One of the most common traits among entrepreneurs is the desire to plough their own furrow. But where are the role models? Do they inspire young people anymore?
Entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel have shown us there is no need for graduates to pay their dues and climb the corporate ladder to succeed in life. This shift in attitude has given rise to the millennial investor.
While 2014 saw all of Britain’s leading manufacturers have at least one female director on board, a recent EEF study urged firms to do more to tackle the industry’s outdated “dirty and unglamorous” image. As such, we asked four female manufacturers about the gender divide in the industry – and discovered how crucial it was to nurture talent from classroom to boardroom.
Scottish businesswoman Michelle Mone has been tasked by the government to revive the spirit of working class entrepreneurialism. With this in mind, we rounded up five of the most successful working class entrepreneurs.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson has taken a year long swipe at the US tech giants, criticising the firms for lacking black leaders and role models.
Author Justine Musk has shared some insight into what it takes to reach the level of success gained by entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson and Elon Musk after the question was posed on Quora. Of course, she would know given that she was Musk's first wife.
With the 2015 First Women Awards just around the corner, Real Business has interviewed three women entrepreneurs about how they are personally tackling the challenge to attract, inspire and empower the next generation of women in business to strive for the top.
UK manufacturers are playing catch-up when it comes to automation, and an increase in tax benefits, better understanding from banks and a longer term view on return on investment from SMEs is needed to make sure the sector can compete.