UK Entrepreneurship

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.

From Student to Entrepreneur: How to Build an Internet of Things Business

Peter Spence | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Spence

Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.

Olympian Advice for Pitch to Rich Winners: The Exquisite Taste of Victory and the Humiliation of Defeat

Mark Hunter | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Sport
Mark Hunter

In the 2008 Beijing Olympics I won Team GB's first ever gold lightweight rowing medal with Zac Purchase. Four years prior in Greece the story had been...

Love What You Do

Ian Baxter | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Ian Baxter

Money matters but starting your own business must be an affair of the heart not just a question of the head.

What the Autumn Statement Means for SMEs and Entrepreneurs

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

All in all, the measures announced in George Osborne's latest Spending Review made it a positive one for entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the UK.

Give Back Don't Give Up

Tanesha Westcarr | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tanesha Westcarr

No matter how much time I spend away, giving back is entrenched within me. I've always been passionate about leaving a trail for others to follow especially those from less privileged backgrounds. Perhaps starting from humble beginnings has been the catalyst for my philanthropic efforts.

Seven Lessons I Learned to Become an Entrepreneur

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Have you always wanted to do something meaningful? Are you longing to lead a life that will really make you feel truly fulfilled? Want to build your business, or make a real change in the world? Do you know deep inside what you really wish for, and yet sense that something is holding you back? Here are seven lessons I've learned from the first year of being a solo entrepreneur.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Teen Who's Just Invented Your Next Smartphone Purchase

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Toby Liew is a 16-year-old from Gillingham, Kent, currently studying towards his A-levels. He's also the brains behind Magniband, a smartphone lens ma...

The Truth About Multi-Tasking

Bev James | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Bev James

Multi-tasking is a skill which is increasingly becoming ingrained as a part of today's culture and whilst science may prove that our brains aren't wired to be overstimulated there are ways to use our time in more neuron friendly ways, stopping us from burning out and soldiering on.

17 Ways to Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

Claire Mitchell | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Claire Mitchell

Here are 17 ideas to help you make the most of Small Business Saturday, no matter where you are in the world. Small Business Saturday is on 5th December 2015 in the UK and 28th November 2015 in the US.

How to Leave Law and Raise $1.3Million for Your Startup

Adele Barlow | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Adele Barlow

Many lawyers dream of starting a business and I met a lot of them while working with Escape the City, which was an early-stage startup itself when I j...

My Number One Tip to All Start-ups

Tom Cridland | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Tom Cridland

I have been asked many times what advice I would give other start-ups and it simply boils down to one thing: don't get ripped off. Not everyone will share your vision or think your idea makes sense. If fact, you might even be ridiculed for your product by some (I still remember abuse about my green trousers being hurled out of a taxi window by a middle aged Bristolian man)! This doesn't matter, provided you stick to your guns and hold onto your cash.