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Independent Designers

Fast Fashion Brands: ‘Why the issue with Boohoo is bigger than us independent designers’

Relatively less is said about fast fashion’s impact on independent designers, but it is certainly emblematic of the persistent struggles that creatives face when trying to compete with larger corporates. In the present day Millenials-influenced fashion era where the craze of Fast Fashion is gradually becoming a major thorn in the flesh of high-end Fashion […]

Fashion Runway

How My Clothing Rental Startup Is Driving For A More Sustainable Route To Fashion

My generation has been at the center of a dramatic shift in how consumers approach fashion. The latter part of our teenage years, as well as the entirety of adult life so far, have been impacted by two key factors – the rise of social media, and the rise of cheap fast fashion. Isabella West launched her […]

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Challenging The Status Quo As A Young Black Female Police Officer And A Creative

When I first joined the police, I thought I was going to correct all of society’s ills in one huge go and put an end to issues like racism and violence immediately. But now I’m realising that change comes through the little things that we do. For this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating and […]

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Spot A Gap In The Market – How I Launched My Staging Business

Finding a gap in the market for a business idea can be a tricky one and it can’t be forced. It is a lightbulb moment that you will only spot if you are looking out for it. Olivia Conlon left high school at the age of 16 to set up her own home staging business […]

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HOW TO: Turn Your Customers Into Brand Evangelists

If I were to make a radical prediction, it would be that in the coming years, the word consumer will be considered to be rather insulting. In fact, consumerism as we know it is disappearing – It’s gradually being replaced by more meaningful interactions between brands and their customers, one based upon closer relationships and […]

RED BULL AMAPHIKO

Apply For The Red Bull Amaphiko Academy – A development programme supporting social innovators

Red Bull’s newly launched platform for social innovators – Amaphiko Academy – is an 8-day intensive programme aimed at developing social entrepreneurs. Applications for the first UK Red Bull Amaphiko Academy are now open and they are looking for 20 social founders who are passionate about driving positive change in their community. The global programme […]

Back Her Business

Back Her Business – New Female-only Crowdfunding Programme Launched By NatWest

Back Her Business is a new female-only crowdfunding initiative launched by UK bank NatWest in an effort to boost funding support for female founders. The nationwide programme is in partnership with Crowdfunder and it’s part of the bank’s wider ambition to reduce the gender gap and support 400,000 female-led businesses by 2025. Named as the […]

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Bias

Using My Tech Startup To Stand Up Against Gender, Racial And Disability Bias In The Workplace

Recruitment is just one of the ways that direct or indirect bias can slip into our decision-making. We need to do more to ensure that these biased views have no place within the working environment – That is where my startup seeks to make the change. Mac Alonge created his tech platform ‘The Equal Group’ […]

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Young Entrepreneurs Abroad – Startup Story Of Ojay’s Travels

Nigerian-based travel and tourism company – Ojay’s Travels – connects people from different cultural backgrounds to meet and socialise together through the art of wanderlust. Founder – Hans Omang and Akwon Otu. Launch Date – 2012 Country – Abuja, Nigeria Success Story – The founders also own another business ‘O-jay Suites & Hotels‘, and both […]

Startups - Finding Your Money Route

How Can Startups Navigate The World Of Grant Funding

The number one priority for startups and most businesses is accessing finance especially when it’s needed to get the business start up and running. For young entrepreneurs, who don’t have years of experience working full-time or piles of savings in the bank, the challenge is arguably even greater. This makes grant funding a particularly attractive […]

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Beauty

Founders Factory ‘Beauty & Retail Pop-Up’ – you’re invited!

Founders Factory – London startup builder – together with L’Oréal and M&S are hosting a pop-up event at Carousel Seven Dials showcasing the next 10 retail and beauty tech startups set to disrupt the retail industry. Founders Factory, in partnership with L’Oréal and M&S, are on a mission to build and scale successful retail and […]

Independent Designers

Fast Fashion Brands: ‘Why the issue with Boohoo is bigger than us independent designers’

Relatively less is said about fast fashion’s impact on independent designers, but it is certainly emblematic of the persistent struggles that creatives face when trying to compete with larger corporates. In the present day Millenials-influenced fashion era where the craze of Fast Fashion is gradually becoming a major thorn in the flesh of high-end Fashion […]

customers

HOW TO: Turn Your Customers Into Brand Evangelists

If I were to make a radical prediction, it would be that in the coming years, the word consumer will be considered to be rather insulting. In fact, consumerism as we know it is disappearing – It’s gradually being replaced by more meaningful interactions between brands and their customers, one based upon closer relationships and […]

RED BULL AMAPHIKO

Apply For The Red Bull Amaphiko Academy – A development programme supporting social innovators

Red Bull’s newly launched platform for social innovators – Amaphiko Academy – is an 8-day intensive programme aimed at developing social entrepreneurs. Applications for the first UK Red Bull Amaphiko Academy are now open and they are looking for 20 social founders who are passionate about driving positive change in their community. The global programme […]

Fashion Runway

How My Clothing Rental Startup Is Driving For A More Sustainable Route To Fashion

My generation has been at the center of a dramatic shift in how consumers approach fashion. The latter part of our teenage years, as well as the entirety of adult life so far, have been impacted by two key factors – the rise of social media, and the rise of cheap fast fashion. Isabella West launched her […]

Back Her Business

Back Her Business – New Female-only Crowdfunding Programme Launched By NatWest

Back Her Business is a new female-only crowdfunding initiative launched by UK bank NatWest in an effort to boost funding support for female founders. The nationwide programme is in partnership with Crowdfunder and it’s part of the bank’s wider ambition to reduce the gender gap and support 400,000 female-led businesses by 2025. Named as the […]