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.
If you are in the process of building your business today, you are going to be thinking of scale – that’s how you lay the foundations of an empire.
Proudly handing in your notice to work full time in the business you have built on the side is a vision many entrepreneurs share. Why shouldn’t you be proud of that?
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’.
The disruption of the past year has impacted us all, and the emergence of the Indian variant of Covid-19 in the UK has sustained some of the worries among businesses that the struggle isn’t yet over.
Over a year after businesses across the country had to close their doors, lockdown restrictions continue to ease and small business owners across the UK are returning to a sense of ‘normality’.