UK Entrepreneurship

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 22.04.2015 | 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 13.04.2015 | 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.

How Do You Bring Ideas to Life?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Being an innovator is terrifying. You're only as good as the next great idea and, if you're an entrepreneur, you'll have that inbuilt expectation and belief that that idea will be your own. But how to go from concept to outcome?

Incubator London: We are the World's FinTech Leaders and We Need to Brag About It

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Tech
Ivan Massow

We must build on our incredible financial, FinTech and technology success. We must help ideas incubate from thought to reality, then retain startups when they are a success using our incredible financial services resource.

These Incredible Inventions May Be Lost Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Tech

When divers discovered the wreck of an ancient vessel in the 1900s, little attention was given to a muddy box that was found alongside the wreckage. ...

Six Business Lessons From an Artist's Perspective

Maite Baron | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Maite Baron

Mat's artistic career has included drawing cartoons, being a commercial artist, working in advertising and as a fine artist. However, his current passion is reinterpreting discarded materials he finds in second-hand shops, in skips and in walks by the river.

Flights of Fancy: The Journey From Bar to Boardroom With Skyscanner's CEO

Heather Irish | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?

Creating an Enterprise Culture in the Chinese Year of the Sheep‭ ‬- Beware of Sheep Dipping

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Sheep dipping is no longer a legal requirement,‭ ‬but for many farmers it remains a vital twice yearly event that protects their flock from diseases.‭ ‬The benefits outweigh the costs because sheep dipping works.‭ ‬For sheep,‭ ‬that is.

SXSW 2015: This Slick, All-American Dream Makes Me Hate the Fact That I Live in the UK

Vincent Dignan | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

I really believe the inherent optimism of Americans is a major reason behind their cultural and business successes. Europe certainly has enough smart and talented people, but from my 10 years+ of being around creative people and three years in the startup world, I see many similarities and faults in the two groups.

Connecting With a New Generation of Entrepreneurs - The Board Is Launched!

Paul Drury | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Paul Drury

Would be great to see health, arts and the public sector take this open approach to ideas too. Business brains, go forth!

Bringing Entrepreneurial Thinking to the UAE

Andrew Devenport | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

A chance meeting with a visiting government minister of Kenya last week outlined to me just how much of a global meeting point the United Arab Emirates really is...

How to Sell a Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Be sure to think carefully about these three aspects when you're looking to sell and don't just take the first offer you get. You built this business from the ground up - exit with the confidence that it's in good hands and will continue to be something you're proud of...

Addicted To Success

Malminder Gill | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Looking at different addictions, not every habit is dangerous. You can become addicted to learning, or addicted to working out, or even addicted to working. Anything in an overabundance can be unhealthy and unbalanced.

Six Characteristics That Define an Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Maite Baron

Entrepreneurs see potential, both large and small, before others even conceive the possibility. So, if you've ever thought of a good business idea, seen a gap in the market or noticed a better way to do something, then you already have the right mindset.

5 Things You Should Never Post On Your Business Facebook Page

Claire Mitchell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Mitchell

If you are doing any of the 5 things below, you're at best wasting your time on a Facebook page that's just not going to do you justice and at worst heading for trouble, even getting your page shut down.

What the Heck Is PR, Anyway?

Claire Mitchell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Mitchell

You've heard people talking about PR, 'oooh you MUST use PR in your marketing' or 'I'm going to outsource my PR' but what does it even mean? PR is public relations. Which still doesn't really mean anything.

My Millennial Heroines: What We Can Learn From Generation Y's Leading Ladies

Frances Dickens | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Frances Dickens

In my view there is nothing quite as empowering for women as real life examples of other women's success. And it's important to look across the age spectrum to find examples of inspiring women.

When Did Everyone Become an Expert?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Freelancing/contracting used to be reserved for the very best in the field, but with online platforms and sleek looking websites fooling us all in to thinking that any start-up can be specialist, I'm starting to see the market saturated with novices. Begging the question - When did everyone become an expert?

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.

Seeking Connection Not Collection: Why I Invited My List to Unsubscribe

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

Who knows, maybe one day soon I'll be inundated with my work, my own TV show, jetting off around the world helping people to bounce back, that I'll need to value my work more with a financial representation. But right now? My desire is to reach as many people as possible.

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

A 15-Year-Old Has Made £240,000 From Babysitting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Noa Mintz is a savvy schoolgirl who is already worth an estimated $375,000 (£243,000) after starting her own babysitting service. Nannies By Noa i...

The Importance of the Intrapreneur

Nick Morris | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Morris

Startups are often run by teams with little conventional experience; large corporations often boast a remarkable array of established, proven and immensely talented teams.

Want to Start a Food Business? Lessons from Oppo's Founders

Adele Barlow | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It took 25 months of research, three different factories, two specialised food research centres, and four grants from Santander, York University and t...