UK Entrepreneurship

Addicted To Success

Malminder Gill | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Looking at different addictions, not every habit is dangerous. You can become addicted to learning, or addicted to working out, or even addicted to working. Anything in an overabundance can be unhealthy and unbalanced.

Six Characteristics That Define an Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Maite Baron

Entrepreneurs see potential, both large and small, before others even conceive the possibility. So, if you've ever thought of a good business idea, seen a gap in the market or noticed a better way to do something, then you already have the right mindset.

5 Things You Should Never Post On Your Business Facebook Page

Claire Mitchell | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Mitchell

If you are doing any of the 5 things below, you're at best wasting your time on a Facebook page that's just not going to do you justice and at worst heading for trouble, even getting your page shut down.

What the Heck Is PR, Anyway?

Claire Mitchell | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Mitchell

You've heard people talking about PR, 'oooh you MUST use PR in your marketing' or 'I'm going to outsource my PR' but what does it even mean? PR is public relations. Which still doesn't really mean anything.

My Millennial Heroines: What We Can Learn From Generation Y's Leading Ladies

Frances Dickens | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Frances Dickens

In my view there is nothing quite as empowering for women as real life examples of other women's success. And it's important to look across the age spectrum to find examples of inspiring women.

When Did Everyone Become an Expert?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Freelancing/contracting used to be reserved for the very best in the field, but with online platforms and sleek looking websites fooling us all in to thinking that any start-up can be specialist, I'm starting to see the market saturated with novices. Begging the question - When did everyone become an expert?

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.

Seeking Connection Not Collection: Why I Invited My List to Unsubscribe

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

Who knows, maybe one day soon I'll be inundated with my work, my own TV show, jetting off around the world helping people to bounce back, that I'll need to value my work more with a financial representation. But right now? My desire is to reach as many people as possible.

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

A 15-Year-Old Has Made £240,000 From Babysitting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Noa Mintz is a savvy schoolgirl who is already worth an estimated $375,000 (£243,000) after starting her own babysitting service. Nannies By Noa i...

The Importance of the Intrapreneur

Nick Morris | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Morris

Startups are often run by teams with little conventional experience; large corporations often boast a remarkable array of established, proven and immensely talented teams.

Want to Start a Food Business? Lessons from Oppo's Founders

Adele Barlow | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It took 25 months of research, three different factories, two specialised food research centres, and four grants from Santander, York University and t...

How to Go from Employee to Entrepreneur

Neeta Patel | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

If you feel stuck in a rut with your current job and think you could do better job of running a company, here is some of my top advice on making the switch from employee to entrepreneur.

The Four Reasons Caring Professions Should Stay Away From Business (And the One Reason They Shouldn't)

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

When talking with other birth professionals about how they can grow their business', I frequently notice the passion poured into their work, far outweighs the profits taken out. Alongside how common the same self-limiting beliefs prevent amazing women (I tend to work with women) from stepping up to be viewed as the valuable specialists they are.

How is Technology's Transformative Power Driving Social Change Around the world?

Annika Small | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Tech
Annika Small

It's an exciting time in technology and the people behind these brilliant ideas show that with passion, resourcefulness, creativity and courage it is possible to make a significant impact on the lives of others.

It's Time to Stop Your Dream Shrinkation

Maite Baron | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The reality is that today, anybody with ambition, determination and courage can start a successful business - whatever their age. And it's true for the over-50s too. In fact, 'baby boomer' businesses are booming, as more and more of them take the entrepreneurial plunge.

Young Entrepreneurs Of The Week: Solarbox's Kirsty Kenney and Harold Craston Go Green

The Huffington Post UK | Siobhan Morgan | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"My iPhone 5s battery is brilliant!" said no-one, ever. So we should all be extremely thankful for solarbox, the latest socio-environmental business s...

Why Most Young Entrepreneurs Don't Succeed

Stuart Maitland | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Maitland

How many young entrepreneurs do you see knocking about making some serious money? When I say young, I mean people under 25? There is a reason for that and here is my opinion why...

Will our Future of Work, Work?

Jonas Altman | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jonas Altman

Thirty-five years ago this month, Charles Handy envisioned the rise of the portfolio worker. This increasingly popular lifestyle choice favored by many, including myself, has given rise to a thriving creative class.

Six things I did right in my first startup

Will Bancroft | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

You know how low the success rates are for startups. Make yourself as valuable to your business as you possibly can and you'll end up making your self more employable outside of it. Doing so also helps drive your business forward.

Five Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Chayya Syal | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chayya Syal

The Apprentice candidate Solomon Akhtar showed us that young people can become entrepreneurs by being passionate about an idea and utilising their knowledge and skills set. (Just don't put two pages of sailing boats in a business proposal!)

Strong Jules in Heels

Julie Meyer | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
Julie Meyer

My amazing friends who are also my shareholders at Ariadne Capital and the Limited Partners in our venture capital fund, and I pioneered the 'Entrepreneurs Backing Entrepreneurs' model for the financing of entrepreneurship in Europe in 2000.

Is FOMO Making You Overwhelmed?

Jo Gifford | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jo Gifford

In our social lives, we are über aware now of people out there, doing STUFF, having cool cocktails/cronuts/flat whites et al, while you, you saddo loner, are at home in your onesie. *glances around* Just me then?

What I Did Wrong In My First Start Up

Will Bancroft | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

What did I do wrong in my first startup? What didn't I do wrong! I probably did more wrong than right, but I got out the other side with some skills, earning power and am able to tell the tale. I'll take the hard earned lessons with me onto the next one, hopefully executing much more artfully and smartly next time.

UK Study: Do Incubated Startups Out-Survive Those Who Go It Alone?

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Shivvy Jervis

These talented entrepreneurs deserve to be championed in a sustainable way. They need a very carefully thought out, optimal support focused, mentor-led setup. The Government and corporates alike must help maintain this precious momentum - or risk losing real, next-gen talent.