Our community has grown organically, through social networking and our presence at offline events. Although the gradpreneur community is quite small, there are more grads heading in this direction. The gradpreneur brand has been created to recongise the achievements and provide connections within the entrepreneur space.
I think that it is a great way to help the economy when many banks and financiers are refusing to lend when Start-ups have little or not fixed assets to use as collateral.
It is a beneficial way to help stimulate the economy by injecting investment into the UK economy to help maintain its competitive position on a global level. Innovation and entrepreneurship helps spur global competitiveness and is key to ensuring a strong position globally. Especially when the UK and the western economies are high tech led economies which rely on such innovation to maintain its position.
I use Freeagent - I spent a bit of time comparing a few options, including Xero and Kashflow, and eventually came down to Freeagent because of the integrations and the price. With Freshbooks, are there any restrictions on the number of invoices you can send or anything with the free account?