UK Entrepreneurship

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.

11 Things You NEED on Your Small Business Website

Claire Mitchell | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Mitchell

I see so many websites out there that look beautiful at first glance, but don't do what they've been designed to do. I see lots more that look, well pretty uninspiring really and definitely let the side down when it comes to showing their business off at its best.

Don't Hound the Hackers - Question Our Inability to Engage Them

Gi Fernando | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Young people like Aaron Sterrit are capable of breaking down security walls, but they are also capable of making them stronger. The proverbial bike thief employed by the police to help identify top spots for bike theft has become the young digital pro who can spot the cracks in a firewall.

You Are What You Wear in the Business World

Nick Telson | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

I don't have the answer here apart from knowing that judging a person's business credentials on what they are wearing should be a big no no, but is it culturally inherent in the business world still? Perhaps.

How to Be Taken Seriously as a Young Entrepreneur

Martin Huntbach | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Martin Huntbach

Each and every one of you has something unique to offer the world, so don't hide behind the word entrepreneur. Step out and show people who you are, not who you'd like to be.

From Corporate Ladder to Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

Marina Tognetti | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marina Tognetti

When I graduated from University it was an era when entrepreneurship was not cool for academics and climbing the corporate ladder was the thing to do....

Eight Tips for Running a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

James Gupta | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
James Gupta

When it comes to raising seed investment for your startup, Crowdfunding, is all the rage right now. But what exactly is it, what are the advantages an...

Young People - Value Your Perspective

Josh Taylor | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

Regardless of whether you're an entrepreneur, employed or a student, as a young person with less experience than your peers, you'll be familiar with situations where you feel intimidated by authority figures and unworthy of your youthful opinion. Fear can stop us from speaking up and sharing our ideas to avoid making a mistake or sounding stupid.

Youth Unemployment Is Everybody's Business

Andrew Devenport | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Devenport

Youth unemployment is indeed everybody's business, and we are confident that our partnership can make a difference to many thousands of young people's lives.

Will.i.am Discusses Making Hits - My Views From NYC

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Bradford

The musical star of Black Eyed Peas, The Voice judge and visionary entrepreneur headlined Entrepreneur's 360 conference in New York City this week and I was delighted to say I was there.

Building Mumsnet - From the Dotcom Crash to a Sustainable Business

Justine Roberts | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justine Roberts

It's hard not to feel a tiny bit fraudulent when giving advice; as Mumsnet's early business trajectory was so - frankly - flat, I'd be hard pushed to genuinely recommend that anyone try to emulate it. That said, it worked - and while our story is very much a slow-burner, it also features things like dotcom crashes, working out of back bedrooms, and very small children...

Why I Have a Problem With Entrepreneurs

James Gilmore | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

The word 'entrepreneur' comes from the French word 'entreprendre' (meaning to undertake) and the English word 'enterprise'. Thus, an entrepreneur is someone who undertakes enterprise. 'Enterprise' is generally defined as a bold or complex project or business. Here's where definitions have become more nuanced over the past years...

Is Mindfulness the Next Must Have Business Skill?

Bev James | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Bev James

Mindfulness has recently become the latest buzz word in the west and with its increasing popularity the practice has moved from meditation and yoga carried out by monks and hippies to the latest phenomenon, the centuries old notion of 'being in the now' has far evolved beyond a new-age philosophy.

How This Plymouth Student Plans To Cure Your Hangovers

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We've all been there. Wallowing in bed after a heavy night out, feeling incredibly sorry for ourselves and wishing someone else would make a strong cu...