SMEs can be bad for mental health

Michelle Wright, founder and CEO of Cause4 As an entrepreneur of a small growing business I often get asked how I find the energy to do what’s needed. It’s not something I can answer easily and fundamentally it’s the wrong question.  As Cause4 is coming up to its tenth anniversary, having employed hundreds of staff...
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Control is how SME owners can thrive

Nikki Flanders, Chief Operating Officer, Opus Energy Running a business is no small feat. Often, one person is responsible for the business’ strategy and success – which can be a lot of pressure to bear. This can sometimes lead small business owners to go above and beyond as they strive to make the right call....
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2018 Hatch Fearless Female Founder FFI launch party (11) featured

Female founders involved in one of the UK’s first BAME incubator programmes set to pitch their businesses

Twenty fearless female founders of colour are on the path to launching their own businesses following a chance to develop their ideas through a trailblazing South London incubator programme. Launched by Hatch enterprise in mid-October with the financial support of NatWest and eBay, the Female Founders Accelerator programme is one of the UK’s only small...
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Sharon Baker featured

Scaling new heights | Sharon Baker

By Sharon Baker, co-founder of adtech gurus, Mighty Social Scaling up business is a wonderful thing, it means greater opportunities, expanded horizons and, of course, a growing and thriving team. It is what my co-founder and I had always envisioned for our adtech company. What I was less prepared for was the conscious effort required...
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Why managing mental health is a key entrepreneurial skill

It’s a well quoted statistic that one in four people suffer from mental health problems. I would hazard a guess that this may be even higher in fast-growing and owner-managed businesses. Which makes it a critical topic for entrepreneurs to think about, for themselves and the people they bring into their business. Why is this...
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coffee shop, business owner, franchise featured

How to attract new customers

How to attract new customers is the million dollar question that challenges every SME daily. What is it in each of our businesses that attracts the new ones is the ever shifting and changing question with often elusive answers. The first thing you have to understand is what you are selling, your product, your business...
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The search is on for inspirational business women for the Innovate UK Women in Innovation Awards 2018

The search is on to find the inspirational business women who will take one of eight coveted places in the Innovate UK Women in Innovation Awards 2018. Alongside the award, the eight inspirational women will also receive a £50,000 grant and a support package to help them reach their full potential as a female entrepreneur....
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Oxford Inspires

14/07/2018 – Oxford Inspires 2018 // Diversity & Tech; Entrepreneurship

Oxford Inspires @ Oxford University, join the largest entrepreneurial conference of the year. Date/Time: 14/07/2018 – 15/07/2018 @ 10.00am to 17:00pm Location: Said Business School, Park End St, Oxford, OX1 1HP Cost: £107.32 This is where successful Founders and Entrepreneurs come to Saïd Business School, Oxford University, to give lectures and masterclasses, letting you meet and...
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