USP

Innovate UK’s Business Tips: Defining Your USP

Defining Your USP – Knowing your startup’s ‘Unique Selling Point’ before launching will help form a big part of your business success. It is important to have a clear idea of what you stand for, what you offer your customers and what makes you different from other providers in your field.  The tips in this […]

Growth Hacking

Video: Learn Growth Hacking – Sales And Personal Branding

Vincent Dignan, a writer and professional speaker, helps to grow early-stage companies through rapid social media growth and guerrilla community management tactics – He shares his tips on Growth Hacking. In this talk, hosted by City Unrulyversity (a free pop-up university in the heart of Tech City), you’ll learn practical methods on growing a community […]

inspirational

WATCH: Our Top-Pick Of Inspirational TED Talks Videos

We believe you can never have too much inspirational words to help you handle the business challenges that you might face this week. With that in mind, we’ve selected our top 3 motivational TED Talk videos to help kickstart this new month.  Our chosen topics focus on how to build a successful business in these modern times: […]

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria’s Tech Startup Scene

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently visited Lagos, Nigeria, in his first-ever trip to Sub-Saharan Africa, to learn more about the city’s “vibrant developer and entrepreneurship ecosystem.”  Nigeria is Facebook’s largest African market with 16 million users and Mark’s visit to the country’s economic capital aims to establish how Facebook can support its growing tech startup scene. […]

organisations

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. […]

Elevator Pitch

Shell LiveWIRE ‘How To Video’ – Learning To Do An Effective Elevator Pitch

Entrepreneurs – Learn how to do an effective ‘Elevator Pitch’ – You never know when you might meet a potential investor and all you have is a few minutes to pitch your business. Shell LiveWIRE has put together a short video clip on how to create a winning elevator pitch. Video courtesy – Shell LiveWIRE

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Count Down: 1 Day Till The EU Referendum Vote – What Are Small Businesses Saying

With only a day left till the Brits go to the polls to vote IN or OUT, here’s what small business owners are saying about the possible Brexit. The EU referendum on Thursday is happening as a result of David Cameron promising to hold one if his Conservative party won the 2015 general election. The argument for […]

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Young Blood: Defining A Generation

A new report titled ‘Young Blood’ gives a unique insight into Britain’s youth culture who are often mislabelled as couch potatoes or screenagers. Marketing agency Amplify created an in-depth white paper and a 7-part documentary series to show the lives of young people in the UK and their driven nature to be successful on their […]

Restaurant

Shell LiveWIRE ‘How To Video’ – Starting A Restaurant Business

Deciding to launch a restaurant start-up is an exciting decision – But there are several things to consider before leaping into the complex world of running a food business. Joe Tager, Executive Assistant at Luke Johnson, shares eye-opening tips about starting up in the restaurant industry and the common mistakes entrepreneurs need to avoid. Luke Johnson […]

International Women's Day

#Happy International Women’s Day – #IWD2016

Happy International Women’s Day – Celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. In support of the International Women’s Day 2016, we are joining the rest of the world in celebrating the achievements of women and highlighting their support: Gerry So – Director at […]