Entrepreneurs work much harder in London than in Scotland

london_entrepreneurLondon entrepreneurs work the most hours a week while those in Scotland work the least, while UK entrepreneurs across the country are working an average of 52 hours a week; 63% longer than the average salaried Briton.

The survey of 2,000 UK entrepreneurs, commissioned by Penelope, a call handling solution for small businesses, found that entrepreneurs in London were found to be working the longest week at 61 hours compared to those in Scotland who were working an average of 46. Continue reading

Welcome to Penelope… a digital receptionist for SMEs

moneypenny_penelopeMoneypenny, apparently the UK’s largest answerphone service, has launched Penelope, a digital receptionist for SMEs.

Penelope is an app that lets small business owners control where and when their business calls ring 24/7. The app uses voice recognition technology (via Nuance and Aurix) and is supported by real people, otherwise known as HaaS (Humans as a Service).

Rather like emails, which can be dealt with immediately and on whatever device, calls can be put through to either a mobile, office phone, home phone or to a colleague. Other features include Moneypenny PA, a ‘real’ person who can take calls. Continue reading