FinTech

5 Ways FinTech Is Disrupting Financial Services

FinTech has changed the face of the sector – moving out of the mire of analogue and into the dynamic world of digital, improving customer service and making it easier than ever for consumers and business to be in control of their finances. New innovations are undoubtedly around the corner and Fintech is set to […]

Baldwins

Time To Kick-start Your Ideas With The ‘Baldwins KickStart Young Entrepreneur Awards’

Applications now open to win £10,000 grant and many more prizes at the Baldwins KickStart Young Entrepreneur Awards to kick-start your business ideas. Baldwins KickStart is a national award program, which finds and develops the next generation of business leaders by helping them take the first step into the business world. The competition gives financial […]

art business pitching

Pitching Your Business Idea: The Art Of Getting It Right

Getting ready to pitch your business idea directly to investors or showcasing your innovation at a public pitching competition – These young founders share their first pitching experiences and what they could have done differently.  Whether you’re trying to gather monetary support to launch your startup, or you’re simply looking to attract the right network […]

Data

4 Effective Ways To Keep A Fixed-Grip Around Your Data Security

The impact of a business data breach has far more reaching consequences beyond just simply damaging its reputation – A cyber-attack can very well wipe out the company’s existence. Two years is the average lifespan of a business suffering a major cyber attack with 90% closing their doors within that period. It breaks the customer’s trust, […]

New Year Honours List

The British Entrepreneurs Awarded In The Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019

A number of leading entrepreneurs have been named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2019 for their notable contribution to the economy. Tom Blomfield (Monzo), Paul Lindley (Ella’s kitchen) and Amali De Alwis (CEO, Code First Girls) are among the 1,148 people recognised for their services to Britain in the New Year honours list. Also awarded is […]

gap

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 […]

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 […]

Window Display

5 Ways To Create And Attract Customers With A Winning Window Display

Designing an attractive window display for your retail startup might be one of your least things to worry about but it can be the make-or-break factor in your customer’s decision.  Whether you’re new to the scene or you’ve been running your business for a while – getting your window display just right is a tough […]

Starting Up

Three Ways To Protect Your Business Funds When Starting Up

There is no bigger threat to your startup than a lack of revenue when starting out as a small business owner. With such a small chance of surviving past the five first years, the work you put into building a solid foundation for yourself and safeguarding your business might just be what you need to […]

Collaboration

The Power Of Collaboration

Collaboration is an essential ingredient in keeping up your startup’s competitive edge – Innovation comes when you recognise the undeniable strength in working effectively together. Long gone is the traditional business model where staying competitive is all about ‘outdoing your competitors’. Startups are now outperforming established businesses using the ‘Corporate Innovation‘ model because they’ve been […]