UK Entrepreneurship

Why You Need a Mentor In Business

Reuben Singh | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

Every person who has ever built a successful business has had a mentor - usually more than one at different stages of the company's growth. They might not have called these people mentors or viewed them as such; they might just have thought of them as a friend.

Money Rich, Time Poor: How to Make Work a Labour of Love

Maite Baron | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

How much leisure time do we actually need? I ask the question because new research suggests that we are starting to think differently about our 'time off'.

Why Now Is a Great Time to Start a New Business

Reuben Singh | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

I've met so many people with great business ideas who have never had the confidence or courage to just do it. It's so very easy to keep telling yourself that you'll start a business one day but in the end, never even try. Everyone has the ability to start a business and these days everyone can use a second or third income stream.

So, do you think you know Generation Z? Well think again - meet The Gen-erators Z: They are Self-Starters, not just Selfie-Takers

Paul Drury | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Paul Drury

I've always been intrigued about what makes young people tick, so was great to see so much hype around a new Gen-erators Z report released this week. ...

How the #TottenhamRiots Changed My Life for the Better

Franklin Boateng | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Franklin Boateng

I'll always remember the riots. I was just leaving my office in the Bernie Grant Centre in Tottenham when messages started flooding through on my mobile. "A police car's on fire", one read. My phone didn't stop ringing for the rest of the evening... Next thing I know, I've set up a communications firm and I'm lecturing on the importance of social media - teaching individuals and companies how to make the most of one of the most powerful platforms on the planet.

How Does Failure Help Us Grow?

Adele Barlow | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

"I think we're taught in the system that failure is something that you should be ashamed of. Failure is for the dumb kids. You get an 'F'. You get a 'D'. You didn't comply. You didn't create the evidence of your worthiness," he says. Eckō probably didn't realize it, but he was indirectly referencing the work of mindfulness researchers.

The Domino Effect of Self-Employment

Maite Baron | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

520,000 new businesses were created in the UK last year, with nearly 73,000 of them (14%) set up by former corporate employees - as a nation we're clearly becoming increasingly entrepreneurial and maybe even recapturing something of our "bulldog spirit" when it comes to trade and innovation.

An Entrepreneurial Scotland May Not Be a Scotland for Entrepreneurs

Doug Richard | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Yogi Berra, the famous baseball coach once said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." Scotland is free to choose its identity; but the rhetoric in support of the Yes vote conflates two very different courses of action, which are at odds with one another.

Are the Streets of Silicon Valley Paved With Entrepreneurial Gold?

Michelle Wright | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Wright

Developing a company culture need to be intentional, thought about and acted upon, and if you are not happy as a founder with your culture, then take a long-hard look in the mirror, as creating the culture is your principal responsibility. Cue cringeworthy self-reflection...

When Process Overtakes Content

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Hiring is one of the most important skills in being an entrepreneur. And no one ever gets its all right. I've now been an entrepreneur for years and d...

The Economic Pitfall of Child Marriage

Payal Dalal | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

The lesson here is that child marriage does not "only" affect fourteen million girls a year; the consequences are far reaching. Early and forced child marriage not only violates the universal declaration of human rights, but it also prevents us from having an inclusive and prosperous global economy. Something that even the most conservative economist or demanding shareholder can agree is bad news, indeed.

How Small Businesses Can Go Head-to-Head With the Big Players

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Shivvy Jervis

What's keeping small business owners up at night in this digitally driven marketplace? Given small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 90% of businesses and 50% of employment worldwide, I wanted to explore this area with the Digital Futures series. Hit play and tell me what you think?

Stress the Silent Killer - 4 Ways to Beat Stress at Work

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress is the silent killer that offers very little sign until it's too late. It's important to practise a healthy way of living to ensure that stress isn't something that is going to affect you or those closest to you.

Finding the Right Investor for YOU

James Caan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
James Caan

I'm often asked by people how they should make the perfect investment pitch. They want to know all manner of things from what material to bring along, what financial figures are most important, right down to how many Powerpoint slides they should use!

If It Matters, You'll Find a Way - Creating Healthy Boundaries

Maite Baron | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Healthy boundaries ensure that our lives are in balance, with no one area dominating another, so we feel content, and most importantly, in control.

What's Stopping You?

Anna Margolis | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Margolis

So, you're finally waking up to the fact that there's more to life than what you've been living - Tick! You're beginning to see yourself, others and the world in a different and more meaningful way - Tick!

The Power of Technology: Unleash It, Don't Avoid It

James Caan | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Caan

If you are not keeping up with trends and developments in the wider market, you are only creating problems for yourself... Customers are becoming more and more demanding in terms of what they expect, and as entrepreneurs, we need to act accordingly.

Cheap Advice Is Always the Most Expensive

Reuben Singh | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

In my experience, the first rule of business is to pay your lawyers, accountants and all your professional advisers well. Always pay well for the best advice because it ends up being cheaper in the long run.

Wedding 'Ring Cam' Captures The 'I Do' Moment

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech

That 'I do' moment might just be the happiest moment of your life, but you'll never be able to save that memory except in your mind. Until now. ...

Free Up Funds By Choosing Freelancers Over Full Time Talent.

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Remember, freelancers are their own bosses. Their reputation for efficiency and quality work is their lifeblood, so they will be driving themselves. Every second a freelancer has that commission in their lap, it's their one and only focus.

If at First You Don't Succeed...

Paul Marshall | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Paul Marshall

Never mind that 20% of small ventures go under in the first year and 50% don't make it past their third birthday. This is presuming the owners of said companies haven't smoked or drunk themselves into an early grave before then, thanks to the gigantic amount of stress involved.

Why Changing Your Attitude Matters

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

Yes, there is so much pain due to uncertainty (lots of efforts for no results, etc.), however pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Instead of complaining being demotivated tweak it to being genuinely curious about upcoming life's gifts.

Why Retail Is a Great Industry to Earn and Learn In

Sir Charlie Mayfield | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sir Charlie Mayfield

Whether you are going to university or into the job market I hope you'll set out to 'earn and learn' throughout a career that will be all the more rewarding if you do. The retail industry is a good place to do that. It is often a first job for many school leavers and it's a fulfilling place to build a career, providing a lifetime of learning and opportunities.

Turning a Spirit of Adventure Into a Business

Paul Archer | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Archer

I think it is fair to say I have an adventurous streak. I have hitchhiked and used local transport to cross West Africa and the Sahara Desert, via Timbuktu to Morocco; snow-boarded in the Himalayas; kayaked the White Nile; started an on-going volunteer project in Uganda and also driven a taxi around the world!

A-Level Results: University, Gap Year, Work or Entrepreneurialism?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

'You're young, so nobody takes you seriously. You're young so you have no start up capital available. You're young so you have no time in between studying and managing your social life. The barriers to launching a successful business seem endless. However there is hope.'