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Start Smart: Ten Top Tips for Start-up Success

Anna Edwards | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Anna Edwards

Every business starts with a good idea. But turning that idea into some serious cash takes more than just thought. During our 'Entrepreneurs: Making It' series, I have spoken to business founders at all stages of the start-up journey. From living room first-timers to seasoned entrepreneurs on their subsequent adventures. Here are some lessons from our series: 10 things that might make your start-up fly.

Move Over, Susanna... Could Rachel Riley Be The New Face Of 'BBC Breakfast'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ever since Susanna Reid announced that she would be leaving BBC Breakfast to move onto pastures new at ITV, there's been a lot of talk about who will...

'Minges': Just Another Word We Want To See More Of On Countdown

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

File this under puerile things to snigger at: A recent Countdown contestant came up with the word “minges” during the afternoon show. Elli Han...

'Countdown' Star In Love Split

Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Countdown' star Rachel Riley and her husband Jamie Gilbert have split just 16 months after getting hitched, according to reports. The 27-year-old,...

The IT Crowd: Top Seven Moments

James Peckham | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

Come October The IT Crowd will come to a close. Graham Linehan, writer of Father Ted and Black Books, is bringing his third successful sitcom to an en...

Swapping Letters And Numbers For Waltzes And Rumbas

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Countdown' star Rachel Riley is swapping letters and numbers for waltzes and rumbas after officially signing up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The p...

Ryan Giggs Surprises Rachel Riley On Countdown (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Sport

Countdown star Rachel Riley was given a treat after racking up a milestone 1,000 appearances on the show - when surprise guest Ryan Giggs brought her ...

Carol Vorderman 'Barred' From 'Countdown'

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Carol Vorderman has said she was barred from the 'Countdown' studio following her departure from the show. The 'Loose Women' presenter and maths wh...

WATCH: The Most Awkward Moment In 'Countdown' History?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Did you know that Countdown is based on a French gameshow called Des Chiffres Et Des Lettres? Well, it's true, it is. Because of this, it makes a lot ...

'I Really Loved Richard'

Posted 27.04.2012 | Home

Piers Morgan has a high strike rate of making his celebrity guests shed a tear or ten - or in Cheryl Cole's case, full scale waterworks - and Caro...

Girl, 4, Joins Mensa Before Starting School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A four-year-old girl has been admitted into Mensa before she has even started school. Heidi Hankins, from Winchester, has been accepted into the ex...

Watch: The 10 Rudest Game Show Moments In History (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Comedy

They say you should never work with children or animals. But in the case of game shows, it might be wise to substitute 'children' for 'the public' and...

WATCH: New Countdown Host Nick Hewer Enjoys His First Rude Word Blooper

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Lord Sugar's one-time business adviser Nick Hewer has been hosting Channel 4's beloved anagram and arithmatic gameshow Countdown since 9 January. A...

Hired! Nick Hewer Becomes More Than Lord Sugar's Sidekick

PA | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Lord Sugar's Apprentice sidekick Nick Hewer has signed up to present the new series of Countdown. He will take over from Jeff Stelling and join reg...

Pregnant And Proud: Beyoncé And Embryoncé Star In New Video Teaser

MyDaily | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Style

It looks like Beyoncé isn't one to hide her baby bump behind baggy tops and tracksuit bottoms - after Embryoncé's grand unveiling at the MTV Video M...

Is Jeff Stelling Going To Stay With Countdown?

www.mirror.co.uk | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Countdown host Jeff Stelling has pulled a dramatic vowel out of the bag - a U-turn on his ­decision to quit the show....