UK Start Ups

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

Tom Raffe | Posted 15.04.2014 | 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.

Why Graduates Should Consider Working For A Start-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Britain has a thriving startup and small business scene with more 140,000 new startups launched this year alone, so why do so many students only consi...

Thea Green's Top 10 Tips For Starting Your Own Business

Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 1999 Thea Green was a Fashion Editor in London. She was just 23 years old. After achieving such an established role at such a young age, no one...

New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

Thomas Church | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download Pocket High Street.

The Rise of the Entrepreneur

Doug Richard | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Entrepreneurs across the country are playing a vital role in driving the UK's economic recovery. Out of the mess caused by the worst financial crisis in living memory, Britain has found itself a new identity as the land of the startup.

Turning to the Bank of Friends & Family to Fund Your Start-up

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

In the last year alone one in five small business owners has turned to the bank of 'friends and family' for start-up capital, and almost three quarters launched their new business ventures with working capital of £2,000 or less.

Performing in the Present Moment

Suranga Chandratillake | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Suranga Chandratillake

So how do the most successful sports people ensure they stay in the present moment? Here are four key techniques elite athletes use...

Asa Bennett

How Is This 18 Year Old Changing Young People's Lives? | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

18-year old A Level student Abdi Guleid started his first business nearly two years ago, a youth-led private tuition firm called the White Star Academ...

Convert Empty Garages Into Affordable Studios and Workshops for Start-Ups

Steve O'Connell | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve O'Connell

Thousands of garages are estimated to be lying empty in London alone. My report, From Lock Up to Start Up has identified 3,275 empty garages owned between just ten housing associations across the Capital. Converting some of these empty garages into basic standard, affordable studios, workshops and commercial space could provide the much needed affordable space that London's start-ups and micro businesses so desperately need.

Fashion Technology London 2014- Part One

Chloe Watts | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

London is known worldwide for it's fashion names, from Alexander McQueen to Kate Moss to Isabella Blow, we have some of the top dogs in the business, but there are a few new members, bringing something a little bit different to the fashion scene and well they are doing nothing but expanding their empires fast.

Start-up, App and Away!

Gary Calcott | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

It's not easy being small. As anyone who was denied entry as a child to a theme park roller-coaster as a result of a 'You must be THIS tall to take this ride' sign can testify, life can seem so much simpler if you are larger and more mature.


Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Next year, a new Government initiative will be announced that will deliver £30m worth of Growth Vouchers to small business in a bid to help them grow.

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...

The Disabled Community Is 'A Bucket Full Of Crabs'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Disabled people, charities and campaigners have been urged to stop "snubbing" fellow disabled people who become successful, one of Britain's best know...

10,000 Businesses Started!

Yasmina Siadatan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Yasmina Siadatan

What a long way we have come. I can remember when we administered the first £1million. It seemed like a huge milestone. It seems like only yesterday we had provided loans to 5,000 businesses and now we have passed the 10,000th milestone. We should be very proud of what we have achieved, but there is still a long way to go...

Is There an Entrepreneur in Everyone?

Emma L. Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Realising the entrepreneur within could be the act of turning your passion or hobby into a business, spotting a gap in the market and fund-raising to fill it, or coming up with a new way of working or product line for a company in which you're an employee. The entrepreneurial instinct, I believe, is in everyone - the only thing that differs is what you decide to do with it.

The Name of the Game Is a Start-App

Jana Bakunina | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jana Bakunina

Today the only acceptable answer to this question among the 'cool' brigade is to be involved in a start-up, preferably your own. And you'd better be tech-savvy and based somewhere near Silicon Roundabout (for those not 'in the know', that would be in Shoreditch).

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...

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.

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.

Asa Bennett

Meet The Young Entrepreneur Getting Children Dancing | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

25-year old dance instructor Jessica Elliott started two businesses, driven by an ambition to break the stuffy stereotype of dance classes, "J's Dance...

'It's Easier To Start A Business In Afghanistan Than Britain'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Afghanistan, Mongolia and Armenia are easier places to start up a business than Britain, according to a heavyweight study by the World Bank. Accord...

The Making of a Web Design Revolution: In Conversation With Webydo CEO Shmulik Grizim

Hannah Gal | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Tech
Hannah Gal

The idea was simple; free website creation from web code and liberate designers from their dependency on developers. The result is Webydo, a revolutionary web design software that with stunning freshness.

From Pet Project to Profitable Business - Five Questions to Answer Before Starting the Journey

Karsten Fischer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Karsten Fischer

At our creative agency we receive speculative approaches from inventors every week who want to turn an idea into something more tangible. To determine their chances of success, we have a well-proven screening process that focuses on five key questions.

Celebrating Google With Our Top Five Doodles

Detlev Weise | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech
Detlev Weise

Friday 27th September marks 15 years since Google ran its first ever search through its world famous engine. Since then, the internet giant has come to be synonymous with web innovation and cool internet tricks...