And so our list of entrepreneurial heroes grows. Making up today’s instalment of our "Champions of entrepreneurial Britain" feature are social entrepreneur Charlotte Young, founder of the Fredericks Foundation Paul Barry-Walsh, Octopus Ventures and other select investors and the Consortium of University Entrepreneurs. See yesterday’s champions here.
Made it through to Friday! Other bonus is that old Right Hand has had all-clear from doctor from swine flu and is thus here to help with overload of work.
You may have heard of Biz Stone. You probably haven’t read about Evan Williams…
Dominic List funded his telecoms firm Comtact by maxing out two credit cards, extending his overdraft limit, remortgaging his flat and using £30,000 he’d made from a former business. Now he’s looking to help disadvantaged entrepreneurs get their startups off the ground.
One minute we’re told the economy is picking up, the next we’re told it’s shrunk a further 0.4 per cent and that we’re still very much in recession. So which is it” Is the recession over, or are we just limping along?
Q: Your advice on working with your bank manager, please. We’ve been with our bank for many years now and they’ve been okay – never too intrusive, never particularly helpful. We are likely to be seeking overdraft extensions in the coming months and I will need some flexibility from my bank. I’m wondering whether we’d get a different, improved service from another bank. Is it worthwhile changing?