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Eat. Sleep. Startup. Repeat. Over Half A Million New Startups Created In The UK.

StartUp Britain

StartUp Britian, the national campaign promoting entrepreneurship, set a bold challenge at the start of the year. To help promote and encourage more people to start up than ever before and get over half a million new companies going.

In 2011 the figure stood at 440,600 and last year it was 484,224. With an economy that was still unsure of whether recovery might be around the corner it was a bold campaign to kick-start. Read more…

Entrepreneurs And Business Owners Head To Downing Street For The Launch Of Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday UK

This week sees the first ever Small Business Saturday in the UK, a campaign to get shoppers supporting smaller local companies.

Already a huge success in the US, Small Business Saturday is launching this side of the pond on this weekend on the 7th December. The campaign coincides with one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the run up to Christmas. Read more…

Waterstones Announces Response To Amazons Drones

What do you do when a huge corporation such Amazon announces a bold (and yes well timed *cough* Cyber Monday *cough*) plan to roll out drone deliveries?

You announce an even bolder scheme. This is just what British bookshop Waterstones did. Here they introduce their O.W.L.S. initiative. Enjoy the LOLs.

Quotes Of Advice and Inspiration From Famous Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneurs life can be tough but it is also a huge rush. Sometimes we need a little motivation so whether your looking to startup or you’re further down the road then check out what some distinguished entrepreneurs have to say about this crazy life.

 

Steve Jobs Quote Read more…

Meet the Smarta 100 – Class of 2013

Another year, another tough task for the Smarta team having to whittle down 1500 businesses to 100 for the prestigious Smarta 100 list. We had the pleasure of being named one of the alumni in 2011 and we see this list going from strength to strength with some truly innovative businesses being showcased.

We put together a quick list of all of the winners on twitter below so make sure to give them a warm welcome and say a hello!

You can find the direct list on twitter here.


You Don’t Want To Spill Coffee On This Womans Latptop

Next time you’re in a coffee shop, take a little more care. You never know when you’ll be up against the wall.

Concept Cupboard heads to 10 Downing Street

No 10 Enterprise Nation

Yesterday we had the pleasure of heading to 10 Downing Street thanks to the pioneering work of Enterprise Nation and the brilliant Emma Jones.

The reason for the meeting was to bring a bunch of creative entrepreneurs in to talk about their experiences in growing a company and how the government can help them flourish. Daniel Korski, the PM’s special advisor on enterprise, had kindly agreed to meet with us for an hour to listen to our views. Read more…

How To Make Star Wars Great Again

We like to let the inner geek out once in a while at Concept Cupboard and came across this awesome animation.

Now, does anyone have the number for J.J. Abrams people?

If you’re going to quit your job, this is the way to do it

Sometimes you just need to go out in a viral blaze of glory. Here’s to you Marina Shifrin!

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