UK Entrepreneurship

No-one Can Do It Alone: Open Collaboration to Power the Next Generation of African Ventures

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

President Obama's trip to Kenya this week kicked off at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, where he joined leading figures from across the continent ...

Africa Rising from the Ground Up

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

When I started thinking about this blog, I had quite decided to write about charitable giving. Why we all need to do more and give more to support those less fortunate than ourselves because if we don't who else will?

3 Key Startup Survival Lessons

Nick Telson | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Telson

According to many sources, a staggering 90% of startups fail. You might be that lucky small small majority that thinks of an idea, executes it and it ...

Battling with Belief in Business? My Top Six Ways to Power Through Doubt

Bev James | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Bev James

When building a business, possessing qualities such as perseverance, determination and resilience are helpful, but how can we battle on when doubtful thoughts takeover, causing us to question our abilities and lose sight of the big picture?

Dear Young Investors

Lewis Worrow | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Though I find investing is right for me investing is not for everybody. If you are interested in investing though please seek independent advice from a qualified professional, it could be the start of something great.

An Open Letter to George Osborne

Frances Dickens | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Dickens

Entrepreneurs have played an important role in the UK's economic recovery and we are key to its continued economic success. Please ensure we are able to pay ourselves more than we shell out in taxes - if you do, I am sure that the country will prosper alongside us.

Education, Skills and the Human Face of UK Productivity

Michael Mercieca | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Productivity. It's a word that strikes boredom into the heart of the majority of people. And I'll grant you, it's hard to get excited about a measure of input versus output value per worker, per hour. But it is a vital measure of how we're doing as a country. And since the economic crash, productivity in the UK, and many Western economies, has been absolutely dire and shows little sign of sustainable growth in the future.

How to Bag Yourself a Business Angel

Nick Telson | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

Nothing ever goes to plan. Investors will know that. Be passionate, be knowledgeable, be prepared and you may well just find that business angel...

Goals That Make You Successful

Josh Taylor | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

Goals give entrepreneurs a direction and the motivation to achieve something. If we pick a goal that blocks us however, we might get there in the end but it will be a hard slog and can lead to bad decisions or inactivity. When we begin to feel overwhelmed and things feel more difficult than they should be, it's at this stage that it helps to question what really motivates us and our beliefs.

Why These Young Entrepreneurs Would Not Have Made It Without Their Mentors

Andrew Devenport | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Andrew Devenport

I have dedicated the last decade of my working life to helping young people take risks and seize opportunities. And yet, when my daughter decided to leave university early because she wanted to pursue her own path, I thought it was a very bad idea...

The Rise of the 'Solopreneur'

Matthew Hussey | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Matthew Hussey

The entrepreneur has been lauded as the saviour of faltering economies, has its own social class and has even become a sex symbol. While these business leaders have dominated our consciousness, a quieter relative has been beavering away in the background, shirking the limelight.

Why Pro Athletes May End Up Broke

Louis Saha | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Although the public will revel in blaming the player's demise on a lavish lifestyle few can afford, many downfalls are a result of impressionable young athletes taking advice from supposedly reputable advisors who in reality have the ethics of a common criminal.

Entrepreneur vs Business Owner - Which One Are You?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Everyone likes to call themselves an entrepreneur, but is there really truth in it? There's a big difference between someone who shows entrepreneurial skills such as innovation, creativity and competitive acumen and the guy who runs a successful car dealership franchise. Both are working for themselves, both want to call themselves entrepreneurs, but are they? Here's how to spot the difference.

Entrepreneurship in the Battlefront for Latin American Prosperity

Joana Alfaiate | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech
Joana Alfaiate

Latin America is fast becoming one of the most interesting entrepreneurial environments in the world. With 8% of the world's population, even as recently as 2010 it was filing just 2.6% of the world's patent applications, but things are changing and innovation can be found in all corners.

Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder Of Ben & Jerry's, Shares His Five Top Tips For Starting A Business

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you're looking for some advice for starting up a business, then there's no-one better to turn to than Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's...

Six Pieces of Advice When Starting Out as a Young Entrepreneur

Bethan Wolfenden | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bethan Wolfenden

My journey so far has taught me a lot, and there is still quite some way to go. Every business is different and no two career paths can ever be the same, but there are some lessons that I know I would have benefited from when I was starting out.

Why Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs Are Very Rich

Stephanie Holland | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

Is multi-passionate even a word? It should be. One of the things I am attracted to most in other people is their passion for life and everything it has to offer. And I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Jamal Edwards | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jamal Edwards

At a time when a lot of the conversations reaching young people are that its hard to get a job and build a career, it should be businesses inspiring the next generation by teaching them the things they need to know and how to be entrepreneurial. Empowering young people to believe in their ideas and their potential should be at the core of businesses everywhere. Yeah I needed to take a leap when I decided to build SB.TV into a business; there was a lot of risk involved. But it was the best decision I ever made. Just think of the potential if some of the world's biggest businesses made a promise to encourage entrepreneurial skills in young people - more jobs, more innovation, more economic growth.

Social Entrepreneurs Are a Special Breed - Stubborn, Obnoxious, Innovative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Social entrepreneurship is the way to change the world, says Pamela Hartigan, director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford. It ...

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

Dina Behrman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dina Behrman

It helps to remind yourself every so often about your good qualities. Think about all your achievements. Write them down in a list. Look at the list frequently. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths.

An Open Letter to Labour

Frances Dickens | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Dickens

Dear Labour Party, The past three weeks have not been happy ones. As a previous life-long supporter of the party who voted Conservative for the first time on May 7th, I hope the following to-do list is constructive. A strong Labour party is vital to an effective, healthy democracy and to ensuring that the Conservatives deliver on their election promises. So here are five next steps:

Three Aspiring Professionals Succeeding in Greece

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

Unemployment, nepotism, high taxes, small internal market, obstructive and dysfunctional public sector, low liquidity and lack of willing investors construe a hostile environment for professionals in a financially struggling Greece. Despite all adversities, three young people defy all odds, lead by example and serve as "beacons" of hope.

Ten Reasons Why Everyone Can Be an Entrepreneur - part two

Andrew Devenport | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Aliança Empreendedora, the Brazilian member of Youth Business International which has supported 19,000 low income microentrepreneurs, we have compiled 10 arguments which deconstruct myths many people have about becoming an entrepreneur.

What a Conservative Majority Means for Small Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

This week Sajid Javid announced new measures to support entrepreneurs and job creation in his first speech as Business Secretary. Cutting red tape by £10billion would make an almighty impact on the growth of small businesses and I hope this rhetoric has lit the flame for a future all-encompassing entrepreneurial Britain. This is the start of a very exciting journey for us all.

Staying 'Normal' As an Entrepreneur

Jo Gifford | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Jo Gifford

Hiding and being a pre-tech and online version of me is certainly welcome from time to time - but I would certainly miss my support team and entrepreneur family and am glad of our mutual madness.