Ideal Flatmate

Flat-sharing Social Network Helping ‘Generation Rent’ Find Compatible Housemates Raises £1m From Investors – Ideal Flatmate

The UK’s first algorithm based flatmate matching site aimed at helping ‘generation rent’ find compatible house companions raises £1m within 4 weeks, just as house prices across the UK hit a record high in May. Ideal Flatmate was founded by young tech entrepreneurs Tom Gatzen and Rob Imonikhe after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack […]

Workplace Stress

Business Owners – How Can You Help Your Team Manage Workplace Stress

Spotting the signs of workplace stress is not always easy as everybody copes differently – But you can play an active role in helping your team manage stress before it becomes a long-term health issue. Asking your employees whether they are stressed offers no guarantees that they would actually tell you how they are feeling. Nevertheless, […]

NEWGEN Young Fashion Designers

The NEWGEN Fashion Designers Set To Disrupt The British Fashion Industry

Seventeen young fashion designers have been chosen by the British Fashion Council (BFC) to receive support through its NEWGEN initiative fostering the ‘very best emerging talent‘ in the British fashion scene. This year’s winners will receive funding, mentoring, training support plus a show at London Fashion Week. The NEWGEN scheme aims to build the next generation […]

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: […]

Younger Self

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 […]

Crowdfund

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 […]

Dragons'

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

As we wait 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 successfully […]

Online Reputation

The Need For Entrepreneurs To Be Proactive In Managing Their Business Online Reputation

In this ever-connected world which promises instantaneous information, businesses have to be proactive in dealing with their online reputation. Cyber trolls come in multiple different forms, but the one which affects businesses most prevalently is the negative online comments. From TripAdvisor reviews to Google rankings, there are many different platforms it can exist in, but […]

GDPR

Entrepreneurs Are You Ready For GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, marking the biggest shake-up of European privacy laws for 20 years. As a business owner, doing nothing is not an option as there are hefty fines for those who are not ready before the deadline. There is no ‘phasing in’ period, […]

CEO ADVICE - Writing A Business Plan

CEO ADVICE: How To Attract Investors To Your Startup With A Winning Business Plan

Entrepreneurs looking for funding to launch or grow their startups are 16% more likely to succeed with a business plan, according to a recent study from the University of Edinburgh Business School and RWTH Aachen University. The research findings, published mid-last year in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, studied more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and their startups […]