Digital SMEs: 9th October 2015

Joley Gordon
By , - Fujitsu and SMEs

As our evenings get darker and the weather gets more chilly, it’s fair to say that small businesses are working hard to keep business going as we head into Autumn – there is lots to do before the end of the year! This week has been another positive one for SMEs, with a new skills programme launching to help digital businesses and positive news for young entrepreneurs. Please see below a roundup of key stories this week:

  • According to new research, young entrepreneurs aged under 35 are on average twice as ambitious about their company’s growth prospects, and four times as likely to hire new staff than older generations of business owners
  • Digital Business Academy, Tech City UK’s dedicated skills programme, has launched three new courses for anyone in the UK who want to start, run, or join a digital business. To date, more than 18,000 people from across the UK have enrolled in this skills programme
  • Twenty two companies have been shortlisted for Innovate UK’s first SME innovation awards! The awards celebrate projects and companies that demonstrate the impact of innovation on business growth and driving the economy, and can inspire others

Let us know your thoughts on this week’s news. Are you a young entrepreneur who has developed their own business? Will you be taking advantage of Tech City UK’s new skills programme? What do you think about Innovate UK’s first SME innovation awards? You can reach us by commenting below or tweeting at @Fujitsu_UK or @FujitsuSMELady

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