Start Up Loans

UK Is Gaining Ground in the Global Entrepreneurship Race

Emma L. Jones | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Emma L. Jones

A little while ago reports of the UK's entrepreneurial efforts in the face of start-up giants like the US, were, well, a little mediocre. It was rather like reading an end of year report which said 'must try harder'.

The Heroes Who Have Not Let Disability Dampen Their Ambitions

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

When Nichola Pinder had her baby daughter Jasmine in 2012 she struggled to lift her out of her cot. She had battled back problems over the years and was diagnosed with reactive arthritis after Jasmine's birth. Not only was lifting her daughter excruciatingly painful, but Nichola was afraid the activity would make her disabilities worse...

Why Working Mothers Are Worth Every Penny

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmina Siadatan

So you have been through pregnancy, childbirth and the early months looking after baby. And when it is time to return to work you feel completely inadequate. All that occupies your mind is milk feeds, washing clothes, routine, and where the next unbroken sleep might be coming from. Fear not. Once the fog has cleared, you will go back a better worker. And the fog will clear within days of returning... For some the need to be flexible is paramount. The traditional 9-5 (or 8-7 which is quite normal in many jobs) is not conducive to looking after little ones.

These Two Have Just Started A Business In Their Seventies

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

Royal Navy veteran David Pledger, 71, and wife Sandra, 73, from Stoney Stratton in Somerset, have secured a £25,000 start-up loan for their new compa...

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.

James Caan: How I Would Have Saved HMV

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

James Caan came to attention as one of the millionaire entrepreneurs in the Dragons' Den from 2007. The British-Pakistani entrepreneur made his millio...

Cooking Up Business Success

Oliver Barton | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Barton

It's been a rocky road to get to where I am today, but it's been worth all the sleepless nights and stress. Having a business that has been born out of a love and passion for baking is something that I am extremely proud of.

James Caan And Jamie Laing On Helping Young People Kick-Start Their Business Dreams

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Many will know businessman James Caan from his role on 'Dragons' Den', but after quitting the show in 2010, he has been pouring his efforts into a new...

Talking 'Bout Our Generation

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

I dedicate a day a fortnight to meet with people who inspire me and add spice to my thinking. Spending time with such people feeds my soul with new ideas. I always leave elatedly excited.

Start-up Loans vs A Degree: Are Young People Worth Investing In?

Jessica Rose | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Rose

I reached the dilemma of finding myself at odds with university life but simultaneously not wanting to join the 9-5 rat race. Having saved up £5,000 from my current job, I made the bold move to leave both university and employment to set up my own business and become self-employed.

Cameron Wants Students To Create The Next Google

PA | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has told young entrepreneurs he wants to encourage new businesses in the hope Britain can create the next Amazon or Google. The Prime...

Charlie Thomas

What Do Entrepreneurs Think Of The Government's Start Up Loans? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The government has announced it will extend its Start Up Loan initiative, and expand the age range to 18-30 years old, but do entrepreneurs think the ...