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Why I’m using my social enterprise profit to fight for social justice in sub-Saharan Africa

The world is changing and it’s time that we come together as one and at the forefront of this social change. With the desire to push for social justice, Will Adoasi launched his ethical watch company ‘Vitae London’ in 2015 and uses the profit – made from the sale of its own branded watches – […]

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 […]

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Red Bull Announces The Successful Cohorts Chosen For Its Newly Launched Platform For Social Innovators – Amaphiko Academy

Red Bull reveals the 15 founders joining its newly launched programme – Amaphiko Academy – supporting early-stage social entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a viable startup venture. The global programme is already successful in fifteen locations – including Johannesburg,  São Paulo, and Baltimore – and has supported over 120 talented, emerging social entrepreneurs. Following […]

Black British Founders

Faces Of The ‘often unsung’ Black Founders Nominated At The Black British Business Awards 2019

These are the faces of the British black founders competing in this year’s Black British Business Awards – representing the very best black rising stars across the UK’s diverse business sector. Now in its sixth year running, The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) aims to celebrate and spotlight the “often unsung contributions” of black business […]

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HOW TO: Turn Your Customers Into Brand Evangelists

If I were to make a radical prediction, it would be that in the coming years, the word consumer will be considered to be rather insulting. In fact, consumerism as we know it is disappearing – It’s gradually being replaced by more meaningful interactions between brands and their customers, one based upon closer relationships and […]

RED BULL AMAPHIKO

Apply For The Red Bull Amaphiko Academy – A development programme supporting social innovators

Red Bull’s newly launched platform for social innovators – Amaphiko Academy – is an 8-day intensive programme aimed at developing social entrepreneurs. Applications for the first UK Red Bull Amaphiko Academy are now open and they are looking for 20 social founders who are passionate about driving positive change in their community. The global programme […]

Back Her Business

Back Her Business – New Female-only Crowdfunding Programme Launched By NatWest

Back Her Business is a new female-only crowdfunding initiative launched by UK bank NatWest in an effort to boost funding support for female founders. The nationwide programme is in partnership with Crowdfunder and it’s part of the bank’s wider ambition to reduce the gender gap and support 400,000 female-led businesses by 2025. Named as the […]

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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 […]

Co-founder Relationship

Cultivating A Healthy Co-Founder Relationship

Developing a successful co-founder relationship requires effort and understanding from both sides. However, its longevity depends on choosing the right business partner to build your company with. Whether you’re in business with a family member, friends or someone you simply met at a networking event, how you handle the partnership is arguably similar to being in […]

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How To Boost Your Brand Using The Art Of Blogging

Blogging has been around for a while but it can still be a brand new arena for some people. Not all business owners understand the essence of regularly creating high-quality content to boost their brand or even how to get started. There are many benefits of starting a blog for your business but a lot […]