UK Startup

How to Start a Business With Little or No Money

Mac Attram | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Mac Attram

Do you have a great idea for a new business but don't have the amount of money you think it'll need to succeed? If so, don't do what too many would-be entrepreneurs do and assume that your idea will never get going unless you have a ton of money behind you.

Seven Tips for Creating a Food Startup - Advice From Successful Foodie Founders

Cat Neligan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

Working with food startups on the surface level (branding and marketing) has given me an insight into some of the grit and hustle that goes into getting brand exposure - but I wondered about the other cogs in the machine.

Five Steps to Help You Sense Check Your Business Ideas

Ian Mason | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK
Ian Mason

Let's be fair, business ideas are easy to come by. There are very few people that haven't, at some point in their lives, said: "I should start a business doing that". Technology and the internet have only served to increase potential start-up opportunities for anyone with a computer and an internet connection. How many times have you thought of a great idea for an app?

Customer Service and What It Is Important to Leave Your Desk!

Lauren Riley | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Lauren Riley

If any of you are following me on social media, you will have no doubt seen that I have been doing a LOT of traveling with my business recently. I tho...

Starting Your Own Company in 2016? Burnout Is Good

Vincent Dignan | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

When you're burned out, you have a voice in your head which will tell you "I just cannot do anymore work." Now we're getting somewhere! At this point you'll examine everything you do to see what can be gotten rid of e.g. low paying clients/unnecessary work/anything else that takes up more time that it should (remember what I said earlier about getting drunk?).

Profit Only a Byproduct to the Real Purpose Behind Social Innovation

Danny Bartlett | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

" target="_hplink"> Ever heard of a 'start-up accelerator?' For the uninitiated, a start-up accelerator is what Mark Zuckerberg would have needed if...

To All Young Entrepreneurs

Camilla Ley-Valentin | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Ley-Valentin

It is amazing that the proportion of young entrepreneurs is growing steadily. I choose to see this as a tentative sign that the attitude to entreprene...

3 Key Startup Survival Lessons

Nick Telson | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Nick Telson

According to many sources, a staggering 90% of startups fail. You might be that lucky small small majority that thinks of an idea, executes it and it ...

Five No-Brainer Strategies to Work Less and Travel More

Stephanie Holland | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

Quitting your job without some kind of game-plan might sound exciting to some, but for others it brings on palpitations and hives. The perfect solution for you exists somewhere along a sliding scale where risk is directly proportionate to the degree of freedom you desire. Here are five strategies to help you decide on the right one for you.

How to Bag Yourself a Business Angel

Nick Telson | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

Nothing ever goes to plan. Investors will know that. Be passionate, be knowledgeable, be prepared and you may well just find that business angel...

Why Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs Are Very Rich

Stephanie Holland | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

Is multi-passionate even a word? It should be. One of the things I am attracted to most in other people is their passion for life and everything it has to offer. And I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

9 Mistakes All New Entrepreneurs Make

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

No one is perfect. Yes, even you, budding entrepreneur! Because even though your idea may be perfect, and you're undoubtedly the best person to develop it, that doesn't make you bulletproof. So before you get going, consider these 9 mistakes all entrepreneurs make when they're starting out.

How to Sell a Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Be sure to think carefully about these three aspects when you're looking to sell and don't just take the first offer you get. You built this business from the ground up - exit with the confidence that it's in good hands and will continue to be something you're proud of...

Want to Start a Food Business? Lessons from Oppo's Founders

Adele Barlow | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It took 25 months of research, three different factories, two specialised food research centres, and four grants from Santander, York University and t...

Six things I did right in my first startup

Will Bancroft | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

You know how low the success rates are for startups. Make yourself as valuable to your business as you possibly can and you'll end up making your self more employable outside of it. Doing so also helps drive your business forward.

Why I Love Volunteering in Startups

Will Bancroft | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Volunteering is a great thing. In search of a little more meaning and reconnecting with with my country boy, Devon roots, I volunteered for Trees for Cities in London, for a time. Planting trees is a therapeutic process in its own right, but the best thing is watching what you planted, grow, take shape and become a part of the landscape.

What I Did Wrong In My First Start Up

Will Bancroft | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

What did I do wrong in my first startup? What didn't I do wrong! I probably did more wrong than right, but I got out the other side with some skills, earning power and am able to tell the tale. I'll take the hard earned lessons with me onto the next one, hopefully executing much more artfully and smartly next time.

Six Things I've Learnt From Six Years in Startups

Will Bancroft | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

I never took a normal job after university. I went into tech startups instead; fin-tech to be precise, in London. Six years on, someone recently asked me what I'd learnt from choosing that path.

How One CEO Launched a Successful App company with £8 and no code

Heather Irish | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

I haven't seen Cally Russell in four years and in that time he's founded two startups. This Edinburgh-based entrepreneur is the founder of the award-w...

Why You Should Keep Showing Up, Even When No One Else Does

Stephanie Holland | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

This morning I hosted a free online class {live webinar} to which not one of the registrants showed up. How would you respond to the same situation?

How to Startup With the Right Idea

Stephanie Holland | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

You have an idea, maybe more than one, so which one do you start with and how can you be sure it's the right one?

These (Male) Techies Want To 'Bio-Hack' Your Vagina

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Two men have unveiled a nightmarish plan for 'probiotic supplements' that will 'enable' women to 'biohack' their genitals into smelling like peaches. ...

Five Things I Need to Know Right Now (as An Aspiring Entrepreneur)

Stephanie Holland | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Stephanie Holland

The gap between the hindsight of successful entrepreneurs and the need-to-know of aspiring entrepreneurs is light years.

How to Channel Your Inner Richard Branson

Stephanie Holland | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

When we finally break free from the 9-5 something pretty funny happens: We bring the same habits and routines into our startup, including whatever version of the 9-5 we have been living.

An Entrepreneurial Scotland May Not Be a Scotland for Entrepreneurs

Doug Richard | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Yogi Berra, the famous baseball coach once said, "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." Scotland is free to choose its identity; but the rhetoric in support of the Yes vote conflates two very different courses of action, which are at odds with one another.