UK Entrepreneurship

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...

10 Easy Ways To Get More Confidence Right Now

Lisa Johnson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Johnson

Fake it until you make it - you might feel like you're going to throw up but think like an actress who is playing a part and go for it. Faking confidence actually makes you feel more confident and the more you do something, the less scary it seems. It also has the added benefit of meaning you'll get the job done!

Was Swerving My Career Into The Digital World A Risk?

Simone Partner | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
Simone Partner

Risk. What is even a risk? In the current world we live in it is no surprise that the word 'risk' is associated with something negative. With the popu...

Doing It Ourselves, Together

Ed Mayo | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

From cuts to social care to business closures to the rising gig economy, there are some huge issues facing the UK economy. Government and big business don't appear to have the answers, so a rising wave of entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands - by working together.

Secrets To Help Your Start-up Thrive

Sarah Willingham | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Willingham

It is that time of year when many of us start to re-evaluate our life goals and long-term plans, and for some of us that means reviewing our current b...

How My Top 3 Films This Year Help You Make the Impossible Possible

Maria Ingold | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Maria Ingold

Source: Our #StrongWomen Initiative roundtable at the Telegraph for Hidden Figures As a BAFTA judge I watch about 150 films a year. My top three this...

Enough Of The Slides In The Office: Let's Be Adults And Get Our Work Done

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
James Saward-Anderson

I am making a statement to the public.... At TSSC or any company I run in the future: We will never have slides, ball-pits or any other item which s...

The Fears Involved In Launching An App

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

That's when we sat down with one of our mentors for lunch at our local sushi place and told him about all our issues. We told him that we were considering postponing our launch yet again. That's when he gave my co-founder, Joris, and I the most valuable advice ever. Just get on with it and RELEASE the app! It is NEVER going to be perfect.

Building The Right Team For Your Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
James Caan CBE

People always ask me: "James, how do I scale my business? What's the big secret?". The truth is, there is no secret. It's about taking the right steps...

Brexit And Its Effect On The European Start-Up Market

Pep Gómez | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Pep Gómez

Whichever way you voted on the 23rd of June, Brexit has left us all, particularly business-owners, with a string of unanswered questions. Will your business thrive with the pound fluctuating? Should you launch your startup in London, especially now?

From Asylum Seeker To Job Creator: Despite What Populists Think, Refugees Could 'Make Our Societies Great Again'

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

Instead of seeing refugees as a one-way burden on the economy and the state, we need a different vision that celebrates their potential to improve and rejuvenate our societies - as entrepreneurs or otherwise. This isn't wishful thinking - the evidence supports it - but it will require drawing attention to inspirational success stories, reframing the negative narrative around refugees, and supporting initiatives that help fulfil their potential.

When It Comes To Business And Enterprise, What Is More Important To Your Business - Education Or Experience?

Andrew Jervis | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Andrew Jervis

Education vs experience It's an age old dilemma that employers like me have faced for many years. Should I value a candidate with a relevant qualific...

The Unexpected Loneliness Of The Business Owner

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

No water cooler banter for you, business owner, just the hard graft and isolation of being the sole person in the business responsible for everything....

Startup Accelerators Need More Women

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Starting a company is especially tough in the early days. The learning curve is huge and the hurdles can be daunting. When I started my first company, The CityStreet, I was on my own and I was proud. I was 23 years old and ready to take on the business community with my new networking site. I rented a desk at an office near my house and tried to make it as a sole founder. I failed.

We Urgently Need More Edupreneurs

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Higher education tends to be remarkably conservative. This is understandable as it takes decades, even centuries, to build up a reputation which can b...

Stepping Outside Your Comfort zone

Amanda Alexander | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Alexander

In my previous post here on Huffington Post I chatted about what is next, after we have decided what we really, really want.

2017 Is The Year To Be Making A Step Change - Small Businesses Need To Do It Digital

Michelle Ovens | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Michelle Ovens

It is 2017. With the unrelenting bombardment of tweets, both in the news and on our phones, one would think that the world is at peak digital and we have no further roads left to travel. Well it turns out that this isn't the case.

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

Entrepreneurial Blurb: The Perils Of Badly Explaining Your Profession

Marina Gask | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Marina Gask

I recently saw a social media challenge to explain your profession as badly as possible, with the idea that people have to guess what you do just from reading the description. So a personal trainer's description would be "I make 'eat less, move more' really complicated." And a DJ would be 'I manipulate sound waves so that people twitch and ingest ethanol'. Descriptions that make your profession a bit tougher to fathom. And it occurred to me that this is a game I've played before. Only it wasn't a game.

How To: Work From F**king Home

Cara Mackay | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cara Mackay

In among the spilt cat food and three day old wet washing you think: 'fuck, I've got that quote to do before 9am, follow up with that customer from yesterday, check the financial reports and get back to that guy who wants me to do some event thing...'