UK Entrepreneurship

Escaping Burnout and Embracing the Joy of Missing Out - a Hot New Trend

Maite Baron | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Everything changes at the turn of the year. At least it feels that way having had a needed break from work and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It also offers the chance to consider what the brand new year might bring and contemplate how we are going to make 2014 one of our best years yet.

Made a Resolution to Start a Business This Year? Here's How You Can Make It Happen

Neeta Patel | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

January is generally a time for resolutions and change. Most of us have the opportunity to think and reflect on the year gone by and make plans for the year ahead. Many of us start with good intentions but I wonder how many of us actually stick with our resolutions?

'Russell Brand's Revolution Is Right, We Have To Change'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Sir Bob Geldof has thrown his weight behind Russell Brand's call for a political revolution, warning that the current system of democracy "may not be ...

Asa Bennett

How Is This 18 Year Old Changing Young People's Lives?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

18-year old A Level student Abdi Guleid started his first business nearly two years ago, a youth-led private tuition firm called the White Star Academ...

Startup Weekend Makes Its Way to Damascus...

Eamonn Carey | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Eamonn Carey

The conflict in Syria has not only claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused over two million refugees to flee the country. It has also created an economic black hole, which is one of the reasons why the weekend is taking place.

Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer for Female Entrepreneurs?

Niamh Corbett | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

Female entrepreneurship is on the rise. Inexorably so. But the debate has moved beyond merely encouraging women to set up their own businesses, to how we can best support and nurture female-led scalable start-ups... Could crowdfunding be the solution?

Going Into Business - the Woman's Way

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

If you are a woman who wants to live a profitable and rewarding life, then go into business ... your own, not someone else's. Even though I'm fully aware of the benefits of 'running your own show' and made the decision to do so long ago, I'm still inspired by the stories of others who have done the same.

Expert Insights - Justine Roberts From Mumsnet.com

Mac Attram | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mac Attram

Justine Roberts is the Founder of Mumsnet.com. She created the site in 1999 as a forum for parents to swap ideas and views. It is now the UK's biggest network for parents, generating 55 million page views and 10 million visits per month. I caught up Justine to talk about how she manages to run such a successful site, whilst juggling family life.

Diddy Buys His Own Drink Brand

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Sean Combs, better known as the rapper P Diddy, has taken over his second drinks brand as he teamed up with drinks goliath Diageo to buy the luxury te...

Entrepreneurs Have Careers Too

Malcolm Bell | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Malcolm Bell

Cruising around in a yacht, the sun is shining, and I'm with Playboy bunnies. That's what I had in mind when I decided to be an entrepreneur. I was 15. It's easy to imagine successful entrepreneurs living the good life. Fast cars, private jets, yachts, St.Tropez, champagne, sunshine and rainbows, and for me girls in bikinis, lots of girls in bikinis.

China Through the Eyes of an Entrepreneur

Paul Sulyok | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Paul Sulyok

It was something of a surprise when I was invited to join the China Trade Delegation - and that is putting it mildly...

How to Create a 2014 in Your Mind That You Can't Wait to Live

Dan Sullivan | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Dan Sullivan

Like everyone else, entrepreneurs often use the new year as an opportunity to take stock, set resolutions, and create a vision of what they'd like the next year to look like. If, however, you're finding it a bit difficult to create a vision and set goals for 2014 that truly excite you, you may be facing one of a couple of unique challenges...

Freelance Britain 2013

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

With an ever increasing number of people freelancing to earn extra money, start their own micro-businesses, have a more flexible work/life balance, or...

Meet The Guys Making Christmas Jumpers Even UGLIER

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK

Entrepreneurs always try to take on tradition, and now the three Edinburgh entrepreneurs behind the spandex bodysuit brand Morphsuits have set the Chr...

How're Small Firms Preparing For The Christmas Rush?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Christmas is a fabulous festive chance for Brits to relax and tuck into their turkey, but many businesses are working harder than ever as the holidays...

10 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Is the New CV

Maite Baron | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

When we're all so committed to being online, it seems surprising that many professionals and managers, along with those giving careers advice still haven't realised that a professional social media strategy is now a must.

Amid the Rush for Rigour, We Must Nurture the Experience of Education

Fintan Donohue | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK
Fintan Donohue

Depending on who you choose to believe, the news that Britain's 15 year-olds are outside the international top 20 for maths, reading and science is either a reason to lament our children's prospects in the oft-quoted 'global race'; to condemn teachers as underqualified, or overpaid; or to take aim at either this government or its predecessor on the verities of its education reform agenda.

Do Women Need to be More Confident or Arrogant to Make it in Business?

Jessica Rose | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Rose

It seems fairly obvious that women, on the whole, would be less confident about starting a business as a result of decades of sexism and women being seen as less than equal in the workplace. However it shouldn't be shrugged off, as the repercussions are vast.

A Life Less Bullshit: Interview With Nicole Antoinette

Adele Barlow | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

"At the heart of it, we've become a culture of people who demand enormous results in a fraction of the time, but the problem with that mentality is that it leads us to setting unrealistic goals."

Brits Start Over 500,000 New Businesses This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

Over 500,000 new businesses have been started up this year, according to new research that points to increasing optimism among British entrepreneurs. ...

2014 - An Exciting Year Ahead for Entrepreneurs?

Elizabeth Assaf | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK
Elizabeth Assaf

A recurring theme in the rest of the talks was 'Taking Action' - stop talking and just do! Shaa Wasmund, founder of Smarta, explained that 'running a business is like a rollercoaster' and that she believes 2014 will be the year of video, where You Tube could drive your sales and create 'action'.

These Two Have Just Started A Business In Their Seventies

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

Royal Navy veteran David Pledger, 71, and wife Sandra, 73, from Stoney Stratton in Somerset, have secured a £25,000 start-up loan for their new compa...

How to Make a Good Video Interview

Neeta Patel | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Neeta Patel

We are about to start using video interviews as an integral part of our screening process at the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. We have done this in order to increase significantly the number of people we can see (albeit virtually) before making an initial shortlist. As we are about to open applications for this year's group of New Entrepreneurs Foundation students, I thought it would be helpful to provide some tips on how to do a good video interview.

The Disabled Community Is 'A Bucket Full Of Crabs'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Disabled people, charities and campaigners have been urged to stop "snubbing" fellow disabled people who become successful, one of Britain's best know...

Small Business Saturday UK - Celebrating the Backbone of Our Economy

Maite Baron | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Small Business Saturday UK (7th December 2013), born in the USA as a way to get more consumers to shop within their own communities, has now migrated to this side of The Pond, and with very good reason.