When covid hit, like so many business owners, we went into a temporary state of panic. We were the epitome of a start-up, grafting to get the business off the ground, land the big breaks wherever we could, and grow a following.
When I was 34, I went back to college to study innovation and entrepreneurship at UCD.
For me, raising investment came in one of the most extreme environments possible – under the glare of a TV camera, and with the prospect of millions of people watching.
Growing up I always wanted to impress my Dad. He was a business man and entrepreneur. I would sit and watch him as he did his paperwork in the evenings, stapling invoices and dockets together and neatly piling all his stationary and papers on his desk.
According to QuickBooks research, 26 per cent of UK adults have dreamed about starting their own business during lockdown.
Retaining productivity and an enthusiastic, engaged workplace culture is an essential part of running a small business.
In the public consciousness the term ‘start-up’ is sometimes associated with small offices of budding tech professionals designing the ‘next big thing’.
We’re at that natural turning point in the year when summer transitions to autumn, people return from their holidays and children go back to school. Known as the ‘September re-set’
At the time of writing, it has only been a couple of days since the UK unlocked on 19 July. Some people are understandably nervous about the future
This year, restrictions on travel have meant most British people have opted to stay within the UK for their holidays, resulting in an exponential rise in ‘staycations’.