UK Entrepreneurship

Last Weekend Was Small Business Saturday. Now What?

Laura Krippner | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Laura Krippner

There's a market too which I'll reserve judgement on as it might be a load of tat. The fact that we even have a need to draw attention to Small Business Saturday highlights the fact that we have a problem on our High Streets. It's all very well to focus on small and independent businesses for one weekend, but what about the other 51?

Women In Innovation: Creating Autonomous Drone Infrastructure

Siobhan Gardiner | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech
Siobhan Gardiner

My innovation, HEROTECH8, brings drone technology to places and people that either wouldn't have the resources, energy infrastructure, or technical know-how to reliably, and safely, operate drone systems. This is not by focusing on the vehicles (although this is a very popular topic at the moment with start-ups) - instead we create autonomous drone infrastructure.

What Lord Sugar Taught Me On The Apprentice

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Overall, Lord Sugar was an excellent boss. Why? Because he explained the goal of the task clearly at the beginning of each week, and then he gave us performance reviews in the board room based on how well we reached his targets.

Zaha Hadid & The BRIT Awards: Pop & Ceremony

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carolyn Dailey

I wonder if anyone can fail to have their breath taken away when they lay eyes on the new award statuette for The BRITs designed by the late, great Za...

Our Entrepreneurial Environment Has Never Been Better. But There Is Still Work to Do

Annabel Denham | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Annabel Denham

The decision by the Chancellor to scrap the Autumn Statement altogether was also welcome - fewer Budgets will mean entrepreneurs can better plan for the future. We now wait for the weightier Spring Budget to see if Philip Hammond will take real action to cut the most destructive taxes and simplify incentives to boost UK entrepreneurship.

These Young Women Entrepreneurs Could Make All The Difference For Zimbabwe

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

This month 11,800 girls in Zimbabwe who, like me, have been supported through school by Camfed - the Campaign for Female Education - will graduate from secondary school. They're the fortunate ones - given a chance in life by securing their right to a quality education.

First Steps To Starting Your Own Business

Sarah Willingham | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Willingham

As an entrepreneur, investor and starter of many businesses, I have learned a lot of lessons over the years. Not everything works and it is easy to m...

Entrepreneurship Is Key To Prison Reform - So Why Doesn't Government Get It?

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

Partly addressing the doubts surrounding her commitment to prison reform, last week Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss unveiled a new White Pape...

Three Key Ways To Avoid Depression And Anxiety As An Entrepreneur

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

No-one is immune from depression or anxiety and feeling off your psychological game can have a big impact as an entrepreneur. As a Psychotherapist, I've worked with countless entrepreneurs and business owners who have found themselves in the middle of a paralysing bout of depression or anxiety, which inevitably impacts their business.

Five Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Own Business

Beth Searle | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Beth Searle

4am. My heart racing, my eyes snapped wide open, I leant over to grab my notebook from beside the bed. Opening it quickly, not bothering to put th...

The Mental Entrepreneur And Herd Instinct

Ales Zivkovic | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Ales Zivkovic

Entrepreneurship is lonely and it won't free you One of the misconceptions I see in founders that come to see me for psychotherapy or counselling is ...

To Go From Start Up To Scale Up, The UK Needs To Address The Tech Talent Gap

Sarah Drinkwater | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Drinkwater

And while we don't have the exact data on the gender balance of these technical candidates, there's much more work to be done helping more women in technical roles and showcasing opportunities to this group.

Starting A Business At 18

Regan Williamson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Regan Williamson

I would be lying if I said starting a business after I left school was part of my big plan. Starting a business was probably somewhere along my timeline of goals, but at 18 it certainly wasn't.

Young Entrepreneurs: How To Champion Your Inner Entrepreneurial Spirit

Debra Charles | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Debra Charles

Young entrepreneurs are the future of our country - they will be the ones that grow our economy and shape our society. Yet unemployment is having an...

Small Businesses And Universities Should Seek To Benefit From Enhanced European Cooperation

Paul Moran | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Moran

And when the exchange of lessons and findings from all the participating institutions are combined during the SEC2U week, support networks can be strengthened across Europe, enhancing the recognition of how universities, startups and local communities can work more closely together for the benefit of all.

Three Reasons Why Leaders Need To Unite To Change The World

Adam Bradford | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

I recently had the incredible pleasure of attending the One Young World summit in Ottawa, Canada and joined a delegation of 1300 inspirational young l...

How To Get The Best Out Of Yourself - Why Learning And Memory Are Effectively The Same Discipline

Ed Cooke | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Cooke

The perfect 'bicycle for the brain' is subtly different for everyone, of course. The advent of mobile has made it easier than ever before for people to learn in a time and way that suits their lifestyle. Memory works best when we give it a little to do often, while learning in different contexts makes your memory more robust because you don't associate information with any one place in particular.

Life After The Apprentice And My Advice To Budding Entrepreneurs

Ricky Martin | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ricky Martin

The Apprentice gave me the platform I needed to raise investment to set up HRS, however it is not for everyone. Don't forget The Apprentice is a TV show. It may have worked for me but it is the lessons you develop day to day, and the person you are, that really makes the difference.

Millennial Mums Are Redefining Work

Russell Haworth | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents
Russell Haworth

We're seeing an entrepreneurial shift in the UK workforce - and women with young children are at the forefront. The 'millennial' generation is usually defined as those born between about 1980 and 2000. Much has been made of how their career aspirations and work habits differ from previous generations. By 2020, millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce.

Extrapreneurship Is The Future Of Entrepreneurship

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

There are only a limited number of colleges in the world that have embraced this educational challenge, yet this is likely to be the biggest requirement for our prosperity. Even more importantly, being able to develop entrepreneurialism at an early stage of life might very well be one of the most useful contributions that colleges can make to the future of their graduates

Seven Reasons Why You Should Launch Your Startup In Copenhagen

Melanie Haynes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Did you know that Denmark, and its capital city Copenhagen, is one of the best places in the world to launch a startup? It's a tiny city in a small Eu...

Inspirational Women In Business - Dawn Evans Of Ajuda And Female Entrepreneur Of The Year

Natasha Davies | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Natasha Davies

One of the barriers for women entrepreneurs is the lack of women role models. As a woman entrepreneur myself I understand how important it is to surround yourself with inspiring role models and feel that when you find and surround yourself with these positive and inspiring influences that whole new world's and approaches open up to you.

Five Ways To Break Free From 'Imposter Syndrome'

Bev James | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Bev James

According to a study conducted by the International journal of behavioural science, researchers believe that up to 70% of people have suffered from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Imposter syndrome is a term used to describe people who can feel that they don't deserve their accomplishments, aren't good enough or feel like a fraud.

Women Mean Business

Michelle Ovens | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Michelle Ovens

Millennial women are now more likely to start a business than men. Women really do mean business - sisters are definitely doing it for themselves.

Four Of The Most Valuable Lessons I Learned While Building A Business

James Connelly | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
James Connelly

From an early age, I knew I'd have my own business. I just wasn't sure what it would be. Traditional schooling wasn't for me. At the time, I just couldn't see the value in learning things that had no place in the real world. The area of a trapezoid? Ask the architect, not me.