Kudos to the British Library’s Business & IP (Intellectual Property) Centre, for one particular area of work. They definitely lay on some great business-themed learning and networking opportunities. Over recent weeks I’ve enjoyed finding out more about:
- Business ethics – from Rasheed Ogunlaru at www.rasaru.com (twitter @RasheedOgunlaru)
- Practicalities for start-ups – from Emma Jones at www.enterprisenation.com (twitter @e_nation)
- Online marketing – from Alasdair Inglis from www.wearegrow.com
If one of your goals is to learn more about entrepreneurship the British Library is a good resource to tap into.
Here’s another work related thought, this one courtesy of the Daily Telegraph. Apparently research from insurance firm LV suggests there are 1.7m home-based sole traders in the UK at present.
Some 11% of those traders – 180,000 – do not have insurance for their business activity. They may believe that their domestic policies protect them, when in fact they do not.
It sounds like there is a need to signpost some top ten ‘how to’ materials to new entrepreneurs. In that way the 11% figure may gradually come down and fewer start-ups will miss out on a basic element that helps their businesses get going.
- Sole traders warned to check their cover (telegraph.co.uk)