UK Entrepreneurship

Asa Bennett

Migrants Rob Native Brits' Jobs? 'Nonsense', Says Dragon Theo

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has issued a robust defence of immigrants' contribution to the UK, rubbishing claims that they take native Brit...

Moo Founder Shares Recipe for Growth

Glyn Britton | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Glyn Britton

Entrepreneurs and advisers including Moo.com's Richard Moross share advice on securing investment, attracting a company's first 100 customers and knowing when to give up the day job with some of Hackney's most promising start-ups at the latest Start-up Kitchen.

Between Crowd and Clout: Finding Your Place in the UK Tech Boom

Theo Osborne | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Theo Osborne

Have you experienced a Demo Day in Tech City? If so, you will know what we mean when we say that the excitement is palpable and contagious. Entrepreneurs showcase their latest innovations and user experience design triumphs while gossiping about the scene's latest fundraising conquests.

Five Keys to Get Job Satisfaction

Maite Baron | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Numerous research studies, including Gallup's State of the Global Workplace report into employee engagement, suggest that 'purpose' is a crucial component of job satisfaction. In other words, we want to feel that what we do has meaning, and isn't just a pointless passing of our time.

Five Ways to Stop Your Designs Getting Ripped Off

Dids Macdonald | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dids Macdonald

It happened to me. Badly. In the mid 1980s, a colleague and I created Holbein, a company producing hand painted decorative accessories for top interior designers. The business was a great success. But it came with a huge problem: theft.

Brogan Driscoll

Networking Advice From 'The World's Best Networker', Arianna Huffington

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The best way to network is to stop networking altogether - at least in the traditional sense. These are the lessons from Arianna Huffington, edito...

Top Tips on Standing Out From the Crowd to Create Start Up Success

Charlie Bigham | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Charlie Bigham

Starting out can be difficult, it's hard for smaller brands to get cut through in an industry so big, especially when competing with large producers. I think it's all about making sure your brand is different enough, ensuring that quality is your number one priority and always keeping your focus on the consumer. Everyone who starts a business is different but here are a few tips that might help keep aspiring entrepreneurs on the right track...

Only Radical Action Will Make Electric Cars a Realistic Option for UK Drivers

Anthony Eskinazi | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Anthony Eskinazi

When news emerged this week that James May of Top Gear fame had announced his intention to buy an electric car, commentators were bemused. As Antony Ingram put it, isn't he the guy best known for being one of "a trio of presenters who hate fuel-efficient cars, think electric cars are useless and like to scream around airfields in gas-guzzling supercars"?

Making Creativity Profitable

Doug Richard | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Many people will shudder at words like "profit" and "creativity" being used in the same sentence, finding comparisons between the Creative and Financial sectors few and far between. In reality, these sectors are more alike than previously thought.

Natural Entrepreneurship - Turning a Passion Into Profession, With Alix Bateman

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Katerina Zherebtsova

Alix was asked to be a guest speaker, showcasing high end craftsmanship and exchanging opinions on making inspiring choices in life.

Brogan Driscoll

Meet The Man Who Wrote His Resignation Letter On A Cake

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Little over a year ago, Chris Holmes made headlines around the world after quitting his "dull job" at Stansted airport by writing his resignation lett...

Tired of Your Corporate Job? Time to Think Like Sherlock!

Maite Baron | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Holmes keeps on thinking because he knows there is a solution - which he will come up with if he persists long enough. So he examines and analyses a problem from every angle, dissecting it, slicing and dicing it in different ways before putting the pieces together and coming up with an answer that no one else has seen.

How to Get Your Career Back on Track

Maite Baron | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

We could easily break free from many things in life, but we don't simply because we've come to believe that there is no point in trying. So we stay in the same job, doing the same things, never once 'tugging' at the invisible tether that keeps us there.

Got a Great Business Idea? Want to Start Your Own Business?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

In today's technology orientated world it has never been simpler to start your own business. There are now around 8 million online businesses in the UK alone so if you've got a great idea now is the time to put it into action.

Getting the Word Out on Your Small Business

James Caan | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
James Caan

Once you've made it through the development phase and hired your team - you certainly feel you're ready to get out there and sell your product or service. But how exactly do you get the word out? I've found that many entrepreneurs struggle with this. It's important to remember that marketing and PR is not an afterthought to your business plan. Marketing and good PR is essential for the success of any business. It may not matter how great the product or service you are offering is if nobody knows about it.

What Thomas Piketty Doesn't Get

Julie Meyer | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
Julie Meyer

Let's not create a society of the richest poor people. Let's not condescend people by saying that if you started life as poor, you'll always be that. The cards are not stacked against you in the 21st Century. Piketty's book provokes jealousy and insecurity in people rather than freeing them to create and aspire.

Seven Business Lessons from Yves Saint Laurent

Maite Baron | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

It was Saturday, cold for the time of year, so at the last minute I changed my mind about going to Borough Market and decided to go to the picture...

Ten Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Highly confident people are their own master and are best friends with their inner voice. They are comfortable being in charge of what they think, do and say, as they trust themselves. They ask for guidance, support and often flesh things out with advisers, coaches, and mentors but at the end of the day they trust their intuition as they know it will never let them down.

Entrepreneurial Schoolkids Win Thousands For Recycling Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A team of entrepreneurial schoolkids from Yorkshire have won thousands of pounds to start their business after pitching their idea for a recycling fir...

How To Bring About a Mid-Life Career Change

Marina Gask | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Marina Gask

It's not enough to be ambitious and driven. Having your very own group of cheerleaders is vital if you want to bring about a radical career change or launch a business.

If You Don't Know Your Numbers, You're Screwed as an Entrepreneur

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

And what is critical for future workers is equally critical for future business owners. How much more important is being a financially capable entrepreneur when there is no corporate safety net should productivity or mental health be impaired.

The Three Attributes Of True Leadership

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Great leaders may possess a myriad of attributes, not least of which are intelligence, charisma and natural charm. All of these things matter. However you can be a great leader and not be naturally charming or very intelligent, or many of the other qualities credited to a leader.

It's Not About the Money: The Addictive Ideas That Drive an Entrepreneur

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

A lot of people ask me why I took the plunge from having a dream job at one of the most well-recognised and valuable brands (Rolls-Royce) to starting something where sleeping on the floor of friends' houses became a common event

Pressure Group Makes the Case for the Self-Employed

Emma L. Jones | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

People are choosing to start a business - it is not because they can't find a job. They don't want a job! Over half a million people took the step to start their own business in 2013; a UK record which looks likely to be beaten this year. Figures from ONS show three quarters of the increase in employment over the past quarter came from people employing themselves.

The Feminine Touch: Do Women Make Better Bosses?

Savannah Miller | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK
Savannah Miller

You need a bit of steel to go with the creativity but it is important to be a good boss as well as a good designer. Having Sienna in the business was obviously an amazing help because of the profile she has. We made a good team as she has incredible style and we share a fashion sensibility.