Take a look at our business news round up to see the stories that grabbed our attention this week.
Feature of the week
First and foremost, we were interested in this story from The Guardian’s Small Business Network about the future of social media. We’re all been told before about the huge value of social media in growing a business. However, how many of us have considered how different the social media landscape will look in the future? Can you imagine using social media sites that aren’t Facebook or Twitter?! Probably not – so take a peek here at what could be the future of social media, and read about how this could impact small business owners. | http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2014/oct/24/future-of-social-media-for-small-business
We’re also reading:
This article from the Telegraph Business Club highlights the growing trend for microbusinesses. Did you know that one in 10 UK adults now makes an extra £2,000 a year from ‘hobby businesses’? No? Neither did we! | http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/11170044/One-in-10-make-an-extra-2000-a-year-from-hobby-businesses.html
The BBC ran a story this week dispelling some of the stereotypes surrounding those who set up their own businesses. Rather than being young, entrepreneurial 20-somethings, self-starters are much more likely to be in their late 30s or 40s. | http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29660624
The UK economy grew by a further 0.7% this quarter, but does this show a slowing down in economic recovery, and what does it mean for small businesses? | http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/news.php?CID=2&NID=23943&Title=UK+economy+grows+by+0.7%25+#.VEpv-yLF-2U
Like it or not, Christmas is fast-approaching! Will you be turning the Christmas tunes on in your business for the festive season? This article from The Guardian takes a look at the impact of music on small businesses. | http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2014/oct/24/soundtrack-small-business-music-help-retail