Black British Business Awards 2021

‘The fight against systemic racial injustice and for equality…continues’ – Black British Business Awards 2021 is open

In celebration of the ‘commercial contribution’ of Black talent to the UK economy, the Black British Business Awards 2021 is open and they are looking to spotlight these ‘outstanding achievements’. Since 2014, the Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) has been a driving force promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. As the Black Lives Matter […]

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WeWork launches ‘Growth Campus’ to kickstart the UK startup scene – post covid

The newly launched £15 million initiative Growth Campus by WeWork – a global workspace hub – is aimed at boosting the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and playing its part in the economic recovery. The pandemic has opened up a big challenge for growth-companies, with innovation being key to a thriving economy and Growth Campus wants to […]

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How African students are saving lives with medical Drones

Drones often get bad press, with stories about privacy and security implications dominating conversations about their use. However, their role as valuable tools for humanitarian, medical, and agricultural purposes cannot be ignored. In developing countries, for example, drones are helping to deliver vital supplies to those who need them. In Malawi, the machines have become […]

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The loneliness that comes with entrepreneurship

The journey to entrepreneurship is an all-encompassing one requiring tenacious drive, vision, energy, and enthusiasm. However, a journey in need of such solo dedication can be seriously isolating and is why entrepreneurship leaves many founders and freelancers lonely. What’s more, young entrepreneurs have the added weight of experiencing this in the midst of a loneliness […]

Financial

Normalise teaching more financial education in schools for the next generation – beyond the ‘theory’

We must get this balance right – the impact on the economy and on the financial wellbeing of individuals could be huge, and in a positive way. I finished secondary school in 2008 and was lucky enough to have attended both a private and grammar school over the course of my education. As grateful as […]

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Black VC investor ‘Impact X’ – why people of colour and women founders in Europe are ripe for funding

Too often we have heard stories of minority-led businesses, in particular those within Europe, having their ideas sometimes treated with contempt or misled into thinking they are not investment-worthy. Well, this black-owned venture capital firm Impact X Capital, launched in 2018, is tired of discussing these problems and are actively funding people of colour and […]

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Sierra Leone going plastic-free with entrepreneurship

Plastic waste usage continues to be on the rise in several parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with Sierra Leone being among them. So, how are they using entrepreneurship to work towards ending the use of plastic? I recently spent a month in the capital city Freetown, where I noticed when walking to the famous Sani Abacha […]

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Do You Need Cash For Your Business? Apply To The BBC Two Dragons’ Den Series 18

Applications for the BBC Two Dragons’ Den next series – a pitching TV reality show – is now open to founders looking to win cash funding for their investment-ready business ideas. Dragons’ Den is back for its 18th series and you can apply to pitch to a panel of the UK’s most successful venture capitalists […]

Idea Exchange

UCL Innovation & Enterprise presents – Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet

Idea Exchange: where co-founders meet is a free open event helping founders expand their network and find a co-founder for their business. Hosted by University College London – Innovation and Enterprise, this networking event is an opportunity to tell someone about your business or social enterprise idea (without giving too much away) and meet someone […]

PR Crisis

Practical Tips For Handling A PR Crisis On Social Media

Young founders who have grown up with technological and digital advancements in communications are more likely to be aware of the impact of social media and how to use it to build brand awareness – This, however, means that they are more susceptible to a pr crisis when things go wrong. Social media has the […]