UK Entrepreneurship

Putting the Global Into Global Entrepreneurship Week

Amir Mohsen Abdolrazaghi | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Amir Mohsen Abdolrazaghi

Rather than looking for similarities and differences between different countries, personally I'd rather hear about how entrepreneurs in different countries are being brought together and how knowledge, skills and opportunities are being shared across national borders which, let's face it, in this global, digital world don't actually mean that much.

Record-Breaking Year for Encouraging Enterprise

Andrew Devenport | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Devenport

One week, 3,200 events and over 300,000 participants. It's been a record-breaking Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 for the UK, with more people taking part in activities than ever before in the 10-year history of a week dedicated to enterprise in the country.

Why Britain's Got Talent

James Caan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
James Caan

Almost half a million businesses have been set up in the UK so far this year. That proves there is a huge amount of entrepreneurial spirit in this country. I was delighted to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with the announcement of the 10,000th loan awarded by the government-funded Start-Up Loans, of which I am chairman.We've lent £51million to entrepreneurs in under 18 months, ensuring people who are passionate about business can play their part in reviving the economy and creating jobs. But GEW has also reminded me why I want to challenge Britons to do even better.

The Single Seat Initiative: An Example of Waste to Energy

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Esposito

These are daunting times for many Europeans. Those who do have a job feel the pressure of a shrinking and dormant economy, with more uncertainties abo...

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How Boujis Founder Matt Hermer Became A Nightclub Mogul

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Matt Hermer left behind a decade-long career in finance when he decided to take over his local bar and turn it into a new bar called "Eclipse" in West...

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Celia Sawyer Reveals How She Became A Self-Made Millionaire

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

Celia Sawyer made her name as a glamorous dealer on Channel 4's "Four Rooms", which saw members of the public pitch odd trinkets and bizarre antiques ...

Entrepreneurs Team Up To Form Their Own Alliance

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Britain's entrepreneurs have come together to form their own supergroup, the "Entrepreneur's Alliance", in order to better promote their needs to gove...

Foreign Entrepreneurs 'Punch Above Their Weight' In Helping Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Foreign entrepreneurs contribute "disproportionately" to the British economy and create jobs, according to serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson. Johnso...

Is Now The Best Time To Start Your Own Business?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Britons have been urged to seize on the improving state of the economy and start their own business, as new research to mark the start of Global Entre...

Women's Work - Ilka Gleibs

Andy Law | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Law

There is a lot for young women to learn from Ilka as they navigate their way round the highways and byways of career opportunities. Work out what motivates you; don't just fall back on the specifics of your school or University qualifications.

Are We Shrugging Off Survival Mode and Gunning for Growth?

Andrew Devenport | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Devenport

You know things are starting to look up with the economy when debate turns to possible interest rate rises. With recent unemployment and GDP figures suggesting the long-awaited upturn may well be here, it was with great pleasure that we were able to announce, at the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013, that entrepreneurs agree a new era is afoot.

Britain: Entrepreneurship Hub or Bubble?

George Georgiopoulos | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
George Georgiopoulos

While working as a consultant in London a few years ago, I remember it as a "suit city" like New York. However, over the past two years, a lot of investment has been committed to change this - as evidenced by the Sirius Programme. This shows that the British government is taking this movement sirius-ly and will support its growth over the coming years.

Five Ways to Start a Business and Create Your Own Legacy

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

moving away from corporate life to start a new venture is a big step to take, but it can be a life-changing leap forward, as those who have done it have found. And by doing the same you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the world in a way that would never be possible if you stay with a corporate organisation.

How to be Strong and When to be Weak

Dale Murray | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Murray

You may have problems in your life or with your business, you may have days where you don't feel that strong at all. Me too. And my message to you is that we are all like that. Do not think that the seemingly successful business people in our world are any stronger than you.

Pope Francis Delivers the First Lesson to Business Leaders

David Green | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Green

Leaders would do well to take a leaf out of Pope Francis' book on how to be a true leader by actions and not just words. He welcomes the homeless for lunch, shows infinite patience to a child running around while delivering a keynote speech and responds personally to people who contact him. Leadership is about serving others faithfully.

Finding Saviour in a Startup

Benedict Dellot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Benedict Dellot

Where are we now, and where are we going? Twenty or fifteen years ago we could rely on mainstream institutions to answer these questions for us. Westminster, Fleet Street, Big Business - they told us what the good life really meant, and how to live it. Yet fast forward to 2013 and these are no longer the bedrocks of society; their legitimacy sapping in the wake of perpetual scandals, their decline accelerated by the worst economic crash in a century.

Three Factors Reshaping Our Attitude Towards 'Self-Help'

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

The desire for self-improvement is natural, even if we don't put it into action. We want to look healthier and more attractive, and be more fit. We might start eating more consciously, or working-out, or look into the latest skincare formulations.

From Job Takers to Job Makers: How The Next Generation Of Young Entrepreneurs Might Just Save The World

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Lynn Shepherd

Sometimes having two hats throws up some interesting juxtapositions. Ten days ago, with my novelist hat on, I was in Dublin for the Bram Stoker festiv...

Global Entrepreneurship Week hits the 1,500 mark

Andrew Devenport | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Devenport

Making Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 even more significant, this year will mark 10 years of a week in the U.K. dedicated to giving individuals and start ups the practical support to help them get set up and grow.

Why It's Never Too Late to Start Your Own Business

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

When I was growing up I thought the sky was the limit. I was lucky. My parents were both entrepreneurs. They instilled in me the knowledge that I could support myself and earn my own money. Now I'm lucky enough to be working with other people hoping to realise the same dream.

Routes to Entrepreneurship

Neeta Patel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

In early September, 36 eager young aspiring entrepreneurs gathered at a location in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, to start their year long journey learning about entrepreneurship. The cohort is the Class of 2014 specially selected to join The New Entrepreneurs Foundation programme from nearly 1000 applicants.

Don't Die Before Your Time, Say Goodbye to Stress Before it's Too Late

Maite Baron | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, a YouGov survey for major health insurer Bupa has revealed just how stressed we are here in Britain.

From Teach to Tech - One Different Letter and a Very Different Life: The Sian's Plan Story

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sian Breslin

At the first opportunity I left teaching to fulfil my enterprising aspirations. Along with my husband, we designed and built a small guesthouse to the highest possible Failte Ireland standard. A cookery school was opened, which plans on helping recession hit home cooks to reduce their weekly grocery bills and reduce mealtime stress.

Chicago, and an Alligator Has Been Found in the Airport

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

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The Dublin Web Summit - The Summit of the Tech Calendar

Anthony Byrne | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Tech
Anthony Byrne

This week saw the return of the annual Dublin Web Summit. Now in it's fourth year, the Web Summit has become one of the most important events in the international Tech calendar