Lessons

Top 3 Money Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn To Survive

These financial lessons are a must for every entrepreneur to learn – It’s no secret that new businesses have a high failure rate and the lack of financial control often plays a role. Within the business sector, it’s true to say that money makes the world go round. If you want to secure your future […]

family

How To: Balance Running A Business and Family Life

Raising a family in this day and age isn’t easy when one member of the partnership is working full time – Let’s face it, one salary is seldom enough to provide for everything these days. This also leaves a huge amount of pressure on the other parent to raise a family while generating some form […]

Crowdfunding

Successful Crowdfunding Is More Than Just Raising Funds

There is a great opportunity for UK entrepreneurs 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: Money. VCs […]

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

Surviving the BBC Two Dragons’ Den intense questioning is not an easy feat but these founders did. We ask these two previous winners of the Dragons’ Den, who had combined winnings of over £100k, to share their experience of successfully pitching their businesses to the Dragons’. Adelle Smith, 36, is the founder of BKD – a creative […]

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, […]

Family Business

5 Insider Tips For Running A Successful Family Business

Running a family business still has a negative stigma but it doesn’t really deserve the bad press it receives as they are some of the most successful around the globe. With people pictured arguing with their siblings or parents, getting the balance right when running a family business can be difficult but it can also […]

Growth

Top 10 Growth Hacks To Transform Your Support Service Business

Billy Allan is the founding partner of Aliter Capital – an investment firm focused on growing small and mid-sized UK support service companies. His firm invests up to £20 million in businesses, with a market value of £20 million to £75 million, where it can use its deep industry knowledge to scale-up quickly the companies it […]

CEO ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS: How To Master The Art Of Delegating

Mastering the art of delegating requires a big leap of faith but it is necessary if you want to see your startup grow and become profitable. An element of trust needs to exist between the business owner and its employees for the act of delegating to work. Having the right team in place and learning […]

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How To Turn Your Social Enterprise Idea Into A Sustainable Business

If running a social business is something that has always interested you, then learn how to turn your social enterprise idea into a sustainable business. A social enterprise is worthwhile and rewarding.  And, with the right infrastructure and support in place, it can have a very lasting effect on you as its leader and the […]

Meal

Prepare Your Speech Like A Tasty Three-Course Meal

A great speech is like a great meal – It should be enjoyed by both the speaker (chef) and the audience (diners), and be remembered long after the feast. Like a good waiter, one would wish to deliver a speech with panache. Just like cooking a three-course meal, the key to a successful speech is […]