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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 Home 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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Fashion Meets Finance With Urenna Okonkwo’s ‘Cashmere App’

This fintech social savings platform for fashionable millennials is all you need now to live as lavishly as possible without having to dip into your savings – All thanks to Urenna Okonkwo’s Cashmere app. Cashmere app uses MangoPay digital wallet to help young women save regularly each month to spend on luxury items without the need […]

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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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Social Media And The Face Of Public Relations

Social media is powerful and not understanding or liking it is no longer an excuse to not use it because when used correctly social media can lead to more business. Media relations is a part of public relations which many start-up companies tend to focus on when assigning PR consultants and agencies. It is a […]

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Female Founders: Win £2,000 From Crowdfunder To Boost Your Crowdfunding Campaign For Your New Business Idea

Crowdfunder – a UK rewards-based crowdfunding platform – is running a nation-wide competition aimed at boosting the growth of female-led businesses and they are looking to award £2k funding to the crowdfunding campaign of 12 start-up female founders. The crowdfunding competition, run in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Crowdcube and Everywoman, is part of the Back […]

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Getting The Right Partnership For Your Social Impact Business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]

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Share Your Start-Up Story – Tutoring with ‘Tutora’

Tutora is an online marketplace helping students and parents find the best local tutors for one-to-one tuition in their own homes. Users simply search by subject and postcode, read reviews left by each tutors’ previous students then send a message to their chosen tutors to book lessons. Scott Woodley discovered Tutora, with his friend Mark […]

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 particularly attractive options for […]

StyleBank

Young Entrepreneurs Abroad – Startup Story of StyleBank

StyleBank is an online fashion rental service offering women the opportunity to rent trendy clothes from around the world instead of buying them. Founders – Bhavna Suresh, 27, and Aina Barker, 31, (co-founder) Launch Date – February 2016 Country – Bangalore, India. Success Story – Has crossed over 1,000 transactions within four months of launching in February. Tell us […]

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Female Founders: Win £2,000 From Crowdfunder To Boost Your Crowdfunding Campaign For Your New Business Idea

Crowdfunder – a UK rewards-based crowdfunding platform – is running a nation-wide competition aimed at boosting the growth of female-led businesses and they are looking to award £2k funding to the crowdfunding campaign of 12 start-up female founders. The crowdfunding competition, run in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Crowdcube and Everywoman, is part of the Back […]

The Luxury Student

A Private Members Club Helping Students Get “The Finer Things In Life” – The Luxury Student

Driven by the need to tackle the misconception held by many high-end brands about young people not being able to afford a wealthy lifestyle, 27-year-old Aileen Gilani quit her law degree to turn her lifestyle blog – The Luxury Student – into an online private members club for students “who seek the finer things in […]

social impact

Getting The Right Partnership For Your Social Impact Business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]

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 […]

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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 […]