We’ve found the best and most interesting of the business articles hitting the headlines – and we’re definitely sensing an entrepreneurial theme this week…
Feature of the week
We love the colourful illustrations that accompany this piece on the personnel essential for your start up. Posted on Forbes.com, the article features a mentor taking his protégée through the core questions you need to ask yourself when hiring for your start-up. A personable look at one of the often-overlooked processes in creating a business from scratch – take a look here.
Here are some other small business news pieces that caught our eye…
Entrepreneurship: five macho myths debunked | The Guardian
Forget any rules you thought you knew about entrepreneurial spirit – here’s what you really need to know. A great article for everyone, but particularly if you’re curious about whether entrepreneurship is only a guy’s game (hint: it’s not).
If your SME is digital and relies upon web traffic, then you’ll need to be paying attention to the latest updates from Google. Their new algorithm is called Penguin 3.0 and it has changed quite a few rules. Skip to the bottom of page two of this article for a quick overview of how to deal with it if you are one of the few affected.
Good news for exports as Brand Britain is revealed to be valuable concept | SmallBusiness.co.uk
Do you export goods abroad? Then make sure you advertise that they are ‘Made in Britain’. This feature from SmallBusines.co.uk has revealed that it will do well for your business.
Finally, an SME venture to make you smile. This small Brazilian company have sights set high for their rather unique high-street service – we won’t spoil the surprise before you visit the link, but it’s safe to say we wish we’d thought of it first.