Online Business

Break From Convention: 5 Reasons To Follow Your Dreams And Become An Entrepreneur

Risa Kawamoto | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Risa Kawamoto

Many people often look at the negative side of starting a business (if there's such a thing in my opinion!). A fear of failure. A fear of success. Getting out of your comfort zone. An unstable income. Working 24/7. If you've always dreamed of starting your own business but keep making excuses, here are the 5 reasons to follow your dreams, take the plunge and become an entrepreneur.

Why I'm Leaving My Job to Start an Online Business

Richard Batt | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Batt

My resolution this year was to leave my job, which was a very stable job managing a mobile phone shop, and start up my own business online.

Here's Where To Get The Best Cyber Monday Deals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK

Cyber Monday is hitting Britain on 2 December, offering an online retail extravaganza just after Black Friday saw shoppers lured by half-price discoun...

There'll Be Revolution Alright Russell - And It'll Be Thanks to the Internet

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Lippitt

Obviously these ideas are nothing new (hello Karl Marx), but personally I think he's spot on about the apathy and disenchantment felt by the public about a political system that seems to serve the few, not the many and that he's got his finger on the pulse of potent frustration among the electorate in the UK and indeed much of the Western world.

The Importance of Online Reputation Management for Small Businesses

Reno Charlton | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK
Reno Charlton

Having a good digital footprint for your small business is absolutely essential in the modern age of information technology. Your company's digital fo...

7 Prejudices Preventing You from Making Money Online

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech
Louisa Leontiades

I grew up in the North of England with white middle-class Tory voting parents. I went to private school and was encouraged to do well academically, mu...

The Emperor's Fall ...

simon baldwin | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech
simon baldwin

Company after company, council after council and QUANGO after QUANGO are still frittering huge sums of money every year. Many agencies are selling inferior services - unquestioned, unchecked and often unaccountable. There is almost no joined up thinking.

An Early Birthday Present For Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Facebook received an early birthday present in the late hours of Wednesday night after it was revealed the social networking site had beaten its reven...

Think Companies Care About Keeping Your Data Safe?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

More than half of UK businesses expect to lose data, but won't beef up their security systems despite the threat of fines of up to hundreds of thousan...

Charlie Thomas

'I Used To Wrap Up Jewellery In Newspaper And A Ribbon In The Early Days!' | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Amber Atherton is the founder of online jewellery business MyFlashTrash. As well as modelling, readers may also recognise Amber from her stint on rea...

Charlie Thomas

Can An Entrepreneur Be Happy Working For A Big Company? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Duncan Jennings is the founder of discount website An entrepreneur from a young age, Jennings recently sold his website to an Amer...

Charlie Thomas

The 10 Top Apps To Help Grow Your Business | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Businesses looking to boost website traffic have named having live chat windows as their favourite application. Statistics shown to Huffington Post...

The Retail Sector -- The 'Olympic Effect' One Week On

Rob Feldmann | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK
Rob Feldmann

My last post predicted how the retail sector would fare during the Olympics both in the capital and beyond. A week into The Games, some of my thoughts were correct and some were sadly far off the mark, however I am not sure anyone could have predicted what has happened this week. I was optimistic that both bricks and mortar retailers and e-tailers would benefit from the influx of tourists and the domestic consumer working from home, all of whom were eager to spend; unfortunately this is not the case.

Eastern Affluence Underpins Western Promise

Shane Happach | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK
Shane Happach

China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and consequently, its vast population has a higher percentage of disposable income to spend than ever before. The Chinese penchant for luxury items, and particularly western brands, is making it an attractive pool of income-rich consumers. How can UK eCommerce merchants successfully tap into this market?

Does Entrepreneurship Destroy Relationships?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Anyone who has started their own business will understand that you live and breathe its ideals and its goals; sometimes you can scarcely talk about anything else and it is [almost] as precious as a child.

Why Setting up a Social Enterprise is Like Motherhood

Cecilia Crossley | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cecilia Crossley

On Wednesday went live and I can't help but reflect that starting my social enterprise has been rather like motherhood!

Debating the Pros and Cons for Retailers Doing Business Online

Raconteur Media | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

Two leading figures in the luxury sector argue the case for and against embracing technology and online selling, writes Clare Gascoigne.

What Happens When You Try and Change the World?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

Today's post about the complexity of creating a consultancy company with multi-disciplines has been put on ice. Because there is something far more im...

PCI Compliance - Advice for Online Start-ups

Eva Grzybek | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK
Eva Grzybek

Starting a new online business is never easy and you will have many important considerations in your business plan needing your upmost attention. One ...

The Decline of Facebook - Why the End is Nigh

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Tech
Louisa Leontiades

As I explore the landscape of social media to publicize my business, one can't miss that Facebook has changed the way we interact and certainly encou...

Take Another Look at Eurovision - How England Let Herself Down

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Louisa Leontiades

Discovering another culture is more than eating the food and watching the films. It's observing, analyzing, questioning and understanding why things a...

Britain's Businesses: Your Country Needs You!

Doug Richard | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK
Doug Richard

To kick-start the economy and get on the road to recovery, we shouldn't look to large corporations, but to the large number of small businesses that form the backbone of this country's workforce and output.

Expect a Flurry of New E-Commerce Businesses

Eva Grzybek | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Tech
Eva Grzybek

The economic picture in the UK and the rest of Europe is grim and there is very little sign of this changing any time soon. One of the most difficult consequences of this is unemployment, which has just reached 2.685 million in Britain, which is the highest since 1996.

Making Controversial Decisions in Business

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

I started a business. It made me want to drink copious quantities, smoke myself into oblivion and hit my head against a brick wall. Instead I wrote a ...

Start-Up Memoires: Head versus Heart

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

I started a business. It made me want to drink copious quantities, smoke myself into oblivion and hit my head against a brick wall. Instead I wrote a ...