UK Entrepreneurship

Why These Young Entrepreneurs Would Not Have Made It Without Their Mentors

Andrew Devenport | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Andrew Devenport

I have dedicated the last decade of my working life to helping young people take risks and seize opportunities. And yet, when my daughter decided to leave university early because she wanted to pursue her own path, I thought it was a very bad idea...

The Rise of the 'Solopreneur'

Matthew Hussey | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Matthew Hussey

The entrepreneur has been lauded as the saviour of faltering economies, has its own social class and has even become a sex symbol. While these business leaders have dominated our consciousness, a quieter relative has been beavering away in the background, shirking the limelight.

Why Pro Athletes May End Up Broke

Louis Saha | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Although the public will revel in blaming the player's demise on a lavish lifestyle few can afford, many downfalls are a result of impressionable young athletes taking advice from supposedly reputable advisors who in reality have the ethics of a common criminal.

Entrepreneur vs Business Owner - Which One Are You?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Everyone likes to call themselves an entrepreneur, but is there really truth in it? There's a big difference between someone who shows entrepreneurial skills such as innovation, creativity and competitive acumen and the guy who runs a successful car dealership franchise. Both are working for themselves, both want to call themselves entrepreneurs, but are they? Here's how to spot the difference.

Entrepreneurship in the Battlefront for Latin American Prosperity

Joana Alfaiate | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech
Joana Alfaiate

Latin America is fast becoming one of the most interesting entrepreneurial environments in the world. With 8% of the world's population, even as recently as 2010 it was filing just 2.6% of the world's patent applications, but things are changing and innovation can be found in all corners.

Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder Of Ben & Jerry's, Shares His Five Top Tips For Starting A Business

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you're looking for some advice for starting up a business, then there's no-one better to turn to than Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's...

Six Pieces of Advice When Starting Out as a Young Entrepreneur

Bethan Wolfenden | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bethan Wolfenden

My journey so far has taught me a lot, and there is still quite some way to go. Every business is different and no two career paths can ever be the same, but there are some lessons that I know I would have benefited from when I was starting out.

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.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Jamal Edwards | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jamal Edwards

At a time when a lot of the conversations reaching young people are that its hard to get a job and build a career, it should be businesses inspiring the next generation by teaching them the things they need to know and how to be entrepreneurial. Empowering young people to believe in their ideas and their potential should be at the core of businesses everywhere. Yeah I needed to take a leap when I decided to build SB.TV into a business; there was a lot of risk involved. But it was the best decision I ever made. Just think of the potential if some of the world's biggest businesses made a promise to encourage entrepreneurial skills in young people - more jobs, more innovation, more economic growth.

Social Entrepreneurs Are a Special Breed - Stubborn, Obnoxious, Innovative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Social entrepreneurship is the way to change the world, says Pamela Hartigan, director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford. It ...

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

Dina Behrman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dina Behrman

It helps to remind yourself every so often about your good qualities. Think about all your achievements. Write them down in a list. Look at the list frequently. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths.

An Open Letter to Labour

Frances Dickens | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Dickens

Dear Labour Party, The past three weeks have not been happy ones. As a previous life-long supporter of the party who voted Conservative for the first time on May 7th, I hope the following to-do list is constructive. A strong Labour party is vital to an effective, healthy democracy and to ensuring that the Conservatives deliver on their election promises. So here are five next steps:

Three Aspiring Professionals Succeeding in Greece

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

Unemployment, nepotism, high taxes, small internal market, obstructive and dysfunctional public sector, low liquidity and lack of willing investors construe a hostile environment for professionals in a financially struggling Greece. Despite all adversities, three young people defy all odds, lead by example and serve as "beacons" of hope.

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.

What a Conservative Majority Means for Small Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

This week Sajid Javid announced new measures to support entrepreneurs and job creation in his first speech as Business Secretary. Cutting red tape by £10billion would make an almighty impact on the growth of small businesses and I hope this rhetoric has lit the flame for a future all-encompassing entrepreneurial Britain. This is the start of a very exciting journey for us all.

Staying 'Normal' As an Entrepreneur

Jo Gifford | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Jo Gifford

Hiding and being a pre-tech and online version of me is certainly welcome from time to time - but I would certainly miss my support team and entrepreneur family and am glad of our mutual madness.

Ten Reasons Why Everyone Can Be an Entrepreneur

Andrew Devenport | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

Eric Ries, in his book "The Lean Startup", states that mistakes are beneficial to the development process of a new business. However, he says that it is important to fail as soon as possible and to learn as quickly as possible! In other words, entrepreneurs should keep their failures small and should also eliminate them while they are not creating bigger problems..

Business Lessons From My Children

Jo Haigh | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Haigh

My children are all grown up now and have their own amazingly successful careers but that doesn't stop them contributing to mine, and nor would I want them to. I want them to contribute to my own business and for good reason.

Millennial Movers: Meet the Dynamo Behind the World's Largest Offline Search Engine

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Selfie sticks obsessions aside (not a fan, sorry), I see the moral fibre and generosity of Gen Y first-hand. We refuse to work for brands that aren't ethical or inspiring (we won't buy from them either), rally support for community causes and have a decidedly 'global-local' mindset.

Burst Working

Jonas Altman | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Jonas Altman

It's a very interesting time. But isn't it always? Like every other generation before us, we believe that we are living in the most rapidly changing time in the history of mankind.

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

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.

Forget Retirement, Over 55s Are Becoming Entrepreneurs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget relaxing in retirement, a survey has found that a growing number of people over the age of 55 are using their savings pots to become later-life...

15 Entrepreneurship Lessons from Running

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

For the last year I've been in my roller-coaster developing an enterprise in training and development industry. This year I've also started practicing for a half-marathon and marathon.

Tech Changes Everything

Bertie Stephens | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Bertie Stephens

Year by year more parts of our lives are becoming impacted and influenced by technology. It has made us more connected than ever but arguably also less social (in the real sense of the word). But love or loathe 'this sort of' technology it is fair to say that most of us couldn't now live without it without taking a serious drop in our standard of living.