New Business

The Business of Young Digital Start-ups

Jessica Anuna | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jessica Anuna

When I started my first business in 2011 there were only a handful of other young people that I knew of, that were self-employed. Most people were happy to get their degree and look for a job in the city that 'paid well'. But fast-forward to 2014, and it seems that young people have got smarter, savvier and more commercially aware.

A New Deal for New Business

George Freeman | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Politics
George Freeman

Every good business knows that you can never let a crisis go to waste. To turn this crisis into our opportunity we must, like Mr Meyer and his fire station, start from the basics. The first flagship and most daring policy of an entrepreneurial public sector would be making Britain the best place on earth to start a new business.

Why Sales Training Doesn't Work

Mark Young | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Mark Young

When it comes to honing your silky skills as a new business person you have some choices. Let's say you want to get even better on the phone, get more control of conversations and get what you need from the person you're talking to on a more regular basis...

What Kind of Networker Are You?

Lisette Howlett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Lisette Howlett

One of the reasons networking is the new business activity most people prefer is because it does not feel salesy. You meet people, get to know what they do and then - over time and when you've built trust - set meetings and share contacts.

Ten Things to Do Tomorrow

Katie Hopkins | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK
Katie Hopkins

All SMEs are restrained by time and resource but seldom by enthusiasm or energy. Here are my top ten things I would advise you to do tomorrow. They won't cost you a penny.

It Only Takes a Minute

Michael Hayman | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Michael Hayman

Today in the UK around 1,800 businesses will register to start trading. Put it another way, that's 75 an hour or just over one a minute. And by setting up, these young firms join the wave of entrepreneurs starting a phenomenal odyssey of adventurous independence and a life lived on their own terms.

Coping With Failure Is as Important as Coping With Success

Neeta Patel | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Neeta Patel

Robert F. Kennedy famously said "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly' and in the case of young entrepreneurs this is absolutely true. Most start ups fail. That doesn't mean your own start up will never succeed, but it probably won't be your first and possibly not your second either.

Phone Rage - How to Defuse Initial Negativity on New Business Calls

Mark Young | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK
Mark Young

Sure big business types have had slanging matches in the course of business history and most of us will have put the phone down at some point and gone 'what a t***' but that's not what I'm talking about here.

Why Life Values Are So Important in Business

Mark Young | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK
Mark Young

Being straight down the line, open and business-like is always positive. That way people don't feel like you're being pushy or trying to drag them kicking and screaming towards something they don't want and didn't ask for in the first place.

Why Creative Agencies Need a Sex Change to Win Business

Shaun Varga | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK
Shaun Varga

If you run an agency, I would urge you get in touch with your feminine side and give your new business process a sex change before it's too late.