s most exciting and innovative small companies. Competing in The Pitch 2009, entrepreneurs in…


Roll out the red carpet ...the business owners are in town

From guest blogger Emma Jones With it being Oscar season and all, what better time to talk about awards for the stars of the business world. Entering awards is an effective marketing tool; writing the entry helps to define business plans and goals and, if you win, you earn prizes, recognition and a good night out!…


Comic Relief BT Red Nose Climb fundraising pack for small businesses

To support the Comic Relief BT Red Nose Climb, BT Business have launched a fundraising pack to encourage small businesses in the UK to be involved in the campaign.  The pack offers guidance and advice on how SMEs can be part of the campaign that will see a team of famous faces scale Africa’s highest…