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Tim Campbell, Founder, Bright Ideas TrustLessons for business from the champions
Tim Campbell, Founder, Bright Ideas Trust (08-Jul-2014)
The key to having a successful business isn't just about having a great idea; it's about perseverance and unwavering belief in that great idea
Shaun Thomson, CEO, Sandler Training (UK)Business startup ideas while on vacation
Shaun Thomson, CEO, Sandler Training (UK) (26-Jun-2014)
This summer, instead of switching off, many vacationers will actually be planning the launch of their own business
Stephen Fear, BL Entrepreneur in ResidenceSustaining momentum after business startup
Stephen Fear, BL Entrepreneur in Residence (29-May-2014)
Launching a business can be the most exciting time, but that is when the hard work really begins
Kevin May, founding Partner, SticksA successful strategy for aspiring entrepreneurs
Kevin May, founding Partner, Sticks (09-May-2014)
Life can be tough for the reluctant entrepreneur and you owe it to yourself to make sure you stand the best possible chance of success
Paula Gorry, Business Development Manager, Stampin Up!There is another way - direct selling
Paula Gorry, Business Development Manager, Stampin Up! (29-Apr-2014)
Balancing home and work life - why direct selling is proving popular with mums - top tips for business success
Scott Brown, Accounting MD, Sable GroupBusiness advice for UK SMEs
Scott Brown, Accounting MD, Sable Group (10-Apr-2014)
Access to high-quality business advice at the right time can make the difference for small business owners aiming to realise their ambitions
Craig McAuley, founder, Boiler Change CompanyOn the boil - from entrepreneur to employer
Craig McAuley, founder, Boiler Change Company (07-Apr-2014)
A lack of jobs and a sense of insecurity encourages young people to start their own business - a success story
Lindsay Whitelaw, CEO, UricaBusiness on better terms: a funding alternative for small business
Lindsay Whitelaw, CEO, Urica (03-Apr-2014)
Funding is the Achilles heel of the British economy and it's a structural flaw we've accepted too long - an alternative to debt funding
Amy Dolan, Founder, Ziggy SawdustNew business success from retro furniture
Amy Dolan, Founder, Ziggy Sawdust (24-Mar-2014)
An entrepreneurial success story - bringing new life to retro furniture and fighting the flat-pack generic trend
Craig Beddis, CMO, AutomicWhat large organisations can learn from startups
Craig Beddis, CMO, Automic (14-Mar-2014)
Gone are the days when large, decades-old corporations changed the world – now, the companies changing the way we do business are likely to have been started five years ago
Maria Allen, Founder, Maria Allen BoutiqueA success story - entrepreneurial jewelry business
Maria Allen, Founder, Maria Allen Boutique (12-Mar-2014)
The success story of a rapidly-growing entrepreneurial Boutique, now with a turnover of over £250k and over 4 staff
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Lloyds BankNew Academy for creativity, entrepreneurship and technology
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Lloyds Bank (04-Mar-2014)
A new Academy with creativity, technology and entrepreneurship at its heart helping students to progress onto careers and jobs in new and emerging industries
Sir Richard BransonA third of us are unhappy with our jobs
Sir Richard Branson (20-Feb-2014)
What's stopping entrepreneurs starting their own business? They don't just need courage and determination, but also start-up finance, sound business advice and the support of a mentor
Lisa Gagliani, CEO, Bright Ideas TrustWhat to avoid when starting a business
Lisa Gagliani, CEO, Bright Ideas Trust (14-Feb-2014)
Starting your own business does not have to be a pipe dream. You can make it happen and it can be a success as long as you avoid the common, easy-to-make mistakes
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, Lloyds BaMentoring for SMEs
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, Lloyds Ba (03-Feb-2014)
Mentoring is a useful way of providing entrepreneurs with access to support and information from skilled and experienced industry professionals - resources for SMEs
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, LloydsMentoring helps digital entrepreneur succeed
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, Lloyds (16-Jan-2014)
Launching your own business is a daunting process, but a mentor gives additional help and support
John Tague, Founder, Tags CrispsA successful family business with a crunch
John Tague, Founder, Tags Crisps (23-Dec-2013)
Liverpool crisp entrepreneur, John Tague decided to involve his whole family when he launched his own brand - now a success story
UKTI Sirius ProgrammeTop graduate entrepreneurs come to the UK
UKTI Sirius Programme (16-Dec-2013)
Attracting hundreds of talented entrepreneurs into the UK resulting in new jobs, foreign investment and a significant cumulative impact on the economy
Charles Major, Business Development Manager, LloydsMentoring helps entrepreneur with his squash
Charles Major, Business Development Manager, Lloyds (25-Nov-2013)
Mentoring - a great opportunity - the mentee benefits from knowledge and experience: the mentor the excitement and rewards from working with a new, growth business
Susan Marlow, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Nottingham UnivEntrepreneurs need not be the media stereotypes
Susan Marlow, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Nottingham Univ (06-Nov-2013)
Under 25s and over 50s represent a third of the population - they need more focus and encouragement from government and business leaders
Growing Business AwardsInnovation and collaboration - awarding entrepreneurs
Growing Business Awards (25-Oct-2013)
Small and medium-sized firms are critical to getting the economy back to a sustainable level of growth
Laura Hughes, Training Manager, Crunch AccountingSurge in the number of female entrepreneurs
Laura Hughes, Training Manager, Crunch Accounting (24-Oct-2013)
New statistics reveal a surge in women going it alone in business, with the number of female sole traders growing by more than a fifth since 2008
Fergal Dowling, Partner, Irwin MitchellBeing an entrepreneur needs a better image
Fergal Dowling, Partner, Irwin Mitchell (14-Oct-2013)
SMEs have a key role to play in boosting the economic recovery through investment and the creation of new jobs
Andrew Devenport, Chief Executive, Youth Business InternatioJoin the 7.5 million-strong enterprise army
Andrew Devenport, Chief Executive, Youth Business Internatio (11-Oct-2013)
The UK will become a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity in November, with thousands of budding entrepreneurs uniting for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013
Stephen Fear, Chairman, Fear Group. BL Entrepreneur in ResA degree for business?
Stephen Fear, Chairman, Fear Group. BL Entrepreneur in Res (26-Sep-2013)
There is no right or wrong way to enter the business world. However, having a university degree isn’t a pre-requisite to being a successful entrepreneur
Mark Stokes, MD, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking GroupBritain's brightest businesses
Mark Stokes, MD, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking Group (20-Sep-2013)
As the economy gathers momentum, the UK’s innovative SMEs will continue to play a critical role in getting us back to a sustainable footing, through exports, investment and job creation
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business InternationalInternational youth business entrepreneur of the year
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business International (16-Sep-2013)
From China to Sri Lanka, talented entrepreneurs show us what can be done with a small amount of money and the right kind of support
Paula McBretney, Founder, Bagz of BugzAn entrepreneur's story
Paula McBretney, Founder, Bagz of Bugz (13-Sep-2013)
An entrepreneur overcoming personal challenges and wanting to work and earn a living has led to the Bagz of Bugz success story
Annika Small, CEO of Nominet TrustThe UK’s most promising social ventures
Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust (11-Sep-2013)
If we are going to have any chance of solving our society’s pressing problems, we need to come together like never before across traditional sectors and disciplines
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business InternationalEU entrepreneurs fear failure and lack start-up skills
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business International (09-Sep-2013)
Young people in Europe are amongst the least likely in the world to feel positive about starting up a business - fear failure and lack start-up skills
Lord Green, Minister, UKTIUK attracting the best entrepreneurial talent
Lord Green, Minister, UKTI (05-Sep-2013)
The UK is one of the top places in the world to become an entrepreneur - new programme attracts the best of the world
Teresa Folkes, Director, PRIMEAge is no barrier to enterprise
Teresa Folkes, Director, PRIME (03-Sep-2013)
Enterprise is not necessarily reserved for young people. Older people are adept at starting a business and have a wealth of accumulated skills and experience
Jonathan Ruff, Managing Director, LED HutShining a light on success
Jonathan Ruff, Managing Director, LED Hut (31-Jul-2013)
A company with strong brand values built on environmental benefits, has achieved rapid and impressive growth
Heather Rolfe, Principal Research Fellow, NIESRBarriers for the brightest and best
Heather Rolfe, Principal Research Fellow, NIESR (08-Jul-2013)
A series of barriers that may discourage investors and entrepreneurs from basing themselves and their businesses in the UK
Peter Kolarz, Francis Hutcheson InstituteStartups - maybe not the economic panacea
Peter Kolarz, Francis Hutcheson Institute (01-Jul-2013)
Are startups good news? Often they are the signs of desperation and of economies void of opportunity. So what's the answer?
David Hall, author and consultantMyths about entrepreneurs exposed
David Hall, author and consultant (20-Jun-2013)
Entrepreneurs need all the support they can get in order to help the country sort out its economic problems - we expose some myths about them
Nabila, founder of Dore DionA fragrant entrepreneurial success story
Nabila, founder of Dore Dion (06-Jun-2013)
How a prime example of the untapped potential in young entrepreneurs we have in this country became a success story
Paula Gorry, Development Manager, Stampin' Up! UKA crafty success story
Paula Gorry, Development Manager, Stampin' Up! UK (06-May-2013)
As many businesses struggle, there is one industry that is continuing to flourish. The craft industry is defying the recession
Katy Galasinski, Head of Financial Services, Aspectus PRNothing communicated, nothing ventured
Katy Galasinski, Head of Financial Services, Aspectus PR (14-Mar-2013)
Quality content hits home with the market and the media. It provides insight on key challenges and suggests viable and pragmatic solutions
Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PRPutting the PR into entrepreneur
Alastair Turner, Global Group Director, Aspectus PR (28-Jan-2013)
Developing a new offering, even if it is the next iPod, is not enough - getting your brand and communications right is essential

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