gap

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 […]

Mental Health

HOW TO: Spot And Support Your Friends To Improve Their Mental Health Wellbeing

If somebody tells you that they have a mental health issue – Research, Learn, Engage and Educate yourself. Jana Dowling, founder of The 888 Collective, was inspired to launch her own social enterprise startup in August 2017 as a direct response to her personal experience with losing work after suffering mental health issues. After returning back […]

Lizzy Hodcroft - The Sweet Beet Food Business

How My Food Business Saved My Life And Why Resilience Is Key To Entrepreneurship

When you find yourself waking up in a Mental Hospital one morning, you don’t exactly feel as though you’ll be successful in life – Success at that point meant trying to live a normal life and it certainly was not the type of success I was trying to achieve with my food business. Lizzy Hodcroft, the […]

Appointedd

Appointedd Raises £595k Investment to Scale Globally

Edinburgh based startup Appointedd raises £595K in investment to scale globally. The company’s multi-time zone booking tools, launched last year, helps small businesses manage their trade entirely online without pen and paper. Appointedd’s new investment will boost its entry into new markets. Investors, including Gareth Williams (founder of Skyscanner) and Marie Macklin CBE (founder of Macklin Enterprise Partnerships), are also showing […]

scholarships

Imperial College Launch Scholarships for Female-led Businesses

Imperial College Business School is offering scholarships for female entrepreneurs to join the London Stock Exchange’s ELITE programme. Applications are open for high growth focused female led businesses to join the ELITE programme. The initiative supports most enterprising businesses to get through their scale-up challenges. Two scholarships, each £7,500, will be awarded to the most enterprising […]

Share Your Start-Up Story - BillHive

Share Your Start-Up Story – BillHive

BillHive is a digital platform that automatically stores all your receipts in one place at the time of purchase. Simone Fattouche, 27, discovered BillHive when she was denied a cash refund by a high street store because she had lost her purchase receipt. More About BillHive? BillHive is an app, which ensures you never lose a paper […]

Little Fish Event Management

Share Your Start-Up Story: Little Fish Event Management

Little Fish Event is a corporate event management agency supporting business to business organisations with their internal and external corporate events.  Lindsey Fish, 32, is part of the growing number of women re-inventing their work life by setting up their own businesses while on maternity leave. She launched Little Fish Event in June 2014, which inspired the opening of her […]