startup

StartUp Britain – London Tour

Thinking of starting a business then join StartUp Britain – the annual national enterprise campaign – as they tour across Britain this summer. StartUp Britain is a non-profit national campaign, run by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, to encourage entrepreneurship across the UK. Powered by Natwest and sponsored by 123 Reg and .UK – The Startup […]

goHenry

goHenry raises “record breaking” £3.9m crowdfunding to help young people manage their pocket money

goHenry, a new digital banking solution helping kids manage their money better than their parents – raises almost £4m investment on Crowdcube. Said to be the “largest crowdfunded deal on the platform to date”, goHenry beats the previous record holder JustPark, which raised £3.5m in 2015. goHenry uses a Pre-paid Debit Card, coupled with parental controls, to help young […]

Mail

Royal Mail launches new self-service marketing tool for small businesses

Royal Mail launches ‘MailshotMaker’ – An online tool for small businesses to design and send their own mailshots to customers. Small businesses will now be able to design and send mailshots, within three working days, from as little as 49p per mailing. The service aims to help UK companies develop and manage their own marketing in-house, as well […]

Share

Share Your Start-Up Story – Weroom

Making an impact in the sharing economy – Weroom is an online flatsharing marketplace giving people  a stress-free experience of sharing a flat. Thomas Villeneuve created Weroom after a bad experience of sharing a flat, which inspired him to see tenants given a lot more choice in how they rent. Weroom concept took off in Paris in 2013 […]

Startup

MassChallenge UK: Apply for No-Equity Startup Accelerator Programme

MassChallenge has once again opened the UK applications for its 2016 startup accelerator programme. Strong encouragement for disruptive talents from areas such as interactive media, life sciences, cleantech, fintech and cybersecurity. Startups from all sectors are also invited to apply. The accelerator programme connects early-stage companies with the right resources to help drive growth, create value, […]

EU referendum

UK EU referendum explained to young people in new website

A new website is setting out to engage young people in the UK EU referendum to help them reach a voting decision before 23rd June. According to research, carried out by Dr Darren Sharpe of the University of East London, 81% of 12-24 year olds don’t know enough about the EU and how it affects their lives. […]

entrepreneurship

Young People Vs Entrepreneurship

Google’s recent survey into UK’s entrepreneurial ambition says that 78% of young people are turned off about entrepreneurship – But what about the other millennials running their own ventures. Millennials are those born from 1980 up to the millennium, including those in the university age up to the mid-thirties. Some of the reasons, noted in the survey, […]

UK businesses

Technology boost for UK businesses

The EU Commission has published details on how UK businesses can increase productivity  through better access to technologies. The plans sets out ways to help businesses innovate, which includes improving access to cloud computing and services, data analytics and the Internet of Things. Business Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe comments: “The fourth industrial revolution will fundamentally change the way […]

UK

Hey Mr Cameron, How About Investing Into UK Companies?

Politicians can still make profitable investments without creating a public outrage – However, it is unfortunately hard to avoid Mr Cameron’s recent tax affairs all over the news. We have to first understand exactly what type of investment David Cameron made and why people are so upset. His father, Ian Cameron, ran an offshore fund […]

BREXIT

BREXIT – Why You Hold The Key

As the Brexit debate rages on, the question of what a Britain set adrift from Europe would look like – not just in the short term but for generations to come – is being hotly debated. Most economists and business owners are in agreement – a Brexit would harm the UK’s economy. A survey by […]