UK Entrepreneurship

This Young Entrepreneur May Just Save Your Weekend

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

25-year old Andy Stephenson's business aims to provide young children with a "weekend box" of activities to keep them occupied, something some parents...

Which Of These Schoolkids Deserve Funding For Their Business Idea? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teams of entrepreneurial schoolkids from across Britain will gather in London next week to see which of them has the best business idea, with the winn...

Encouraging Entrepreneurial Spirit in your Team is Key to Success

Michelle Wright | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

The entrepreneurial spirit is often difficult to define. If we take the word 'entrepreneur' in its literal context, its French roots could be defined as "between jobs" - and the 'in-between-ness' of the word's original meaning is interesting.

How I Raised £300k Investment for My Start-Up

Tom Raffe | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Raffe

Raising money for your start-up is difficult, particularly in the UK where "tech city" is still in its early stages of development. The whole process can be time consuming and stressful, particularly when you have a business to run at the same time.

Seven Key Factors to Creating Resilience - Propelling Entrepreneurs to Massive Success

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

There are many examples of people who have failed repeatedly, before they managed to achieve success. These examples are interesting, motivating and inspiring...

Britain's Start Up Business Scene Pales in Comparison to America

Rob Tominey | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Rob Tominey

Recently, David Cameron said that he wants to change attitudes towards enterprise in Britain. Along with this, he wants to spur enterprise in the country, to create a legion of start ups. Why? Because we are at serious risk of falling behind and one only has to take a look over the Atlantic to see how good things can be.

Charming Is a Choice

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

I wonder if the word 'bossy' is a western term, I can't quite imagine having been in the Kiberan slums someone ever being referred to as bossy. A survivor yes, bossy, I doubt it. So, if you are fortunate enough to have strong-willed girls in your life make sure your words and actions promote their natural leadership skills, empower them not destroy them.

A £1,000 Student Loan and a Freaking Crazy Idea (Part Two)

Amman Ahmed | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Amman Ahmed

After building roundwaves into a profitable company, Amman talks about funding the next big challenge. Rormix - A platform for discovering emerging music videos.

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Next time you're in your local pharmacy, take a detour to the men's shaving aisle. When you get there, scan the shelves in front of you. You'll see high-gloss packaging, lots of "Fusion" and "Turbo" and "Mach" brands. It's almost like you're in the Formula 1 pit lane, isn't it? The choice seems abundant.

Asa Bennett

These London Kids Have A Fantastic Business Idea For Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of entrepreneurial school kids from London's Brondesbury College hope to win the finals of a business competition after successfully pitching ...

Thea Green's Top 10 Tips For Starting Your Own Business

Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 1999 Thea Green was a Fashion Editor in London. She was just 23 years old. After achieving such an established role at such a young age, no one...

Women Altrupreneurs Set to Change Face of Business

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Dr Sam Collins

Powerful forces are currently encircling women in the workplace, but rather than pulling them in the direction of the boardroom, the signs are they're actually pushing them towards the exits.

Can You Start a Business at University?

Nick Morris | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Morris

A few months ago, I spent an extremely enjoyable afternoon at my old school giving a Careers talk about start-ups. Interestingly, the most pressing question that emerged from these 6th-formers was whether they were about to waste £27,000 and three years of their life on a University degree if what they were really passionate about was starting their own business.

10 Things Highly Successful People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Over the years I have done extensive research, read endless authorised biographies, studied body language and carefully observed the communications skills of highly successful people. I learnt it wasn't about luck but about choosing the right attitude, taking action, changing behaviour, taking one step at a time, one goal, one priority at a time, a day at a time.

Migrant Entrepreneurs Are Starting Up Britain

Scott Craig | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Scott Craig

Britain relies heavily on entrepreneurial migrants to launch businesses, create jobs and grow the economy. As we strive to improve our national economic performance in a highly competitive global market, our politicians, education system, businesses and the media cannot afford to ignore such an important source of economic dynamism.

Four Truths That Entrepreneurs Hate to Hear

Patrick M. Powers | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK
Patrick M. Powers

I just love entrepreneurs, I'm in awe of their vision, willingness to try something completely new and their stubborn determination. But sometimes, their stubbornness prevents them from seeing necessary truths - truths that could save them from bankruptcy, truths that could make them a mountain of money.

Hiring Your First Employee

James Caan | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK
James Caan

There are many important decisions SME owners have to take in the early stages of their business, and one of the most important is making that first hire. Depending on the individual company, this could be done immediately, within a few months, or even a year after starting up. There is no singular approach, but it must be the right decision at the right time. The key question to ask yourself is whether you can justify making a new hire, in terms of cost and workload. I experienced this when I started my first recruitment business - it was four months before I had enough money in the bank to be able to take someone on.

University Courses Can Be the Solution to Starting a Successful Business

Alex Muller | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Muller

As we now have embraced an entrepreneurial culture in Britain there are no restrictions which prevent anyone from starting their own business.

Strict Visa System 'Putting Entrepreneurs Off Coming To UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's 'complex and strict' immigration system is putting entrepreneurs off coming to set up their business, a major new report has warned. The ...

Success in Life and Business Rule #1: Learn From Mistakes

Jack Kershaw | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

In 2014 of course it is not really politically acceptable to assume that it was me that made a mistake. It is always someone else's fault; the bank mis-sold the endowment policy, the credit card company mis-sold the payment protection insurance, the council should have stopped me building on a flood plain, MacDonald's is to blame for my obesity and so on.

The Entrepreneur's Budget: My Wish List

Doug Richard | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

George Osborne should focus on three things: improving the UK's start-up environment; making education more entrepreneurial; and boosting the industries with the potential to explode.

Are You Sacrificing Your Health for Your Business?

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

One of the biggest mistakes we entrepreneurs make when it comes to our business is we think we are 'supposed' to work 24/7. And we feel guilty when we are not! Many of us female entrepreneurs work for months on end without a single day off. What's more, many of us average 16 to 18 hours a day. Sound familiar?!

Are We Ready to 'Steam It Up'?

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

Steam, as a natural element, provides a daily supplementation and mood boosters in a natural and fun way. In an age where "healthy is king", the value chain of this company has the potential to ice-break the market and add a new significant element, to the wellbeing/well-living industry, which counts for billions, just in the US.

Making Sure Your Business Evolves and Adapts

James Caan | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
James Caan

The best businesses are the ones which really stay in tune with their customers' needs. These days there are so many tools to analyse results, and so many ways to interact with the people who buy your products or services, that there really is no excuse for failing to grasp what they are thinking. The needs and behaviour patterns of your customers can constantly change - and your business should adapt accordingly.

Women 'Bounce Back' in Angel Investing

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

As a novice investor, I am really honoured to be part of this group, which includes women from very senior roles including operational, marketing, tech and corporate finance roles as well as successful entrepreneurs - who better to trust with your money?