Startups

23Feb 2018
Team of men and women gathered around a table and whiteboard talking and business planning in a modern office space

  Starting a business can be one of the most exciting – and challenging – times of your life. Suddenly you’re immersed in a whole new world of business plans, financing, marketing and more – so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. To help make the transition that little bit easier, we’ve outlined eight important questions […]

19Jan 2018
Two men talking in a modern startup office using a glass wall covered with sticky notes

Thinking of starting up your own business? Most of us have thought about leaving behind the 9-to-5 lifestyle in favour of bringing our long-lived business idea to life – but in reality, very few of us set the wheels in motion. If you’ve decided 2018 is the year to put your entrepreneurial mettle to the […]

15May 2017

  We take a look at the startups and SMEs driving innovation across the UK, alongside the support networks that are inspiring regional entrepreneurial culture far beyond the capital’s boundaries   Brighton Innovation is the watchword for the Brighton startup scene. The city is host to app makers and entrepreneurs looking to transform how things […]

01Aug 2016
Sheffield city fountain park

London is undoubtedly the centre for new businesses in the UK. London’s ‘tech population’ is greater than that of Bristol, Bath, Manchester, and Leeds combined. However, the industry in the North is growing. According to Tech Nation, the digital tech economy is responsible for almost 300,000 jobs in the North. According to research from Stirling […]

14Jul 2015

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Looking to become one of the many who have bypassed traditional employment in favour of going it alone, taking control of their own destiny? Firstly – good for you. Secondly, you’ll by now have realised you need a lot of enthusiasm, motivation and advice to get you through – business […]

01Feb 2015

The word entrepreneur has many a modern day meaning. For some, the word conjures up images of success, of inherent talent coupled with ambition and drive (the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and even Beyoncé); yet, for others, an entrepreneur is simply out for his own wealth and success, whatever the expense may be […]

16May 2014

A new life born into the world is often shown sanctuary and encouraged to develop in the safe enclosure of an incubator. Small start-up businesses are no different to this. They need to be cared for and nurtured in a delicate environment. When developing an enterprise, doubtlessly, there are areas in business plans which are […]

16Apr 2014

Surrounding yourself with the right people can bring your business on leaps and bounds; sometimes it’s necessary to bring in the experts. We’d all love to have a one to one with the best in the business who have successfully been there and done that, but let’s face it, hiring business consultants can be a […]

12Feb 2014

Bursting with energy and enthusiasm, starting off on your very first business venture is one of the most exciting times of your life. Get it right and the world is your oyster, get it wrong and it can knock both your confidence and resources for six. Many have a potential business idea, but only the […]