UK Entrepreneurship

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.

Slashing Benefits Won't Make Entrepreneurs, IDS Warned

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith is "wrong" to suggest that the coalition's benefits cuts were helping create a new generation of entrepreneurs, a think-tank has war...

On Successful Prospecting

Stuart Wischhusen | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Stuart Wischhusen

For many ambitious young executives trying to make it in sales, the old adage, "The strength of an empty canvas crushes us from ever painting a masterpiece" rings true - their main barrier to success is their fear of failure. However, if you believe in yourself and believe in the end goal - the elephant, you will find the fortitude to start somewhere.

Business Needs Innovation in Making Money and Giving to Charity

Polly Gowers OBE | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Polly Gowers OBE

Anyone who wants to be successful in business needs to stay ahead of the game, that's why I've built my career around innovation. From the early days of competing in equestrian competitions and progressing to training and selling horses, I then learned the ropes of internet marketing and set up my own company in my garden shed...

The Freelancers Lament

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
The Mac Twins

Leave school, go to college/university, find job in that chosen field, totter up that career ladder, receive pension, retire playing golf, making soup and joining a bridge club. This is what schools drill into us since our first times tables test, and when you don't take this path, you feel like you're on the whacky races with no guidance pit stops and a worrying lack of financial fuel.

This Young Entrepreneur May Just Save Your Weekend

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

25-year old Andy Stephenson's business aims to provide young children with a "weekend box" of activities to keep them occupied, something some parents...

Which Of These Schoolkids Deserve Funding For Their Business Idea? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teams of entrepreneurial schoolkids from across Britain will gather in London next week to see which of them has the best business idea, with the winn...

Encouraging Entrepreneurial Spirit in your Team is Key to Success

Michelle Wright | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

The entrepreneurial spirit is often difficult to define. If we take the word 'entrepreneur' in its literal context, its French roots could be defined as "between jobs" - and the 'in-between-ness' of the word's original meaning is interesting.

How I Raised £300k Investment for My Start-Up

Tom Raffe | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Raffe

Raising money for your start-up is difficult, particularly in the UK where "tech city" is still in its early stages of development. The whole process can be time consuming and stressful, particularly when you have a business to run at the same time.