UK Entrepreneur

James Caan: How I Would Have Saved HMV

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

James Caan came to attention as one of the millionaire entrepreneurs in the Dragons' Den from 2007. The British-Pakistani entrepreneur made his millio...

Rebel Rebel - Turning a Mid-Life Crisis Into a Business Proposition

Hannah Saunders | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Saunders

At 41, I had a baby. Followed 17 months later by another... and all the life-skewing, skin-flaying emotions they have brought with them... so, what next? I set up my own business and Big Fish Little Fish Productions - running family club events on weekend afternoons - was born. A micro-festival for the post-rave generation of parents and children.

Embracing Risk: Making Britain a Global Hub for Innovation

Intelligence Squared | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

What can we do here in Britain to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in order to give our companies the best chance to succeed on the world stage? This is a question that we as a country need to answer if we are to remain an economic powerhouse, and with a multitude of emerging economies breathing down our necks, it's a question we need to answer quickly.

For the Entrepreneur, Perseverance Is a Personal Evolution

Kiyan Foroughi | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK
Kiyan Foroughi

It's a personality trait that is often overlooked by the media who prefers to report on the more glamorous parts of seemingly overnight multi-billion dollar exits or cataclysmic failures - but nothing in between, which makes for the vast majority of business cases.

Prince's Trust Helping to Breed Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Anita Brook | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Brook

I think it is true that the current economic climate poses challenges that are very different to those faced by the school and university leavers of previous generations. There might not be a queue of companies waiting to give graduates a job, but there are plenty of young people out there with the drive, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit to help themselves.

Creating Entrepreneurs Now on the Curriculum in London

Alex Muller | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Muller

A revolution has happened and over the last decade increasingly many undergraduates want something different. We want to start our own businesses - inevitably small at first, but hopefully large one day.

What Makes a Good Mentor/Mentee Relationship?

Neeta Patel | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK
Neeta Patel

For almost everyone reading this blog, there will be one person, whether a teacher, a friend or someone in business, who has given you a vital leg up at one stage in your life and without whom you would not have done so well.

British Music's Newest Entrepreneurial Pop Star

Nik Thakkar | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nik Thakkar

Entrepreneurial pop is something that has always existed, since Sinatra at least.

Boffin Fallacy

Suranga Chandratillake | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Tech
Suranga Chandratillake

The increasingly quantitative way business gets done means leadership positions in modern enterprises are better suited to those with a numerate background, whether they self-identify as technologists or businesspeople. Look beyond the UK and the evidence is plentiful.

The Globalisation of the Cottage Industry

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

As final year students are in the last stages of their degree, they could be forgiven for wondering why they are even bothering. The latest UK statist...

Why I'm Not A 'Mumpreneur'

Abi S. Wright | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

In the four years since starting , I have donned two hats: one as an entrepreneur, and the other as a mum. As my little boy (who is not...

A Blipp on the CV: One Path to Entrepreneurialism

Jessica Butcher | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK
Jessica Butcher

Maybe my path to entrepreneurialism was more a default necessity out of the fact that I wasn't very good at being someone else's employee, combined with this constant thirst to 'disrupt' and ultimately, and most importantly...luck.

My Story - The University Paper

Chris Moss | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moss

After seeing the success of Groupon, I decided that bringing this business model to the student market would be an excellent idea. I decided that I would produce a newspaper that had discount vouchers in for places around Nottingham, giving myself the front page premium advert space.

Who Do Britons Want To Replace George Osborne?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Politics

Amid Autumn Statement and austerity gloom Osborne's waning popularity will come as no surprise to many. More than two thirds of Britons want to see...

Why Britain Needs the Tech-Factor

Brendan Flattery | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

Mr. Cowell, if you are reading this, we all love music, but even The Beatles didn't have the impact that the Internet has. I

Power Maternity

Sarah Pylas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Pylas

I agree that comparing ourselves to other mums is sometimes at the root of many feelings of inadequacy, but not setting up an empire during the first year of your child's life should certainly not be one of those things.

Entrepreneurs - Born or Made?

Roy Joulous | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK
Roy Joulous

While I do believe entrepreneurs can be made, rather than being born to do it, there are some personality traits I think it is vital people who are setting up their own business have. Patience and determination are at the top of my list.

Have Confidence in the Kids

Cheuk Wing Au | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK
Cheuk Wing Au

There's no doubt it's a tough time to be a young person. With the world economy continuing to falter, uncertainty is everywhere and prospects for school and university leavers look bleak. But I think now, more than ever, we need to have confidence in, and encourage, young people.

Want Better Job Satisfaction? Be Your Own Boss

Roy Joulous | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK
Roy Joulous

Yet more news about people having low job satisfaction this week. Not for the first time, I count myself lucky that after years of hard work and putti...

Which Characteristics Do YOU Share With Entrepreneurs?

Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Have you ever wondered if you've got what it takes to be a world-class entrepreneur? Well wonder no more - research from several quarters suggests...

Charlie Thomas

Medical Marvels: How British Expertise In Bio-Tech and Medical Devices Leads The World | Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

British industry has had a rough few years. We are losing the race when it comes to manufacturing cars, textiles and commodities to China, the Far Eas...

How to Inspire Today's Lazy Youth From a Teenage Entrepreneur's Perspective

Steven Bartlett | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Steven Bartlett

All too often people complain about how lazy today's youth are: they are more concerned with their phones, favourite shows, and Facebook than their own future. Well I, as a 19 year old entrepreneur, have some news for these naysayers - you're 100% right.

Embarrassing Self Promotion

Annette Burgess | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK
Annette Burgess

I run a company. Virtually every day I do something that is designed to either enhance the reputation of that company, or to increase its market position. I'm more than comfortable with this, in fact I (secretly) quite enjoy it.

Charlie Thomas

Which Business Sectors Are Targetting An Olympic Leap In Sales? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Despite desperately disappointing growth forecasts from the Bank of England today, a number of retail sectors are predicted to enjoy an Olympic lift. ...

Work or Pleasure: My Take on the Government's Work Experience Scheme

Phil Shanks | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

We risk losing a really valuable scheme that can make a massive contribution to a person's employment prospects and the government needs, as a matter of urgency, to provide some firm direction.