UK Entrepreneurship

Linkedin Isn't For Freelancers...Or Is It?

Jo Rourke | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Tech
Jo Rourke

Linkedin, when used correctly, can be an extension of your website, providing information you won't include there, and, contrary to popular belief, it can be customised considerably; giving it your personal touch. You'll notice I said it's an extension of your website, not an extension of your CV. After all, your Linkedin profile can have, among other things:

Graduate Labour Market Shrinks, But Do Millennials Actually Want Graduate Jobs?

Paul Moran | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Paul Moran

Recent figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters has revealed a sharp reduction in the number of jobs available to graduates, the first decline in the graduate labour market in four years. A steep decline in such a short time is highly worrying, but the issue is seemingly more complex than might first appear.

2016 - Reasons To Still Be Hopeful

Michelle Ovens | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Ovens

We want to spread that message of hope and optimism to all small businesses - and that is exactly what we are going to do with Small Business Saturday this year. I have found that hope is contagious - so go and spread it around. It is exactly what 2016 needs.

The Dream Killer - Why Going To University Doesn't Mean You Can't Still Be An Entrepreneur

Will Dodge | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Will Dodge

Either way, I feel that if you have the entrepreneurial ability and drive you will be able to achieve your aims. I do also believe that when confronted with this trade off it is always better to have gone to university and have gained that experience and built a business on strong foundations as opposed to not giving university a chance if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

Five Thoughts That Can Crush Your Success

Bev James | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

When you're building a business there will always be beliefs that creep up and how we choose to view them is what creates or crushes our success. If you want to switch your outcomes, it starts by switching your thoughts.

Forgetting 'Normal' - How We Can Embrace The Positive Differences Of Dyslexic Young People

Debra Charles | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK
Debra Charles

The real point for me, though, is that we've got to not only encourage these subjects at school, we need to inspire people about them, to get out there to show how exciting and rewarding these jobs are, and that they are absolutely achievable for pupils who see and do things differently.

Could A "Third-Way" Employment Status Save The Gig Economy?

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

This lack of clarity and mismatched expectations around employment status are creating uncertainty among both businesses and workers in the gig economy. The former argue that the freedom of their staff to choose their own hours precludes them access to employee benefits, while the latter claim they are subject to restrictions and conditions that make them employees rather than genuinely self-employed contractors.

Why Elton John's Drummer, Nigel Olsson, Is A True Gentleman

Tom Cridland | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Cridland

I was almost hopeless and had run out of money trying to start up the Tom Cridland brand two years ago, aged 23, when I sent an offer of a complimentary pair of our trousers to Nigel Olsson, who has been Elton's drummer since 1969 and was one of my favourite musicians, via his rep. Much to my surprise, I had an email from Nigel himself the next day, saying he loved the look of my designs.

Applauding The Achievements Of Women Of Colour In The UK

Foluke Akinlose MBE | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK
Foluke Akinlose MBE

So often in the UK we only see or hear the stories of women of colour if we are in trouble or if something terrible has happened to us...yes, it's critically important that these stories are told, yet these are not our only stories.

Inspiring Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneur Set to Help Create 10,000 Businesses

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

There are many biased representations of Muslims within the mainstream media and people often disregard the positive contributions of the 1.6 billion nation, who have excelled in a variety of industries.

Young, British, and Ambitious? Head to New York - Here's Why

Vincent Dignan | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vincent Dignan

Came back to my apartment with dreams of blowing up, though the cockroaches in my Airbnb keep me grounded. This is for every British kid who wants to be someone. Go to New York.

A Different Kind of Cuban Revolution

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Maximilian Yoshioka

Despite its reputation as a stagnant state-run economy, over the past few years the Cuban government has passed pro-business reforms that have unleashed a flurry of entrepreneurial activity. How and why has this happened, and will Castro Inc. stick to the plan?

Say Hello to Your New Workforce: Generation Z

Janvi Patel | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Janvi Patel

Brace yourselves: the first cohorts of Generation Z are about to march into your office. Born after 1995, Gen Z are graduating this summer and will be finding their feet in work places up and down the country not long after. The question is, are businesses prepared for their arrival?

How to Supercharge Your Belief in Your Business and Yourself

Bev James | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Bev James

The next time you find yourself struck with self-doubt its worth bearing in mind that when you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. In every moment we have a choice to believe in ourselves or to believe in our doubts, one moves us closer to our goals and one moves us further away, which option will you choose?

Top 10 Causes of Stress in Entrepreneurs

Katie Buckingham | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Katie Buckingham

Starting up your own business can be a very rewarding and exciting time in your life, but 'being your own boss' can take its toll on your mental wellbeing. Your business is totally dependent on you, if something goes wrong it is your fault and what happens if the business fails? Aside from the good aspect of doing what you love every day, there are many worries and stresses in the lives of entrepreneurs. Here are ten:

The Keys to the Door

Steve Spriggs | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Steve Spriggs

The world of work is changing. Nowadays you can set up a successful business with just a laptop and a good idea. Young people who have grown up with technology and embrace fast-moving trends are often best placed to spot a need in the digital market. It's not unheard of for teenagers to earn a fortune from developing new software or creating a brand new thing.

Creativity to Enterprise

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Professor Christina Slade

The UK creative industries are worth £84.1 billion a year to the UK economy*; an incredible contribution and an area in which the UK shines on a global stage. Our creative exports span across film, music, gaming and publishing (to name but a few), continuously breaking new ground and contributing to the cultural landscape of countries across the world.

Does Entrepreneurship Need to Get Real?

Michelle Wright | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

There has been such a buzz around entrepreneurship recently. We've been told it's time to celebrate the entrepreneur, to get close to an entrepreneur, or to become one. From Government to the media, the message has been clear; take the plunge and set up a business.

Four Reasons Exercising Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

We're all aware of the huge importance of exercising for our lives. However, how many of us actually know that daily exercise can make you a better entrepreneur? Several studies conducted along the years prove that our mental intuition and creativity is stimulated by a performing physical exercises and by having a healthy fitness regimen.

How Brexit Shone a Silver Lining on My Business

Josh Taylor | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Josh Taylor

I awoke on a gloomy Friday morning to Brexit. Whilst it wasn't the result I expected, the writing is on the wall - the UK is leaving the EU. This isn't an article to argue for or against the reasons for remaining or leaving. Instead, I'd like to look at how Brexit unexpectedly gave my business a deeper level of importance and meaning to both the local community and myself.

EU Referendum Poll: Are Creative Entrepreneurs In or Out?

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Carolyn Dailey

After months of anticipation, heated debate and brash headlines, tomorrow the UK takes to the voting booth to decide its future relationship with the ...

Time for Radical Change to the School Curriculum - Let's Hustle in the Age of the Entrepreneur

Margaret Casely-Hayford | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Margaret Casely-Hayford

I had the pleasure today of speaking with a young man, who had once been my intern, and who has since gone on to far bigger and better things. I was thrilled to find out from his progress update that he now has a wonderful position at JPMorgan, where he's clearly working hard and doing well.

How Do You Start a Business That Changes the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Adele Barlow

Through Escape the City, I often met high-flying professionals who wanted to ditch their day-to-day routines in order to 'find more meaning' and 'change the world'. I must have talked to at least a thousand millennials who stated the same dream of owning a business that also improved society.

When High Aspirations Lead All the Way to the House of Lords

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

As I'm sure is common in most jobs, there's a certain rhythm to the year at Mosaic, the charity that I proudly serve as Managing Director. There are...