Young Entrepreneurs

How to Start a Business on a Shoestring

Tom Cridland | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

Many young people find the idea of starting their own business to be so daunting that they never give it a go. The number of people slaving away, doing jobs that make them deeply unhappy, when they clearly have the talent and discipline to successfully follow a career path that they actually enjoy, is something that saddens me.

Why Not Going to University Isn't the End of the World

Arran Rice | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arran Rice

I would say to people not to rush when deciding what to do with your future - if you need to take a year to figure out your next step don't feel pressured not to do that. And don't go to university just because people expect you to.

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?).

Six Entrepreneurs Kicking Enough Ass to Inspire You For All of 2016

Adele Barlow | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" These words from Mary Oliver never fail to inspire me. When I think of my favourite responses to that question, the stories behind the following entrepreneurs would top the list...

Meet The Entrepreneur Who's Just Solved Your 'What Do I Buy A Guy For Christmas?' Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The whole "what do I buy for my boyfriend, dad, brother" for Christmas question has been a conundrum which rears its head every year. Enter David G...

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Teen Who's Just Invented Your Next Smartphone Purchase

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Toby Liew is a 16-year-old from Gillingham, Kent, currently studying towards his A-levels. He's also the brains behind Magniband, a smartphone lens ma...

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Entrepreneurs Breaking The Rules Of The Drinks Industry - With Sweets

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Mel Goldsmith is one half of Smith & Sinclair, an innovative company trying to change the perception of how alcohol is consumed. Mel, along with he...

How to Be Taken Seriously as a Young Entrepreneur

Martin Huntbach | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Martin Huntbach

Each and every one of you has something unique to offer the world, so don't hide behind the word entrepreneur. Step out and show people who you are, not who you'd like to be.

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...

Why More Young People Should Set Up Their Own Business

Marc Wileman | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marc Wileman

While it's great to see an increase in entrepreneurs in these areas, I believe that young people can establish companies in any field they choose. With the right frame of mind, anything is possible. If you're thinking about becoming your own boss just remember, you don't have to do it alone.

Stick With Your Passion as Plan A, Always

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

Yes, read the title again, again and again, until is clicks. Understand your directional future, plan ahead but most of all plan a life which is full of excitement and a life which you'll enjoy living.

Lucy Sherriff

This Teen Has Made A Website Which Will Fight Your Parking Ticket Fines For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Parking tickets. They're the bane of humanity's existence, the last straw for even the most zen of beings. So what if we told you there was a way of f...

A Message From the Future Leaders

James Gilmore | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

Some of the most inspiring, intelligent and creative people I know are below the age of twenty and all industry's (not just media) should start taking us really seriously - if only for one simply reason: We are the next Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Drop-Out To Successful Entrepreneur: Billy Woodford Is Living Proof That Good Grades Aren't Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Elise Metcalf | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

GCSE results day is a time of exuberance and celebration for many. Armed with good grades and a bright future, it is no wonder that photos scour the i...

Youth Clubs: Helping Young People Find their Voice

Ruby Wright | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ruby Wright

Youth clubs in the UK provide a similar function to the ones in Bangladesh. Young people have the chance to help in the community, play sports, and receive vocational training. In Bangladesh, this is where VSO volunteers came in - training youth club staff and organising vocational courses for youth club members.

9 Under-30s Working To Save Our Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Lewis Shaw | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The environment is constantly in the news; whether it's government policy, the merits of solar power or countries banning supermarket waste, it's neve...

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 ...

Dear Young Investors

Lewis Worrow | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Though I find investing is right for me investing is not for everybody. If you are interested in investing though please seek independent advice from a qualified professional, it could be the start of something great.

Lucy Sherriff

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Julius Ibrahim Is Training Up The Homeless To Work In His Cafe

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Julius Ibrahim is a final year student at UCL, with a big love of food - and an even bigger passion for social enterprise. And now the 20-year-old ...

Nick Hampson - The Student Entrepreneur to Watch

Emma Jacobs | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

Alongside his degree, Oxford Student Nick Hampson has a handful of flourishing ventures. His latest, an app, is currently in an investment series (aiming to entice investors) in order to raise a quarter of a million pounds.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet Tom Cridland, Who's Making Sustainability Trendy With The Jumper Guaranteed To Last 30 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tom Cridland isn't afraid of a challenge. The 24-year-old founded his eponymous menswear brand last year and set himself the mammoth task of making, q...

Goals That Make You Successful

Josh Taylor | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

Goals give entrepreneurs a direction and the motivation to achieve something. If we pick a goal that blocks us however, we might get there in the end but it will be a hard slog and can lead to bad decisions or inactivity. When we begin to feel overwhelmed and things feel more difficult than they should be, it's at this stage that it helps to question what really motivates us and our beliefs.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Brothers Defying Logic And Making Ice Cream With Less Calories In Than An Apple

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Charlie and Harry Thuillier were told by experts their dreams of making an ice cream which contained less calories than an apple were impossible. B...

Meet The Chronically-Ill 13-Year-Old Making Get Well Cards For Hospitalised Children

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Katie Callaghan has a rare, complex tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, meaning she has to be fed through a tube in her small intestine, as...

Oxford Students Launch Platform For Budding musicians

Huffington Post UK | Emma Jacobs | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University is renowned for being an institution of excellence, but students Nick Hampson and Jack Saville have now revealed it to also be a mus...