Young Entrepreneurs

How These Two Turned An Idea At School Into A Massive Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Joe Mathewson and Simon Hay had their business idea when they were still at studying for their GCSEs, working out a way to access their homework hando...

Looking While Leaping: Lessons From My First Business

Nick Morris | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Nick Morris

I'm a strong believer in the concept of 'Learning by Doing'; the idea that "studying entrepreneurship without doing it is like studying the appreciation of music without listening to it", as Seth Godin so neatly summed it up.

Fancy Yourself As A Matchmaker? This Young Entrepreneur Can Help

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Rachael Wardle, 26, was inspired to launch her online matchmaking site - - after seeing how her father struggled to find love after his ...

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This Young Entrepreneur Is Taking His Business Around The World | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Thomas Coppen, 26, saw his business career take off after being one of the first people in the country to win financial backing from ex-Dragon James C...

Pythagoras Alone Won't Help Our Children Build a Successful Career

Michael Mercieca | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Mercieca

I believe we need to have a discussion about whether stuffing traditional maths down our children day after day is actually delivering real results, for them and society. While maths is vital, does it, in reality, need to be taught in a radically different way?

Meet The 16 Year Old Entrepreneur Who Already Has 500 Clients

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ben Towers began his business career at the age of 11, starting out as a young freelance web designer. By the age of 12, he had already built a pr...

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

Stephanie Holland | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Stephanie Holland

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

Lucy Sherriff

How One Young Entrepreneur Turned His Dyslexia Into A Business | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Starting up your own business can be challenging enough; reams of paperwork, document preparation and using the right lingo are just some of the obsta...

Select Your Business Partner Like You Would Choose a Spouse

Neeta Patel | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

It's easy to be caught up in the excitement of a new business venture, but when it comes to choosing the person with whom you will spend more hours, than your spouse, it is important not to enter into a relationship you may live to regret - there is a lot at stake if goes wrong, but plenty to gain if you get it right.

Dealing With Late Payments

Neeta Patel | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

Small businesses can feel the strain more than most, when it comes to late payments, but the impact of this can be reduced by following some practical steps to managing your cash-flow and tackling late payments at the earliest stage.

Meet The 20 Year Old Entrepreneur Who Even Inspires George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Bejay Mulenga, 20, went down a storm when he spoke about his journey as an entrepreneur at the Tory party conference in Birmingham this year. The ...

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Bored Of Your Snacks At Work? This Young Lad Has The Answer | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Giles Mitchell, 23, was inspired to start a business by his grumbly tummy, after one too many trips to the vending machine to get a standard chocolate...

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Hitting The Slopes? This 17-Year Old Will Make It Way More Fun | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ed Hardy, 17, was inspired by a love of skiing to go into business with his friend, Kit Logan, setting up an app that they bill as the "ultimate mount...

These Students Have Designed A 'Sleepcoat' For The Homeless - Who They're Training Up As Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students have designed a sleepcoat for homeless people - and want to train up Londoners sleeping rough as entrepreneurs. Oli Slattery, p...

Ever Wanted To Skydive With A Celeb? This Guy Can Make It Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Timothy Armoo, 19, is truly a modern entrepreneur, having created a business off the back of the online video giant YouTube. The Warwick University...

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This 21-Year Old Entrepreneur Wants To Help You Get The Best Discounts | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Bertie Wilson, 21, got his big business idea while browsing for a good jacket online. Finding it annoying having to flit between websites to find ...

This Lady Got Africa Into Clean Cooking, Now She's Trying For The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

24-year-old Judith Walker was inspired to go into business with her brother Ruben in order to help Africans cook in a clean, cheap and sustainable way...

How the #TottenhamRiots Changed My Life for the Better

Franklin Boateng | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Franklin Boateng

I'll always remember the riots. I was just leaving my office in the Bernie Grant Centre in Tottenham when messages started flooding through on my mobile. "A police car's on fire", one read. My phone didn't stop ringing for the rest of the evening... Next thing I know, I've set up a communications firm and I'm lecturing on the importance of social media - teaching individuals and companies how to make the most of one of the most powerful platforms on the planet.

Need A Handyman? These Two Young Entrepreneurs Have The Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

29-year old Oisin Hanrahan got the idea for his business when he and his flatmate, Umang Dua, needed to find someone to help clean up their apartment....

This Guy Was An Entrepreneur At 9, Now He's Onto His Sixth Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Tom Webster was bit by the entrepreneurial bug early on, starting his first venture at the age of nine, a line of comic books which he would sneak int...

How A Party Lead To These Two Building A Seriously Fast Growing Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University friends Tom Brooks and Peter Dowds decided last year to pack in their high-flying City careers to go into business together after throwing ...

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After Taming The Dragons, What Now For These Young Tea Entrepreneurs? | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

After having to decide between three Dragons fighting to invest in their luxury tea blend line "PHOM", things have taken off for 23-year old entrepren...

To Many People, Entrepreneurship and Culture Seem Strange Bedfellows...

Caroline Meaby | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Caroline Meaby

We live in a hugely connected world but our points of reference can still be quite limited to the English-speaking world. Through programmes like YCE, the British Council can identify what's going on outside the confines of the usual places we look to. We connect our global entrepreneurs with the UK and with each other, and sow the seeds for international knowledge sharing and collaborations.

Why Does Harvey Nichols Want A Piece Of This Young Entrepreneur?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

26-year old Darryl Adie is helping top retailers improve their online stores through his ecommerce agency, Ampersand Commerce, which he set up in 2009...

Meet The 16-Year-Old With Three Businesses And Two Fancy Cars

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ollie Forsyth has been through a lot, after being bullied at school for his dyslexia and told by his peers that he would amount to little later in lif...