Tags: Entrepreneur

London entrepreneurs urged to enter Britain’s biggest small business contest

Small business owners from the London are being encouraged to enter one of the UK’s longest running business contests and repeat the success of last year’s champion. Founded by BusinessZone.co.uk and UK Business Forums in 2008, The Pitch, presented in association with lead supporter AVG, has helped thousands of entrepreneurs secure make connections, top class…

Mini, Dell and Natwest join Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014, in association with Bizcrowd, is delighted to announce MINI, NatWest and Dell have joined the line-up of sponsors. Joining Bizcrowd, AXA Business Insurance, Croner, Exact, Kaspersky Lab, Kingston Smith and XLN, the three blue-chip brands will be celebrating the endeavours of the UK’s entrepreneurs, acknowledging their contributions to the…

Schwab Foundation announces Social Entrepreneurs Of 2014

Thirty seven Social Entrepreneurs have been recognized by the Schwab Foundation as the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2014. The winners were selected in recognition of their innovative approaches and potential for global impact. The awardees will be announced during a livecast session at The Huffington Post, featuring Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Schwab Foundation for…

Former Apprentice contestant launches £1Million Start Up Fund

Successful serial entrepreneur, investor, and ex-Apprentice contestant, Raj Dhonota has unveiled a £1million Startup Fund to kick-start new businesses in 2014. Raj’s new initiative will establish two startup businesses each week by providing a helping hand in the form of finance, resources, expertise, contacts, and a fixed growth plan. Businesses will be assigned accomplished mentors…

Figures suggest that women only currently make up 17 per cent of business owners in the UK and are half as likely as their male counterparts to start a new business venture, signifying a need to offer more female entrepreneur role models, says Beatrice Bartlay, entrepreneur. Bartlay, who is founder and managing director of 2B Interface, a…

Hunt is on for global graduates to launch world’s brightest businesses in UK

The Sirius Programme, led by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will enable talented graduates with innovative start up ideas to relocate to the UK and receive support. The Sirius Programme is a 12-month start-up support and acceleration package open to students and recent graduates with an early-stage business idea or business plan. Successful applicants will…

Enterprise loan scheme aimed at tackling youth unemployment

Young entrepreneurs will be given access to loans of between £5,000 and £10,000 to help them start up their own businesses under a new pilot scheme announced in yesterday’s Budget. Launched as part of the government’s measures to combat youth joblessness and to promote inclusion in the workplace for young people, the so-called Youth Investment…

Old hands give boost to young entrepreneurs

Research by Experian reveals business start-up numbers increase amongst young entrepreneurs Young entrepreneurs’ start up survival rates boosted by partnering with older directors The number of young entrepreneurs starting up their own business has increased by nearly a quarter (22%) in the past three years, according to research out today by Experian®, the global information…