UK Entrepreneurship

Employing Modern Thinking Will Make The Gig Economy Work For Everyone

Michelle Wright | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Michelle Wright

The news stories around disruptive tech companies and bogus self-employment are one side of the Gig Economy story. But beyond the cabs and couriers, f...

Five Reasons Why Self-Employment Is The Way Ahead

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

In these uncertain economic times, striking out on your own may not seem like the most sensible option. But what if you have a product that has to come to market, or an idea that is so innovative it has to be seen through to fruition? What if you're simply like my friend who started his own Indian takeaway because he was fed up of people not experiencing authentic Indian food?

Four Steps To Optimizing An Entrepreneur's Mental Health

Dr Rachel Thomas | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Dr Rachel Thomas

The life of an entrepreneur is one of high risk. One risk that isn't often addressed is that to your health. The fast-paced environment of today's entrepreneur means the need to pivot or scale can lead to your health being put behind other investments and priorities. Despite your health being arguably your most valuable asset, it often isn't regarded as one.

I'm Self Employed But My Toddler Is The Boss!

Charlotte Wise | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents
Charlotte Wise

Let's face it, being self employed and running your own business is hard work, building your own startup is even harder, but add being a parent to the equation and any fellow mum will tell you there can be days when you will feel everything is impossible!

Small Business, Big Heart

Michelle Ovens | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Michelle Ovens

Has there ever been a more important time to talk about community? What brings communities together, what makes them stick, what grows, supports and nurtures them? How do communities come together when the going gets tough, and how do they celebrate and grow?

India's Female Entrepreneurs: Trail Blazing A Path Of Opportunity

Cherie Blair | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Cherie Blair

India has one of the lowest rates of female labour force participation in the world - ranked 120 out of 131 countries by the International Labor Organization. More alarming still, this rate is in decline. Furthermore, the dearth of women in the labour market is a heavy drag on India's GDP, with India's economic growth rate now the lowest it's been in two years.

Networking Is The Backbone Of All Business Success

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

To really get the most out of networking, you have to make it a routine because the more you network, the more you uncover more tips that work. To round it up, networking is never an option for a business venture that wants to succeed in this age, but a prerequisite. Inculcate the networking tips above to watch your brand soar.

The TV Industry Needs To Accelerate Its Own Disruption, Now!

Dan Allen | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Allen

So what can be done? Plenty, if you get the right people involved. What's needed, first and foremost, is an entrepreneurial mindset. Replacing great managers with more great managers will simply perpetuate the status quo.

How Did Being With An Abusive Partner Inform My Methodology Of Using Kindness To Overcome Unhelpful Neurology?

Anna Pinkerton | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pinkerton

It's no accident that I founded Kindness Incorporated™ having been in a relationship with the most unkind person I had ever met. Of course, he didn't show up that way, and this 'trick' hurt me deeply.

Starting From Scratch When You Have A Family

Alec Dobbie | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
Alec Dobbie

Without blowing my own trumpet too much, this is exactly what I have done, and I am not the only one. Far from it, today, I think most people know someone who has started a business from home and it's gone on to charge their life for the better. So what is the key to this success and freedom?

You Are Getting Bad Career Advice From Ucas

Johnny Luk | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Luk

I hate it when students come to me and say, 'oh I want to focus on passing my exams first then I will look for jobs'. That's a worrying sign. It's not because of intellectual capacity, far from it, but because it indicates a lack of pragmatism, i.e. it's a mind set issue. A degree is a piece of paper that gives you an opening to a door, but that's it.

Can We Really Have It All?

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

I really didn't think that my generation had to worry about those choices that I saw my mum making. It was only after speaking to my NCT group that I realised I was the only one who was planning to return to full time work. When I looked at my friends who had kids very few of them were working full time.

Good Things Happen When Universities And Businesses Join Forces

Professor John Raftery | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.

Netflix's Girlboss - A Story Career Girls Can Identify With

Sophia Murray | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sophia Murray

Sophia is an inspiration to all of us because she speaks to all young women who want to live their lives the way that they want to. It also challenges the notion that company founders need to be male, and that workplaces can't be feminist. Society as a whole has a responsibility and role to play in cultivating the next generation of women leaders.

Creative Play: How To Stimulate Little Imaginations In A BIG Way!

Debbie Hulme | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents
Debbie Hulme

You may have heard the term creative play and wondered why exactly it's deemed so important. Creative play, in which children use their imagination rather than direct instructions, has a key role in many aspects of development.

Small Business Saturday Turns Five Years Old

Michelle Ovens | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Michelle Ovens

Five years is a long time in the life of a small business. In five years the whole world can have changed - staff gone, new team, new office, growth, sometimes decline, changing markets, and not to forget that 40% of small businesses don't make it to five years.... It is this more than anything else that sits at the heart of Small Business Saturday. If we can stop more businesses failing, that can mean huge benefits to communities and the economy as a whole.

We Must Realise The Entrepreneurial Potential Of Every Young Person

Lee Sharma | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Lee Sharma

In the Spring Budget, the UK Chancellor stated that equipping young people for the jobs of tomorrow is the only way of ensuring they have real economi...

Digital Superheroes Help Entrepreneurs To Access The Magic Box

Michelle Ovens | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Michelle Ovens

Like Anneka Rice without the jump suit, like Ground Force without the mud, like Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares without the swearing, Do It Digital descends on a town to super charge small business digital skills. Like superheroes with portable Wi-Fi, the Do It Digital experts look to change the fortunes of the most cherished small businesses across the nation.

Three Lessons That Helped Me Move Past My Inner Good Girl And Release A Book In Just 10 Weeks

Nicola Humber | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

As a recovering 'good girl', I have a strong tendency towards perfectionism and following the rules, neither of which are particularly helpful when ru...

Seven Tips To Ensure A Quality Night's Sleep

Gemma Rolstone | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Rolstone

As the driving force behind the success and growth of your business, it's essential that you are good to your body and brain by giving it the necessar...

Parents: Why You Need To Quit The Job You Hate

Lauren Marks-Clee | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Marks-Clee

I will never forget the day I realised I had to quit my well-paid job and set up my own business. I say had to, not because I was on the verge of being sacked or had an idiot of a boss, or even because I was bored. It was quite the opposite in fact.

Is It Just Me? (No, Phew)

Sue Pringle | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Style
Sue Pringle

Amongst a host of impacts, I was thrown into an unknown world of lingerie buying - post surgical bra land. For the uninitiated, this is a place you feel strangely ashamed to visit. It's hidden away, at the back of bright, inviting lingerie departments. The bras lurk sadly, hanging around looking baggy and apologetic; all they have to say for themselves is, "this is as good as it gets for you now girl, choose one."

How Dropping Out Of High School Turned Into Successful Entrepreneurship

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

So, is the moral of Julian's story to quit your day job and pursue your dreams? No, of course not. It's about realising that if following your dreams is what you truly want to do, you should go for it and never be afraid of the consequences. It's all about believing in yourself (as cliché as this is) and going for it from that point onwards. Some people are always going to be dreamers and some are always going to be do-ers and if being a do-er is what you want to be, you can.

Nothing Without Passion: Meet The Media Moguls Changing Global Paradigms

Adam Bradford | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Adam Bradford

When you think of dynamism, innovation and thought leadership, what do you imagine? I bet you're thinking about Facebook, Snapchat, political leaders ...

On International Women's Day, Equality Is Women Inspiring Everyone

Michelle Ovens | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Michelle Ovens

When reflecting on International Women's Day, I remember some of the women that have inspired me, and the lessons I have learnt from them. I have lear...