UK Entrepreneurship

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.'

Flourishing in Freelance - How to Take The Plunge

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Ever hated your boss? Plenty of us have. In fact I only lasted six months in employment before I worked out that being told what to do by someone else...

Making Money With Friends Is More Fun

Reuben Singh | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

In business it pays to have a long memory and to keep a mental score sheet. Always remember those who helped you and, of course, remember those who di...

What Marque Will You Leave on the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It is also good to talk to your family and friends who will, I hope, give you an honest assessment of you as you are today. This is not always easy, but at the same time will show courage, humility and integrity. This may, in turn, be guided by what you have achieved in your schooling and early life.

The Economics of Happiness - Changing the System

Maite Baron | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

From the national data that's being collected, mostly by developed nations, one thing is clear and it's that increased GDP and higher levels of consumer spending doesn't seem to make us that much happier. So what does?

A Matter of Principle

Stephen Fear | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

Remember the next time you walk past a person sitting in a shop doorway that he or she isn't sitting there in the wind and rain as a lifestyle choice. They are there because something went wrong in their life and they are struggling to deal with it. They are someone's son, daughter, mother, brother or father. They could be yours!

Running a Boutique Model Agency

Neely Reyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.

How to Become a Successful Fashion Designer?

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Fashion is a fascinating business, one so versatile that it can collaborate with any type of industry. In the past I worked with Suzuki cars to create a colour psychology car test to help their clients identify the car that suited them best based on their colour preferences.

Four Business Lessons From a Coffee Hot Shot

Maite Baron | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I love my coffee and like most people like it hot, something that Emily Savage-McGlynn understands well.

Social Impact Insights: Nigel Kershaw, Chairman of Big Issue and CEO of Big Issue Invest

Carlos Miranda | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Carlos Miranda

Nigel is a veteran and pioneer of social enterprise and social finance; in fact, he was working in these spaces well before they even had names. He is the Chairman of The Big Issue, a social enterprise founded in 1991 enabling homeless individuals in the UK to earn a living, and the CEO of Big Issue Invest, a social investment business founded in 2005 that provides finance to social enterprises.

How to Recognise Your Moment of Realisation (and What You Can Do About It)

Anna Margolis | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Margolis

All too quickly those childhood dreams and aspirations ebbed away as the responsibilities of your first mortgage, meeting your partner, marriage, children, a bigger house and simply staying afloat rapidly took centre stage. And before you knew it, there you were, slap bang in the middle of the rat race.

Never Trust Anyone Under 30

Madeline Parra | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK
Madeline Parra

Born in 1987, I was definitely not alive for the original version of the quip in the title, "Never trust anyone over 30," which exhorted young people ...

You Really Have to Be in It, To Win It

Wendy Tan-White | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Wendy Tan-White

Or do you? Several start-up businesses recently told me that they have enough 'traditional interest' to grow their companies satisfactorily over the ...

Coders Taking Over the World

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

London alone is anticipated to be 300,000 digital workers short by 2020, with an additional one million vacancies across Europe... Programming is infiltrating all industries, not just tech... we are beginning to break down these barriers to help people realise that anyone can learn how to code.

Life-Long Learning Key to Digital Growth in Europe

Danny Bartlett | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Bartlett

Ever since the British government announced the introduction of computer programming into the school curriculum a year ago, a flurry of organisations have established related initiatives to improve the digital literacy of young people across the country.

The Age of the Silver Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Whatever the reason, the economic contribution of silver professionals is significant and also necessary, as the average age of the UK and US populations continues to rise- this at least is a fact nobody can deny.

Three Reasons to Cheer for Companies House

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Companies House just announced that it's making all of its documents available for free in 2015... it shows once again that the UK is a pioneer in data transparency... Companies House itself says, this move "will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ways of using the information."

The Truth Behind Procrastination

Maite Baron | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

When it comes to doing things we really like doing, we need little persuasion to do them. We don't procrastinate, we just leap in and seize any opportunity to do what we love because that makes us happy.

Entrepreneurs Need Mentors - Here's Why

Jan Flawn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Jan Flawn

I first became passionate about mentoring when I worked as a nurse in the NHS. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of helping people develop their skills by sharing experiences and knowledge...

An Authentic Life Without Fear

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

It's easier to describe the presence of something than the absence of something but the feeling I had really was an absence; I noticed fear wasn't there. I listened for it, I tried to feel it, I waited for a fleeting thought to come and it simply didn't appear. It was the first time in years I was able to enjoy the moment without those nagging doubts in my head.