These days, it seems, almost everyone fancies being an entrepreneur, if not today, sometime in the not-too-distant future.
When looking to grow your company, it’s important to consider new opportunities that can be driven through evolving existing products or expanding it new markets.
The sharing economy is on the rise and, while it has mixed feedback, there’s no denying the sector is full of entrepreneurial spirit.
In 2014, according to the government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, there were 5.2m private sector businesses in the UK – 96 per cent of which are small or medium-sized businesses.
An impromptu meeting with London mayor Boris Johnson has led to a growth drive at taxi group Eyetease, as founder and CEO Richard Corbett explained to us.
It's the general consensus that London has more career opportunities, but regardless of that, many millennials are looking outside of the UK capital to focus on securing posts in their hometowns and with SMEs.
Despite a record number of successful A Level results and graduate placements, there is still an absolute record ruddy skill shortage in this country – which is holding great companies back. Crazy isn’t it – and it isn’t just the government that isn’t listening.
A new study comparing the preferred working behaviour of 1,695 school pupils to 91,044 working population profiles indicates that the next generation could be more entrepreneurial, but less verbally communicative due to a reliance on technology.
We’re all told that a well-researched business plan is the key to success, but I wonder if we spend so much time on developing (and losing sleep) over the formal strategy that we end up forgetting to improvise and to enjoy the ride?
It’s a tough economic environment for all organisations at the moment – private sector and charitable sector alike. When Cause4 was set up four years ago, they knew they needed to encourage new ways of doing things.
Sam Barnett, founder of ad personalisation firm Struq, travelled to Haiti to find out how one entrepreneur is using education, micro-finance and mentoring to help kickstart the Caribbean nation’s economy.
Three out of four business owners don't consider themselves entrepreneurs. This echoes a grim message about SME confidence and attitude in 21st century Britain.