crowdfunder

Female Founders: Win £2,000 From Crowdfunder To Boost Your Crowdfunding Campaign For Your New Business Idea

Crowdfunder – a UK rewards-based crowdfunding platform – is running a nation-wide competition aimed at boosting the growth of female-led businesses and they are looking to award £2k funding to the crowdfunding campaign of 12 start-up female founders. The crowdfunding competition, run in partnership with Enterprise Nation, Crowdcube and Everywoman, is part of the Back […]

The Luxury Student

A Private Members Club Helping Students Get “The Finer Things In Life” – The Luxury Student

Driven by the need to tackle the misconception held by many high-end brands about young people not being able to afford a wealthy lifestyle, 27-year-old Aileen Gilani quit her law degree to turn her lifestyle blog – The Luxury Student – into an online private members club for students “who seek the finer things in […]

social impact

Getting The Right Partnership For Your Social Impact Business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]

customers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

everyday nigerian

#EverydayNigerians – Life As A Nigerian Baker

Samuel Ibrahim – founder of Sam’s Cakes & Desserts – had long toyed with the idea of having his own food business but the decision to bake cakes wasn’t entirely out of passion – #EverydayNigerians. Since 2014, Samuel has been running his own bakery shop with the determination to be successful in a country dogged with […]

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 […]