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Businesses Ignore ‘Doom And Gloom Experts’ To Go For Growth

Businesses Ignore ‘Doom And Gloom Experts’ To Go For Growth

UK small businesses are ignoring ‘doom and gloom experts’ and focusing on growing sales in the coming months, according to a report by eBay. Their survey of 416 small firms who hold an eBay account revealed that 46% are optimistic about their future growth prospects, compared to just 19% who are pessimistic. Despite months of economic uncertainty, it appears that respondents are growing tired of negative commentary concerning the UK economy – with 52% fed up with news stories that don’t affect their business. Indeed, business owners see themselves as ‘masters of their own destiny’ with 72% believing it’ll be their own actions that make or break their enterprise. When it comes to other potential risks that could influence their growth, a reduction in consumer spending (41%) topped the... »


Free online workspace for networkers

An interactive networking website has been launched offering firms the ability to connect with each other and do business online. Business owners can register for free to use Once signed up, they can advertise their services on the website, as well as use online file storage to upload reports and presentations, and hold online conferences and seminars. Co–creator of Talkbiznow, Martin Warner said: “Most networking sites are just about connecting people, while we are about making quality connections and getting professionals to do business online. For us it’s about creating workgroups that can exchange information and communicate securely. It is free to join, unlike most online business networks.” “We have a unique vision of linking business pro... »