UK Entrepreneurship

Five Practical Ways to Maximize Productivity in Your Home Office

Sasha G Brown | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

As a mother of two beautiful girls, I've experienced first-hand the struggles of balancing work with the responsibilities of being a parent. I jumped at the opportunity to work from home, but I quickly realized I needed to set boundaries in order to maximize my productivity in a busy home. ..

Why I Think Reading Business Books Is Often a Total Waste of Time

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Hanni Melnicenko

I quit reading business books almost right after I read Tim Ferriss' The Four Hour Work Week. Not because I had 'found the one'! But because the penn...

A Glove, Sexy Jacket and "Timelooper": Startups Using Tech-for-Good

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

A mood-impacting empathic wearable, potentially life saving cyclist gear, tremor-stabilising glove and a "timelooper." Have I piqued your curiosity yet? Digital technology advances don't have to be about paradigm shifts, global domination and annihilating the competition.

Silicon Valley vs London? Hacker House's Jen Arcuri debates

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

"I won't give you the sort of answers that most people will." I'm assured this fervently by the charismatic Jennifer Arcuri at the outset of our inte...

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

Why Ambition Should No Longer Be a Dirty Word

Rachel Bridge | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bridge

The problem is that this cartoon image of ambition is not what true ambition is about at all. In reality, ambition is simply the desire to make the most of your potential to achieve something special, which would make a profound difference to your life and to those of others, whether that be through success, achievement or distinction.

A Visit to Monkey & Brine, A Sea-Monkey Pop-Up Restaurant

Chris Sav | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

At Monkey & Brine, these crustaceans are getting a second life - as food. Head chef Sam Munroe explains the ethos behind the restaurant...

Advice for Young Entrepreneurs- Interview With Lawrence Jones MBE

Maria Keogh | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Keogh

Lawrence Jones is a businessman and digital entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Top UK Hosting business UKFast. In 2001, Lawrence had a near death experience in an Alpine avalanche making him more determined than ever to achieve as much as possible in his lifetime.

Do We Have a Productivity Problem? Entrepreneurs Might Disagree

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK
Maximilian Yoshioka

While the discussion around the UK's lagging productivity statistics drags on, entrepreneurs have been busy creating the the innovative products and s...

Sparks in the Workplace: How We Run Our Start-Up as a Couple

Tom Cridland | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK
Tom Cridland

As the psychologist and author of Entrepreneurial Couples put it, "When you work with your spouse, you're going to be challenged all the time by the way they think, including the way they think about you. That makes you introspective. It makes you work on yourself and the relationship. And that can't be bad."

Five Steps to Help You Sense Check Your Business Ideas

Ian Mason | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK
Ian Mason

Let's be fair, business ideas are easy to come by. There are very few people that haven't, at some point in their lives, said: "I should start a business doing that". Technology and the internet have only served to increase potential start-up opportunities for anyone with a computer and an internet connection. How many times have you thought of a great idea for an app?

The Gig Economy - A Helpful Spur for Female Entrepreneurs?

Michelle Wright | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

The gig-economy term has even entered the upcoming US presidential race with Hillary Clinton referencing it in her economic plan '"This on-demand, or so-called gig economy is creating exciting economies and unleashing innovation. But it is also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future."

How To Get Ahead In What You Love

Anisa Haghdadi | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Anisa Haghdadi

I'm often asked for advice from emerging artists and entrepreneurs so here's the top things I have taken away from my mentors and personal experience to get ahead in what you love...

Celebs Are Going Wild for this Chic Anti-Paparazzi Scarf

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Style
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Inventor and entrepreneur Saif Siddiqui is the brains and founder of The ISHU - a new fashion brand, whose first product is a scarf that allows the wearer to disrupt flash photography. It's also about to appear on the shelves of Harrods.

How to Start a Business on a Shoestring

Tom Cridland | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

Many young people find the idea of starting their own business to be so daunting that they never give it a go. The number of people slaving away, doing jobs that make them deeply unhappy, when they clearly have the talent and discipline to successfully follow a career path that they actually enjoy, is something that saddens me.

Why I Stopped Watching The News... And Why You Should Too

Martin Huntbach | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Martin Huntbach

For the past 3 years, I haven't watched the news. I haven't watched it on TV, I haven't bought a newspaper, and I do my best to avoid news related art...

From Inmates to Entrepreneurs

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

In a society where freelancing and entrepreneurship are transforming the nature of work, those disadvantaged vis-à-vis conventional employment (such as ex-offenders) have the most to gain.

5 Reasons Why Creative Entrepreneurs are Different

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carolyn Dailey

Entrepreneurs across design, film, television, music, fashion, theatre, advertising and videogames tend to be different from entrepreneurs in other se...

Seven Toxic Habits That Destroy Your Success

Bev James | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Bev James

When it comes to success, every thought, belief and behaviour that we hold creates our future. The actions we take influence our outcomes and if we really want to be successful in our efforts, we need to get clear on what habits are holding us back so that we can stop them from dominating our headspace or sabotaging our attempts at success.

But How? Finding Your Clarity of Purpose

Lisa Regan | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do we ever truly know what we want? For some yes definitely, maybe not across every aspect of their lives but in business, fitness or with relationship standards and then goals, having a clear sense of purpose will be the deciding factor on whether you are successful or not!

Why Not Going to University Isn't the End of the World

Arran Rice | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arran Rice

I would say to people not to rush when deciding what to do with your future - if you need to take a year to figure out your next step don't feel pressured not to do that. And don't go to university just because people expect you to.

Starting Your Own Company in 2016? Burnout Is Good

Vincent Dignan | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

When you're burned out, you have a voice in your head which will tell you "I just cannot do anymore work." Now we're getting somewhere! At this point you'll examine everything you do to see what can be gotten rid of e.g. low paying clients/unnecessary work/anything else that takes up more time that it should (remember what I said earlier about getting drunk?).

Six Entrepreneurs Kicking Enough Ass to Inspire You For All of 2016

Adele Barlow | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" These words from Mary Oliver never fail to inspire me. When I think of my favourite responses to that question, the stories behind the following entrepreneurs would top the list...

Business Tips Learnt From My Baby

Tanesha Westcarr | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tanesha Westcarr

Being an entrepreneur and working for myself gives me the flexibility to work around Alexander's schedule. Yes, I quickly learnt that babies are the boss. With everything subject to change I stopped fighting the process and found a way that worked best for us both.

Do It Now! There's Never Been a Better Time to Start a New Business

Ian Baxter | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Ian Baxter

As the Prime Minister and Chancellor have often reminded us, Britain is part of a global race for competitiveness and jobs. Our public finances are weak, the sustainability of our economic growth is under threat and youth unemployment is still too high. What Britain needs more than ever is for people to start new businesses and for existing companies to make new investments.