Perspectives

How I made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of my own

Harry Compton, a self-employed gardener tells us how he made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of his own. "It’s a journey I’m so grateful for as it has taught me more about business, people and life than any classroom could."

Perspectives

How I made it on my own: turning an idea for a business into a reality

Tom Evans, founder of BleepBleeps talks us through the challenges he faced when turning his idea into something profitable, successful and viable.

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Work in Progress season 2 – Financial Freedom: Strategies for business growth

On this week’s episode, we explore strategies for business growth with Eliot Brooks, Co-Founder and COO of Thriva Health, and Steve Moore, Co-Founder of Flight Club Darts.

Perspectives - 4 min Read

The power of local businesses and community for startups

James started his own craft brewery (with minimal experience in making beer) in 2016. Here he talks about how other local businesses are a powerful and valuable network for empowerment, support, growth and cross-promotion.

Perspectives - 3 min Read

Starting a business completely from scratch: how to wing it

Bella Starkey, owner and founder of Art & Soul shares a few helpful pointers for starting a business and setting up as a sole trader.

Founder Stories - 3 min Read

The highs and lows of a social enterprise start-up

Alan Mahon is the co-founder of Brewgooder, a brewery with a conscience. Now that his start-up has turned two, he looks back on the pros and cons of launching a social enterprise.

Perspectives - 4 min Read

Rushina shah on the importance of resilience as a small business owner

Everyone told her that she couldn’t do it, that her idea was too ambitious, and that seasoned entrepreneurs had failed trying. Rushina Shah, founder of popped sorghum brand Not.Corn learnt that being resilient pays off.

Perspectives - 4 min Read

Starting a business? Don’t forget to look after your mental health

Many people start a new business or go into freelancing hoping they can ultimately fulfil a dream to achieve a better work life balance.