September 21, 2017

How quickly can a start-up achieve a billion-dollar valuation?

Imagine you have finished your MBA and have decided to set up a business on your own. You have a great idea for a new product/service that you believe will fill a gap in the market. The only problem is that this will require money to get off the ground and you don’t have that […]

Team Building and Entrepreneurship

Judy Estrin is a Californian serial entrepreneur and is unusual in fulfilling her need for affiliation by creating new work teams to create innovation.  She enjoys working for large organisations, like becoming the CTO of Cisco after they acquired one of her start-ups, but she finds working in smaller environments most exciting.  She has now […]

Three ways entrepreneurs can benefit from ‘power in numbers’

New sports drink Golazo recently caught my attention because it appears to be scoring in the US. What can we learn from this shrewd attack on big brands? On first impressions, the US soft drinks industry might not seem very attractive for new starts. Manufacturing a beverage is likely to involve relatively high initial investment […]

Young people show entrepreneurial spirit

While viruses seem to strike humans in winter months, I’ve come to notice that computers seem most at risk during summertime. This is just speculation of course, but a computer technician friend of mine, who pointed out this apparent trend, blames it on bored teenagers. This got me thinking: surely if you have the skills […]

Top female talent: use it or lose it?

The number of female entrepreneurs in the UK is steadily rising despite the difficult economic conditions of the past five years. In July 2013 the Office for National Statistics reported that there were 1.35 million women in self- employment a figure which was 19% higher than in 2008. However an interesting report from the Chartered […]