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Why More Young People Should Set Up Their Own Business

Marc Wileman | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marc Wileman

While it's great to see an increase in entrepreneurs in these areas, I believe that young people can establish companies in any field they choose. With the right frame of mind, anything is possible. If you're thinking about becoming your own boss just remember, you don't have to do it alone.

Ex Dragons' Den Star And David Cameron Adviser Denies Child Sex Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

A former Dragons’ Den star has vehemently denied allegations he committed child sex attacks. Doug Richard, who acted as an adviser to Prime Mini...

Ex Dragons' Den Star And David Cameron Adviser Charged With Child Sex Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

A former star of the BBC's Dragons' Den programme has been charged with child sex offences. American-born Doug Richard, who acted as an adviser to ...

Delayed Flights - Know Your Rights! Compensation Worth Millions Is Being Lost

Sarah Willingham | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

If your flight was delayed between 3-4 hours you could claim back between €250-400 depending on the distance and destination. For flights over 4 hours you could see this rise to €600, which may very well cover the cost of another trip!

Dragons' Den: Pitching, Bitching and Plenty of Nervous Twitching

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Luck has a lot to do with business success. Being in the right place at the right time certainly helps. If it wasn't for Steve Jobs attending Hewlett-...

How to Sell a Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Be sure to think carefully about these three aspects when you're looking to sell and don't just take the first offer you get. You built this business from the ground up - exit with the confidence that it's in good hands and will continue to be something you're proud of...

The Secret to My Success

James Caan CBE | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Soft skills are a game changer for career development and business growth and it's time for employers, government, educators, parents - everyone - to take action to recognise, promote and improve them. Part of the success in my journey wasn't about my qualifications or experience, but it was the value I gave to soft skills that helped me get to where I am today.

Senior Entrepreneurs Are the Ones to Watch

Doug Richard | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech
Doug Richard

What is it about the senior entrepreneur that is so oxymoronic? Surely an older person is the most likely candidate to invent bifocals. I doubt that many 20-somethings (today as much as in the 18th century) have ever stopped to consider the greatness of a lens with two distinct optical powers.

Four Ways to Get Headhunted

James Caan CBE | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

One of the most flattering things in the professional world is getting headhunted on behalf of a renowned company. If someone rings you out of the blue and takes an interest in you, it is a sure sign that you are doing all the right things in your current job. When I started my first headhunting firm many years ago, almost every time I approached a candidate on behalf of a prestigious company their self-esteem would instantly be boosted. It would be a very risky approach to sit back and purely wait to be headhunted but when great opportunities do present themselves over the course over a career it is always important to grasp them.

My Best Business Decision: Saying No to Jeremy Kyle

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

The brief was that they wanted a therapist to mediate with families who had appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I faintly heard the audience applause as it echoed out into the distance.

Asa Bennett

After Taming The Dragons, What Now For These Young Tea Entrepreneurs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

After having to decide between three Dragons fighting to invest in their luxury tea blend line "PHOM", things have taken off for 23-year old entrepren...

And The New Newsnight Presenter Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

Jeremy Paxman's replacement as Newsnight presenter has been announced. Paxman, who sat in the chair for 25 years, stood down last month, leaving on...

'Dragons Den Bosses Won't Hire Another Woman'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Michelle Mone has hit out at the bosses of ‘Dragons’ Den’, claiming they won’t invite her on the show because they already have two women on t...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Talk 'Ridiculous Nonsense' About Migrants, Says Cobra Beer Boss

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip and party leader Nigel Farage peddle "ridiculous nonsense" about the impact immigrants have on Britain, Cobra Beer boss Lord Bilimoria has said. ...

Asa Bennett

Migrants Rob Native Brits' Jobs? 'Nonsense', Says Dragon Theo

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has issued a robust defence of immigrants' contribution to the UK, rubbishing claims that they take native Brit...

Duncan Bannatyne Fined For Using Mobile In Car

PA | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne has been fined by police for using his mobile phone while at the wheel. The entrepreneur, named as the joint-534...

The Dragons Come Out to Play

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

It's been an incredibly fun year being involved with Dragons Den, I've made some wonderful new friends, my fellow Dragons, and had the opportunity to invest in some really remarkable and talented young entrepreneurs. I'm thrilled at how well my first three investments are doing.

Charming Is a Choice

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

I wonder if the word 'bossy' is a western term, I can't quite imagine having been in the Kiberan slums someone ever being referred to as bossy. A survivor yes, bossy, I doubt it. So, if you are fortunate enough to have strong-willed girls in your life make sure your words and actions promote their natural leadership skills, empower them not destroy them.

'Stop Payday Loans' Says Ex-Dragon Theo Paphitis

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has hit out at "morally bankrupt" payday lenders and called for them to be outlawed. Writing on Twitter, the...

Simon To Launch 'Dragons' Den' Style Show?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Simon Cowell has reportedly had enough of talent contests like ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and is planning to launch a new ‘...

Tripping Up Trunki - What Every Design-Focussed Business Should Know

Ilya Kazi | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Ilya Kazi

Having taken on the 'Dragon's Den', been sent away penniless, and gone on to develop a multi-million pound internationally-successful business, there are few that would begrudge the Trunki suitcase inventor Rob Law his success.

Asa Bennett

This Entrepreneur Turned Down ALL The Dragons And Is Doing Very Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Dragons' Den ended its latest series on Sunday with a pitch from entrepreneur James Roupell, who dramatically ended up turning down all five Dragons a...

Why the Personal Touch Counts for Everything in Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

Nowadays I invest primarily in people who want to do what I did - become their own boss. I'm a firm believer that if you are prepared to put the effort in, there is no reason why you can't successfully run your own business... Technology has since come on leaps and bounds, which means you can access data and generate leads like never before. And the advent of social media means that building a brand and marketing yourself has become that little bit easier.

Top 10 Tips for Success in Business - Without Being the Wolf of Wall Street

David Green | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
David Green

I was recently asked by a reporter whether these programmes demonstrate how ruthless we need to be to get on in business. Certainly not. To achieve success we need to have a spiritual attitude and that doesn't mean being soft and fluffy.

New Year, New Challenge, New Business

Shingo Murakami | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Shingo Murakami

For many, January marks the first month of a fresh start and it is the ideal time to decide what we want to get out of the year ahead by taking on new challenges. Whether it's making the decision to get and stay fit, or taking on a new hobby you've always planned on doing, there's always something new to try.