Young Entrepreneurs

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 20.01.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 16.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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 18.12.2014 | 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 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 - datemy.co.uk - after seeing how her father struggled to find love after his ...

Asa Bennett

This Young Entrepreneur Is Taking His Business Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 14.01.2015 | 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 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.

Lucy Sherriff

How One Young Entrepreneur Turned His Dyslexia Into A Business

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 05.01.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Asa Bennett

Hitting The Slopes? This 17-Year Old Will Make It Way More Fun

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...