UK Entrepreneur

Launching Your Own Business? Work With Your Competition

Arran Rice | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Arran Rice

When you launch your own business one of the best approaches you can take is to work with your competition. This might seem like unusual advice but working with your rivals can be really useful - I promise.

This 11-Year-Old Makes More Than £1,000 A Week With His Sweet Business Venture

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Parents

A budding entrepreneur who started out selling manure before moving onto sweets is now making more than £1,000 per week from his own business, at the...

I'm Not Perfect...But I'm a Female Inventor and Proud Anyway

Simona Vignudelli | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Tech
Simona Vignudelli

I'm not perfect. My mother told me that when I was young. Now I have a family of my own and I'm still not perfect. As a self-employed mother with two children, I don't have time to go shopping by myself, let alone with friends.

Seriously, I Don't Need a Holiday

Janet Murray | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Murray

People are constantly telling me I shouldn't work so hard, must take more breaks and more holidays... yada yada yada. But the thing is, I absolutely love what I do. So much so, that while I love travelling with work, and enjoy the odd weekend break, I actually feel a bit resentful about having to take a holiday because it takes me away from my work.

In Partnerships We Trust - The Promise of the Sustainable Development Goals

Andrew Devenport | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

In the decade or so I have been working in development I have had more good weeks than bad ones, and this week is an especially good week that makes me more optimistic than ever regarding the future of the young people we are trying to help.

The Long Road to Stimulating Tech Innovation in Africa

Loren Treisman | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

Beyond the hype, burgeoning tech communities across the continent could shape their societies in transformative ways. For their true potential to be realised, it will require patience, long-term investment and tailored support but it's well worth the effort as the potential pay-off is huge.

Have We Hit Communication Overload?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

There is so much technological noise out there right now; so many apps; so many upgrades; so many content providers; so many packages, bundles and choices. In this new world, where we have so many technological options, it's easy to find our eyes glazing over.

Are You a Passionpreneur?

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

It is often said by successful business figures in the public eye that they couldn't have achieved what they did without the support of others. I am a firm believer in continually evolving and learning from people in your business community and your own team.

Five Step Creativity Plan to Increase Your Productivity and Have More Fun

Maite Baron | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the business world, perhaps not surprisingly, process-focused managers are often worried by those who show creative flair, believing that they will be hard to manage, unwilling to toe the corporate line.

Why Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs Are Very Rich

Stephanie Holland | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

Is multi-passionate even a word? It should be. One of the things I am attracted to most in other people is their passion for life and everything it has to offer. And I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

Ten Reasons Why Everyone Can Be an Entrepreneur - part two

Andrew Devenport | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Aliança Empreendedora, the Brazilian member of Youth Business International which has supported 19,000 low income microentrepreneurs, we have compiled 10 arguments which deconstruct myths many people have about becoming an entrepreneur.

The Flipside of Being an Entrepreneur!

Michaela Jedinak | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Michaela Jedinak

First of all I like to say that I love being an Entrepreneur and that I can't imagine now doing anything else but running my own start up fashion businesses. But I honestly can say I didn't expect it would be that hard and that challenging and such a long way to travel before you are getting some sign of rewards and success.

Self-Limitless Belief: The Time to Believe and Achieve

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

We are all familiar with the concept of self-limiting beliefs. I am sure there have been times where you have questioned yourself and worried about whether you can indeed accomplish something you have set out to do? It ultimately comes down to belief. Belief in yourself and the beliefs which form your modus operandi.

Proud to Be a Mumpreneur

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

There is nothing like a label to make me grumpy. Call me anything that pins me down to more than that moment in time and I will kick against the label pinned to me until it well and truly falls off.

The Importance of the Intrapreneur

Nick Morris | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Morris

Startups are often run by teams with little conventional experience; large corporations often boast a remarkable array of established, proven and immensely talented teams.

Six things I did right in my first startup

Will Bancroft | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

You know how low the success rates are for startups. Make yourself as valuable to your business as you possibly can and you'll end up making your self more employable outside of it. Doing so also helps drive your business forward.

A New Venture

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been a while since my last blog post and a lot has changed over the last few months. My previous posts were all about being a graduate and how I was coping with the shock of the real world. Well, I'm still coping with the shock of the real world but as it's 2015 and indeed a good six months since I graduated, I think I must officially call myself a grown up...

A Woman's Place is in the Home!

Linzi Boyd | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Linzi Boyd

One final thing to consider, we can only learn in the moment, making mistakes along the way bearing in mind that our children who learn from us will hopefully find it easier to lead the way for their children in the future.

Why Are We So Afraid of Failure as UK Entrepreneurs?

Michelle Wright | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

I've been thinking a lot about failure recently. Over the years, I shudder to think about how much time I have wasted worrying about whether I have failed a test or haven't done 'well enough'. And when I did fail something, like my first driving test for example, it undoubtedly only served to make me a better driver in the end. The angst of worrying about the failure was pointless...

Top Tips For Landing A Job In Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Trying to break into the tech industry can be tricky, particularly for an industry newcomer. Whilst technology firms are flourishing, landing a job de...

Keeping Business Overheads Low With the Help from Public Libraries

Stephen Fear | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

For newly launched businesses, keeping control of finances is a necessity and those that act nonchalantly about expenses will often pay the price later down the line. Many start ups fall into the mistake of taking on too many overheads...

Never Stop Dancing - A Year in the Life of a Business Startup

Hannah Saunders | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Hannah Saunders

It's been over a year now and, as I hoped and feared, it's been the most fun/interesting/terrifying year I've had for a few decades. On the whole, it would have been cheaper to buy a sportscar and less time-consuming to have an affair with a 25 year old, but, as I can't drive and am happy with my fella, this 45 year old's mid-life crisis is a "follow your dream" business startup.

Entrepreneurs All Have One Thing in Common... We're All Slightly Crazy

Paul Lees | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Paul Lees

It takes a certain type of person to make a business successful, not everyone is cut out to start a business. The harsh reality is that the vast majority of businesses will fail, one in three start-ups collapse within the first three years, which is often down to having an insufficient support and expertise network.

How to Hire the Best People for Your Business

Reuben Singh | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Reuben Singh

Often employers forget that they are surrounded by people who might just be looking to move jobs. If you do know someone, ask them if they want the job! You just never know, your perfect employee might be right under your nose!

The Big Fat Coaching Lie

Claire Mitchell | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Claire Mitchell

I blame coaches. And I might get a bit sweary so you'll have to forgive me.