UK Entrepreneur

Don't Give Up - Persistence Is Key to Business Success

Lloyd Dorfman | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Lloyd Dorfman

When I look back on this seminal episode in my business career, it obviously gives me a lot of personal pride. Our small team managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Three decades on, what do I think are the key lessons for the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow?

Women's Leadership Networking

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Camilla Ley-Valentin

I strongly believe that the world needs more females in the tech industry, and events like this are very important to continue to focus on the gender issue in the industry and also the lack of IT professionals in general.

The Easiest Way To Help The Environment Is To Give Up Meat, Says Lily Cole

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

A few years ago, you could barely walk down the street without passing the striking face of Lily Cole plastered across billboards and shop windows. No...

No Regrets Living

Bev James | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Bev James

Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse who spent years caring and counselling dying patients. She recorded their last wishes and when she questioned whether they would do anything differently, Bronnie noticed common regrets and themes surface again and again.

Entrepreneur Interview - Brian Scudamore

Ben Mirza | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Ben Mirza

The break-in alarm wouldn't stop screaming - and I knew I was screwed. Just as self-made multi-millionaire Brian Scudamore, the person I was about t...

Five Steps to Help You Sense Check Your Business Ideas

Ian Mason | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK
Ian Mason

Let's be fair, business ideas are easy to come by. There are very few people that haven't, at some point in their lives, said: "I should start a business doing that". Technology and the internet have only served to increase potential start-up opportunities for anyone with a computer and an internet connection. How many times have you thought of a great idea for an app?

Top Tips for Setting Up Your Own Business

Sarah Willingham | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Sarah Willingham

Most importantly, LOVE what you do. Setting up your own business involves a lot of hard work, sweat, blood and tears. It isn't easy and in order to have the dedication and passion to see it through, you have to really love what you're doing.

Queen's Young Leader Award Will Allow Me to Meet Some of the Commonwealth's Most Inspiring, Change-creating Leaders

Adam Bradford | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

The work I'm doing now, raising awareness and understanding of autism, running campaigns and developing my consultancy's portfolio will be impacted so much by the Award. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the Commonwealth's most inspiring, change-creating leaders who care about the world around them and the way it is working. I can't wait to meet my fellow Award Winners and Her Majesty The Queen!

How To Pitch In 10 Minutes To Gain Investment

Neeta Patel | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

Standing up and presenting to an audience can be one of the most stressful things we do in our working lives, especially if the future of our business...

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.