By helping new enterprises find their feet, mentoring can be a hugely rewarding experience – for all involved
Government procurement is a minefield – not least of all for small businesses. Last February, the government announced a raft of changes that would make it easier for SMEs to access public sector contracts. But what advancements have really been made?
Dismissed by her teachers as unrealistic and written off as a young single mother, Kanya King overcame all the odds to found Europe’s largest urban music awards show
Our environment can shape the way we think – nowhere is that truer than in the office. And sometimes improving the workplace can kick your business into its highest gear
In 2010, Anthony Thomson opened Metro Bank, the first new high-street bank in more than 150 years. It’s now worth a cool £1bn – but the serial entrepreneur isn’t ready to rest on his laurels just yet
The founder of Climate Cars, Nicko Williamson, has always had a one-track mind. It was the entrepreneurial way, or the highway
The year 2013 will mark King of Shaves’ 20th birthday. The past two decades haven't been smooth sailing, but with founder Will King’s firm hand on the tiller, the business has survived and thrived – becoming one of the UK’s favourite home-grown brands
There has been a lot of noise from politicians and industry leaders recently claiming that our children aren’t ready for work. It now seems parents and teachers are agreeing with them