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.... Otherwise the business dies, especially in this type of environment where there is a lot of disruptive technology and disruptive people. I love talking to people who are thinking of starting a business, or to school kids and putting the idea of starting one in their heads. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:00:42 AM
.... Otherwise the business dies, especially in this type of environment where there is a lot of disruptive technology and disruptive people. I love talking to people who are thinking of starting a business, or to school kids and putting the idea of starting one in their heads. ...
Doing it my way image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:29:21 PM
.... . "We've seen opportunities for recent graduates to people who have retired - 'second-halfers' as we like to call them - who are starting a business once they've retired from their first career. ...
Shining armour image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:02:35 PM
.... After they both graduated, Jason says they decided to start Rebellion "because we loved games, and we saw an opportunity in making computer games". He adds: "It really was just naivety and enthusiasm, but I think that is a really good reason for starting a business, because it is much easier to be successful if you love what you are doing. ...
Working mothers face pay and childcare challenges, reports find image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 09:01:27 PM
.... It also highlighted research by the Social Market Foundation that revealed four out of five low-paid workers remained stuck in low pay even after 10 years in self-employment. But a study by NatWest suggested that while overall interest in starting a business has risen this year, having fallen to a historical low in the run-up to and aftermath of the Brexit vote, the gender gap remains firmly in place. ...
Budget: National Insurance rise criticised image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:42:03 PM
....But the rise, which will cost those affected an average of 60p a week, was criticised by entrepreneurs. "Increasing National Insurance rates for the self-employed could be a further step by the government to penalise those who are taking risks and starting a business," said Lucy-Rose Walker, the chief executive of Entrepreneurial Spark. ...
Daring do image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:45:45 AM
Five ways you can inspire budding entrepreneurs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 07:52:17 AM
....If you are given the opportunity to teach school students, you may wish to develop your own courses. If that’s the case, I would recommend focusing on areas that are not just essential to starting a business, but also reinforce other core academic subjects. ...
Are universities doing enough to help students start businesses? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 07:10:32 AM
....However, only 10% have ambitions to start a business or continue with their existing venture after university. And when asked to rate the support and information offered to them on starting a business after graduating, more than a third of the students surveyed said it was “OK, but could be better”, while over a quarter felt it was poor or very poor. ...
'Starting a business after having my first child was tough – then I was diagnosed with cancer' image
.... I couldn’t muster up the spark that I normally have, but I somehow managed to keep things afloat. It was incredibly hard to juggle starting a business, being a new mother and dealing with cancer at the same time. ...
Budding entrepreneurs must learn from the failure of others, not just the success image
....“How do I start a business?” “What is the best way to grow my business?” These are the questions put to me time and time again by new or aspiring entrepreneurs. When it comes to starting a business, entrepreneurs often get stuck at the “how” rather than the “why”. ...
Is a room of one's own a luxury or essential? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:15:19 AM
....But if staging a takeover of an unoccupied room isn’t an option, how can you create the best working environment at home?. According to Jo Blood, of ergonomic office furniture consultant Posture People, you can turn any corner into a work area, so lack of space should never stop you from starting a business. ...
Small business in the spotlight ... Hedgehog Lab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 08:00:14 AM
.... Because we were previously developers and went straight from that to setting up the business. If I changed anything, I probably would have gained a few years’ experience in the industry before starting a business. ...
New year, new career? Ditch the doomed gym plan and start a business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 08:08:43 AM
....Knight advises pausing to assess how starting a small business will affect you both practically and emotionally. “It’s a cliche, but it’s true that starting a business will take three times as long and cost three times as much as you think it will, so prepare for it carefully and make sure you have the support to see it through,” she says. ...
Julie Deane on celebrity fans and supporting the self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 08:38:55 AM
.... The time that I’ve put into it, during the busiest time for my business, Singles Day, Black Friday, and the lead up to Christmas, is because I’m convinced it can make a difference. The self-employed are an incredibly diverse group from farmers to taxi drivers to actors and creatives, as well as people starting a business. ...
No regrets for Biotiful after leaving Dragons' Den empty handed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 09:00:12 PM
....Bowes came to the UK 16 and a half years ago, and worked in finance for many years. It was when her daughter was born that she began to think about starting a business. ...
Top business tips for 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of December 2015 01:16:53 AM
.... Don't follow the crowd - think for yourself, be different and break the mould. The most important things when starting a business are - don't lie, don't pretend, and don't mislead your executives and the masses. ...
Gü founder James Averdieck on why he decided to start again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of December 2015 07:45:07 AM
....5m. The ski lift encounter wasn’t the first time Averdieck had thought of starting a business, but it proved to be the push he needed to do something with his bright idea. ...
Small business in the spotlight ... Mo's Cookie Dough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of December 2015 07:30:06 AM
....We became a business in March 2013. Just before that I went to my local Business Gateway and said I was thinking of starting a business. ...
Business owners – don't forget your exit strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 07:20:09 AM
. According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 7% of 50 to 64-year-olds in the UK are now starting a business for the first time. ...
Home business innovation 2015-16 competition entry: Ribbon Design image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 01:03:23 PM
....Kelly Hemming, owner of Ribbon Design, explains why the business should win the home business category of the Guardian Small Business Showcase competition. Ribbon Design started in 2007 with little research and £300 put on my credit card - probably everything wrong with starting a business. ...
Love and business: your stories of why they go together image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 12:00:12 PM
.... We’re confronted with obstacles, decisions and challenges frequently, especially when making a fresh product with a short shelf life. However, when you’re starting a business with your other half, you have your strongest ally beside you all the time – and that’s very empowering. ...
City and Business: UK the ‘go-to’ destination for new business image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:01:00 PM
....Germany remains higher, in fifth place but has only jumped by four rankings, while France has fallen by eight to 30th, according to the research. In a boost for Chancellor George Osborne, the think tank puts the improved performance down to the ease of starting a business in Britain, as well as the number of people in full-time employment. ...
Tough Mudder: from copycat claims to a $100m business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 07:00:31 AM
.... . “In the US, if you tell people you’re starting a business, they say: ‘Good for you. ...
Marketing and PR 2015-16: Mums Enterprise Roadshow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 10:34:09 AM
....We have used creative branding and design to capture interest from sponsors and exhibitors, and the whole brand concept will become a major factor when we start actively marketing to attendees in 2016. The Mums Enterprise Roadshow was born from my own past experiences of starting a business instead of returning to work as a marketing manager in the City. ...
Could you run a startup with your best friend? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 06:00:12 AM
.... With many partnerships hingeing on complementary skill sets, founders may have opposing approaches to problem-solving, increasing the risk of potential conflict. Spending extended periods of time together is necessary and unavoidable when starting a business. ...
How all-in-one suits became serious image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 11:30:08 PM
.... At the time, the three co-founders of MorphCostumes had successful corporate careers. But nevertheless, the notion of starting a business to sell top-to-toe spandex bodysuits seemed like a good plan. ...
Are pop-ups the answer for small firms? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 11:45:31 PM
....". In 2015 the World Bank Group ranked Ethiopia 132 out of 189 economies for ease of doing business, and 168 for starting a business. ...
Small business in the spotlight ... Brave & The Bold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of October 2015 06:50:01 AM
....In the end I fell in love with the outside world and spent most of my time on our beautiful north-east coastline. I knew getting a job would be impossible with my lack of experience, so starting a business would be a way forward. ...
The 21-year-old building India's largest hotel network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 6th of September 2015 10:56:27 PM
....". The journey from college dropout to business owner may appear smooth, but he says starting a business at 17 was not easy. ...
The fabulous forties – the perfect age to start a business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 06:35:50 AM
....By your 40s, Cheatle says, “you have typically made plenty of mistakes to learn from, built great networks but still have passion”. He believes that one of the many benefits of starting a business further along in your career is that “you know what you’re good at and what you’re not – and therefore need to delegate”. ...
The trials and tribulations of starting a business in your 30s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 08:04:06 AM
....”. One of the downsides of starting a business in your 30s is that it can mean sacrificing stability and a good salary. ...
The missing link in pension freedom is advice ... and cost is the missing link in advice image
....While guidance can be useful, it's inadequate in many cases and will almost certainly leave many people making important financial decisions without really understanding the full implication of their actions. Of course, this isn't just about helping people to save properly for their retirement years, but ensuring that their finances can cope with the pressures of life – whether that's buying a home, losing a job or starting a business, for instance. ...
From barbers to coders – entrepreneurs in their 20s are open to risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 06:00:04 AM
....Related: Meet the teen entrepreneurs juggling homework with running a business. Broome studied embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University and geared her final degree collection towards starting a business. ...
Are you a 'disruptive talent'? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 11:01:58 PM
....5bn) has certainly thrived running his own businesses. He says: "I think anyone who sets up a business is to an extent a disruptive individual, because starting a business is simply someone thinking 'I can do it better than anybody else, and I know how to do it'. ...
What technology can I use to give my business the edge? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 06:40:54 AM
....”. Holmes suggests that it shouldn’t necessarily be a priority for those starting a business. ...
India's fast-growing start-up scene image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 11:03:53 PM
....". As Boutline continues to grow, Mr Satyan advises other young people thinking of starting a business to seek advice and support. ...
Turning homework into a global firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of June 2015 07:20:49 PM
....He said he chose to do this for two main reasons - he wanted to temporarily get away from his friends who had well paid jobs in corporate South Korea, and because London is such a multi-cultural city. He says: "I was starting a business, so I had no money. ...
Happy birthday: why three is a magic number for entrepreneurs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 10:40:59 AM
....It’s also really important to stay positive and surround yourself with like-minded team members. In 2012, at an age when most people are dreaming of early retirement, I was thinking of starting a business. ...
Leader of the year 2014: Paddy Willis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of June 2015 10:33:47 PM
....But the really impressive measures are in the output: 55 jobs have been created, more than £2m in funds raised, and over 50 businesses have become fully-fledged, thriving enterprises. Paddy became a trustee after meeting the young founders and, instantly won over by their mission to level the playing field of starting a business, offered to serve as Bathtub’s CEO. ...
Female entrepreneurs too reluctant to brag about business prowess image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 11:01:30 PM
.... . "Many people advised me against starting a business and that made me want to do it even more," said Ms Coady. ...
Bargain Hunter: Count the pennies for an easy chance to win a bookful of advice image
.... Money Made Easy is written by Mark King and Laura Whitcombe, editor and deputy editor of Moneywise magazine. The book covers all aspects of money, from savings and starting a business to managing debt, and it includes the latest information on the new pensions freedoms and a jargon-buster. ...
Giving it all up for a start-up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 08:02:34 PM
....He began to look for a new goal to pursue. The idea for starting a business came when he was trying to organise his own marriage to TV and film actress Chae Shi-ra. ...
Margaret Mountford: Cynicism helps over-55s succeed in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 10:19:26 AM
. The number of over-55s starting a business could be about to shoot up, and their “healthy dose of cynicism” will help them succeed, according to former The Apprentice star Margaret Mountford. ...
EXCLUSIVE: Margaret Mountford: ‘Patronising not to trust retirees with pension freedom' image
.... But with up to 80 per cent of businesses failing within their first two years, many could end up with heavy losses. “There are a lot of risks attached to starting a business, people can underestimate it,” admitted the corporate lawyer. ...
Workin' 9 to 5 to make a livin… and every other minute on your startup image
....”. However, those who take the long route to starting a business need to be realistic in their vision. ...
Through the keyhole: the new ways to market, invest in and sell properties image
.... The Property Partner platform allows people to invest from as little as £50 in individual properties, just as they can in company stocks. Gandesha said: “Buying a property has traditionally been more like starting a business. ...
I've saved £700,000 by 42. Can I afford to semi-retire? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 16th of March 2015 07:22:11 AM
.... He would like to use this to generate an income without putting the capital at too much risk. He would consider starting a business, or finding new work more locally. ...
India's 'macaron queen' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 15th of February 2015 08:06:51 PM
.... . "My education in Switzerland, and working in hotels there, gave me a good idea of what working in hospitality would be like, but dealing with the bureaucracy is extremely difficult when starting a business in India. ...
‘There are three obstacles to starting a business’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of February 2015 12:34:01 PM
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The retail giants of yesteryear have fallen - but cheering feels wrong image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 7th of February 2015 01:34:01 AM
.... Technology might simply change demand for what they are selling to the point of obscurity. Go into a Staples or Office Depot and you’ll find everything that someone starting a business would need . ...
Dreaming of starting a business? Learn from popcorn and bacon salt pros image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of December 2014 01:30:01 PM
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The EU is good for business, says Siemens UK boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of November 2014 03:30:17 PM
.... All of this is creating uncertainty. Any business person planning an investment, any small business considering exporting to a new market, any would-be entrepreneur thinking of starting a business needs to know what conditions they will have to operate in. ...
Record number of UK start-ups move to Hong Kong to cash in on mainland China opportunities  image
.... . This week, foreign start-ups will battle for a $500,000 prize package that includes business and investment opportunities, mentoring and key market insights about starting a business in Hong Kong. ...
Small Talk: After two years of debate the effect on small businesses of a Yes vote in Scotland remains a guessing game image
....RH was an international freight business whereas we’re a one-stop shop for firms’ logistics requirements, targeted particularly at small and medium-sized enterprises. It’s very different starting a business to running an established company, but I really enjoy it. ...
Would a citizens income be better than our benefits system? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of August 2014 02:24:00 PM
.... First, it would be universal and hence avoid the stigma attached to benefits. Secondly, people taking a job or starting a business would have the security of knowing that they would still have their citizen’s income if the venture did not work out. ...
Bloc Blinds custom designs make for good times image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of August 2014 08:00:59 PM
.... “One major challenge we had was finding staff – there were lots of workers, but none of them were blind makers,” says Diamond. “A lot of people thought I was mad for starting a business at that point. ...
Kids Inc: Meet the youngsters running their own companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of July 2014 11:01:06 PM
.... . And at this school, starting a business is not only encouraged, it will soon become a mandatory part of the curriculum. ...
The crisis of student loans is real, no matter what pundits tell you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of June 2014 11:00:07 AM
.... For example, the presence of student debt matters for what job opportunities recent graduates feel comfortable taking early in life. Entrepreneurship becomes harder when a debt burden cramps your ability to take on additional loans, or to weather the slow early days of starting a business. ...
Teaching low-income kids the power of entrepreneurship image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of June 2014 11:06:34 PM
....The idea that anyone with a good idea and some hard work can become a success is one that's deeply ingrained in the American psyche. But the reality is that starting a business takes more than pluck and grit. ...
Universities must become entrepreneurial hubs to help our economy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 05:20:12 PM
.... . When I visit clients in California, one of the things that always impresses me is that at universities such as Stanford, starting a business is the norm and not the exception. ...
Business schools to become the new rock 'n' roll image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 05:17:03 PM
.... . When I visit clients in California, one of the things that always impresses me is that at universities such as Stanford, starting a business is the exception and not the norm. ...
The brewery bringing cheer to a London borough image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of May 2014 11:16:18 PM
....Their combined office and brewery, an industrial unit in New Addington two doors down from Mr Russell's previous employers, is off the beaten track - and indeed, off the edge of the London A to Z, close to the Surrey border. The pair say their early days there were a "steep learning curve" as they installed an array of stainless steel vats and tanks, experimented with beer recipes and coped with all the bureaucracy of starting a business. ...
Modi's Thatcherite talk cannot restore India's flagging fortunes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of May 2014 07:29:15 PM
.... Capital Economics says India is the only BRIC economy that has slipped down the World Economic Forum’s ranking of competitiveness since 2006, though Russia and Brazil have drifted badly as well. India has dropped from 43 to 60 in relentless decline, scoring 85 for infrastructure, 98 for technological readiness, 110 for macroeconomics and bribes, and 129 for starting a business. ...
Bootcamps that turn kids into entrepreneurs may not be a bad thing image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of April 2014 05:45:35 PM
.... Sending kids to entrepreneurship bootcamp helps that process. It teaches young children that starting a business is within their grasp, not just something that other people do, and equips them with the confidence that will help them raise capital. ...
How a new bike messenger firm got its wheels turning in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of April 2014 11:02:32 PM
....Getting regulatory permissions is a major nightmare that many start-ups have to go through. It's an environment that means the World Bank last year ranked India as the 179th country (out of 189 economies) for ease of starting a business. ...
Duke of York: 'Don't be afraid of failure, it's good to fail' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of April 2014 07:07:30 PM
.... . “What I can certainly predict is the numbers will continue to increase because there is a lot of support out there now for people starting a business and trying to get it across that three-year barrier. ...
50 side businesses to set up from home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of September 2010 11:01:50 PM
.... Providing it doesn't affect your work, most employers should see a side business as a good thing; you're gaining new skills, while the employer gains the benefits and doesn't have to pay for the training. • The insurance/mortgage people When starting a business at home, upgrade the insurance policy to include­ business cover and tell your mortgage provider, even though this won't affect payments. ...

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