Young Entrepreneurs

Lucy Sherriff

Innocent Co-Founder Shares His Secrets For Entrepreneur Success | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Do Dragons Den for the publicity, then turn down the deal - their terms are brutal," says Richard Reed, co-founder of the multimillion company Innoce...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Meet The 14-Year-Old Heading Up His Own Branding Agency

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

When a family member complained about his computer crashing, teenager Matthew Bridger helped to fix it. From there, it was history, and now the 14-yea...

Just an Ordinary Teenager Running a Global Youth Charity

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

So, I thought I should tell the world more about me and what I am currently doing with my crazy life. The World Youth Organization (formally known as the Extreme Sport Challenges Association), a charity yet to launch in January 2016 was created by Maliha Reza, Amy Lee and myself, Kieran Goodwin...

The Importance of Mentoring in Business

Claude Littner | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Claude Littner

It's vitally important to give young students a chance, but equally let's give them the tools to try to succeed. Give them the opportunity coupled with business education and real life experience and they will absolutely show just how clever they really are. Effective mentoring can be the key to unlocking this potential.

Beach, Please

Angelica Malin | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Angelica Malin

It would have been an easier pill to swallow if Protein World themselves had not had added fuel to the flames with their encouragement of anti-feminist views on social media. Retweeting misogynist statements about female bodies does incredibly harmful things not just to women, but to all. A less image-focused, more equal world, is better for everyone, not just women.

How Two Young Men Travel The Country Helping Entrepreneurs Out Of A London Bus

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Starting up a business can always be a challenging process, and one that Rishi Chowdhury knows only too well, having set up three of his own. That'...

These Students Figured How To Put Fire Out With Sound Waves

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of engineering students have figured out how to extinguish fire using sound waves. Mind-bogglingly awesome, right? The talented duo ...

What to Know to Survive as a Startup

Bertie Stephens | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Bertie Stephens

Do you know why most startups fail in the first year? Because it usually takes longer than a year to build real traction and create a successful business, something many entrepreneurs totally underestimate.

Scarves Up To My Ears

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK
Caitlin Charles-Jones

Since getting back in the studio I have been super motivated, I'm working on a range of men's socks for a brand - they're going to be simply fabulous so watch this space.

"Who is Hillary Clinton?" Meet The Journalist Breaking Down Politics For Generation Y

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Where is Gaza?", "How big is the deficit?", "Who exactly is Hillary Clinton...?" News and politics can often seem to alienate young people. Politi...

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...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Micro Brewer Sam Ward

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We all come up with some crazy ideas in the pub after a drink too many. Solution to world poverty? Flawless! Text that ex? Great idea! New business ve...

We're Drooling Over Our Young Entrepreneur Of The Week Grace Gordon's Leather Bags

The Huffington Post UK | Laura Heffernan | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Grace Gordon, 26, is the founder of her eponymous label, an independent women’s accessories brand designed and made in Britain. After graduating...

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.

Five Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Chayya Syal | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chayya Syal

The Apprentice candidate Solomon Akhtar showed us that young people can become entrepreneurs by being passionate about an idea and utilising their knowledge and skills set. (Just don't put two pages of sailing boats in a business proposal!)

Want To Make Money For Getting Your Friends Jobs? This Guy Can Help

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Phil Hakim, 27, started his business, GigPlug, with the aim of making the recruiting process better, and more fun. Users are offered cash bounties ...

The Secret to My Success

James Caan CBE | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Soft skills are a game changer for career development and business growth and it's time for employers, government, educators, parents - everyone - to take action to recognise, promote and improve them. Part of the success in my journey wasn't about my qualifications or experience, but it was the value I gave to soft skills that helped me get to where I am today.

Brown Faces in Tech Spaces

Damilola Odelola | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Tech
Damilola Odelola

If the industry is dominated by white men - as most very profitable industries are - that automatically means that others have a harder time breaking through and getting some of those riches. Women are already paid less in tech making it harder for them to get a piece of the pie.

This Chap Raised Millions By Helping People Choose The Right Car

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

James Hind, 27, decided to go into business after seeing how hard it was for people to choose the right car, unless they were total petrolheads or avi...

This Entrepreneur Started Selling Eggs At 12, Now What Is He Up To?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Venn, 22, started out as a young entrepreneur at the age of 12, when he reared chickens in Zambia and sold their eggs to local shops and resta...

The Four Cornerstones of Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Sarah Willis | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Sarah Willis

Starting a business isn't easy for anyone while young people face their own disadvantages. They usually have less capital to support them, they might have student debts, and getting a business loan is going to be much harder. As unfair as it is, some people have less respect for the young and that's going to have an effect when they're competing against older people for resources when launching a start-up.

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 07.02.2015 | 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 ...

Asa Bennett

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...