PM David Cameron on Home Business Startups in The UK “We Need You!”

Britain started as a nation of shopkeepers, then  along came the industrial revolution and the 9 to 5 slave nation began.

But now we’re heading back to our roots. Only this time it’s as a nation of entrepreneurs.

Home businesses contribute £243 billion to the UK economy, so it’s no wonder David Cameron sees them as “key” to Britain’s economy.

Emma Jones (founder of Enterprise Nation and the public face behind the Growth Voucher scheme) launched her Home Business initiative in London yesterday (15th Aug 2014) and much to everyone’s surprise David Cameron turned up and set out the UK government’s thinking on home business and its value to the UK economy.

Luckily I had my trusty webcam with me, so here are the highlights.

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Quentin Pain started his first business, a courier company aged 23. He sold it 4 years later and used the profits to start a recording studio. A couple of albums later, he started two software companies, the last one being Accountz, which he grew from zero to 36,000 customers and retired from in January 2013. His current company is ProofMEDIA, a specialist digital consulting business. He's also a published author (including a Dummies title), and has won many awards including the IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year. Copywriting is his speciality and he runs 3 groups on Facebook under the Science of Copywriting brand, which combined has nearly 80,000 members. Quentin is also Chief Executive of the International Copywriters Association.