Recent stats on the UK job market may have made for improved reading, but university students aren't feeling positive about its unpredictability.
Having celebrated the achievements of women in business such as finnCap’s Sam Smith, Sophie Cornish and Holly Tucker of notonthehighstreet.com, Nails Inc founder Thea Green and technology entrepreneur Vin Murria, the race to crown this year’s First Women Awards is hotting up.
Having spent $1bn (£640,000) on Instagram and $19bn (£12bn) on WhatsApp, Facebook is searching for the next big mobile business and has used crowdfunding to support it. Three winners will receive over £360,000 from more than 300 investors.
Vashi Dominguez, Spanish-Indian founder of jewellery retailer Vashi.com, earned his first million at the tender age of 23.
We often look to America as a model of pioneering entrepreneurship – while neglecting the less developed but equally daring countries which make up an increasing number of entrepreneurs in this country.
Charlie Bigham has grown a £20m turnover business without taking on angels or venture capital.
“Before the pre-budget report, I thought the government supported entrepreneurs,” said Sahar Hashemi, who started the Coffee Republic empire with her brother in the mid-90s. “I was wrong.”