UK Entrepreneurship

How To: Work From F**king Home

Cara Mackay | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cara Mackay

In among the spilt cat food and three day old wet washing you think: 'fuck, I've got that quote to do before 9am, follow up with that customer from yesterday, check the financial reports and get back to that guy who wants me to do some event thing...'

Working Mums And Entrepreneurs: Why We Can Have It All...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

Yes it's hard work, yes there are times where you feel unappreciated, and yes it can feel as if you're wading through treacle at times, when no amount of distractions will stop a tantrum.

Keep This In Mind When Starting Something New

Amy Shefik | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

These are just four of the many notes and quotes I got from one of the amazing coaches I have worked with. She and her husband had been to the Titan Summit in Zurich which was four days of talks from some of the best thought leaders and inspirational entrepreneurs the world has to offer.

How To Beat The 'Back To Work' Blues

Juliette Dyke | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Dyke

Now a year on, I can see exactly why I felt so misaligned between 'real' me and 'work' me. Taking time off had allowed me to explore and live out some of the values which were most important to me, such as freedom, connection and discovery.

Using Technology For Investment Opportunities

Duane Jackson | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Duane Jackson

In the past, there have been countless businesses that have disintegrated as a result of toxic, uncooperative or silent relationships between those running the company and the investors backing them financially - and, in truth, no entrepreneur wants that on their CV.

Why I Support Young Entrepreneurs

Adam Bradford | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

Follow these young people. Back them. Give them all your support. They are going to inherit this earth and all we leave for them.

Getting A Graduate's Foot On The Employment Ladder

Ted Nash | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ted Nash

Don't forget too that many employers will offer graduate placements abroad - for the right person (and not every young person wants to work abroad, so don't allow yourself to be pressured) that can be a great chance to impress potential employers and see more of the world too.

How To Start A Business From Scratch

Jamal Edwards | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jamal Edwards

If you had told me at the age of 15, when I was given a video camera for my birthday to film my friends rapping, that my passion for music would result in a successful business, then I wouldn't have believed you. Through hard work, great advice and a passion and vision that I stayed true to, SBTV has resulted in me meeting some of the biggest stars from different walks of life in the world and being made an MBE for my services to music.

Last Weekend Was Small Business Saturday. Now What?

Laura Krippner | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Laura Krippner

There's a market too which I'll reserve judgement on as it might be a load of tat. The fact that we even have a need to draw attention to Small Business Saturday highlights the fact that we have a problem on our High Streets. It's all very well to focus on small and independent businesses for one weekend, but what about the other 51?

Women In Innovation: Creating Autonomous Drone Infrastructure

Siobhan Gardiner | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech
Siobhan Gardiner

My innovation, HEROTECH8, brings drone technology to places and people that either wouldn't have the resources, energy infrastructure, or technical know-how to reliably, and safely, operate drone systems. This is not by focusing on the vehicles (although this is a very popular topic at the moment with start-ups) - instead we create autonomous drone infrastructure.

What Lord Sugar Taught Me On The Apprentice

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Overall, Lord Sugar was an excellent boss. Why? Because he explained the goal of the task clearly at the beginning of each week, and then he gave us performance reviews in the board room based on how well we reached his targets.

Zaha Hadid & The BRIT Awards: Pop & Ceremony

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carolyn Dailey

I wonder if anyone can fail to have their breath taken away when they lay eyes on the new award statuette for The BRITs designed by the late, great Za...

Our Entrepreneurial Environment Has Never Been Better. But There Is Still Work to Do

Annabel Denham | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
Annabel Denham

The decision by the Chancellor to scrap the Autumn Statement altogether was also welcome - fewer Budgets will mean entrepreneurs can better plan for the future. We now wait for the weightier Spring Budget to see if Philip Hammond will take real action to cut the most destructive taxes and simplify incentives to boost UK entrepreneurship.

These Young Women Entrepreneurs Could Make All The Difference For Zimbabwe

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

This month 11,800 girls in Zimbabwe who, like me, have been supported through school by Camfed - the Campaign for Female Education - will graduate from secondary school. They're the fortunate ones - given a chance in life by securing their right to a quality education.

First Steps To Starting Your Own Business

Sarah Willingham | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Willingham

As an entrepreneur, investor and starter of many businesses, I have learned a lot of lessons over the years. Not everything works and it is easy to m...

Entrepreneurship Is Key To Prison Reform - So Why Doesn't Government Get It?

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

Partly addressing the doubts surrounding her commitment to prison reform, last week Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss unveiled a new White Pape...

Three Key Ways To Avoid Depression And Anxiety As An Entrepreneur

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

No-one is immune from depression or anxiety and feeling off your psychological game can have a big impact as an entrepreneur. As a Psychotherapist, I've worked with countless entrepreneurs and business owners who have found themselves in the middle of a paralysing bout of depression or anxiety, which inevitably impacts their business.

Five Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Own Business

Beth Searle | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Beth Searle

4am. My heart racing, my eyes snapped wide open, I leant over to grab my notebook from beside the bed. Opening it quickly, not bothering to put th...

The Mental Entrepreneur And Herd Instinct

Ales Zivkovic | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Ales Zivkovic

Entrepreneurship is lonely and it won't free you One of the misconceptions I see in founders that come to see me for psychotherapy or counselling is ...

To Go From Start Up To Scale Up, The UK Needs To Address The Tech Talent Gap

Sarah Drinkwater | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Drinkwater

And while we don't have the exact data on the gender balance of these technical candidates, there's much more work to be done helping more women in technical roles and showcasing opportunities to this group.

Starting A Business At 18

Regan Williamson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Regan Williamson

I would be lying if I said starting a business after I left school was part of my big plan. Starting a business was probably somewhere along my timeline of goals, but at 18 it certainly wasn't.

Young Entrepreneurs: How To Champion Your Inner Entrepreneurial Spirit

Debra Charles | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Debra Charles

Young entrepreneurs are the future of our country - they will be the ones that grow our economy and shape our society. Yet unemployment is having an...

Small Businesses And Universities Should Seek To Benefit From Enhanced European Cooperation

Paul Moran | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Moran

And when the exchange of lessons and findings from all the participating institutions are combined during the SEC2U week, support networks can be strengthened across Europe, enhancing the recognition of how universities, startups and local communities can work more closely together for the benefit of all.

Three Reasons Why Leaders Need To Unite To Change The World

Adam Bradford | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

I recently had the incredible pleasure of attending the One Young World summit in Ottawa, Canada and joined a delegation of 1300 inspirational young l...

How To Get The Best Out Of Yourself - Why Learning And Memory Are Effectively The Same Discipline

Ed Cooke | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Cooke

The perfect 'bicycle for the brain' is subtly different for everyone, of course. The advent of mobile has made it easier than ever before for people to learn in a time and way that suits their lifestyle. Memory works best when we give it a little to do often, while learning in different contexts makes your memory more robust because you don't associate information with any one place in particular.