UK Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Causes of Stress in Entrepreneurs

Katie Buckingham | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Katie Buckingham

Starting up your own business can be a very rewarding and exciting time in your life, but 'being your own boss' can take its toll on your mental wellbeing. Your business is totally dependent on you, if something goes wrong it is your fault and what happens if the business fails? Aside from the good aspect of doing what you love every day, there are many worries and stresses in the lives of entrepreneurs. Here are ten:

The Keys to the Door

Steve Spriggs | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Steve Spriggs

The world of work is changing. Nowadays you can set up a successful business with just a laptop and a good idea. Young people who have grown up with technology and embrace fast-moving trends are often best placed to spot a need in the digital market. It's not unheard of for teenagers to earn a fortune from developing new software or creating a brand new thing.

Creativity to Enterprise

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Professor Christina Slade

The UK creative industries are worth £84.1 billion a year to the UK economy*; an incredible contribution and an area in which the UK shines on a global stage. Our creative exports span across film, music, gaming and publishing (to name but a few), continuously breaking new ground and contributing to the cultural landscape of countries across the world.

Does Entrepreneurship Need to Get Real?

Michelle Wright | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

There has been such a buzz around entrepreneurship recently. We've been told it's time to celebrate the entrepreneur, to get close to an entrepreneur, or to become one. From Government to the media, the message has been clear; take the plunge and set up a business.

Four Reasons Exercising Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

We're all aware of the huge importance of exercising for our lives. However, how many of us actually know that daily exercise can make you a better entrepreneur? Several studies conducted along the years prove that our mental intuition and creativity is stimulated by a performing physical exercises and by having a healthy fitness regimen.

How Brexit Shone a Silver Lining on My Business

Josh Taylor | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK
Josh Taylor

I awoke on a gloomy Friday morning to Brexit. Whilst it wasn't the result I expected, the writing is on the wall - the UK is leaving the EU. This isn't an article to argue for or against the reasons for remaining or leaving. Instead, I'd like to look at how Brexit unexpectedly gave my business a deeper level of importance and meaning to both the local community and myself.

EU Referendum Poll: Are Creative Entrepreneurs In or Out?

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Carolyn Dailey

After months of anticipation, heated debate and brash headlines, tomorrow the UK takes to the voting booth to decide its future relationship with the ...

Time for Radical Change to the School Curriculum - Let's Hustle in the Age of the Entrepreneur

Margaret Casely-Hayford | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Margaret Casely-Hayford

I had the pleasure today of speaking with a young man, who had once been my intern, and who has since gone on to far bigger and better things. I was thrilled to find out from his progress update that he now has a wonderful position at JPMorgan, where he's clearly working hard and doing well.

How Do You Start a Business That Changes the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Adele Barlow

Through Escape the City, I often met high-flying professionals who wanted to ditch their day-to-day routines in order to 'find more meaning' and 'change the world'. I must have talked to at least a thousand millennials who stated the same dream of owning a business that also improved society.

When High Aspirations Lead All the Way to the House of Lords

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

As I'm sure is common in most jobs, there's a certain rhythm to the year at Mosaic, the charity that I proudly serve as Managing Director. There are...

Five Lessons About Starting a Business in a Developing Country

Edward Lowe | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Edward Lowe

There is no doubt about it; social enterprise is a hot topic right now. Balancing making profit with having a positive impact on the world is something that many entrepreneurs are striving for, and increasingly leading them to focus on some of the world's developing nations.

The Five Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success

Bev James | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK
Bev James

Success is made up of hard work, commitment and passion but perhaps one of the most crucial factors to take into account is who we choose to surround ourselves with. As the old adage goes, 'you are who you hang out with' and the people we invite into our world on a daily basis can impact the way we think, feel and act.

Five Reasons Why Flying Trapeze Is Like Being An Entrepreneur

Rekha Mehr | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Rekha Mehr

Yesterday I took a leap of faith, quite literally. It's week two of working independently again after 20 months of working within an organisation, albeit a small one. I told myself it was OK to take my first week easy and treat it like a week's holiday. I even left the country, yet I found myself unable to switch off.


Danielle Wood | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

By definition, success is accomplishing an aim or purpose. Success is subjective: to one it is working on Wall Street while to another it's efficientl...

The Advantage of Adversity: A Different Perspective on Depression

James Shillcock | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Shillcock

The one thing that running a business has taught me is that things are never constant. Things are never permanent. You cannot separate the highs and lows or have one without the other, so you must learn to accept the process and understand that it's part of the journey.

How Prison Entrepreneurship Could Break the Cycle of Reoffending and Save Taxpayers Billions

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

If successful, a greater emphasis on entrepreneurship will also help address ex-prisoner unemployment and welfare dependency, as well as create further employment opportunities while generating tax revenues. Most importantly, however, it will give ex-prisoners the fresh start they desperately need and surely deserve.

5 Lifehacks from 5 Fabulous Females

Steph Weller | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Weller

There's a secret revolution going on: women supporting women. No trolling, no bitching, no sniping, no undermining. Instead it's all about empowering, encouraging, supporting and respecting each other.

Young People Need to Be Key Influencers in Growth

Adam Bradford | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

It is a pleasure to be writing from the exciting St Gallen Symposium today here in Switzerland. The Symposium is a global gathering of 600 leaders of...

Seven Reasons Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

Cat Neligan | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Cat Neligan

It's strange how our minds work. When we become focussed on a concept or obsessed with a new idea, it's like that thing is EVERYWHERE. Currently, I'm obsessed with personality types. Specifically: introverts.

12 Secrets of a Mumpreneur...

Steph Weller | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Steph Weller

They say never to work with animals or children but sometimes the life of mumpreneur means you have no choice... 1. She's part of a secret society, i...

How a £2 Business Investment Aged 13 Put Me in the Top 100 Most Powerful Entrepreneurs by 18

Solomon Ian-Sangala | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Solomon Ian-Sangala

How had I gone from a 13-year-old, plagued with suicidal thoughts, a stutter and five school exclusions to a public speaker, running my own business, managing 20+ people, and now, being named as one of the 100 most powerful entrepreneurs in the UK at 18? I was lucky enough to find my area of speciality at quite a young age; which has helped me achieve the success I have now. But believe me, it hasn't been easy and never will be.

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

What Entrepreneurs Most Need to Know

Phil Parker | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Phil Parker

Last week I was invited to give the keynote speech to some of London's brightest entrepreneurs and start-ups. There's not much I could teach them tha...

Why Start-ups Could Be the Happiest Places to Work

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

We have the opportunity to create the worlds happiest and most successful organizations The knowledge is out there, so is the expertise. We just...

Do IT for the Girls - What Today's Social Tech Entrepreneurs Want Their Successors to Know

Vicki Hearn | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Vicki Hearn

The UK has one of the world's strongest digital economies and the next generation is eager to be a part of it. There are many different career options out there for young people interested in tech - from app designers, to game and website developers, to information security analysts.