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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Jasper Martens

    Welcome to our latest Real Business Case Study. Today’s edition has a marketing spin with us chatting to Jasper Martens – Head of marketing and communications at Simply Business. Simply Business is the UK’s biggest insurance broker, insuring over 250,000 businesses, a large portion of which are small businesses or start-ups. Can you tell us […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by David Goulden

    6 moments of entrepreneurial inspiration from HBO’s Silicon Valley

    The life of a startup is full of ups and downs. Fortunately, there is a simple way to prepare for the tough road ahead… watch the HBO show Silicon Valley. Whilst some shows and films may teach a few business lessons, Silicon Valley is an incredibly accurate case study that startups can genuinely learn from […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by David Goulden

    8 ways you know you’re an entrepreneur in the making

    Business dictionary.com define an entrepreneur as “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity”  This might describe what an entrepreneur is – but is there a set of qualities that an individual needs to become one? How do you know if you have what it takes to go it […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Startup Story with Wholefood Heaven

    Wholefood Heaven are David and Charlotte Bailey, a husband-wife team who are cooking up a storm with their healthy street food. We first became aware of them thanks to their pitch at Whitecross Street Market, where their souped-up van consistently attracts the largest queue. And it’s easy to see why. Their now legendary Buddha Bowl is super delicious […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Startup Story with Sophia Matveeva, Co-Founder & CEO of Style Counsel

    Ever wondered if a clothing combo looks great, or is just plain … plain? Sophia Matveeva has come up with an app to help; Style Counsel. Simply take a snap of what you’re wearing and send the picture to the Style Counsel community, who’ll then share their expert opinions. We caught up with Sophia to […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Lauren Felstead

    Entrepreneurs and their holidays

    If you’re a small business owner it’s likely that you don’t take a break as often as you should. CITY AM reported that half of the UK’s business owners take less than six days off a year, ‘with one in five taking no time off at all’. Whilst it’s easy to see why business owners are […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Lauren Felstead

    Are you a business owner? Here are 10 tips to help you relax on your next holiday

    Summer may be coming to an end but it’s not too late to take some well-earned time off if you haven’t already. Of course, as a business owner, if you do manage to get away it’s hard to switch off and there’s always the temptation to take work with you. With that in mind, here […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Lauren Felstead

    Startup Story with Anna Ward from CakeDrop

    We had a chat with Anna from CakeDrop - the London cake delivery service - all about the trials and tribulations of running a fresh new business.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Laura Gilmour

    6 habits to hack your morning routine

    With Summer drawing to a close and the Autumn darkness creeping in, it’s a transitional time of year where we’ve started swapping garden BBQs, flip flops and iced frappés for cozy jumpers, pumpkin spice lattes (sorry not sorry) and nights in front of The X Factor. Whilst the seasons may be changing, there’s no reason […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Startup Story with Latif Baluch and Ramy Al Kadhi from Calio

    In the age of social media, putting aside real time for friends can feel a little, well, old-fashioned. Latif Baluch and Ramy Al Kadhi want to change this with Calio, an all-encompassing calendar app for your phone that makes organising get-togethers simple (we’re always big fans of that). We caught up with the guys last month […]

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