With November seeing Global Entrepreneurship Week upon us once again, as over 160 countries come together to celebrate the world's entrepreneurs, we explore whether we have all become more entrepreneurial...
Throughout this month we’ll be honing in on what it takes to be a modern day entrepreneur, the development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, the cult of start-ups, personal branding and the rise of intrapreneurs.
As well as this, we’ll also be getting a few words of advice from someone who might know a thing or two about the subject, Richard Branson.
Barely a day goes by without a new report on entrepreneurship or a piece of research on the start-up boom making its way into our inboxes. While many simply add to the white noise surrounding the debate, some manage to cut through an offer fascinating insight.
While not quite everyone would view themselves as an entrepreneur, many of us are increasingly stepping into the role of ‘maker’. With a recent piece of research detailing the collective thirst for creativity, making and mending…
"Everyone has the potential to be an entrepreneur. It’s just that not everybody gets the opportunity. However, more and more people are beginning to take the plunge and embark upon the adventure of creating their own business."
Meet Bobby Grewal, an 80-year-old entrepreneur who will walk a marathon a day for the next five months and use his entrepreneurial skills to raise £1.5 million for charity.
The whole world goes crazy about entrepreneurship during November thanks to Global Entrepreneurship Week. However, before everybody gets excited by the buzz and ditches their day job, let’s look at the reasons why entrepreneurship isn’t for everybody.
The number of entrepreneurs is growing. Record numbers of people are starting businesses. In the UK, the under-35 age bracket saw the steepest increase in activity. In 2006 there were 145,104 companies founded by people under 35. By 2013 it had jumped to 247,049...
The most important thing for you as an entrepreneur trying to build something is, you need to build a really good team. And that’s what I spend all my time on.” - Mark Zuckerberg
Start-ups are sexy. From innovative apps like Uber to funky craft brewers Brewdog, there’s rarely a day when they’re out of the news. But there’s a scary statistic lurking behind that high profile: more than half of all start-ups fail within the first five years, according to research by commercial insurer RSA.
Is everybody an entrepreneur? If you do decide to start up then the barriers to entry have certainly never been lower, with platforms such as the App Store empowering more people than ever before to take the leap and become their own boss...
Being an entrepreneur is becoming increasingly popular and is bound to influence how children think about their future. But how can we spot the children who will flourish in this new entrepreneurial society?
Ever heard of Zoella, Stampy, Susie Bubble or Tyler Oakley? If you’re over 25, the answer will probably be no. But these are the new stars of social media – normal people who built unique brands from their bedrooms, using nothing but the social media tools available to everyone. They’ve got millions of followers, write best-selling books and are courted by major companies. So what’s their secret to success on social media?
Branding is a marketing concept, and as Seth Godin teaches us, all marketers are liars.
Focus, discipline, self-awareness, mindset and follow through are some of the most important attributes of a successful business owner. However, there are some character traits that will definitely hold you back if you are not aware of them...
Innovation and entrepreneurship are usually associated with lean, mean start-ups. But you don't need to go it alone to use your entrepreneurial skills. You could do it within your company as an intrapreneur.
With the help of shows like Dragons’ Den, and campaigns like StartUp America and StartUp Britain, entrepreneurship is now ‘mainstream.’
Generation Y, otherwise known as the Millennial generation, has taken a bit of a battering on the internet recently. We’ve been called entitled, spoilt, ungrateful, narcissistic and unprepared to put the work in. It's time to set the record straight...
Numerous pieces of research have pointed towards the fact that Millennials are the true entrepreneurial generation, with more people than ever before wanting to be their own boss. So how do modern day organisations handle the growing trend and retain the best talent?
Recent data from research company Duedil and small business network Enterprise Nation has found that the number of under 35s starting businesses has risen by more than 70 per cent since 2006. So why are young people heading off on their own, rather than climbing the corporate ladder?
Lots of people will have brilliant ideas for businesses, but it takes a lot of time, effort and commitment to launch a successful business and only some people will be up to the challenge. Take a look at this list to see if entrepreneurship is for you…
It used to be that if you had a creative skill – whether it was jewellery making, pottery, crochet or photography – your customer base was limited to whoever walked past your shop, or fetched up at your stall at the local craft fair.
Can everybody be an entrepreneur? Many people would say that yes, technically anybody could be an entrepreneur, but that perhaps some people are better at it than others.
Everywhere you look, there's media attention and limelight heaped on entrepreneurs. The entrepreneur has come to represent an almost superhuman figure who is able to rise from mediocrity, through a baptism of fire to build the companies we see with valuations previously unfathomable.
According to the Innosight report, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company was 60 years in 1960. Today the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company is estimated to be just 15 years, with rapid disruption being seen as a common reason for this change.