Hot Topics in StartUps: Influencers, London Winners & 50 Mistakes

Become an influencer can be helpful to your startup (+1.0) Being online is useful. In fact, it’s very useful. Obviously being an online influencer is not usually the goal of start-up founders, but it is something that can help. Influence is a distribution model, and getting good and well-known can be crucial for any startup…


Simple start-up mistakes to avoid

This week’s Hot Topics looked at many trends, but one particularly stuck out from the rest. With so many new start-ups being formed every week, there are increase problems and issues resulting from ill-planning and poor execution – especially in the early months.  The blog wants to help by highlighting the key areas where start-ups seem…


Meerkats and Avatars: showcasing SME tech startups

On show at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge earlier this month were 17 exciting new technologies, including: A device for measuring how people walk, which is useful for athletes in training but also for older people who have difficulty walking – the idea being to prevent potential falls. 3D automatic reconstruction of tunnels to…


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…


Celebrate mums in business this Mother’s Day

Guest post from Emma Jones (Enterprise Nation) With more than 300,000 mums running a business and contributing over £7 billion to the annual UK economy*, a group of small business organisations are suggesting the best gift for Mum this year is to buy her a business or lend a helping hand by calling on the…


Technology startup? Microsoft BizSpark could help you

Microsoft BizSpark is a global programme that helps fast-track the success of early stage technology startups with all the right resources, including software, support and marketing visibility. Through BizSpark,  you can: ·         Connect with startups, investors, mentors and partners in your area ·         Get Microsoft software through a no-charge MSDN subscription which includes Windows Azure…