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Zain Khan – Balancing My ‘Bump’ Business With My 9 to 5 Job

Learn how to keep a full-time job and a business from part-time entrepreneur Zain Khan whose daily struggle is running his networking app business ‘Bump’ alongside his 9 to 5 job. Zain, 25, created Bump to help people share their social media information all at once and much easily. The ‘one stop social’ app, launched late […]

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AllShadesCovered – Tommy Williams and Sanmi Ogunmola

Tommy Williams’ ecommerce startup AllShadesCovered is re-inventing the Afro-Caribbean hair and beauty industry by changing the way black women shop for hair care products. Tommy, 26, and his co-founder, Sanmi Ogunmola, 28, launched AllShadesCovered to provide affordable hair care products directly to customers by cutting out the middle man. The pair, who met while working […]

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Top 10 Young Entrepreneurs To Watch Out For In London This Year

Only the fifth day and 2017 is looking bright already – Meet the top ten young entrepreneurs set to disrupt London’s startup scene with their inspiring ventures. These under-30 somethings all hail from some of London’s top universities and accelerator programmes including Techstars, Entrepreneur First, and King’s College London. The young entrepreneurs, picked by an expert panel from […]

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Top Five Organisations Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship

For those thinking about starting a business as an alternative career path, we’ve put together a list of organisations in the UK helping young founders to start and grow their startup.  These carefully selected organisations offer mentoring, funding and networking opportunities to help youth entrepreneurship flourish. Check out our pick of the top 5 organisations: 1. […]

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Unloc Enterprise Challenge: Young Entrepreneurs Win £5k To Accelerate Your Business Idea

Have you got an innovative business idea? Apply for the Unloc Enterprise Challenge and win £5,000 funding to help you grow your startup. This online entrepreneurship competition is organised by Unloc Enterprise Academy, in partnership with Verizon, to inspire youth entrepreneurship across Europe. Young entrepreneurs, aged 16-25, are invited to compete and win £5k startup […]

Crowdfunding

Successful Crowdfunding Is More Than Just Raising Funds

There is a great opportunity for UK entrepreneurs in 2018 but working smart is key to growth and success Although crowdfunding ticks the funding box, it can bolster other crucial aspects of your business as you grow. You have your business idea or even a prototype of your product, but you’ve hit a stumbling block: […]

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A Letter To My Younger Self – Greg Cooper, Digital State Marketing

Greg Cooper, CEO of Digital State Marketing, looks back at his younger self and what he wishes he had known before starting out as an entrepreneur. Dear Greg, University isn’t for everyone, but education is. You don’t have to go to university and take on debt if you don’t want to. There are lots of […]

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Richard Branson’s Voom Pitch 2018 Is Open – £1M Prize Pot Is Up for grabs

Voom Pitch 2018 – Virgin Media Business is looking for the most innovative and exciting small and medium sized businesses in the UK and Ireland. This years’ competition is opening up to more established small and medium sized businesses as well as start-ups, with two entry categories: Scale & Grow | Spark & Start-up. As […]

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How Does The New SEIS/EIS Guidelines Affect Businesses Planning To Crowdfund Soon

HMRC recently issued a new and stricter Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)/Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) guidelines for businesses planning to crowdfund soon and its effect on crowdfunding could see the chances of success become ultimately higher. John Auckland – founder of global crowdfunding communications agency ‘TribeFirst’ – explores the new guidelines and how this can […]

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These Two Young Entrepreneurs Share Their Experience Of The Dragons’ Den And Winning Investment For Their Business

As the hunt continues for the new batch of entrepreneurs to appear on the next 16th series of The BBC Two Dragons’ Den, surviving the Dragons’ intense questioning is not an easy feat. We ask these two previous winners of the Dragons’ Den, who had combined winnings of over £100k, to share their experience of […]