The world of the intrapreneur

Though it is certainly not a new concept, the term ‘intrapreneur’ is a relatively new word, coined by (or at least credited to) an American couple, Gifford and Elizabeth Pinchot, in 1978. It is understood as meaning one who conceives and puts into action the creative, innovative, often risk-taking ideas that form the basis of […]

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UK SMEs still struggling to find funding

Small businesses in the UK are still suffering from lack of funds at least partially due to lenders’ hesitance in making affordable loans as start-up capital for entrepreneurs in private business. In spite of efforts by the government to incentivise banks and mortgage companies, a large percentage of SME owners have been refused a loan […]

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SMEs being conned by consumers

A survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses, or FSB, has come up with some startling revelations. Three out of every 10 companies have been duped financially and the culprit is most cases (13 percent) are customers or a client while ‘card not present’ accounts for 10 percent of the fraud cases. This apart, […]

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