Micro-businesses and smaller companies across the UK are expecting favourable trading conditions over the coming months, according to a new industry report. The latest Small Business Index from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has shown that confidence levels among small firms for the second quarter of 2015 was measured at +37.9, up from +28.7 in the first quarter, although slightly down from the all-time high reading of +39.7 12 months ago. (more…)
A new report has highlighted the increasingly critical role that self-employed people starting their own micro-businesses are playing in driving growth for the UK economy. Compiled by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), in collaboration with Etsy, the Second Age of Small report has called on the British business community to recognise the positive impact these smaller firms are making nationwide. (more…)
When it comes to job satisfaction, having a genuine love and passion for what you do is not only important but a huge bonus. Being able to pursue something that you enjoy doing because you get a buzz from it, find it easy to do or simply just because, is such a fulfilling way to live and seeing as your professional life plays a massive role in what you do, fully enjoying it can only help to raise your overall happiness. (more…)